In conjunction with the Russell Drysdale: Bouddi exhibition at Gosford Regional Gallery, join curator Sarah Samild for a floor talk on the development of the exhibition and an exploration of Russell Drysdale’s life on the Central Coast.
Sir Russell Drysdale (1912 – 1981) was one of Australia’s most famous artists known for his paintings of the Australian outback and its people. He was one of the first modern painters celebrated for his unique vision of the Australian environment. He moved to the Central Coast in 1966 and lived at ‘Bouddi Farm’ where he continued to produce significant work for more than a decade. His house at Bouddi was visited by many prominent Australian artists, musicians, scientists and politicians.
Sarah Samild is a Curator at Gosford Regional Gallery where she has worked since 2011 curating a wide range of exhibitions with local significance. She holds a double degree in Fine Art/Art History from the Australian National University and a Masters of Arts Administration from the University of New South Wales.
RSVP essential (02) 4304 7550. Light refreshments included.
Image Credit: Russell Drysdale, Boy with a Lizard (1966), oil on canvas, 61 x 76 cm, private collection, courtesy of Sotheby’s Australia