Broken Hills current thriving arts scene owes a lot to the Brushmen of the Bush Jack Absalom, Pro Hart, Hugh Schulz, John Pickup and Eric Minchin. They loved the Australian outback and after forming a group in 1973, exhibited their artwork together for over 25 years. True to the community spirit of Broken Hill, the group raised over a million dollars for charities like the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
The art scene is every bit as exciting outside Broken Hill too. Even the smallest towns will surprise you with the scale of their art. Perhaps the biggest surprise is Silverton; an outback spot that has a generous share of artists and galleries, and has received more cinema screen-time than almost anywhere else in Australia.