Penny Evans

Penny Evans

Penny Evans is a visual artist based in Lismore, NSW.

She creates contemporary ceramics and mixed media art. Each work created by Penny is unique and an evolution in her artistic practice.

Design work on the ceramics reference Penny’s Kamilaroi (Gamilaraay) cultural heritage in combination with her unique and evolving style. The technique of sgraffito is a strong feature of the ware and links to Kamilaroi traditions of carving into trees, weapons, utensils as well as ground carving for ceremonial purposes, communications and storytelling.

Penny’s 2D mixed media works examine more recent histories as opposed to narratives connecting culture to country.

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Rex Winston

Rex Winston / Walford was born in 1968 and belongs to the Gamilaroi language group and resides on the Mid North Coast.

Winston is self taught and has emerged as a vibrant commercial artist, his work is held in various private collections nationally and internationally plus one public work to date.

In 2012 Winston was awarded the People Choice Award in the Wollotuka Acquisitive Art Prize and has been a finalist on numerous occasions in the Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize and was commended in 2010..

"I first started way back in 2005. I had no formal training. My artwork is inspired from my involvement with Link-Up and I am inspired by my identity. After being reconnected with my birth mother, I discovered I had a talent for fine arts."

"I try to create works that have an interior décor aspect about them… a modern contemporary style of art rather than traditional art."

Russell Meehan

I have always been able to create, either sketching or writing or painting, but officially and seriously I have been painting since 2006. My early efforts at art were noticed during my school years, during which time I entered two pieces in the local Uralla Show where I won my age group. Several years later I tried again and came second in the sketching and drawing section. I am a self-taught artist.

My Aboriginal ancestry comes from my mother, last name Murray. Her parents were William (Bill) and Valerie(Val) Murray (both deceased) of the Anaiwan People (Nganyaywana Language) of the New England area where I grew up with my four sisters. I also have Irish and Welsh heritage from both sides of the family.

I am inspired by the act of creating… by design elements and stories form my hometown. I was not taught a lot about my culture and my family never talked about my Aboriginal heritage so I am exploring it now.

If I were to give any advice to artists starting out it would be “go for it”. Create from your inspiration and just do it.