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ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS ARTISTS OR WESTERN

G. W. BOT

 
Dates: 1954
Language: English
Community: Canberra
Art : Western
Region: Canberra
State: Canberra


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The prints, paintings and sculptures of GW Bot engage with the environment in a topographic and metaphysical sense, and are often interpreted as an allegory for a person’s passage through life. Typically, Bot’s work features strong silhouettes, a natural colour palette, course visual texture and complex, rhythmic patterns and glyphs. These glyphs are symbols of natural elements that communicate Bot’s bond with the Australian landscape, forming a unique language for her to employ intuitively. Printmaking is Bot’s primary medium, and her use of the linocut allows for flexibility of line and intricate repetition of pattern. GW Bot draws her exhibiting name from a French document citing the earliest written reference to a wombat or ‘le grand Wam Bot’. Her decision to adopt this reference to the wombat as her namesake stems from her appreciation of Aborginal totemic belief, where each member of a clan inherits a totemic relationship with a particular plant or animal of the region. In all variations of her work, GW Bot marries a mastery of technique with unlimited creativity and intuitive sensitivity.

GW Bot studied art in London, Paris and Australia, graduating from the Australian National University in 1982. She has been a full-time artist since 1985 and has held a plethora of solo exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles and Manila. She is represented in over one hundred public collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Albertina, Vienna, British Museum, London; British Library, London; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; and Fogg Museum of Fine Arts, Harvard University, USA. GW Bot is also represented in numerous Australian regional public galleries, major corporate collections, as well as domestic and international tertiary, college and academy art collections.
Artworks
G. W. BOT_Australglyphs_Australian Art
N°: 2149

G. W. BOT

Australglyphs

Linocut / cotton paper
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G. W. BOT_Australglyphs_Australian Art
N°: 1980

G. W. BOT

Australglyphs

Linocut / magnani paper
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G. W. BOT_Australglyphs I_Australian Art
N°: 1979

G. W. BOT

Australglyphs I

Linocut / magnani paper
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G. W. BOT_Australglyphs II_Australian Art
N°: 1978

G. W. BOT

Australglyphs II

Linocut / magnani paper
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G. W. BOT_Australglyphs III_Australian Art
N°: 1977

G. W. BOT

Australglyphs III

Linocut / magnani paper
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G. W. BOT_Australglyphs IV_Australian Art
N°: 1976

G. W. BOT

Australglyphs IV

Linocut / magnani paper
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G. W. BOT_Australian glyph_Australian Art
N°: 2011

G. W. BOT

Australian glyph

Linocut
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G. W. BOT_Black Swan_Australian Art
N°: 2164

G. W. BOT

Black Swan

Livre / limited edition
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G. W. BOT_Burnt Landscape (diptyque)_Australian Art
N°: 1215

G. W. BOT

Burnt Landscape (diptyque)

Linocut / magnani paper
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G. W. BOT_Burnt Landscape - diptych_Australian Art
N°: 2459

G. W. BOT

Burnt Landscape - diptych

Linocut
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G. W. BOT_Bush Glyphs_Australian Art
N°: 2431

G. W. BOT

Bush Glyphs

Watercolour and graphite on Colombe paper
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G. W. BOT_Engraved Poem_Australian Art
N°: 2438

G. W. BOT

Engraved Poem

Linocut on Magnani paper
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G. W. BOT_Field I_Australian Art
N°: 2161

G. W. BOT

Field I

Linocut / magnani paper
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G. W. BOT_Field of Glyphs I_Australian Art
N°: 2429

G. W. BOT

Field of Glyphs I

Graphite on Colombe paper
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G. W. BOT_Field of Glyphs II_Australian Art
N°: 2430

G. W. BOT

Field of Glyphs II

Graphite on Colombe paper
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G. W. BOT_First Elegy: Homage to Rilke_Australian Art
N°: 2010

G. W. BOT

First Elegy: Homage to Rilke

Linocut
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G. W. BOT_Garden (Diptych)_Australian Art
N°: 2432

G. W. BOT

Garden (Diptych)

Linocut on Magnani paper
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G. W. BOT_Garden of Possibilities III_Australian Art
N°: 1212

G. W. BOT

Garden of Possibilities III

Linocut / magnani paper
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G. W. BOT_Glyph spirit_Australian Art
N°: 2154

G. W. BOT

Glyph spirit

Linocut / tapa paper
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G. W. BOT_Glyphographic_Australian Art
N°: 2435

G. W. BOT

Glyphographic

Watercolour and graphite on Colombe paper
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  Some references:
Musée du Quai Branly, Musée des Confluences à Lyon, Musée d'Art Contemporain les Abattoirs à Toulouse, Musée des Arts d’Afrique et d’Asie de Vichy, Musée de la Musique, Museum d'histoire naturelle de Lille, Musée de Rochefort, Fondation Electricité de France, Fondation Colas, Banque Dexia ...

We are members of the Chambre Nationale des Experts Spécialisés en Objets d'Art et de Collection (C.N.E.S.)*
We are members of the Comité Professionnel des Galeries d'Art
*National French Chamber of experts specialized in artworks
Comité des Galeries d'Art