Murrays Cottage

(Funded by the Department of Environment and Conservation, Parks Services Division)


Annabel Nowlan completed a Bachelor of Arts at Sydney College of the Fine Arts in 1992, Honors in 19997 and a Masters of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2002. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows and has won a number of awards including the New York Art Expo Images of Australia in 1989 and the Studio Cite Internationale de Paris in 1995.


Nowlan’s practice is informed by an ongoing interest in the land and rural history and attempts to create new dialogues around landscape and sense of place. In Hill End, Nowlan is interested in researching the lives and experiences of pioneer women and to create works which intertwine texts and imagery with surfaces and textures using materials such as bitumen, mattress ticking, flattened line, dust and pigments. Her work attempts to locate human endeavour using the products of our attempts to dominate and subdue the land.