By Prudence White
In these difficult times, it has been an honour to have the generous support of Christine Reid who kindly, unassumingly, and generously, commissioned the wonderful photographic talent of Simon Griffiths to photograph the Fairhall exhibition– house earlier this year. These beautiful images have, and will, allow us to share TJC with wider communities, beyond the museum doors. They handsomely document An Interior Life so we will have a tremendous record of this exhibition. You will have seen many of them in our social media posts during the year.
Christine Reid is a long–time supporter of TJC and has contributed to our programs. She initiated and curated the ‘Out of India’ study series of lectures held at The Johnston Collection in 2014. She has presented lectures including GARDENS ON THE EDGE: A journey through Australian landscapes (2018) and HIDDEN FROM VIEW: Historic houses in the Western District landscape (2012). Christine is a well–recognised Australian garden writer whose interests include the social and cultural history of gardens and designed landscapes, both historic and contemporary.
Simon Griffiths is a leading photographer of food, interiors and gardens. His photography appears frequently in the major lifestyle magazines and in books such as Stephanie Alexander’s Kitchen Garden Companion and Kylie Kwong: My China. In the field of gardening and landscape design he has collaborated with Rick Eckersley and Lisa Stafford on their book Outside. Simon’s stunning interior photographs are showcased in two publications by Jenny Rose–Innes, Australian Designers at Home (2019), and more recently British Designers at Home (2020). Christine Reid’s generosity in supporting independent artists and organisations during this very challenging time is so very much appreciated both by Simon Griffiths and TJC.
This article was originally published in fairhall, issue 30, March 2021, pp 31.