ilovebrokenhill.com , was first published on 8 December 2011 by Jane Deany. My blog is all about the famous outback Australian National Heritage Listed City named Broken Hill, located in the state of New South Wales. I first visited #BrokenHill in 2002 and have returned many times since then. ilovebrokenhill.com will help you discover what's great about this historic mining city, where in the mid 1880's the line of lode, a rich ore body of silver, lead and zinc was found. You will find stories about anything related to Broken Hill.

Tuesday 8 January 2013

A conversation with Broken Hill artist Karrie Lannstrom

Artist Profile (Art Scene)
I was delighted to chat to local broken Hill artist Karrie Lannstrom earlier this week on my recent visit to Broken Hill.

Tangerine Dreaming at
the Junction Mine in the
Summer of 09' by
Karrie Lannstrom
Karrie is a member of Gaara Arts Inc (Gaara). She is a prolific artist who still practices as a "hobbyist" and has never been a professional artist, although from the work I've seen, she certainly could be a professional artist.

Karrie is also a committee member of the Broken Hill Art Advisory Committee. Her work has been exhibited in the annual Lifeline exhibition in Broken Hill for a number of years.

Karrie has held a solo show of 22 pieces at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery in October 2010. The title of that exhibition was "Dust to Rust - Impressions of the Hill". There is a piece of her work (from that exhibition) available for purchase at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery right now which I admired before I realised it was one of her works. It is a lovely piece and is titled 'Sturt Peas Dancing Late @ Night in the Hill.'

I first met Karrie in October 2012 at the "Hidden Carers, Hidden Talents" exhibition which I wrote about at the time, see link here to that article. The exhibition was timed to coincide with Carers Week.

If I had a gallery, which I might one day, I would love to represent Karrie's beautiful, rich, textured works.

Cheers, Jane D


  1. Hi Jane, I met you recently at the Broken Hill library, where you showed me your blog. I have been looking through it and loving the content. Glad you like our little city so much and promoting it so well.
    Regards, Jacqui.

  2. Hi Jacqui, of course I remember you. Glad you like the blog. I really appreciate your feedback. Yes I do indeed like your city and am looking forward to my next visit which will hopefully be soon. Cheers, Jane