Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery presents One hundred and One Insect Life Stories, a solo exhibition of new work by John Wolseley. In this exhibition, comprising of sculptures and works on paper, Wolseley will explore the fascinating metamorphosis of beetles and moths, creating whimsical myths of eternal return.
Please join us at the opening reception on Thursday, 21 March 2019, 6pm to 8pm.
This exhibition coincides with Angela Brennan’s ‘Celestial – Terrestrial’ exhibition.
John Wolseley (born 1938) has been creatively exploring Australia’s flora, fauna and complex environmental systems for over 30 years. He views himself as both an artist and a scientist. In 2005, he was made an Honorary Doctor of Science by Macquarie University and was also awarded the Visual Art Emeritus Award by the Australia Council. Wolseley recently collaborated with his close friend and Yolŋu elder Mulkun Wirrpanda to create a major exhibition and accompanying publication ‘Miḏwarr | Harvest: The Art of Mulkuṉ Wirrpanda and John Wolseley.’ The touring exhibition will open at its third location at the Melbourne Museum on 4 April 2019.
Other well-known solo exhibitions include ‘John Wolseley, Malle-Maquis-Desert-Rainforest 1990-2016’, Hamilton Art Gallery, Victoria (2016) and ‘Heartlands and Headwaters’ at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2015). He has also participated in a number of important group exhibitions and is included in numerous public and private collections globally.
This is John Wolseley’s 7th exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.
Image: John Wolseley, ‘The life of inland waters – Durabudboi river’ (detail), 2015-2018, watercolour, graphite, woodcut on paper, 124 x 445cm, photo: Mark Ashkanasy.