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

Print-Making in the Collection – Gippsland Art Gallery

Image above: Publication cover detail,  featuring Wayne Viney  Clearing storm  2000  monotype on paper  17.5 x 17.4 cm A number …

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HOLDING GROUND #savearthursseat

The work of 76 leading contemporary artists comes together in HOLDING GROUND, an online art exhibition fundraiser to help stop …

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S.H. Ervin – Tree of Life: a testament to endurance

Above Image: Mary Tonkin, ‘Madre, Kalorama’, 2008, oil on linen, 244 x 508 cm.   Australian Galleries Artists G.W. BOT, …

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Mary Tonkin – ‘The Ranges / 3 Perspectives’ at Burrinja

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John Wolseley – The National 2021: New Australian Art at MCA

John Wolseley is included in the current exhibition, The National 2021, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. The …

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Still Life – Lewis Miller

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Geoffrey Bartlett – Maribyrnong Commission

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Cameron Hayes – Artist Profile

Image above: Cameron Hayes  In the South Pole the explorers were so afraid of not having enough food for winter …

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Cameron Hayes’ Paintings Speak of Human Frailty and Insecurity

Image above: Cameron Hayes  She died in the child welfare tribunal, he died in an adult bookshop  2020-21  oil on …

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Andrew Antoniou – Interview with Richard Morecroft – ‘Theatre of Dreams’ April 2021

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Pressing Matters Magazine – Danielle Creenaune

Cover image courtesy of Pressing Matters Magazine Danielle Creenaune has recently been featured in the print making magazine, Pressing Matters, …

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Winsome Jobling – Artist Feature

Image above: Winsome Jobling  Listen  2021  handmade papers with ochres and stitching  55 cm x 48 cm Darwin-based artist Winsome …

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Kyoko Imazu – Mayflies & Stars

In her new exhibition, Mayflies & Stars, Kyoko Imazu offers a glimpse into the magical hidden worlds of some of …

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