Sandra and Lynne met through their professional roles as Public Programs Officer at Goulburn Regional Art Gallery and Visual Arts Teacher at Goulburn High School. Applying for a Hill End residency is part of a joint plan to reduce their work loads and to concentrate on developing their respective art practices.
The natural environment is a central focus for both artists. Sandra was initially attracted to the ruggedness of the Hill End landscape and will explore its social and pastoral development. For Lynne the effects of mining on the landscape are viewed as an ecological disaster and she will be looking at remnants and scaring left behind for symbols of this.
It will be the first time they have shared studio space and they are excited about the prospect it holds for exchanging ideologies.