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Artists in Residence

Each year, the Outback Gondwana Foundation invite an Australian artist to their Eromanga Dinosaur Dig. The artist in residence uses the inspiration gained to produce and then show a body of work based on their experience of the dig, the dinosaurs, and the South West Queensland region.
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2012 Dig Expression of Interest

If you have an interest in attending the 2012 Dig as the Artist-in-Residence you can contact the Outback Gondwana Foundation at E-mail: info@ogf.org.au Please click the button for information on what to provide in your email

Artists in Residence

Outback Gondwana Foundation

The Outback Gondwana Foundation have been running an Artist in Residence program at their annual digs since 2007. The artists use their experiences at the dig site as inspiration to produce and then exhibit a series of artworks.
The artists bring attention to the rich fossil, cultural, geological, floral and faunal diversity of South- west Queensland.

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Adele Outteridge

Artist in Residence 2012

One of two artists invited to the June 2012 Eulo Dig. Adele’s work in artists’ books, printmaking, sculpture and drawing has been exhibited widely. It is held in private and public collections nationally and internationally including the State Library of Queensland, regional galleries, schools and university collections Her work has appeared in many publications including Keith Smith’s Non-Adhesive Binding series. She now lives in Brisbane and runs The Studio West End (established 1998) with Wim de Vos.

 

For more information about this artist, please visit

Adele Outteridge: The Studio West End

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Wim de Vos

Artist in Residence 2012

Wim was one of two artists invited to the June 2012 Eulo dig. Wim de Vos was born in The Hague, The Netherlands in 1947 and migrated to Australia in 1959. His study credits include diploma courses in both Commercial Illustration and Fine Art with honours in Printmaking at the Queensland College of Art. He undertook postgraduate studies specialising in etching, lithography and bookmaking in 1981-82 at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands. Wim has exhibited regularly in Queensland, interstate and internationally since 1979. His artistic repertoire includes printmaking, painting, sculpture and artist books. He is represented in public and private collections in Australia, the USA, the UK and The Netherlands.

 

For more information about this artist, please visit

Wim de Vos: The Studio West End

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AK Milroy

Artist in Residence 2011

During the 2010 dig, a clay horizon was discovered to contain beautifully preserved impressions of plants that were part of the landscape some 95 million years ago. Scientifically and artistically these plants are incredibly intriguing; “What did the landscape look like, all of those years ago?” This find has inspired AK Milroy to look further, to research the “old” plants of Eromanga, to see what can be found when we look, and then look again. A PhD is currently underway, with the Cemtral Queensland University, to study these plants within an art/science frame, to make visualisations of these fossil plants, in new and unique ways, with new and old technologies. It is anticipated that the new knowledge that is unearthed with these old botanical beauties will be very intriguing indeed.

 

For more information about this artist, please visit

AK Milroy: www.greenvalegallery.com

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Leah Cameron

Artist in Residence 2010

Local Quilpie Artist, Leah Cameron was the 2010 ‘Dig Artist’. In the time at the dig Leah documented much of the dig through sketches and photos. Leah is planning on spending some more time adding to her portfolio by taking sketches of the fossil preparators at work in the field laboratory. She has some very exciting ideas on how she plans to interpret this work and is planning an exhibition of her work at a date still to be set. Her painting inspired by her experience at the Eromanga Digsite won First Prize at the 2011 Quilpie Show.

 

For more information about this artist, please visit

Leah Cameron: www.quilpiearts.org.au

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Annabel Tully

Artist in Residence 2008 & 2009

2008/09 Dig Artist in Resident, Annabel Tully presented an outstanding collection of art at her ‘Layers of the Land’ exhibition in Brisbane in 2011. All her work at this exhibition was inspired by her experience at the dinosaur digs. Annabel used natural ochre found from around the surrounding hills and ochre found by dig team members around the bones from Cooper, Australia’s largest dinosaur. Layers of the Land was a sell out exhibition and an inspiration to us all.

 

For more information about this artist, please visit

Annabel Tully: www.annabeltully.com

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Lyn Barnes

Artist in Residence 2007

Lyn Barnes was the inaugural Artist in Residence for the Outback Gondwana’s annual dig.   The arid landscape of outback Queensland has been inspiration for artist Lyn Barnes since she began painting over ten years ago. Her work is recognised for its vivid depiction of not only the intense blue skies and red earth of her home, but also of the people of the area that is sometimes referred to as Heartbreak Corner.

 

For more information about this artist, please email

Lyn Barnes: lynbarnesart@bigpond.com