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Sassy Park Looking for Gold

Sydney based artist Sassy Park undertook a Hill End Artist in Residency in May 2019, where she was struck with gold fever. With the help of a local guide, Park found a gold nugget on her first panning trip to Tambaroora Creek. The search for gold shapes much of the history of Hill End. The ‘Holtermann Nugget’ – the largest mass of gold ever found – was discovered in the area in 1872. With the fortune he made from it Bernhardt Holtermann commissioned a photographic record of the people of Hill End. Using the Holtermann Collection as a reference point, Park has created a series of ceramics responding to her time at Hill End.

A BRAG Hill End AIR exhibition

IMAGE: SASSY PARK Holtermann's Golden Nugget 2019, terracotta and stoneware, 26 x 21 x 7.5cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Karl Schwerdtfeger.


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