For artist Michelle Hiscock, Hill End is the perfect place to reflect on Australia’s colonial past and the way its narrative and depiction have been informed by the long tradition of plein-air painting. Hiscock will produce a body of drawings and paintings made en plein-air exploring the landscape around Hill End through the lens of early landscape traditions, mindful of the cultural and environmental impact of colonisation and the echoes of conflict and displacement of the original Wiradyuri custodians. These studies will then form the basis for further work following a process of refinement and poetic transformation in her city studio over subsequent months.
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Images L to R:
Michelle Hiscock, Rock Wall, Settlers Road, 2017, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cm, Image courtesy of the artist
Michelle Hiscock, Tree on the lake fed by Mogo Creek, 2017, oil on panel, 40 x 29.5 cm, Image courtesy of the artist
Michelle Hiscock, Rock Shelter, Darkinyung Country, 2018, oil on linen, 30.5 x 39 cm, Image courtesy of the artist
Michelle Hiscock, Before the Storm, 2015, oil on board, 28 x 31 cm, Image courtesy of the artist