This image of three elegant visitors to Geelong Gallery highlights the distinct and iconic fashion of the '60s. In fact, high heeled shoes were temporarily banned in the early ’60s due to damage to Geelong Gallery floorboards.
Visible to the right of the first image is William Harding’s still life Glass jar and golden pippins. Harding’s work highlights the effects of sunlight passing through a glass vessel and across the surrounding solid masses of the tablecloth and pippins, crisp tart apples of a greenish-yellow colour. Harding was awarded the 1961 Geelong Advertiser prize for this work.