O soothest Sleep comes easy in LJ Harvey’s ‘Bed of Peace’

On the occasion of World Sleep Day we take the opportunity to highlight this major work by Lewis Jarvis (LJ) Harvey — carved from Silky Oak with inset panels in Queensland Beech — the Bed of Peace was made for Elsie Harvey [Noble] (1898-1986), the eldest of Harvey’s four children in 1919. It is probably…

LJ Harvey and his school

Lewis Jarvis (LJ) Harvey was the single greatest influence on visual culture in Queensland in the first half of the twentieth century, this important artist and teacher, and his students, highlights why Harvey was such an inspirational figure. LJ Harvey (1871−1949) was a distinguished modeller, woodcarver, potter and teacher active in Queensland during the first…