GW Bot: The long paddock

Margaret Carnegie Gallery: 23 July - 18 September 2011

GW Bot
GW Bot, Paddock glyphs, from morning to night, 2008, linocut on Magnani paper
(Private collection)

GW Bot is an internationally renowned artist, a printmaker, painter, sculptor and graphic artist, who has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. She has had over 40 solo exhibitions, including shows in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, London, Paris, New York and Los Angeles.  She has participated in over 180 group and invited exhibitions, and is the recipient of numerous awards and has been awarded residencies in Europe, Asia and Australia. Her work is held in over a hundred public art collections nationally and internationally.


For many years GW Bot has been recording the Australian landscape as a language - in the form of glyphs. These have found expression in her work as relief prints, mainly linocuts, drawings, paintings and bronze sculptures. In part the language is drawn from the grasslands of the Lower Molonglo Valley, close to where she lives, and in part it deals with the vastness of Lake George (Weerewa) which is roughly midway between Canberra and Goulburn.  She has also explored the glyphs as found in coastal locations. In a way her glyphs are universal, the language of life that surrounds each and every one of us - at once familiar and seemingly instantly legible, but on closer encounter, indecipherable and unknowable. These glyphs take on a metaphysical nature and become metaphors for language and landscapes within all of us.


This exhibition is supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government program supporting touring exhibitions by providing funding assistance for the development and touring of Australian cultural material across Australia.


A Goulburn Regional Art Gallery Touring Exhibition.


Goulburn Regional Art GalleryVisions of AustGordon Darling Foundation

Communities arts NSW   Gulburn Council   RPG NSW



When:    Friday 5 August 2011, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Where:  Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

Cost:      Free!


Masters Forum 

Discover the secrets of the masters: join renowned printmaker GW Bot, acclaimed glass artist Robert Wynne, and many more from the creative community as they share their insights and experiences.

When:    Saturday 6 August 2011, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Where:   Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
Cost:       Free

In association with Wagga Wagga City Council's Winter Cultural Festival 2011,
Masters & Apprentices: Sharing, Learning, Skills and Awareness

Masters and Apprentices