Works on Paper 1995 -2020
- G.W. Bot

‘Works on Paper 1995 – 2020’ presents an outstanding curated selection of works on paper by the artist, showcasing pieces from several series including linocuts, graphite drawings, drypoint etchings, an incredible range of handmade papers and a recent artist book.

From decades spent drawing thousands of quick sketches in the Australian landscape, I have devised an alphabet or language – a system of marks I call ‘Glyphs’. A ‘Glyph’ is a bit like a letter or word written by nature itself. My work is intimately related to and has a sense of oneness with the landscape and our passage through it. I work with materials that come from the earth and each has a unique quality of the landscape, the Australian landscape we live in – a landscape that is at once resilient – how many fires, floods and droughts; the scarring by nature itself, does it endure and keep regenerating but also how fragile at the same time. This fragility has been added to by humankind through mining, over-development, incompetent politicians, wars and greed and something we call, climate change.

After 40 years working as an artist, I do not feel as a tourist or a visitor in the landscape but as a native, one who is part of this land and one who knows that if we do not look after it, we will destroy it and in turn it will destroy us. My works, while denoting elements such as earth and sky also speak of a ‘presence’, that is part of the day and night of our existence, part of a known reality but also an unknowable, timeless one.

– G.W. Bot, 2019

  • All prices in the exhibition are quoted unframed, unless otherwise stated.
G.W. Bot
G.W. Bot is a contemporary Australian printmaker, sculptor, painter and graphic artist who has created …
View Profile

In Blog

For the Love of Trees – Burrinja’s creative response to the devastating June storm event

Image above: Mary Tonkin  After, Kalorama  2021  oil on linen  183 x 320 cm We are delighted to share this …

Read More

G.W. Bot and David Frazer – 2021 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Image above: David Frazer  Waiting for Rain (panel 1, 2nd state)  2013  linocut  edition 50  51.5 x 48 cm Congratulations …

Read More

Rosalind Atkins, G.W. Bot, Dianne Fogwell, Martin King and Geoffrey Ricardo – 2021 Geelong Acquisitive Print Awards

Image above: Dianne Fogwell  Latency  2021  linocut  unique  150 x 375 cm Congratulations to Rosalind Atkins, G.W. Bot, Dianne Fogwell, …

Read More

Martin King and Stephanie Monteith – Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2021 Prizes

Image above: Martin King  strangerlands II, after W Strutt, Black Thursday 1851  2021  graphite, watercolour, gouache, pastel and gold leaf on …

Read More

Glenn Morgan – 67th Blake Prize Finalist

Image: Glenn Morgan  High Rise Towers  2021  acrylic on board  236 x 93 cm Congratulations to Glenn Morgan who has …

Read More

Nick Howson – Works Acquired by Parliament House

Image: Nick Howson  Magpie  2019  etching  19.5 cm x 30.0 cm Australian Galleries are delighted to announce that three works …

Read More

Jennifer Keeler-Milne – Elizabeth Fortescue Article on Destination Sydney Exhibition

“An artful collaboration celebrates nature and contemporary female talent across three stunning locations.” Elizabeth Fortescue writes on Destination Sydney: The …

Read More

Jennifer Keeler-Milne – Destination Sydney at S.H. Ervin Gallery

Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne  Spring Wattle III  2021  oil on canvas  121 x 228 cm Destination Sydney: The natural world is now …

Read More

Geoffrey Bartlett – Newhaven Public Art Commission

We are delighted to share these images from Geoffrey Bartlett with his recently installed sculpture, Alpha, for the Newhaven Public …

Read More

Sidney Nolan: Myth Rider – Tarrawarra Museum of Art

Image above: Sidney Nolan  The Myth Rider  1958-59  polyvinyl acetate on composition board  122 x 152 cm (Copyright the Trustees …

Read More

Jeffrey Smart – National Gallery of Australia

Image above: Jeffrey Smart  Labyrinth  2011  oil on canvas  100 x 100 cm The National Gallery of Australia is today …

Read More

Angus Fisher – Winner of the Hawkesbury Art Prize 2021

Image: Angus Fisher with winning work Carrion #3 at the Hawkesbury Art Prize 2021 A huge congratulations for Angus Fisher who …

Read More

Dianne Fogwell – Artist of the Year, 31st Annual ACT Arts Awards

Image credit: Holly Treadaway Congratulations to printmaker, Dianne Fogwell, who has been announced as Artist of the Year at the …

Read More