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To Ukraine with Love

Season 2

Today we are visiting Scone in the NSW Hunter region. So often we think of those in rural and regional communities as farmers alone but there are so many other crucial roles that make up the fabric of rural life – including those who document what’s going on in their part of the country and the world more broadly. My guest today is artist Janno McLaughlin. She grew up on the land and knew the meaning of hard work from a young age. She’s transferred those skills to many artistic mediums and is currently immersed in creating a ‘Sunflower Quilt for Ukraine’. To learn more, Janno McLaughlin joins me now.

  • Janno McLaughlin is a contemporary artist and shares which environment she finds herself immersed in each day.

  • Janno shares with us her deep family roots in the country and, how this set her up for the future.

  • Her parent’s love story, straight out of Mills and Boon!

  • Hard work and what this term means to Janno as she grew up running her father’s property from a young age.

  • Taking living off the land to the next level when she lived in a First Nation’s community in the Northern Territory.

  • Janno, at her core, is an artist and shares how she came to work in this field.

  • Her current project is a wonderful Sunflower Quilt for Ukraine and she describes it as a “giant, metaphoric hug”.

  • The most unexpected thing to happen in Janno’s career and the connections she has made.

  • The most common misconception about being a contemporary artist.

  • Janno’s ultimate dream for the future.

We hope to see you back on the road soon, to learn more about how Australia grows on the next episode of Australian Farmers with Angie Asimus.



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