Mandy’s love of Tasmania is deep and through her highly developed skill as a storyteller provides a multi-layered visual experience and narrative for the viewer.
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About the artwork:
The Almond Garden Ball, 1840
Exhibited in The Midlands: Whimsy and Pathos by Mandy Hunniford at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston in 2019.
In 1827 John McLeod planted a large almond garden at his property, Meadowbank and parts of the garden are still there today. McLeod was a hospitable man which was illustrated when he held a extravagant ball at Meadowbank in 1840. Hundreds of red Chinese lanterns lit the road from Campbell Town to Meadowbank through the almond garden. The ball became later known as the Almond Garden Ball.
About The Almond Garden Collection:
Presenting Tasmanian history in a way that is distinctive in its historical/contemporary narrative, this collection explores several historical events and individuals connected to Campbell Town and the surrounding Midlands area. These include the Black Line, the transit of Venus, a telephone call, a navigator and John McLeod’s extravagant ball.
Copyright Mandy Hunniford 2022
The Almond Garden Ball, 1840 – Original
Description: Oil on canvas
Size: 122cm x 122cm
Purchase: Original available
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