‘Sheep Track, near Hollywood’. Hollywood was shanty town in the Hunter Valley region of NSW that sprang up on the surburban fringes during the 1930’s Great Depression. Struggling families built a community of galvanised iron, mud and wood dwellings. Similar communites of shanty towns sprang up around Australia during the Depression era.
The settlement was abandoned and demolished in the 1950’s in favour for newly built government housing.
An evocative and historical Australian landscape of a winding sheep track cutting through the grasses and countryside beyond.
Painted by the listed Australian artist Eris Fleming. Born in NSW and educated in Sydney, Fleming graduated as a Doctor from Sydney University. After fours years of practising he decided to leave Medicine and become a full time practising artist.
“Eris Fleming is one of the great artists of Central NSW with his work being exhibited in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and many other major centres across Australia and internationally.
His paintings focus on the fringe dwellers of outback society and their eccentricities, with the artist capturing the spirit of these people and their landscapes.” Quote: Visit NSW.
Photo Image sources: Newcastle Library, Image from an article by Lachland Wetherall published 2016 edition of The Lambton Local.
Oil on masonite board, signed lower right Eris Fleming.
The painting sits in a highly decorative gilt wood & gesso frame, the frame has a beautiful vintage patina.
Great original condition & ready to hang.
Measures including frame: 45.5cm high, 49.5cm wide, 5.5cm deep.