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Time Lines

 

May 25 - June 22, 2024

Gallery Location:

Art Collective WA

2/565 Hay Street, PERTH, Western Australia

Opening Hours:

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

Australia and Antarctica were once joined.

 

The story of the collision of these two continental plates is revealed within the folded and intruded rocks of the Albany coast in Western Australia.

 

This is a tale of a world in constant slow motion and state of flux told in time lines far greater than ours.  Sea levels rise and fall, lands collide and separate.

Windberg echoes metamorphic geological processes to create artworks that are a convergence of approaches: realism with abstraction, detail with suggestion, traditional techniques with unconventional materials.

 

Surfaces are scarred, earth pigments are layered then eroded through a mix of meticulous and brutal methods from engraving to sanding. Imagery is submerged and chemically altered.

Exposed are astonishing landscapes of stone, seemingly permanent yet geologically fleeting, revealing a world constantly on edge.

See all artworks

 

Above:

Adrift I-V , 2024

earth pigments, charcoal, gesso, acrylic binders, oil

40  x 51 cm each

Below:

Convergence I (Natural Bridge), 2024

engraved iron oxides, conte crayon, acrylic binders, oil

76.5 x 188.5 cm

Drift I-III (Bald Head), 2024

pencil, iron oxides

23 x 30.5 cm each

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Wonders of the Worlds

 

May 15 - June 16, 2023

Gallery Location:

Council House Foyer Gallery

27 St Georges Terrace,

PERTH WA

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm

Worlds collide as past and present merge in Wonders of the Worlds.

 

In partnership with Art Collective WA and the City of Perth, highlights of Tony Windberg’s epic exhibition will be on display in Perth for the first time.

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 VIII (detail)

2022

conte crayon, oil on 3 panels

Triptych: 40.5 x 50.5, 40.5 x 50.5, 40.5 x 50.5 cm

Supported by the Australian Government's Regional Arts Fund:

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Above:

Wonders of the Worlds at Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, 2022

Video and Photography: Christopher Young

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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

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