Casey Airfield from Golf Links Road, Berwick Village

Maker
Stewart Holloway
Production date
1978
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Production date
1978
Description
Oil painting on plywood, depicting a hilly landscape scene with an airfield, aeroplanes, buildings, trees and a train. The work is inscribed, dated and signed by the artist in the lower right corner.

A typed page attached to reverse of frame on right side lists the details of the painting, and reads ""Casey Airfield", and Berwick Village beyond./ This oil painting was done from Golf Links Road/ in the summer of 1979./ The following features are depicted:/ 1. The Casey Airfield with hangers and planes on/ the Aerodrome./ 2. The Bluestone Quarry is behind the trees left/ of the drone./ 3. Buchanen Park to the right of the Aerodrome hangers./ 4. The Villani family picking their annual crop of peas/ from the paddock in the foreground./ (the By pass now runs through part of this paddock./ 5. The old Railway Station, prior to being burnt down/ in 1980. Also the silver train of that era./ 6. Top right, Casey's property "Edrington" with water/ tanks and hay sheds on the hill./ 7. St. Margaret’s School. (about centre of painting)/ 8. Top centre: Wilsons Hill with development/ just started."

Casey Airfield was established in 1938 by Colonel Rupert Ryan, the brother of Lady Casey, when Berwick was still a small country town. The airfield closed in 1994 when, due to the rapid development of the area, the site was repurposed for the construction of the new Berwick Campus of Monash University.
Artist/Maker and role
Stewart Holloway: Artist
Media/Materials description
oil on plywood
Measurements
37.8 x 129.3 cm (sight), 37.0 x 138.3 x 2.8 cm (frame)
Signature & date
Inscribed by scraping in the lower right corner "Casey Airfield from Golf Links Rd. Berwick/ Village 1978 S HOLLOWAY".

Inscribed in black marker on reverse of frame in upper left "BERWICK TOWNSHIP/ (in SUMMER 1978)/ ….. from Golf Links Rd./ by Stewart Holloway -/ 'CASEY AIRFIELD' ".

Inscribed in centre on reverse of frame in blue pen " 'CASEY AIRFIELD', 'BERWICK TOWNSHIP'/ from Golf Links Rd./ in Summer 1978/ - by Stewart Holloway - ".
Photography credit (first image)
Photograph: Viki Petherbridge
System ID
1307

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