From his wheelchair, successful Mallee farmer John Piccoli welds old spanners into life-size works of art.

From his wheelchair, successful Mallee farmer John Piccoli welds old spanners into life-size works of art.

Steve Sunk forges knives and swords that are carefully crafted to be both functional and durable, with many ending up as collector’s items.

Steve Sunk forges knives and swords that are carefully crafted to be both functional and durable, with many ending up as collector’s items.

Figurative sculptor Brett Garling is creating a bronzed tribute to The Man From Snowy River for the town of Corryong, NSW.

Figurative sculptor Brett Garling is creating a bronzed tribute to The Man From Snowy River for the town of Corryong, NSW.

Tasmanian sculptor Greg Duncan is carving a monumental frieze out of Huon Pine that will eventually be 100 metres long.

Tasmanian sculptor Greg Duncan is carving a monumental frieze out of Huon Pine that will eventually be 100 metres long.

John Murray has established himself as one of the outback’s most successful landscape artists through the realism and humour of his paintings.

John Murray has established himself as one of the outback’s most successful landscape artists through the realism and humour of his paintings.

Doris Golder, from the tiny New South Wales town of Lockhart, is thought to be the only person to create portraits from wool.

Doris Golder, from the tiny New South Wales town of Lockhart, is thought to be the only person to create portraits from wool.

Richard Bogusz paints places that evoke the heart of Australia, but they're all in his mind.

Richard Bogusz paints places that evoke the heart of Australia, but they're all in his mind.

Rex Backhaus-Smith tells stories about the outback through paintings within paintings that reflect his love of the landscape.

Rex Backhaus-Smith tells stories about the outback through paintings within paintings that reflect his love of the landscape.

Rugged New South Wales country is given a contemporary twist by award-winning artist Joanna Logue.

Rugged New South Wales country is given a contemporary twist by award-winning artist Joanna Logue.

In the tiny New South Wales–Queensland border village of Mungindi, Tony McMillan is giving farm junk a new lease of life by turning it into award-winning sculptures.

In the tiny New South Wales–Queensland border village of Mungindi, Tony McMillan is giving farm junk a new lease of life by turning it into award-winning sculptures.

Twitter / Recent images by @OUTBACKmagazine

Twitter / Recent images by @OUTBACKmagazine

inspired by rugged landscapes and a 19th-century female explorer, Gemma Lynch-Memory is one of australia’s most successful artists.

inspired by rugged landscapes and a female explorer, Gemma Lynch-Memory is one of australia’s most successful artists.

Among the mines and cattle of Western Australia’s tough north, a rich art scene is emerging that reflects both culture and landscape.

Among the mines and cattle of Western Australia’s tough north, a rich art scene is emerging that reflects both culture and landscape.

Kimberley artist Suzy French credits her art with carrying her through life’s ups and downs and now she’s determined to give something back.

Kimberley artist Suzy French credits her art with carrying her through life’s ups and downs and now she’s determined to give something back.

Nina Battley's abstract art is inspired as much by her exotic childhood as it is by her bright and breezy Top End childhood.

Nina Battley's abstract art is inspired as much by her exotic childhood as it is by her bright and breezy Top End childhood.

Geoff Manthey's Fishing with the Pelicans

Geoff Manthey's Fishing with the Pelicans

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