our 2023 artists

In February we announced the 15 artists who will feature in our 2023 magazine and exhibition.

After introducing a formal submissions process for artists in December 2022, the overarching goal has been to choose a group of artists who are working in a diverse mix of disciplines and whose ‘journey’ stories tell of the many and varied ways that art calls to us.

Meet the 2023 backyard artists below.

Lisa Carroll

Jewellery artist (opals)

Christa Coetzee

Gilding artist

Catherine Conaty

Stained glass mosaics artist

Catherine Brown

Jewellery artist 

Rebecca English


Kris Estreich

Visual artist (mixed media)

Kalyanii Holden

Ceramicist (sculpture)

Kathryn Iliff

Textile artist

Louise Macdonald 

Textile artist (hand weaving)

Ange McHugh

Visual artist (painting)

Kate Rears

Visual artist and poet 

Bella Reboul

Visual artist (illustration)

Sandra Skodnik

Wood carver and sculptor

Giovanna Scott

Visual artist (collage)