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Murrays Cottage

Ben Beeton studied Visual Arts at Southern Cross University, Lismore and completed Honours in Visual Arts at Deakin University, Melbourne in 2002. Based in Toowoomba, Queensland, Ben has exhibited in a number of solo and group exhibitions in Toowoomba, Melbourne and Sydney. Concerned with the natural environment and its evolutionary process, Ben's multimedia landscape paintings incorporate digital imagery, drawing and painting. His large canvases depict a landscape that is both of the moment and in a state of becoming; a landscape in flux; a landscape of shifting surfaces. In Hill End, Ben plans to work with the Parks Services Division of the Department of Environment and Conservation, to research the ecology and natural history of the region and to create works that reflect a subjective/objective appraisal of the Hill End environment.