ARTIST ON SHOW IN PERTH
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.