Evocative scenes of everyday life

29 September 2020


Join Louise Anemaat as she introduces us to a recent Library acquisition, The Town Band, 1951 by Australian artist, Herbert Badham.

Badham’s carefully crafted paintings bring a modernist palette and bold brushstrokes to scenes of everyday life. Seemingly modest in scale and ambition — with much less flourish than his more famous contemporaries — Badham’s work documents the small passages of everyday life with a jewel-like charm which belies the technical skill and thinking that has gone into their creation.

Louise Anemaat is Executive Director, Library and Information Services and Dixson Librarian.

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