Allison Bellinger cheerfully admits she knew nothing about running an art gallery when she opened her exhibition space in the centre of Inverell in rural northern NSW. The town is better known for agriculture and gemstones than a passing parade of potential art investors. But the former Sydney lawyer trusted her instincts and long interest in art and aesthetics and, in 2016, […]

Birds, bees, butterflies and refugees from the urban rat race all find sanctuary in Simone Jelley’s edible flower garden. By Kirsty McKenzie, photography Ken Brass    They say there’s a fine line between passion and insanity. By her own account, Simone Jelley has been teetering on the border between the two for the past six years. Simone and her husband, […]

From her home studio in the Monaro region of NSW, Lucy Culliton celebrates the theatre of the everyday. From the flowers in the garden and her family of rescue animals to the sweeping high country plains and domestic utensils, she elevates the mundane to magnificent through oils on canvas. By Kirsty McKenzie, photography Ken Brass Lucy […]

With his passion for plants and her talent for painting, Les and Elaine Musgrave have developed a blossoming creative collaboration. By Meryl Hancock, photography Ken Brass Away from city madness in a pocket of the Southern Highlands known as Wildes Meadow, sits a five-acre (two-hectare) patch of idyllic cultivation. Botanical artist Elaine Musgrave and her […]