Lino Alvarez with Kim Deacon
Lino Alvarez studied ceramics in Hermosillo, Mexico and University of California, San Diego before setting out on his European travels. This eventually brought him to Sydney, Australia in 1982 where he established La Paloma Pottery in Newtown. La Paloma became renowned for producing large earthenware pots commissioned for spaces such as The Lodge in Canberra, Darling Harbour, Sydney, The National Gallery of Australia and for many private clients. In 1997 Lino with his wife Kim Deacon moved to Hill End.
Kim Deacon grew up in Melbourne and worked as an actress in such iconic feature films as The Getting of Wisdom, Winter of Our Dreams and Rebel and Australian TV productions such as Prisoner, Country Practice, GP and Water Rats. Working at La Paloma, Kim has become a significant potter in her own right and also continues to develop her projects for voice, harp and performance.
Gus Armstrong studied photography at the Canberra Institute of Technology and prides himself on his ability to seek out all things weird and wonderful. Through his photography work we see his explorative individualised approach, strongly backed up by a fine attention to detail. The Hill End Table is his first professional photographic assignment.