Barbara McKay made her first visit to Hill End as a young art student in the late 1950s. The drama of the landscape and Hill Ends' eerie isolation has stayed in her imagination ever since. During her time at Hill End Barbara plans to experience the landscape in all its moods and to create a series of new works in a place which played an important role in her early development as an artist.
During her career, Barbara has lived and worked in London and New York and travelled extensively throughout Europe, the United States and Indonesia. She has worked as a Lecturer and guest Lecturer in a number of Australian Universities and educational institutions. Barbara has exhibited her work in many selected group and solo exhibitions since 1974, including a 30 year survey exhibition at Gosford Regional Gallery in 2002.