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Image: Harvest - Gold 

charcoals, resins on 2 flat mdf structures

each panel: 50 x 160 x 5

Tony Windberg

Janet Holmes à Court Collection

 

exhibition:

The Botanical: Beauty and Peril

JULY 21 - NOV 4 (finished)

Gallery Location:

Art Gallery of Western Australia
Perth Cultural Centre
PERTH WA 6000

Opening Hours:

10am-5pm, Wednesday – Monday (closed Tuesdays)

'This major exhibition explores the abundant beauty of the botanical world and the threats that assail it. The Botanical: Beauty and Peril draws from the renowned Janet Holmes à Court Collection and the AGWA Collection to present a vivid, involving and sometimes disturbing journey through the diverse representation by Australian artists of the glorious kingdom of plants...'

Image: Harvest - Gold (detail)

charcoals, resins on 2 flat mdf structures

each panel: 50 x 160 x 5

Tony Windberg

Janet Holmes à Court Collection

 

Image: Lookout - Tookalup, 2019

pencil, conte crayon, oil 

58 x 204 cm

Tony Windberg

solo exhibition:

Lookout

JULY 15 - AUG 10 (finished)

Gallery Location:

Manjimup Art Gallery

Corners Rose and Mount St,  MANJIMUP, WA

Opening Hours:

MON TO WED, FRI: 9:30 am - 5pm

THURS: 9:30 am - 6pm

SAT: 9 am TO 12 noon

Artist Talks:

JULY 23, 11 am -12 noon

AUG 2, 11 am -12 noon

'From tourist lookouts, Tony Windberg directs a 'post-colonial' gaze back out to sea where the first European ships looked at the forbidding Australian coastline centuries earlier.'  Preview artworks

Image: Emergence - Gallipoli (detail), 2019

Gesso, Rust effect paint, Rust Converter, Sealant on wood panel

82 x 102 cm

Purchased by Edith Cowan University

Bunbury Biennale

MAY 18 - JULY 21 (finished)

Gallery Location:

Bunbury Regional Art Galleries

64 Wittenoom Street, BUNBURY, WA

Opening Hours:

TUE TO FRI 10AM - 4PM Daily

exhibition:
exhibition:

Tony Windberg

Photo credit: Corrina Barclay

The Alternative Archive:

Nectere

JUNE 6 - JULY 3 2019 (finished)

Gallery Location:

Manjimup Art Gallery

57 - 59 Rose St (Corner Mount St, enter through Manjimup Public Library), MANJIMUP, WA

Opening Hours:

MON TO WED, FRI: 9:30AM - 5PM

THURS: 9:30AM - 6PM

SAT: 9AM TO 12PM

 

'Shire of Manjimup artists are responding to the theme - Nectere - what ties, or binds them to the place they live.​ Their responses are very personal and varied, covering many of the stories and places of this unique area.'

'The Alternative Archive is part of larger Regional Arts Partnership Program (RAPP) aimed at linking regional artists and arts organisations with key service organisations to foster arts development across the state. The project is being coordinated by Southern Forest Arts in conjunction with Lead Curator, Anna Louise Richardson.'

art award:

Images: From the Edge - Meekatharra, 2002 

Iron oxides, Conte crayon on paper

56 x 77 cm each sheet (diptych, separately framed)

 

Winner, Drawing Prize, Inland Art Prize.

Inland Art Prize

JUNE 1 - 5 2019 (finished)

 

Gallery Location:

Leonora Recreation Centre, LEONORA, WA

Opening Hours:

10AM - 4PM Daily

exhibition:

The Essence of Rottnest 

MAY 11, 12 + MAY 15 - 19 (finished)

Gallery Location:

Holmes á Court Gallery

10 Douglas Street, WEST PERTH, WA

Opening Hours:

10AM - 4PM

'The inaugural Rottnest Foundation Art Exhibition 2019 is being held over the period 11-19 May 2019 at the prestigious Holmes à Court Gallery @ no.10 Douglas Street, West Perth.

The unique natural and cultural values of Rottnest Island or Wadjemup have long inspired artists and this will be reflected in the exhibition theme ‘The Essence of Rottnest’. 

Over 100 professional artists have accepted an invitation to interpret the exhibition theme and create artworks on 50x50cm canvases, sponsored by Oxlades Art Supplies.  Funds raised from the sale of artwork will contribute to the Foundation’s role in delivering environmental and heritage conservation projects on Rottnest Island.'

Curated by Sandra Murray

Images: Departure Point, 2019,

engraved acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 cm

Tony Windberg

'I have chosen to focus on the link between the Nyoongar name for WA’s Rottnest Island, Wadjemup ( ‘place across the water where the spirits are’) and the German painter Caspar David Friedrich, who dealt with the theme of souls departing this world in his 1835 allegorical painting The Stages of Life.

I built up layers of acrylic paint echoing the colours in Friedrich’s painting, working from light to dark. By varying the depth of cut and pressure when engraving into these layers, I could achieve the required colours and tones. The viewpoint for Departure Point is the first vision of the island from Eric Street, Cottesloe.' 

Minnawarra Art Awards 

 

MAY 4 - 19 2019 (finished)

Gallery Location:

Armadale District Hall

Perth, WA

Opening Hours:

10 am - 4pm daily

exhibition:

Images: Counterpoint - Gallipoli, 2018

ink under 2 layers of glass, earth, ash, marri resin , acrylic binders

54 h x 130 w cm

        'In the artwork Counterpoint - Gallipoli, dots are drawn in rows, varying in size and spacing to achieve tonal gradations.  The methodical and emotionally detached technique deliberately counters its subject, the geological formation Sari Bair, which overshadows the site of the 1915 Anzac landing in Turkey. Like layers of entwined human history, the marks form dual layers of vertical and horizontal lines that hover over the foundation of earth and ash, depicting geography oblivious to its human significance. The veil of marri resin not only provides a blood red base, but its use as a healing substance becomes deeply symbolic.'  

exhibition:

2019 City of Rockingham Art Awards

MAY 5 - 19 2019 (finished)

Gallery Locations:

Gary Holland Community Centre

19 Kent Street, ROCKINGHAM WA

Rockingham Arts Centre.

19 Kent Street, ROCKINGHAM WA

Opening Hours:

TUE TO FRI 10AM - 3PM Daily

Curated by Jude Van der Merwe, 'The City of Rockingham's annual Art Awards showcases selected two and three dimensional artworks from emerging and professional artists alike. In 2019, artists were invited to respond to the theme 'Space' to inspire and inform artworks.'

Image: Enclosure, 2019 (detail)

oil on canvas and linen, 60 x 75 cm, Tony Windberg

Sketching the South West 

JANUARY 26 - APRIL 28 2019 (finished)

Gallery Location:

Bunbury Regional Art Galleries

64 Wittenoom Street, BUNBURY, WA

Opening Hours:

TUE TO FRI 10AM - 4PM Daily

 

exhibition:

Image: ’Pemberton - Summer 1, 2018

charcoal on paper

21cm h x 29cm w

Tony Windberg 

 

'Sketching the South West celebrates the power of the sketch in capturing the ecology of this region through the lens of an artist.

This exhibition brings together a diverse group of artists who use life sketches to explore unique ways of seeing the landscape, people and culture of the South West. Whether working with paint, pastel, pen, charcoal, wood, recycled materials, printmaking, fabric or ceramics each work began with a form of mark making, capturing an encounter between artist and subject in its purest form. The inclusion of preliminary sketches alongside finished works in this exhibition presents a unique opportunity to observe the power of the sketch and a glance into the artistic process...'

exhibition:

Landscape // Group Exhibition

 

MARCH 9 - APRIL 6 2019 (finished)

 

Gallery Location:

Art Collective WA

2/565 Hay Street, PERTH, Western Australia

Opening Hours:

WED – FRI 11am – 4pm
SAT 12 – 4pm
or by appointment

Nigel Hewitt, Jeremy Kirwan-Ward, Antony Muia, Jane Martin, Tony Windberg, Kevin Robertson and Merrick Belyea. 

Images: Harvest - Gold (details)

charcoals, resins on 2 flat mdf structures

each panel: 50 x 160 x 5

Tony Windberg

Acquired for the Janet Holmes á Court collection. 

exhibition:

INSTRUMENTAL 

The distinct pleasures of tools

 

SEPTEMBER 21 - NOVEMBER 4 2018

(finished)

Gallery Location:

Mundaring Arts Centre

7190 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring, WA

Opening Hours:

TUE TO FRI 10AM - 5PM

SAT TO SUN 11AM - 3PM

CLOSED MON AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

 

Curated by Jude van der Merwe

Instrumental: The distinct pleasures of tools invites twelve, successful mid-career artists to examine their relationship with the tools they use on a daily basis as they create artworks, and the imagined tools that provide the answers to life, the universe and everything.

Image: Terra nullius 1 (detail), 2018

pegboard, sanded rust effect paint, sealant, mdf

43.5cm h x 127cm w x 1.5cm d

Below: Terra nullius 2 (progress, detail), 2018

engraved pegboard, rust effect paint, sealant,mdf

43.5cm h x 127cm w x 1.5cm d

Acquired for the Curtin University Collection

        'The contrast of the crude axe versus the sophisticated sextant was instrumental in deeming a continent uninhabited.  My reinterpretations of published English depictions of a ‘vacant’ Australian coastline seen by Matthew Flinders echo the original copperplate engraving process.  However, the plate is now utilitarian pegboard and it is power tools over crude hand tools. The blank island shapes, akin to missing tools from their toolshed pegboard homes, reveal the impending imposition of alignment and control.' - Tony Windberg, 2018

        'In the artwork Counterpoint - Gallipoli, dots are drawn in rows, varying in size and spacing to achieve tonal gradations.  The methodical and emotionally detached technique deliberately counters its subject, the geological formation Sari Bair, which overshadows the site of the 1915 Anzac landing in Turkey. Like layers of entwined human history, the marks form dual layers of vertical and horizontal lines that hover over the foundation of earth and ash, depicting geography oblivious to its human significance. The veil of marri resin not only provides a blood red base, but its use as a healing substance becomes deeply symbolic.' - Tony Windberg, 2018

exhibition:

HOMELAND

GALLIANO FARDIN + TONY WINDBERG

AUGUST 10 - SEPTEMBER 16 2018

(finished)

Gallery Location:

ArtGeo Gallery,

7 Queen St, Busselton, WA

Opening Hours:

11am – 4pm Wednesday to Friday

Saturday 12 – 4pm

Abstraction and realism merge in Homeland, an exhibition of artworks by WA artists Galliano Fardin and Tony Windberg. Their divergent approaches are linked by methodical mark-making, environmental concerns and grounding in the landscape they call home.

Above: Tony Windberg Foveal (detail), 2017

engraved satellite dish, marri and karri ash, rust effect paint, sealant.

139 (h) x 122 (w) x 25 (d) (wall mounted)

exhibition:

HOME TURF

MAY 26 - JUNE 23 2018

(finished)

Gallery Location:

Art Collective WA

Cathedral Square,

2/565 Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia

In Tony Windberg's exhibition exploring the human desire to colonise and establish 'new turf', parallels are drawn between the first European depictions of Australia and images transmitted from Mars less than 2 centuries later.

 

Rust and copper meet glass and grass, yet all is not what it appears...

Top:  Investigator series, 2018

ink under glass, synthetic turf, copper paint on wood, each 28 x 28 x 6 cm

Right (detail)+ Below: Home Turf # 4 , 2018

ink under glass. synthetic turf, calcium carbonate and rust effect paint on wood, 59 x 172 cm

about:

Multi award winning Australian artist Tony Windberg started his career as a painter after completing his Bachelor of Arts degree (Fine Arts) from Curtin University, Western Australia in 1986. His ongoing investigation of  the landscape has seen a broadening of artistic approaches: painting, drawing,  print-making and sculptural techniques are frequently combined using materials that are both conventional and non-conventional.  The inherent symbolism of these materials reflects environmental concerns and touches of wry humour in what he terms "the nature of illusion, and the illusion of nature."  

 

His artworks are represented in numerous private, public and corporate collections.