Sunday, October 11, 2015

Danelle Bergstrom - Portia Geach Memorial Award finalist

Hill End artist Danelle Bergstrom's painting titled Centenary of Grace - Finalist for Portia Geach Memorial Prize.
It's a very exciting month in Hill End with the announcement of two Hill End artists as finalists for the Portia Geach Memorial Award. We have Rosemary Valadon her portrait of Hill End artist Genevieve Carroll and Danelle Bergstrom with Centenary of Grace.

This is a little insight into Danelle's portrait of Eileen Kramer of how the meeting of two creative minds inspired this well portrayed painting.

For Eileen, born in 1914, every day is a day to create. Her 76 year career as writer, dancer, painter, costume designer and choreographer began in 1939 with the Bodenwieser Ballet, one of Australia's first modern dance companies.

Last year she was honoured with a Lifetime achievement Award from the Arts Health Institute for whom she is now an official Ambassador.

First introductions to Eileen and her stimulating body of work, extended through mutual friend Jack Thompson, at the opening night of her latest work, a performance of the "The Early Ones" that she both choreographed and performed.

While researching for the portrait, I attended a dance and movement class held by Eileen with the intention to observe and sketch. However it proved difficult to be merely a spectator, being drawn into her graceful hypnotic movements. Enticed to participate, not necessarily following the graceful actions of the class, but eager to experience the rhythms, fluidity and elegance of the movements that Eileen expresses so naturally.

You can see more of Danelle Bergstroms evocative landscape paintings at her coming exhibition at
A R T H O U S E  G A L L E R Y


Friday, October 9, 2015

HILL END ARTS COUNCIL: Genevieve Carroll and Hui Selwood finalists in SCU...

Blossoming refugee by Genevieve Carroll
HILL END ARTS COUNCIL: Genevieve Carroll and Hui Selwood finalists in SCU...: For more information go to   Genevieve Carroll

Hui Selwood - Vortex at Sculpture in the Garden, Rosby Wines  Mudgee

Hill End artist DANELLE BERGSTROM - coming exhibition ART HOUSE Gallery

Danelle Bergstrom in her studio. Images courtesy of Country Style November issue and photographer Michael Wee.
Rekindle Oil on linen 61 x 61cm

Burning heart III, oil on linen, 92 x 92 cm

For more information on Hill End artist Danelle Bergstrom, COUNTRY STYLE magazine November issue has an insightful story and images on her art and home, in newsagents now and ARTHOUSE gallery

Thursday, October 8, 2015


English Cottages - Hill End Press



ADULTS $25.00

Register at the Royal Hall at 9.30am
(right next door to the pub)
Come visit our homes, gardens, courthouse, Royal Hall and our studios.
Enjoy Hill End's sublime tranquility as you stroll through
this captivating historic village,
Central Tablelands NSW.

For more details on our website

Bookings essential. Phone 02 6337 8306
or email 

Houses to be opened
Royal Hall
St Pauls Church

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
 will have their 2 cottages Murrays and Haefligers residency program open to check out where Margaret Olley, Donald Friend and Russell Drysdale created there art.
Haefligers where John Olsen, Jean Bellette,
 Paul Haefliger and Brett Whiteley were inspired.

Lapaloma pottery and Hill End Press will be opening the doors of their studios.

The Catholic Church will have the very talented Gwenda Davies
 from the Conservatorium of Music Bathurst playing her harp. 

To give you an idea of the unique and beautiful way we live in Hill End, several houses from Hill End are featured in Kara Rosenlunds exquisite new book called SHELTER on sale next week in bookstores nationally.

Images courtesy of Kara Rosenlund
Carvers Cottage, Hill End.
This very special event is sponsored by


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Bill Moseley 2015 Bowness Photography Prize finalist

It's just endless this month, the artists of Hill End are in full spring with finalists in the Portia Geach - Rosemary Valadon, Sculpture in the Garden - Genevieve Carroll and Hui Selwood and Bill Moseley selected for the prestigious Bowness Photography Prize at Monash Art Gallery Melbourne.

The Coalminers Daughter Wet Plate Collodion 8 x 10 Tin Type 2015

Photographer/master printmaker of Hill End Press, Bill Moseley was one of the 47 selected for his work The Coalminers Daughter, out of 2400 entries this prize. Excited... yes he was, this led to a trip down to Monash Art Gallery to shuffle and mix with other photographers on the opening night. Chatting to the eloquent photographer Bill Henson who was one of the judges for this years prize, was a high light of the night.

The MGA Foundation was established in 2005 with the aim of supporting Monash Gallery of Art (MGA) and its nationally significant collection of Australian photography. The Foundation's program of events and fundraising activities is managed by Trustees.

The William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize was initiated by the MGA Foundation in 2006. Established to promote excellence in photography, the Bowness Photography Prize and exhibition provide an opportunity to view and to engage with some of the best of contemporary Australian photography. (notes from Monash Art Gallery website)

For more information on this exquisite antiquarian photography and workshops in this field of photography, or if you would like to purchase this artwork go to Hill End Press website:

For more information on the finalists of the Bowness Photography Prize go to

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PORTIA GEACH finalist Hill End artist Rosemary Valadon

Rosemary Valadon - Dutiful Daughter Oil on canvas   

"I have a work in the Portia Geach currently on exhibition at S.H. Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill, Sydney.  It is a painting of friend and fellow artist Genevieve Carrol and her daughter Parris Dewhurst.  It is quite a small work for me, to add to the intimate nature of the subject – a grown up daughter taking over the arrangement of her mother’s hair". Rosemary Valadon

Rosemary Valadon is an award winning Australian artist (the Blake Religious Art Prize, Portia Geach Portrait Prize, Muswellbrook Art Prize, amongst others). She is a regular finalist in the Archibald, Sulman, Blake, Portia Geach and Mosman prizes. Her career spans 35 years, and survey Shows of her work were held at the Macquarie University Gallery and the Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree, in 2006 and 2007.
Valadon is represented in major Australian collections including BHP Billiton, National Portrait Gallery, Uniting Church, Macquarie University Gallery, Bathurst and Muswellbrook Regional Galleries, Art Bank, and private collections in Australia and overseas.
Her interest in the ‘feminine’ and depictions of women throughout the ages has been a major focus of her work. This has been explored through the theatrical worlds of ancient mythologies, psychological theories, and fairy tales.

Rosemary currently has her artwork at the Jean Bellette Gallery Hill End in a group show From the studio - Artists of Hill End.

For more information on Rosemary's artwork go to

Genevieve Carroll and Hui Selwood finalists in SCULPTURES IN THE GARDEN prize

For more information go to 


Genevieve Carroll

 More of Genevieve Carroll's work can be seen on

Hui Selwood

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Not to be missed, Kate Kelly exhibition by artist Rebecca Wilson

Hill End artist Rebecca Wilson will be exhibiting her wonderful contemporary paintings about Kate Kelly, sister of bushranger Ned Kelly. Rebecca's paintings depict themes such as trauma, capital punishment and womens roles. 

 Rosie Johnston Gallery 
McFeeters Motor Museum, 
corner of Oxford Street and Newell Highway, Forbes.

You may like to catch Rebecca for Q & A, talking about her work at the Rural Arts Symposium which is part of the Festival on Friday 30th October  between 9.00am -1.00pm. The symposium will feature Tracey Callinan from Arts Out West and various artists and guest speakers. The River Arts Festival runs from Friday 30th October to Saturday 31st October, well worth seeing.

22nd September to 31st October

 Friday & Saturday 30th & 31st October.

 Friday 30th October 9.00am - 1.00pm

For more details on Rebecca Wilsons exhibition go to the ABC for her interview.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Hill End artist ANA YOUNG
has been chosen to exhibit in the

Rookwood Cemetery.

For exhibition details go to their website

Sculpture by artist Ana Young