Friday 6 February 2015

The First Bus Trip of 2015

The club’s first monthly bus trip for 2015 took place on the 2nd of February. To start the year off on a high note the bus visited the fascinating Norman Lindsay Museum and Gallery at Faulconbridge in the Blue Mountains.

150202 027 Norman Lindsay Museum and Gallery

The bus, with 20 members on board, left our Dapto headquarters at 8.15am for a visit to this old sandstone cottage once lived in by the artist and his muse, his wife, Rose from 1912 until his death in 1969. Here he produced many of his most famous works including the book “The Magic Pudding”.

150202 001 Norman Lindsay Museum and Gallery

On arrival the group was given a brief talk by one of the staff about Lindsay, his work and the history of the house and grounds.

150202 006 Norman Lindsay Museum and Gallery

Afterwards everyone was free to explore and enjoy the permanent exhibition of his work as well as the painting and etching studios. How interesting it all was.

150202 011 Norman Lindsay Museum and Gallery

Once the group had seen all there was to see the bus drove down the mountain to Penrith Panthers Leagues Club for lunch and a chance to chat about the day’s events. It was a most satisfactory start to the year’s program of trips. It was a visit enjoyed by all who took part.

The next bus trip is a Mystery Tour on the 2nd March. Make sure you get your ticket for the next trip in plenty of time, tickets will be on sale at the next meeting for a mere $12 for the day’s outing. We are limited to 20 seats so it is a question of first in, best dressed.