Peter Rutherford won the third Windmill Scholarship in 1999. Of Irish and Aboriginal descent and from the Wiradjuri tribe, he held a deep interest in drawing and art from his early days, completing his first oil painting at the age of nine.

He gained respect and appreciation for open space and outback landscapes during his childhood and maintained a love of both ocean and coast. His art covers politics, humour and conservation. Peter said in 2007 “Winning the Windmill was a great boost to my confidence and drive. It enabled me to purchase the necessary equipment towards my first exhibition.”

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