ARTIST ON SHOW IN PERTH

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Front Page - Pierra Wil­lix

Pem­ber­ton artist Tony Wind­berg’s art­work Coun­ter­point — Gal­lipoli was last week ex­hib­ited in the Perth Royal Art Prize for Land­scape.

Wind­berg said the idea for the piece had been “brew­ing away” for a long time, and in­volved draw­ing about a quar­ter of a mil­lion dots of vary­ing sizes one by one.

“I’m fas­ci­nated by na­ture and ge­ol­ogy,” he said, adding that de­pict­ing

the Sphinx, the im­pos­ing nat­u­ral for­ma­tion over­look­ing An­zac Cove, was a chal­lenge given the “pow­er­ful and bru­tal story” it held for the An­zacs and Turks.

“So to de­pict a site so loaded with such a heavy burden of his­tory, I went for an emo­tion­ally un­der­stated, per­haps de­tached method. Like lay­ers of en­twined hu­man his­tory, the marks form dual lay­ers of ver­ti­cal and hor­i­zon­tal lines that hover over the foun­da­tion of earth and ash, de­pict­ing ge­og­ra­phy obliv­i­ous to its hu­man sig­nif­i­cance,” he said.

One of 51 artists se­lected to ex­hib­ited, Wind­berg said he was hon­oured to make the fi­nal se­lec­tion of en­trants for a sec­ond time in the Perth Royal Art Prize.

Artist Tony Wind­berg’s piece Coun­ter­point —Gal­lipoli was ex­hib­ited in the Perth Royal Art Prize For Land­scape.

Coun­ter­point —Gal­lipoli.

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