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Recent acquisitions by The British Museum in London U.K. and the 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
PRINTMAKING ; upcoming workshops
Monotype Printing Workshop; September 20-21
B.D.A.S Bowral & District Art Society workshop, 1 Short St, Bowral
Looking at two different types of monotype printing, also multiplate colour work will be covered. It would be suited to those that have done some printmaking before, but should also be ok for beginners.
email office@bdasgallery tel 4861 4093
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 and the State Library of Victoria.
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'.