This week, while Pip Farquharson was visiting the space, we asked her a few quick questions about herself and the exhibition she will be presenting next week:
Hi Pip, could you tell the world a little about yourself? Where are you from, what have you done and where are you now?
Born in the Central West, lived on cattle and sheep property, youngest of 5, until attending boarding school, PLC (Sydney) when I was 13, where I really enjoyed Art, History and Sport.
Travelled to UK and Europe, cooking in France and Scotland. On returning to Australia I continued cooking at Clayton Utz. Also worked for Bill Granger, Simon Johnson and started my own catering business.
Moved to Orange to start a family and continued with my catering until having two beautiful boys.
What drew you to photography? Was there a specific point where you became interested in it as an art form?
I have been interested in photography as an art form since high school.
My boys have inspired me to capture those moments which provide me with great joy.
My current source of inspiration and leanings has come from assisting Sophie Hansen at the Local is Lovely Workshops.
This is your first solo exhibition, hows does that feel? What can people expect to see on the walls at Ludlow?
Being involved in this exhibition is both exciting and daunting as you are putting yourself out there for all to see.
What is it about Orange and the region that inspires you?
The contrasting seasons, the produce we create in each of them. My family and those close friends, who have openly encouraged and supported me since moving back to the Central West. It's quite overwhelming and greatly appreciated.
What do you have planned after Just What It Is?
A short break, spend time with family over the school holidays, and continue to develop my business and start thinking about “What’s Next”
Thanks Pip, we're really looking forward to this pop-up exhibition and hopefully seeing a few new faces in the space for the show opening on Tuesday 12, at 6PM.