Tag - Parsley Bay Swimming Enclosure Vaucluse

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From Herbert Badham to Matthew Martin: the fine art of drawing & painting pools
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A pair of Williams, a man called Max and Parsley the hermit down Vaucluse way

From Herbert Badham to Matthew Martin: the fine art of drawing & painting pools

Last weekend when I visited the State Library of NSW’s Paintings from the Collection exhibition, I was taken with a painting called The Swimming Enclosure by artist Herbert Badham. It’s thought to be a depiction of the netted swimming area at Parsley Bay in Vaucluse near where the artist and his wife Enid lived, and in the[…]

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A pair of Williams, a man called Max and Parsley the hermit down Vaucluse way

There’s no swimmers around when I arrive at Parsley Bay, just trim women jogging with their mobiles and doing boxing in the park. But when I walk around the path that leads to the deep end of the bay,  I spot a man in blue trunks, or rather he spots me. “If you want a[…]

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