Family exhibiting five generations of works of art
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Father and daughter John and Susan Badcock stand in front of one of John’s works titled Untitled 2032, which is part of the Flashbacks 5 Generations of Badcock Art exhibit at Susan’s Gallery in Geraldine.
Art is in the blood of the Badcock family with the work of five generations on display in Geraldine.
Flashbacks 5 generations of Badcock Art is a retrospective, according to Susan Badcock, artist Geraldine and gallery owner who hosts the works.
âIt’s not often that you see five generations of artists within the direct family,â she said.
His father John, his grandfather Douglas and his great-grandmother Claudia as well as his daughter Iluka Gardziej-Badcock all have works on display.
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Susan’s sister, Helen Badcock, has a few oil paintings at the gallery and their brother, Steve Boyd, runs New Zealand-based designer bags and accessories brand Deadly Ponies and his contribution is a few. luxury handbags with colors to match the paintings.
Claudia, who married the Badcock family, lived in Central Otago in the early 1900s, managing to paint a few landscape paintings as she was also busy raising a large family. His son Douglas, born in 1922, became a professional artist capturing landscapes. His son and granddaughter followed in his footsteps.
Susan said the exhibit showcased John’s different styles and genres dating back to 1988 and some of the late Douglas’ great oils dating back to 1969.
âJohn and Doug paint on location, I guess it’s a connection as the photography of my works and Iluka watercolor landscapes, flowers, fields and imaginary pieces.â
Her father’s 1990s work, Modeling Night, gave Susan flashbacks to her childhood.
“I remember dad doing the ones with a hot pink color.”
Susan said that although she and John worked differently, he had always been an encouragement and support for her art.
âIt’s good to be able to discuss projects with him.
The father-daughter duo will be giving free public lectures on the exhibition, the various series and the first works at 11:30 am and 5:30 pm Wednesday at the gallery at 47 Talbot St, Geraldine.
The Flashbacks 5 Generations of Badcock Art exhibition runs until December 4. The gallery is open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.