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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_Morphic Field V_Australian Art
N°: 2440

G. W. BOT

Morphic Field V

Watercolour on Saunders paper
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G. W. BOT_Mountain_Australian Art
N°: 2450

G. W. BOT

Mountain

Linocut on BFK paper
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G. W. BOT_Mountain Spirits-Glyphs_Australian Art
N°: 2150

G. W. BOT

Mountain Spirits-Glyphs

Linocut / tapa paper
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G. W. BOT_Nebuchadnezzar_Australian Art
N°: 2447

G. W. BOT

Nebuchadnezzar

Pastel on BKK paper
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G. W. BOT_Oasis_Australian Art
N°: 2426

G. W. BOT

Oasis

Watercolour on BFK paper
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G. W. BOT_Omega_Australian Art
N°: 2451

G. W. BOT

Omega

Linocut on BFK paper
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G. W. BOT_Paddock Glyphs - Garden of Earthly Delights_Australian Art
N°: 2436

G. W. BOT

Paddock Glyphs - Garden of Earthly Delights

Linocut on Hanji Korean paper
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G. W. BOT_Paddock Glyphs - Garden of Poets_Australian Art
N°: 2437

G. W. BOT

Paddock Glyphs - Garden of Poets

Linocut on Hanji Korean paper
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G. W. BOT_Passage_Australian Art
N°: 1982

G. W. BOT

Passage

linocut
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G. W. BOT_Pilgrim's Garden_Australian Art
N°: 1968

G. W. BOT

Pilgrim's Garden

Linocut
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G. W. BOT_Prayer for My Country_Australian Art
N°: 2446

G. W. BOT

Prayer for My Country

Linocut on Magnani paper
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G. W. BOT_Prayer Rug_Australian Art
N°: 2427

G. W. BOT

Prayer Rug

Watercolour on deutch paper
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G. W. BOT_Scarred Manuscript I_Australian Art
N°: 2452

G. W. BOT

Scarred Manuscript I

Linocut on BFK  and Thai mulberry paper
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G. W. BOT_Script_Australian Art
N°: 2444

G. W. BOT

Script

Linocut on Magnani paper
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G. W. BOT_Shrine_Australian Art
N°: 2457

G. W. BOT

Shrine

Linocut on BFK paper
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G. W. BOT_Talisman_Australian Art
N°: 2163

G. W. BOT

Talisman

Bronze
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G. W. BOT_The Keeper_Australian Art
N°: 1972

G. W. BOT

The Keeper

Linocut / magnani paper
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G. W. BOT_The Keeper_Australian Art
N°: 1974

G. W. BOT

The Keeper

Linocut / magnani paper
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G. W. BOT_Totem of the Desert I_Australian Art
N°: 2416

G. W. BOT

Totem of the Desert I

Linocut on BFK and tapa paper
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G. W. BOT_Totem of the Desert II_Australian Art
N°: 2421

G. W. BOT

Totem of the Desert II

Linocut
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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