Textile artist Zoe Macdonnell studied at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney. In 2002 her work was selected to tour with New Design, a national graduate exhibition of new design at the Australian Centre for Design, Object Galleries. She also received the Object Award for studio based practice, 2002. The main concepts which run through Zoe’s work revolve around the study of landscapes at both a macro and micro level. Much of her work refers to the graphic interpretation of a landscape expressed through the symbols and conventions of maps. In Hill End Zoe will use elements of the landscape including contours, undulations, surface textures and natural specimens to create a series of works on silk. Zoe’s residency will be funded by the Australia Council.