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Zoe Young's Rustic Bowral Cottage is an Artist's Paradise

4 December 2020

Welcome to The Makers. Each week, we're celebrating innovators, artisans and crafters of all types, taking you on a private tour on their creative spaces.
For this installment, we head to Bowral in New South Wales, where artist Zoe Young has transformed a cottage into a creative hub for herself and her family. 

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Home comforts Artists find solace in the everyday

Look Magazine
July 2017

For this issue, Look asked three regional New South Wales artists – John Bokor, Zoe Young and Kiata Mason – to create new works inspired by Henri Matisse’s concept of an art of ‘calme’ – art which translates an atmosphere of joy and peace. We asked the artists, known for their depictions of interiors, to explore the things which bring them comfort, solace and calm during our current times of uncertainty.

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Zoe Young

Better Homes and Gardens
August 2019

Tara Dannis travels to the stunning Southern Highlands of NSW to catch up with award-winning artist Zoe Young, a two-time Archibald Prize finalist. 

Part 1: How to Paint a Still Life
Part 2: Visiting Artist, Zoe Young

July 2019

Congratulations to Zoe Young who has won the $30,000 Portia Geach Memorial Award for 2018.

The judging panel included: Samantha Meers, Art Gallery of New South Wales trustee; Natalie Wilson, curator of Australian and Pacific art at AGNSW; and director of S.H Ervin Gallery Jane Watters.

“The Portia Geach is vital for female artists across the country and has provided a much-needed platform to display the work of young, emerging artists alongside that of established painters whose work I greatly admire. The award gives me the support to progress my artistic practice and I look forward to creating my next body of work.” – Zoe Young

Works by all 50 finalists are on view at the S.H. Ervin Gallery until 2 December. 

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The Painter's Palette

Country Style
Victoria Carey
March 2019

Artist Zoe Young is inspired by everyday life at her home in NSW's Southern Highlands. 

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ZOE YOUNG Mosman Art Prize Margaret Olley Award

September 2018

Congratulation to Zoe Young for winning the "Margaret Olley" award at the Mosman Art Prize. This years judge was Cressida Campbell and here is her Judges report.   


Zoe Young
Winter Soundtrack // 99 Luftballoons, 2018 acrylic on Belgium linen 120 x 140cm


June 2018

Congratulations to Zoe Young who has been awarded the Pirtek Prize for Still Life Painting at the Bowral Art Gallery for her work Apples for tea, which will be a part of her upcoming show Winter Soundtrack at Olsen Gallery


Artent & Pyke
February 2018

Zoe Young has been featured on IN/OUT by Arent & Pyke after her very successful show at Olsen's Annexe gallery.  

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Zoe's Special Place

The Australian
Alex Speed
December 2017

"There's nothing like a near-death experience to end procrastination. Just ask Zoe Young."  
Zoe Young has spoken to The Australian about how a traumatic near-death experience unleashed an inner urgency to paint. Young has drawn on simple moments of beauty to express a love of life. Her ethos; "Well there is beauty in the world. Look around you and find yours". Zoe Young's exhibition 'Orchard House' is on at OLSEN Annexe until Sunday Dec 17th. To read the full article by Alex Speed click here (subscriber only).

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