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

2021 Burnie Print Prize Finalists

Image above: Danielle Creenaune  Silent falls: Carrington  2020  stone lithograph and chine colle  52 x 43 cm Congratulations to the …

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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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Home/Work – Glenn Morgan

Glenn Morgan’s work is currently on view in a public art exhibition at the soon-to-be-completed State Library Station, Franklin Street …

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Artists’ Book Award 2021 – Glenda Orr

Congratulations to Glenda Orr who has been presented with a highly commended award in the 2021 Artists’ Book Award for …

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Philip Noakes – 20th Anniversary Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

Image above: Philip Noakes  Eclipse I  2019  Britannia silver and sterling silver (1503gms)  30 x 29 x 6 cm and …

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Sculpture By the Sea – Greg Johns

Congratulations to Greg Johns, who has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Andrea Stretton Memorial Invitation to exhibit …

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Making Marks: Australia to Afghanistan – Counihan Gallery

Rosalind Atkins and Heather Shimmen have been involved in a long-distance international arts exchange project between a group of twenty …

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Heather Shimmen in ‘FEM-aFFINITY’ – Arts Project Australia

‘If Collaboration Is the Method, Activism Is the Intention’ FEM-aFFINITY brings together female artists from Arts Project Australia and wider …

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Finalists in Dobell Drawing Prize #22

Above image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne, Wattle, 2020, charcoal on paper prepared with acrylic,  114 x 180 cm     A huge …

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Cameron Hayes – Blake Prize 2021

Image above: Cameron Hayes  Angry angels help Adam with the first dictionary  2020  oil on canvas  198 x 254 cm …

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Camie Lyons – Interview with The Grace Tales

Camie Lyons recently sat down with The Grace Tales‘ Georgie Abay for an intimate conversation about art and life. Throughout …

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Australia Day 2021: Peter Kingston Returns AM

Celebrated Australian artist, Peter Kingston, has returned his Member of the Order of Australia (AM) award in protest of the …

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