Renowned Queensland artist Joe Furlonger recently made a series of paintings in the marshlands near Moree. He worked with the eminent Chines artist Li Jin and together they produced many paintings and drawings for their exhibition at the Hughes Gallery in Sydney. Furlonger is well-known to Moree. He was artist-in-residence in 1995 at the Terlings property, some 50 kilometres north of Moree. The painting Town and country, acquired for the Gallery’s collection, was the result of the residency. In 1992 playwright Lois Nowra said, “With each artwork Furlonger reveals his process ... the artist articulates a necessary balancing act between allowing his unconscious free rein, and shaping his experience with an astute and well-earned artistic judgment.” Furlonger continues to follow his long-term interest in painting figures in the the landscapes of Australia, China and Vietnam.