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Current work on show & recent acquisitions by The British Museum in London U.K. & National Gallery of Australia
The British Museum in London has recently acquired a work by Tony Ameneiro from the found skull series. View online
The National Gallery of Australia (NGA) has acquired Tony Ameneiro's large print “Big Night Skull” 2006, (179 x 90 cm) colour linocut for its collection. The acquisition was put forward by Roger Butler, Senior Curator of Australian Prints, Drawings and Illustrated Books at NGA . View at NGA online catalogue
Some new work included in "Steel City Sounds" at the Wollongong Art Gallery, Exploring 50 years of Wollongong’s rock ‘n’ roll heritage. Steel City Sounds celebrates the culture of Wollongong’s live music scene, drawing upon the collections of performers, artists and audiences.
PRINTMAKING ; UPCOMING WORKSHOP
Monotype Printing Workshop; Saturday and Sunday March 14 & 15, 2015 - Dates now confrimed
B.D.A.S Bowral & District Art Society workshop, 1 Short St, Bowral
Looking at different types of monotype printing, multi-plate colour work will be covered.It would be suited to those that have done some printmaking before, but should also be ok for beginners.
Awards and Commissions
Three time finalist in the Dobell Drawing Prize, twice chosen by the Print Council of Australia as their commissioned print artist and winner of the prestigious Fremantle Print Award in 2007, his drawings and prints are held in several State, Regional and National & International collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Queensland Art Gallery, Art Gallery of South Australia, the State Library of Victoria and more recently acquired by the British Museum in London
About Tony Ameneiro
Tony Ameneiro is an artist-printmaker who uses both drawing and printmaking to develop and extend his ideas and images. His work reveals a sense of condensed observation with references to art history and is executed with great attention to detail. In series such as LOCATION and PARK EDGE, there is often a focus on symbols of place and the layering of culture and geography. The most recent LILY HEAD series continues his interest in the 'Doryanthes excelsa', the Gymea Lily. Exploring the literal and metaphorical possibilities of the botanical term 'flowering head'.