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Murrays Cottage

Nicole Welch will use the Mitchell Library's Holtermann Collection as a starting point for a new body of work utilising traditional and contemporary forms of print media, including digital photography, etching, relief print, digital print and drawing. The Holtermann Collection of Victorian era prints, albums and glass plate negatives documents life in Hill End at the height of the 1870s gold rush. Combining these historic images with narratives that explore the underbelly of Hill End's history, Welch will create works that explore the tension between the refined Victorian aesthetic and the harshness of Hill End's archetypal Australian landscape.