Rebecca Wilson: A Portrait of Landscape and Time in Hill End

This new body of work aims to disrupt persisting narratives of the Hill End region, to question, as artist Rebecca Wilson articulates, ‘who the real heroes and villains are in recorded history and how we create myths and icons.’ In these paintings and an accompanying book she canvasses stories of valour and crime, from resistance leader Windradyne to Sam Poo, a Chinese bushranger, Sulman Prize winning artist Jean Bellette and Donald Friend, a lauded artist whose memoirs revealed his rampant paedophilia.

Rebecca Wilson, Luncheon at Split Rock, 2018, acrylic on board, 60 x 60cm Courtesy the artist

Grenfell Art Gallery
Until 24 February, 2019
New South Wales