• Gregory Patent Compass
  • Up to their Eyes in Feed
  • God Knows Where
  • An Excellent Walker
  • The Ruined Ramparts
  • The Maid at Kata Tjuta
  • After the Cob
  • Lake Christopher
  • Circus Water
  • The Fairies Glen ii
  • The Whispering Oaks
  • The Fairies Glen i
  • The Deceitful Cloud
  • The Water-bag
  • Toby Rides the Mare
  • Tommy's Flat
  • Sand Dunes
  • Fat & Sleek
  • Spinifex
  • The Mare Fades in to Mystery i - x


Horse Myths by Steve Baird

Opening: Thursday 16 February

Exhibition: 16 February – 4 March

Horse Myths focuses on horses associated with well known Australian historical narratives. In this project the horses become the principal characters, immersed in the landscape of their misadventures. The people are stripped from the images, and using the sketches of the day as motifs, the horses and the landscape tell the story.
This body of work refers to a narrative about the favourite horse of Australian explorer Ernest Giles. Named “The Fair Maid Of Perth“, the mare disappeared mysteriously into the Gibson Desert.
The Fair Maid of Perth stencil first appeared in Steve’s travel diary, and has popped up occasionally ever since in the Gibson Desert, around Melbourne art venues and in these paintings.

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