Artist in Residence | Ella Dunn

In late 2023 we announced a one week Artist Residency for 2024. The week long stay was open to artists of all disciplines and genres. Throughout the month of January we received over 250 submissions.

Feeling a little overwhelmed and somewhat out of our depth we called on the lovely team at Galah Press to come on board and help select a successful applicant.

The choice was unanimous—We are thrilled to welcome Ella Dunn to Mill Cabin in September this year.

We fell in love with Ella's work for its narrative references and earthy palette that is rich in harmony. There is a depth and feeling that has drawn us in and left us feeling so excited to see more.

Thanks so much Ella for being our first Artist in Residence.

Dunn’s art practice focuses on figurative, narrative based works. She uses paint to explore her immediate surroundings and delve into the intimacy of domestic scenes and personal experiences. She investigates connections to place, memory and relationships exploring the relationship between fictional and personal narratives and how they can be skewed or exaggerated. Words by Sophie Gannon Gallery

The most tranquil and peaceful place I think I’ve ever stayed. Surrounded by snow gums and overlooking snow-capped mountains, Mill Cabin is a truly special place. Perfectly at home in nature, but incredibly comfortable and well-appointed. We honestly never wanted to leave - such a blissful few days here.


Absolutely AMAZING! Wow,wow,wow!In a very private setting, lovely place with a great view! Very clean and comfortable. Bed was comfortable and was warm even without the fireplace kept on.We saw plenty of wildlife during our 3 night stay! Kangaroos, wallabies, deers and EMUS!


AMAZING!!! By the far the most amazing place we have stayed.Trent and Niki have created such an incredible Airbnb - highly recommend.The location is completely secluded but close enough to head to the snow or into town if you’d like. The cabin has everything you need from cooking utensils/staples, fire wood, board games, beautiful styling, and the most amazing scenery/view.Definitely an experience we won’t ever forget - I can’t wait to stay here again :)


"A little piece of heaven, magical."


"This place is amazing! You can tell how much work went into all the finishing touches, we loved our stay. Beautiful quiet location, really comfortable bed, we’ll be back for another relaxing weekend away."


Mill Cabin was just pure serenity. We were greeted by wallabies, hopping around in the early snow, then entered the cabin to find the most delightful sanctuary. Every detail was considered, from the textures of the towels to the beautiful ceramics in the kitchen. We absolutely loved the design of the cabin, nestled into the gum trees, taking in the magnificent views from every window. We feel revived & indulged, the perfect place to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Thank you Niki & Trent for a gorgeous experience.


"Can’t recommend Mill Cabin highly enough; the space is beautiful, peaceful and sparkling clean, with high quality products and thoughtful touches. The surrounds are pristine, wonderfully quiet and absolutely private. There is wildlife (kangaroos, deer and even a wombat!) that approach quite close to the cabin and really add to the experience. Communication with Niki was effortless and she was able to provide me lots of helpful info on the area. I feel nourished and very well rested after my 5 night stay- a much needed detox from city life. Will definitely return."