Adam Cullen's undergraduate studies in Fine Art were undertaken at the City Art Institute during the mid 80s, and he completed a Master of Fine Art at the University of New South Wales in 1999. His work has been shown in a multitude of group exhibitions, and he has had solo exhibitions throughout Australia, including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, and Brisbanes Institute of Modern Art. Cullen's interest in Hill End goes back to his Great Great Grandfather, who mined in Hill End after emigrating from Ireland. Cullen's residency will give him the opportunity to research his family roots in the area, as well produce a new body of work for exhibition in Australia and overseas. Adam will use his time in Hill End to investigate the concept of landscape within his "human" based "scenographies" and to produce paintings, drawings, videos and installations.