John Wolseley

John Wolseley

Last updated September 19, 2012


John Wolseley was born 1938 in England and settled in Australia in 1976. He has travelled and painted all over the continent from the deserts of central Australia to the forests of Tasmania and the tidal reaches of the far north west.

His work over the last twenty years has been a search to discover how we dwell and move within landscape – a kind of meditation on how land is a dynamic system of which we are all a part.

In his most recent exhibitions he has documented the different stages of a bushfire and the miraculous re-generation of the blackened trees and scrubs in an eternal cycle of destruction and renewal.

Of the Morphology of Sand Dunes, Aranda (Simpson) Desert 1992
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Acquired by the judge, Jan Senbergs, from the 1992 Award.

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