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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.



Collections :

The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

The Albertina Museum, Vienne, Austria

The British Museum, Londres, United Kingdom

Bibliothèque britannique, Londres, United Kingdom

The Victoria and Albert Museum, Londres, United Kingdom

Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France

The Fogg Museum of Fine Arts, Université Harvard, U.S.A
Artworks
G. W. BOT_Glyphographic_Australian Art
N°: 2435

G. W. BOT

Glyphographic

Watercolour and graphite on Colombe paper
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G. W. BOT_Glyphographic History_Australian Art
N°: 2434

G. W. BOT

Glyphographic History

Graphite on Colombe paper
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G. W. BOT_Glyphs - Grassland Manuscript I_Australian Art
N°: 4165

G. W. BOT

Glyphs - Grassland Manuscript I

Linocut
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N°: 4166

G. W. BOT

Glyphs - Grassland Manuscript I

Linocut
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G. W. BOT_Glyphs - Manuscript_Australian Art
N°: 2428

G. W. BOT

Glyphs - Manuscript

Graphite on Colombe paper
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G. W. BOT_Glyphs - Tree of Life i_Australian Art
N°: 2461

G. W. BOT

Glyphs - Tree of Life i

Linocut on Magnani paper
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G. W. BOT_Glyphs - Tree of Life iii_Australian Art
N°: 2463

G. W. BOT

Glyphs - Tree of Life iii

Linocut
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G. W. BOT_Glyphs - Tree of Life iii_Australian Art
N°: 2462

G. W. BOT

Glyphs - Tree of Life iii

Linocut
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G. W. BOT_Glyphs - Tree of Life iv_Australian Art
N°: 2464

G. W. BOT

Glyphs - Tree of Life iv

Linocut on Magnani paper
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G. W. BOT_Glyphs - Tree of Life v_Australian Art
N°: 2460

G. W. BOT

Glyphs - Tree of Life v

Linocut on Magnani paper
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N°: 4169

G. W. BOT

Glyphs...of what is past and passing and to come

Linocut
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G. W. BOT_Ideographic_Australian Art
N°: 2433

G. W. BOT

Ideographic

Graphite on Colombe paper
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G. W. BOT_Igneous Glyphs_Australian Art
N°: 2162

G. W. BOT

Igneous Glyphs

Bronze
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G. W. BOT_Illumination_Australian Art
N°: 2448

G. W. BOT

Illumination

Linocut on BFK paper
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G. W. BOT_Lake Mungo Glyphs - A Portrait_Australian Art
N°: 4168

G. W. BOT

Lake Mungo Glyphs - A Portrait

Linocut
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G. W. BOT_Le Corps_Australian Art
N°: 2423

G. W. BOT

Le Corps

Linocut on chinese paper
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G. W. BOT_Manuscript_Australian Art
N°: 2449

G. W. BOT

Manuscript

Linocut on BFK paper
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G. W. BOT_Morning_Australian Art
N°: 2439

G. W. BOT

Morning

Watercolour on Fabriano paper
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G. W. BOT_Morphic Field I_Australian Art
N°: 2442

G. W. BOT

Morphic Field I

Watercolour on Saunders paper
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G. W. BOT_Morphic Field III_Australian Art
N°: 2441

G. W. BOT

Morphic Field III

Watercolour on Saunders 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