I'm hitting the road and am excited to be on my way to participate in the Hill End Artist in Residence Program organised by the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery. I will be taking up residence in the historic Murray's Cottage (former home of Donald Friend and Donald Murray) for the month of November. A reminder of the gold rush, Hill End is a small town that has played a big part in Australian art history and landscape painting since the 1940s.
A huge thanks to ArtsACT for assisting with me with taking up this wonderful opportunity by contributing to my travel and living costs through their Out-of-Round Funding!
During my Hill End Residency, I intend to interpret the unique geology of Golden Gully through the mediums of drawing and watercolour painting. A vision to emphasize and extend marks of movement, tension and excavation observed in the landscape will direct my daily explorations in the field and the studio. I will endeavour to evoke the shifting surface of the landscape/rock-face while developing new approaches to layering and luminosity in my watercolour painting practice.