After studying travel and living overseas Nicole returned to her hometown of Bathurst and found herself drawn to the surrounding landscape and its rich cultural history as a theme for her art practice.
Jane Lander is a Hunter based artist with a practice in painting, printmaking and drawing. She describes her interest as universal and personal investigating domestic socio-political injustices and environmental concerns.
Tracey is a Goulburn based visual artist working with a variety of mediums in both 2D and 3D, although the majority of her exhibited work has been sculpture, installations and relief work using fluted cardboard as the medium.
Mic Eales is a sculptor/mixed media artist and an art-based researcher based in Northern NSW. He completed his PhD, Different Voice, Different Perspective: An arts-based and evocative research response to original voice narratives of suicide at Southern Cross University.
Joint Winner - Andy Townsend is from Wapengo on the far south coast of NSW. His art dovetails 2D and 3D modes of expression. Andy said “One seems to inform the other: assemblages of steel and salvaged objects become the subject of ink/collage drawings. Photo montages are the starting point for low relief sculptures.”
Joint Winner - Craig Cameron currently lives and works near the NSW South Coast village of Candelo. Craig’s recent work questions the boundaries of painting through his use of found refrigerator panels; reworked with an angle grinder, paint and gap filler and has been described as resembling “shadows on a gothic wall”. Craig's past work often involved layer upon layer over the base material, sometimes perspex, canvas, masonite, sheet steel, creating images that are urban and three-dimensional.
Joint Winner - Rachel’s work is mainly ‘in-situ’ and she responds to the immediacy of drawing and painting from life. “What moves me to respond is noticing a relationship of shape, line, form and colour and the interaction of these elements with light” Rachel says “I love the way light can transform what we see”.
Joint Winner - Samantha was based in Murrumbatemen, NSW when she won the Windmill Trust Scholarship. She works across a broad range of disciplines including sculpture, installation and photography.
Joint Winner In 2005 after living in the Goulburn district for 10 years Sandra observed the changes in the landscaped that human occupation had imposed. The starting point of her work was the organic lineal and formal qualities of the landscape.
Joint Winner - Jonathan Throsby won the scholarship in 2005 with his complex paintings of the land. “Having lived and worked in some of the remotest areas of Northern and Western Australia,” says Jonathan, “I am aware of a desert, one that has been created since white settlement, called agriculture.