G.W. Bot

b. 1954

G.W. Bot is a contemporary Australian printmaker, sculptor, painter and graphic artist who has created her own signs and glyphs to capture her close, personal relationship with the Australian landscape. Her artist’s name derives from ‘le grand Wam Bot’ after the early French explorers term for the wombat which she has adopted as her totemic animal. She has held over 50 solo exhibitions. A touring survey, ‘The Long Paddock’ was organised by the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery from 2010 to 2013. Her work was included in the exhibition ‘Out of Australia’ at the British Museum, London in 2011; ‘Australia’ at the Royal Academy, London, 2013 and the ‘National Gallery Contemporary’ Canberra, 2014. Her work is held in many galleries nationally and internationally, among them the National Gallery of Australia; the British Museum, London; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; the Albertina, Vienna; the Museum of Modern Art, Osaka, Japan and the Fogg Museum of Fine Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA.

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In Blog

Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now

The work of G.W. Bot and Inge King are among 170 artists featured in the recently opened exhibition, Know My Name: …

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Marking Out the Territory: Six Australian Printmakers

Image above: Hertha Kluge-Pott  Wings of kelp – page 4  2009  Drypoint on orange stained rice paper  edition 6  45 x …

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Art in the Vines at Hanging Rock Winery

Image above: Jimmy Rix  St George and the Dragon II  Corten steel Following on from two hugely successful Art in the Vines …

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