After ten years painting the furthest reaches of what was once the supercontinent Gondwana—from the far south of South America to the islands of the Indonesian Archipelago, John Wolseley has returned to the centre of it all—inland Australia. Following a line of fire he has been burning himself back into the Mallee sandhills and Box Ironbark forests of N.W. Victoria.

Exhibition Dates: 29 September – 22 October 2005
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John Wolseley 1. The harmonic patterns of Mallee birdsong - Finch Eagle and Bush Curlew, 2004; carbonised wood, watercolour on paper, and music stands; installation, overall approx. 200 x 350 x 150 cm, eight parts (i) 143 x 348 cm; (ii) 37 x 72 cm; (iii) 57 x 76.5 cm; (iv) 30.5 x 54.4 cm; (v) 35 x 84.5 cm; (vi) 31 x 49 cm; (vii) 46 x 67 cm; (viii) 41 x 66.5 cm (paper); enquire
1. The harmonic patterns of Mallee birdsong - Finch Eagle and Bush Curlew, 2004
carbonised wood, watercolour on paper, and music stands
installation, overall approx. 200 x 350 x 150 cm, eight parts (i) 143 x 348 cm; (ii) 37 x 72 cm; (iii) 57 x 76.5 cm; (iv) 30.5 x 54.4 cm; (v) 35 x 84.5 cm; (vi) 31 x 49 cm; (vii) 46 x 67 cm; (viii) 41 x 66.5 cm (paper)
John Wolseley 3. Burnt traces - Banksia, Broombush and Grevillea, 2004-05; watercolour, pencil and carbonised wood on paper; 153 x 264 cm (paper), 179 x 287 cm (framed); enquire
3. Burnt traces - Banksia, Broombush and Grevillea, 2004-05
watercolour, pencil and carbonised wood on paper
153 x 264 cm (paper), 179 x 287 cm (framed)
John Wolseley 7. When the wind stopped, 2004-05; watercolour and carbonised wood on paper; 87 x 196 cm (paper), 109.7 x 218 cm (framed); enquire
7. When the wind stopped, 2004-05
watercolour and carbonised wood on paper
87 x 196 cm (paper), 109.7 x 218 cm (framed)
John Wolseley 5. The poet's fence I, 2004-05; watercolour and carbonised wood on paper; 123 x 300 cm (paper), 148.6 x 326.2 cm (framed); enquire
5. The poet's fence I, 2004-05
watercolour and carbonised wood on paper
123 x 300 cm (paper), 148.6 x 326.2 cm (framed)
John Wolseley 2. Beyond Mission Beach - Fire and the Cassowary, 2002-04; carbonised wood and watercolour on paper; 2 parts: 151.5 x 245 x 7.5; 151.5 x 211.5 x 7.5 cm; enquire
2. Beyond Mission Beach - Fire and the Cassowary, 2002-04
carbonised wood and watercolour on paper
2 parts: 151.5 x 245 x 7.5; 151.5 x 211.5 x 7.5 cm
John Wolseley 4. A History of Parrots, Drifting maps and Warming seas, 2005; watercolour, charcoal and coloured pencils on paper; 66.5 x 346 cm (paper), 92 x 372 cm (framed); enquire
4. A History of Parrots, Drifting maps and Warming seas, 2005
watercolour, charcoal and coloured pencils on paper
66.5 x 346 cm (paper), 92 x 372 cm (framed)
John Wolseley 6. Masked Owl: Alpine Night, 2003-04; carbonised wood, watercolour and coloured pencils on paper; two parts, overall 71.5 x 361 cm (paper), 76.4 x 367 cm (framed); enquire
6. Masked Owl: Alpine Night, 2003-04
carbonised wood, watercolour and coloured pencils on paper
two parts, overall 71.5 x 361 cm (paper), 76.4 x 367 cm (framed)
John Wolseley 10. Mallee Fence 3 - Fire and Ash Sand and Salt, 2004-05; watercolour and carbonised wood on paper; 56 x 228 cm (paper), 77.7 x 248 cm (framed); enquire
10. Mallee Fence 3 - Fire and Ash Sand and Salt, 2004-05
watercolour and carbonised wood on paper
56 x 228 cm (paper), 77.7 x 248 cm (framed)
John Wolseley 12. Mallee Fence 1 - Callitris and Casuarina, 2004-05; watercolour pencil and carbonised wood on paper; 56.5 x 151.5 cm (paper), 74.5 x 169 cm (framed); enquire
12. Mallee Fence 1 - Callitris and Casuarina, 2004-05
watercolour pencil and carbonised wood on paper
56.5 x 151.5 cm (paper), 74.5 x 169 cm (framed)
John Wolseley 14-25. Birdsongs of Central Australia, 2005; carbonised wood, watercolour and pencil on paper 12 in separate frames; 56.5 x 76 cm (paper), 66.5 x 85.4 cm (framed); enquire
14-25. Birdsongs of Central Australia, 2005
carbonised wood, watercolour and pencil on paper 12 in separate frames
56.5 x 76 cm (paper), 66.5 x 85.4 cm (framed)
John Wolseley 11. And the fresh Earth beams forth ten thousand springs of life, (Blake), 2003; carbonised wood and watercolour on paper; 123 x 71 cm (paper), 146 x 89 cm (framed); enquire
11. And the fresh Earth beams forth ten thousand springs of life, (Blake), 2003
carbonised wood and watercolour on paper
123 x 71 cm (paper), 146 x 89 cm (framed)
John Wolseley 13. Slenderleaf Mallee, 2004-05; carbonised wood, watercolour and pencil on paper; 56..5 x 76 cm (paper), 82.7 x 100.7 cm (framed); enquire
13. Slenderleaf Mallee, 2004-05
carbonised wood, watercolour and pencil on paper
56..5 x 76 cm (paper), 82.7 x 100.7 cm (framed)
John Wolseley 8. Cassowary concertina, 2004; carbonised wood and watercolour on folded paper; 38 x 270 cm (paper), 61 x 298.6 x 18.3 cm (framed); enquire
8. Cassowary concertina, 2004
carbonised wood and watercolour on folded paper
38 x 270 cm (paper), 61 x 298.6 x 18.3 cm (framed)
John Wolseley 9. Mallee Fence 2 - Sheoak and Grey Mallee, 2004-05; watercolour and carbonised wood on paper; 56 x 228 cm (paper), 77.7 x 248 cm (framed); enquire
9. Mallee Fence 2 - Sheoak and Grey Mallee, 2004-05
watercolour and carbonised wood on paper
56 x 228 cm (paper), 77.7 x 248 cm (framed)