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exhibition:

Wonders of the Worlds

 

September 23 - October 28, 2022

Gallery Location:

Albany Town Hall

217 York Street, ALBANY WA 

Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm
Open on public holiday Mondays and Mondays during school holidays

Worlds collide as past and present merge in Wonders of the Worlds, Tony Windberg’s solo exhibition soon showing at the iconic Albany Town Hall from September 23, 2022.

Images of antiquity - Roman ruins, Greek temples, the Pyramids and Petra - are resurrected from black and white photographs within century old volumes of Wonders of the Past.  These combine with scenes of a wild terrain of sand and stone, a new frontier, the pristine landscapes of Mars.

Windberg’s innovative use of materials and techniques connects the artworks to his subject through a mix of traditional and non-conventional art materials.  Iron oxides reflect the rusty hues of Mars, chalk and marble dust the limestone temples and pyramids. Surfaces and textures are methodically built up then ‘weathered’ to suggest the passage of time.

In this thought-provoking exhibition of contrasts and contradictions, the rise and fall of empires reveals our strengths and weaknesses, our achievements and vulnerabilities. Human civilisation has built great monuments and achieved extraordinary heights as we look to other worlds. Do we have the power to save our own?

Review: Ted Snell, Artist's Chronicle May/June 2022

 

Above:

Wonders of the Worlds at Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, 2022

Photographer: Christopher Young

Below:

Wonders of the Past volumes, artist's materials

at Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, 2022

Photographer: Christopher Young

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Supported by the Australian Government's Regional Arts Fund:

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Wonders of the Worlds I, 2022

earth pigments, ash, conte crayon, oil on 24 panels

205 x 245 cm

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Wonders of the Worlds II, 2022

earth pigments, ash, conte crayon, oil on 4 panels

Triptych:

50.5 x 40.5, 50.5 x 82, 50.5 x 40.5 cm

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Wonders of the Worlds III, 2022

earth pigments, ash, conte crayon, oil on 4 panels

Triptych:

50.5 x 40.5, 50.5 x 82, 50.5 x 40.5 cm

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Wonders of the Worlds IV, 2022

earth pigments, conte crayon, oil on 14 panels

Triptych:

82 x 102, 82 x 153.5, 82 x 102 cm

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Wonders of the Worlds V, 2022

earth pigments, conte crayon, oil on 20 panels

Triptych:

102 x 122.5, 102 x 164, 102 x 122.5 cm

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Wonders of the Worlds VI, 2022

earth pigments, conte crayon, oil on 7 panels

Triptych:

50.5 x 82, 50.5 x 102, 50.5 x 82 cm

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Wonders of the Worlds VII, 2022

conte crayon, oil on 3 panels

Triptych:

40.5 x 50.5, 40.5 x 50.5, 40.5 x 50.5 cm

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Wonders of the Worlds VIII, 2022

conte crayon, oil on 3 panels

Triptych:

40.5 x 50.5, 40.5 x 50.5, 40.5 x 50.5 cm

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Wonders of the Worlds IX, 2022

conte crayon, oil on 3 panels

Triptych:

50.5 x 40.5, 50.5 x 40.5, 50.5 x 40.5 cm

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Wonders of the Worlds X, 2022

earth pigments, graphite, oil on 1 panel

30.5 x 40.5 cm

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Wonders of the Worlds XI, 2022

earth pigments, conte crayon on 6 panels

Triptych

92 x 61, 92 x 61, 92 x 61 cm

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Wonders of the Worlds XII, 2022

conte crayon on 1 panel

50.5 x 40.5 cm

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Wonders of the Worlds XIII, 2022

conte crayon, oil on 3 panels

Triptych

40.5 x 30.5, 40.5 x 30.5, 40.5 x 30.5 cm

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Wonders of the Worlds XIV, 2022

conte crayon, oil on 3 panels

Triptych

30.5 x 40.5, 30.5 x 40.5, 30.5 x 40.5 cm