Tony Windberg

Biography

Tony Windberg was born in Melbourne in 1966. He currently works in Northcliffe and Pemberton, in the South West region of WA. Graduating from Curtin University in 1986 (Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts, major: Painting), Windberg has won numerous art awards, held several solo exhibitions and has been selected to exhibit in significant state and national group exhibitions. He is represented widely in public, corporate and private art collections. Windberg combines a variety of artforms, materials and techniques. These range from the conventional to the unconventional. He sources and combines natural and synthetic materials from his surrounds, all of which are used with symbolic intent. Funded by a Department of Culture and the Arts Development Grant, he is currently preparing artwork for a major exhibition, Control Point, at the Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery in November 2016.

Solo Exhibitions

2012
Tree Lines, Gallery East, North Fremantle

2010
Viewpoints, Gallery East, North Fremantle

2010
Compositions, Gunyulgup Galleries, Yallingup

2005
Transience, Gunyulgup Galleries, Yallingup

2002
From The Edge, Gunyulgup Galleries, Yallingup

1999
FORMation, Framed Gallery, Darwin, NT

1995
Elements, Gunyulgup Galleries

1994
Earth - Water - Fire, Framed Gallery, NT

1992
Earthforces, Perth Galleries, Perth

1990
Argyle Diamond Sales, Perth

1989
Gallery Australia, Perth

Group Exhibitions

2014
(+ 2011, 2009, 2001) Minnawarra Art Award, Armadale

2014
(+ 2012) Cossack Art Award, Invited Artists Category Cossack

2013
(+ 2009, 2006) The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, South Australian Museum, SA

2013
(+ 2009, 2007) Bunbury Biennale, Bunbury Regional Art Galleries

2013
(+ 2011, 2010, 2007, 2006) The South West Survey, Bunbury Regional Art Galleries

2013
(+ 2012, 2011) Midwest Art Prize, Geraldton Regional Art Gallery

2013
Suburban Archaeology, Ellenbrook Arts, Ellenbrook

2009
City of Whyalla Art Prize, Whyalla, SA

2009
(+ 2008, 2007) Heysen Prize, Hahndorf Academy, Hahndorf, SA

2009
City of Albany Art Prize, Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany

2007
(+ 2006, 2005, 2004) City of Joondalup Invitation Art Award, Joondalup

2004
(+ 2000, 1998) Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW

2004
(+ 2000) Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize, McLaren Vale, SA

2001
(+ 1999) City of Perth Art Award, Council House, Perth

Awards

2013
(+ 2011) Winner, Best Overall Award, The South West Survey

2011
(+ 2010, 2007) Acquisition Award, Bunbury Biennale

2011
(+ 2009) Acquisition Award, Minnawarra Art Award

2011
(+ 2001) Winner, Minnawarra Art Award

2008
(+ 2001) Winner, The City of Wanneroo Painting Award

2008
(+ 2006) Winner, Best Work on Paper, BHP Billiton Hedland Art Awards

2007
Winner, Pilbara Landscape Section, Cossack Art Award

2006
(+ 2003) Winner, Northwest Landscape Section, Cossack Art Award

2001
(+ 1999) Winner, City of Perth Art Award

2000
Acquisition Award, Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, Grafton, NSW

Collections

Dale Alcock Group

Rio Tinto

Wesfarmers

Woodside Energy

Grafton Regional Gallery - Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award Collection, Grafton, NSW

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Cities of Perth, Armadale, Melville, Bunbury, Geraldton-Greenough, Joondalup, Vincent, Wanneroo, WA

Grafton Regional Gallery - National Collection, Grafton, NSW

Artbank

Curtin University, WA

Commissions

2013 - 2014
Waterline - Percent for Art Scheme Commission

2012 - 2013
Meeting Point - Inaugural Annual City of Joondalup Commission

2010 - 2015
Shire of Manjimup Heritage Trail Markers

2008
District Court Building Artwork - Percent for Art Scheme Commission

Publications

2012
‘Pictures Give Voice to the Trees’

Tree Lines exhibition, Gallery East, review by Darren Jorgensen. The West Australian (Today section ) Nov 16, pg. 6

2010
'Viewpoints'

re: Viewpoints exhibition, Gallery East, review by Ric Spencer. The West Australian Oct 15

2010
‘Compositions’

essay by Diana Roberts, re: Compositions exhibition, Gunyulgup Galleries, Yallingup. Artsource magazine, April - July 2010, pp 15, 16

2010
'Over There: Art in the South West'

catalogue essay by Dr David Bromfield for Survey 2010, pp 6-7, 15, 20

1993
‘Art Effects’

by Jean Drysdale Green, pg 186, Watson-Guptill Publications

1991
(cover artwork and feature article)

Australian Artist July 1991

1988
'The Artists Rottnest'

by Ted Snell pp 93,95, Fremantle Arts Centre Press

1987
‘Resilience’

Fremantle Arts Review October re: ‘Resilience’ Touring Exhibition of Curtin University Art Graduates

Residencies

2011
Artist Facilitator + Concept Design, Centenary Wall, Manjimup Primary School

funded by Country Arts WA

2005
Artist Facilitator, Oxides Project, Cossack, WA

workshop for Bujee Nhoorr Pu indigenous artists, funded by Ngarluma-Yindjibarndi Foundation

Artist Statement

My art delves into the nature of illusion and the illusion of nature: things are not always what they seem. 2D planes suggest pictorial depth, 3D structures appear flat. Apparent organic surfaces are, on closer inspection, synthetic. Marks that appear printed are engraved, while ‘paintings’ of modified landscapes are resurrected using natural materials.