Kate Smith

Home is where the plains are In this piece I have used a combination punch needle stitches to create a visual representation of my love for the endless horizons of the Riverina. I have focused on the rich earthy colours in contrast to the endless skies. Wool and Fibre Find Kate Smith on creativeriverina.com

Dr Julie Montgarrett

Tensions of Place: one wild country The late Phillip Hunter, contemporary Australian landscape artist, said that portrait format rather than landscape enhanced the illusion of depth we perceive into the picture plane. In this work, the horizon-eye-line is present, with storm-cloud skies borrowing Hunter’s premise for similar reasons but with exaggerated verticals. I’ve intentionally used …

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Juju Roche

This work explores the morphing of diverse natural elements, with particular reference to land, sky and sea. Focus was centered on eliminating the brush gesture, resulting in a fluidity of colour that evokes a sensory response of the real and the imagined. Oil, mixed media on canvas Find Juju Roche on creativeriverina.com

Joel Markham

Beckett moment This tree lives in my neighbourhood and I have seen it – and ignored it – on countless occasions. But when a nearby street light was replaced, I saw the tree as if for the very first time, and in reaching for my camera, I was reminded of photography’s capacity to also refresh …

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James T. Farley

Walking in Isolation, 2020 This image is from a series created while walking the trails and back streets of Wagga Wagga. These walks were a source of nourishment, providing time to think and feel my way through a year that has been full of change. Photograph. Find James T. Farley on creativeriverina.com

Gregory Carosi

Empty Fifths ‘Empty Fifths’ charts the process by which we come to see a new place. Informed by my relocation from Sydney to Wagga Wagga in 2015, the painting’s gestural sweeps and high-key colour palette are suggestive of local flora and landscape. However, the imprecision of these marks also demonstrate how the contours and character …

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Elaine Camlin

Macrosystem Macrosystem was developed during COVID-19 lockdown, and explores the notion that everything is connected. Investigating this through complex interactions of interrelated systems, singular elements intertwine, shift and weave between each other organically. In an effort to contain the virus, we remained physically distanced, isolated from each other, and our exterior surroundings. As individuals we …

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Dotti Le Sage

Kyklos the Separating Circle & Boundary Landmark This work makes reference to the original Greek meaning of the horizon concept. Before us lies an assemblage of past, present and future horizons. We witness the fragments of the peripheral and the bordering fringes of our sight. Digital print on cotton canvas. Mounted on plywood. Find Dotti …

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Debbie Wood

Family The weave represents the intrinsic cultural, spiritual and familial bonds that connect our family, both to ourselves, our culture and to the Dreamtime. The strength of the weave illustrates that despite the tests we go through in life and the loss of one of our siblings, we will forever be connected. Ngay dhiiyaan (my …

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