- November 21, 2008
Shearing Shed near Harrogate
Harrogate is a small tranquil, rural village in the Adelaide Hills some 20 kilometres east of Woodside. The landscape is mostly lovely rolling hills that reflect the main farming operation, that of sheep, meat and wool.
This grand old shearing and wool shed is quite unusual and is steeped in history from its early settlement in Harrogate. The shed is unusual as it has a painted corrugated roof, is built from the local sandstone and stands proudly on The Glen Road away from any farm home. It is of historical importance as it may have been built by Thomas Smith in the late 19th Century….there are very few shearing and wool sheds of this quality still standing in Australia.
The sandstone frontage provided a soft blue/purple tone as it stood in the summer shade whilst the maroon roof reflected the bright sunlight. The rolling hills behind give a hint of the history, whilst the shape of the building, the light and colours drew me toward this wonderful Australian landscape.
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 85cms X 62cms – Framed
Completion Date: November 2008