TILT Contemporary Art
Phone (03) 9752 5599
Fax (03) 9754 2773
For Details, Contact:
Dr. Manfred Krautschneider
Phone (03) 9752 5599 or 0402 250 274
For immediate release
This exhibition brings together the core practices of drawing and sculpture by two exciting and widely exhibited and collected local artists.
John Wooller’s extensive exhibition history includes winning the inaugural Tesselaar sculpture prize in September ‘08. He is showing recent works in wood, metal and stone that celebrate modern sculpture as abstracted narrative.
More below, including images.
Tilt Contemporary Art presents:
“Contemplations” – Sculpture by John Wooller and life drawings by
Saturday, October 25
Steven is an exciting
painter with a well established reputation for his surreal and moody canvases.
Living and working in Emerald,
Most of these pieces involve some element of journey or, more accurately, moments of rest and stillness at points of significance along the way. Places of reverence and their associated legends are made tangible.
Through conventional abstraction of the original idea from the particular to the universal the melancholy romance of the long-distance traveler is evoked. Each piece has a story to tell or, more particularly, represents the essence of that story. The works are hints or clues to thoughts by the artist about the remote thoughts of another. Meaning has to be teased out of the works; quiet contemplation is thereby rewarded.
Renaissance, contains allusions to Leonardo’s ‘Measure of Man’; Partners in Dreams, calls to mind the shared experience of adventures.
The pieces A Melancholy Hermit, Sailing on Cherry Blossoms, and A Cloistered Heart began their own journeys in Japanese legends involving solitude and the contemplative life of the mind.
When we learn that Regeneration
Gothic Maze, in the style of the Romantic Revival, is based on soaring Cathedral architecture and floor mazes.
All these works are the product of a mature artist at ease with himself, someone who knows what he means and tries to convey it to others through simple yet sophisticated works.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Windows on Church,
Red Hill Gallery 141, Red Hill, 1999
Customs Wharf Gallery, Williamstown, 1999
The Forest Gallery,
The Forest Gallery,
Selected Group Exhibitions
Tesselaar Sculpture Prize, 2008
Forestrysa Wood Sculpture Competition, Mt Gambier, 2008
Association of Sculptors of Victoria Annual Exhibition 2008
Association of Sculptors of Victoria Annual Exhibition, 2007
Yarra Sculpture Space, Melbourne, 1998
National Sculpture Forum,
Challenge V, Touring
Association of Sculptors of Victoria Annual
Exhibition, 1993, 1994, 1996
Contemporary Art Society of
Australian Wood Design Exhibition, 1993, 1994, 1995
Victorian Woodworkers Association 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
Winner, Tesselaar Sculpture Prize 2008
Thomas Memorial Award, Association of Sculptors
Bibliography: Reviews of work including:-
Craft Arts International, 2007
Masters of their Craft, Noris Ioannou, Craftsman House, 1997
Wood Dreaming, Terry
Craft Arts International, 1995
Australian Wood Review, June, 1995
Woodturning, September, 1994
American Woodworker, June, 1994, June, 1996, June, 1999
Arts Gippsland, October, 1992
corporate and private collections in
2008 Lost souls in a fish bowl Solo Exhibition Pivotal Gallery - Melbourne
2007 Tilting the herd Solo Exhibition Pivotal Gallery - Melbourne
2006 If metal had memory Solo Exhibition Pivotal Gallery - Melbourne
2005 Wasteland Solo Exhibition Pivotal Gallery - Melbourne
Drawings Solo Exhibition Tilt Gallery -
Catastrophes Solo Exhibition helen gory galerie -
End Solo Exhibition helen gory galerie -
Paintings Solo Exhibition Kirkaldy Davies Galleries -
Prize Final Selection Exhibition -
2008 ANL contemporary art prize & Exhibition – Finalist
2008 Art Melbourne Royal Exhibition Buildings Associated - Pivotal Gallery
2007 ANL contemporary art prize & Exhibition – Finalist
2007 9 x 5 show Melbourne Savage Club
2007 Art Melbourne Royal Exhibition Buildings Associated - Pivotal Gallery
2007 Pivotal Gallery Artists Group Exhibition - Feb Pivotal Gallery
2006 ANL contemporary art prize & Exhibition – Finalist.
2006 Maldon Group Show Penny School Gallery Maldon
2006 Art Melbourne Royal Exhibition Buildings Associated - Pivotal Gallery
2004 Affordable Art Show Royal Exhibition Buildings Associated - Tilt Gallery
2004 Tilt Group Exhibition Group Exhibition Tilt Gallery
2000 Summer Show Group Exhibition helen gory galerie
1993 Surrealists Exhibition Group Exhibition Kirkaldy Davies Galleries
1992 Chadstone Arts Festival Shop Installations and giant wall projections
1990 Seven Sees Group Exhibition Victorian Ministry for the arts
1989 Graduate Exhibition Group Exhibition Caulfield Arts complex
1989 Student Works Group Exhibition RMIT Gallery
Peace Prize Group Exhibition
1987-1989 Ba Fine
1982-1986 Part Time Study
2006 Michael De Valle – Collection of short stories Cover Illustration
2005 Page seventeen Magazine – Issue 2 Cover Illustration/Selected Work
2005 Pendulum Magazine - 2005 Selected Work
1997 Verandah Magazine Selected Works
1996 Ars Poetica III Cover Illustration
2007 Art Beat – Radio, Joy FM
1997 Channel 31 – public television
“Sailing on cherry blossoms”