4 - 8 August 2010
about the exhibition
The prints, paintings and sculptures of GW Bot can be seen as an allegory for a person’s passage through life. The glyph marks that dominate Bot’s work communicate her bond with the Australian landscape and form a unique language for her to employ intuitively. In a most basic observation, the glyphs are evocative of branches and twigs, yet they also remind us of abstract landscapes, or even cosmological markings, mapping out the progression of time, seasons or natural events. GW Bot’s use of a natural colour palette, strong silhouettes and an emphasis on coarse visual and tactile textures further depict her ‘oneness’ with the land.
GW Bot studied art in London, Paris and Australia, graduating from the Australian National University in 1982. Practicing full-time since 1985, GW Bot exhibits widely in solo and group shows across Australia and internationally including London, Paris, Poland, Japan and Manila. GW Bot’s work is represented in over one hundred public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Albertina (Vienna), British Museum, British Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, Bibliotheque Nationale (Paris), Fogg Museum of Fine Arts (Harvard University, USA), Kharkiv Art Gallery (Ukraine) and Lublin Museum (Poland).