Lynne is the 2012 Bob Hawke Landcare Award Winner and the 2011 Runner Up in the Rabobank National Farm Industry Leader of the Year.
In partnership with her husband Michael and son Nick, she operates Clover Hill Dairies at Jamberoo on the NSW South Coast. Clover Hill Dairies is the winner of the NSW/ACT 2012 Regional & Rural Development Award and the 2010 National Landcare Primary Producer Award
Lynne is passionate about affordable, nutritious and sustainable food production. She recognises a pressing need for primary producers to reconnect with consumers to share stories and improve understanding of modern food production principles. Lynne is passionate about inspiring young people to take up careers in agriculture. She initiated Art4Agriculture and is now National Program Director and mentor for the group.
Lynne is also a Eureka Prize finalist and one of 26 rural women whose stories are told as part of the Daring to Dream series.
Kirsty John - Art4Agriculture Event Director
Ann Burbrook – Young Farming Champions’ Program Workshop Facilitator and Mentor
Ann has studied at Australia’s two most prestigious performing arts training institutions – The Australian Ballet School and NIDA, and performed on stage, film, television and radio.
Since her graduation from the NIDA acting course she has performed with some of Australian’s leading theatre companies including The Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company and the Ensemble Theatre, as well as many independent theatre companies. She has also appeared extensively on television including taking leading roles in Blue Heelers, Snobs, Mercury, House Calls to the Rescue and The Sun on the Stubble, worked in a handful of short and feature films, and is in demand as a voice over artist.
In 1997 Ann went back to NIDA and graduated from the NIDA playwright’s course.
Since moving to the Illawarra in 1998 she has worked as Artistic Director and Company Manager of Theatre South, General Manager and Project officer for Circus Monoxide, Director of Viva La Gong and is the female voice of WIN television. She has taught dance and drama extensively in schools and for a number of youth projects, teaches communications and media at TAFE, worked as a motivational speaker, written an award winning short play and facilitated workshops and provided private coaching and mentoring for Art4Agriculture Young Farming Champions
Wendy Taylor B.Arch (Hons) studied Architecture at the University of Technology, Sydney, graduating in 1996 with honours. She has worked within the profession since 1989, collaborating with a number of architectural practices and on a variety of building types including the Sydney Olympic Stadium.
Wendy established an architectural and design business with her husband, red blue architecture + design. They have designed several residential and commercial buildings, corporate displays, provided graphic design services and have been the designers of the Central District Exhibit* (See below) at the Sydney Royal Easter Show for the last 22 years. During this time the Central Districts Display has won both Best Display and the People’s Choice Award multiple times.
Wendy has worked as a mentor and judge in the Art4Agriculture successful high school educational program, the ‘Archibull Prize’ assisting teachers and students to understand how art and design can educate and inform, whilst opening the students to new levels of enthusiasm for learning and comprehending curriculum.
*The District Exhibit Displays are an iconic element of the Sydney Royal Easter Show. The displays are the culmination of the Agriculture competition of the Show. They are spectacular constructions of vegetables, fruit and other produce elements. These giant displays are a cooperative work by primary producers that reflect the diversity and excellence of their regional produce. Each display consists of more than 10,000 pieces of fresh produce from five agricultural districts throughout New South Wales and South East Queensland.
The Sydney Royal Easter Show attracts more than 900,000 visitors every year and is often seen as the vehicle for ‘bringing the country to the city’. The District Exhibit displays provide a canvas upon which the rural sector is able to promote and educate the population whilst bringing about a greater awareness of the importance of primary production.
The District Exhibit Displays are a 12 month exercise. The enormous array of produce that is exhibited on the displays is sourced from local competitions and from farmers within the District. Due to seasonal growing, the sourcing of produce is a constant effort. The design of the exhibit often begins before the previous show has finished. The actual work on the display can begin 6 months before the Easter Show opens. Months and months of work are required to produce the exhibits with up to 100 people being involved in its production. Often working bees are held in regional areas with up to 30 locals coming along for a weekend of hard work.