Ghost horse shadow
bronze and steel
20 x 30.5 x 16.5 cm
The Gallery recently acquired Harrie Fasher’s Ghost horse shadow, from her first exhibition—Studies in bronze and steel— at King Street Gallery on William, Sydney.
17 July – 11 August 2018.
Thanks to support from the Friends of Orange Regional Gallery, this striking new work has been added to the Gallery’s collection and marks the beginning of a new chapter, with Small Sculptures becoming a collection focus area.
Harrie Fasher said of the work:
“This sculpture received a lot of attention in the King Street Gallery exhibition, and was the first sculpture I made in that body of work. It is a memorial to a young man from Taralga we tragically lost three years ago. George was the archetypal bushy; the type of character that built rural Australia. He could shoe a horse, shear sheep, build a house and loved to head off with a billy, his swag and pack horse. His adventurous spirit was complemented by a fabulous jazz music collection. Georges absence is palpable. It is very special that this tribute to George Dixon’s memory is to be held at Orange Regional Gallery.”
Image Credit: Silversalt Photography