25 August - 13 September 2011
about the exhibition
Wayne Viney is a highly regarded printmaker, best known for his hauntingly evocative monotype prints. In this recent body of work, Wayne moves away from his literal depictions of landscape, focusing on the combinations of colours found in nature. Inspired by the glorious views and memorable evening skies across the Southern Ocean in south-west Victoria, Wayne’s reduction of landscape elements have allowed him to place greater emphasis on colour. He enjoys the variable nature of monotype prints and believes it is the ideal medium for capturing the effects of nature’s changing light. Monotypes are unique, one off prints created by the process of painting an image onto an etching plate and the image then transferred to paper in a printing press. Of this process Wayne comments that “it is the accidental unintended nature of monotypes that has always appealed to me – a certain amount can be calculated, but the overall result can never be guaranteed.”
Wayne Viney is a Melbourne based printmaker. He completed a Diploma of Art and Design at Swinburne University in 1972 and was first introduced to the monotype technique in the early 1980s. Wayne has been a finalist in numerous awards and prizes, and has been exhibiting in solo shows since 1996. His work can be found in many collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Parliament House, Artbank and Charles Sturt University, NSW.