Tag Archives: PA Yeomans

Field Trip to Oaks Organics

Come with us on a day-long field-trip to a working Yeomans Keyline farm at The Oaks near Camden 9.30am – 4pm Sunday 4 May 2014 Meet at National Art School front entrance Forbes Street Darlinghurst Bookings essential as places are limited, cost $40 per person. Click here to book tickets online Early booking recommended as […]

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Finally after so many years

The Art Gallery of NSW exhibition has finally happened after so many years and by all accounts has been a great success. One of the things that has made us most proud is that most of Yeomans direct family saw it and all seem to have really enjoyed it – in fact the last talk […]

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The Power of the Press

The big FAG printing press (from which Big Fag Press gets its name) is a wondrous thing especially to someone like me who once worked in publishing. It is horrifying to think it almost went into the scrap metal crusher. Its survival is partly responsible for this project which originated in discussions Lucas and I […]

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We’ll have none of that here, sir!

My feeling is that the original exhibition never happened precisely because of the very issues it was addressing, the limited nature of the prevailing definition of legitimate “art” activity, especially because it didn’t look like anything that had been done somewhere else. Of course I would not be surprised if there were a lot of […]

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In the archives with Lucas

The excursions with Lucas are turning out to be fun. Lucas is good company especially because he is uncommonly polite – his suggestion that I might be “hallucinating” when anyone else would have said “bullshitting” is an illustration of his politeness which hasn’t however prevented him from suggesting that I’m selling out by dealing with […]

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Heritage versus subdivision

We were hoping to go back to Nevellan this week to interview Bob Peel but he rang to say he didn’t want to talk because he didn’t run the property according to Yeomans’ original principles and so he didn’t really have anything to say. It was disappointing because we wanted to discuss in more detail […]

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Time Team

The late 1970s were a long time ago and it is sometimes a bit difficult to remember exactly what happened. My original proposal for an exhibition about PA Yeomans at the Art Gallery of NSW in 1976(?) seems so lost in the mists of time it’s hard to get much together about it. Maybe it’s […]

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Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?

as Gauguin put it in the title to his greatest painting.  Well,  I’ll try and give a quick summary of what we are doing here and what we hope to achieve. This blog is an exploration of the work of the Australian agriculturalist and engineer P. A. (Percy) Yeomans but that is just the starting […]

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  • This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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