Joanne Searle completed a Bachelor of Arts (Visual) with first class honours at the Australian National University School of Art in 1999, where she is currently Associate Lecturer in the School of Art Ceramics Department. Joanne has won numerous ceramics awards and her work has been exhibited throughout Australia, and in Taiwan, Italy, Croatia and Germany. To date, Joanne's ceramic practice has largely focussed on collecting natural forms and transferring their images onto the ceramic surface - what Joanne describes as a "macro reading of the surface". In Hill End, Joanne plans to investigate a broader section of the landscape and to record, map and draw its sounds in order to explore the correlation between sound and visual patterns. Joanne aims to produce a series of ceramic drawings using clays sourced from the Hill End area.