Foraging is a collection of crop subjects based around the South Canterbury landscape, both artists working en-plein air amongst sunflowers, carrot seed and other crops, interpreting their subjects in their own medium, John Badcock with his heavily applied oil paint and Susan Badcock with her more delicate hand-coloured photographs. Foraging is the act of gathering wild food for free, and plays an important role in an animal’s ability to survive and reproduce. Correspondingly, Susan and John have foraged the landscape for their inspiration, resulting in a rich and evocative series of works through the eyes of two very different artists.
John Badcock and Susan Badcock, Foraging
Susan Badcock Studio, 47 Talbot Street, Geraldine
Exhibition Opening Sunday 4 July 4-6pm, 4 – 25 July
- Susan Badcock, Sunflower 1, 2021, hand-coloured photograph, 37 x 42cm