When I am frottaging the engravings of beetles or the woodblocks cut out of ancient trees, I am not trying to consciously control the process. I’m allowing the maps of the life cycle of unknown beetles to float onto the paper.

—John Wolseley

Exhibition Dates: 21 March – 13 April 2019
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John Wolseley The hidden territories of the Mangrove worm mollusc – Arafura Sea, 2019; watercolour, carbonized wood, graphite and relief prints chine-colle on paper; 114 x 225 cm; Enquire
John Wolseley The hidden territories of the Mangrove worm mollusc – Arafura Sea, 2019
watercolour, carbonized wood, graphite and relief prints chine-colle on paper
114 x 225 cm
John Wolseley Umwelt – The life world of the Mangrove oyster, the Teredo worm and the Giant Marbled eel, 2019; watercolour, carbonized wood, graphite and relief prints chine-colle on paper; 153 x 346 cm; Enquire
John Wolseley Umwelt – The life world of the Mangrove oyster, the Teredo worm and the Giant Marbled eel, 2019
watercolour, carbonized wood, graphite and relief prints chine-colle on paper
153 x 346 cm
John Wolseley Dhunguruk, Butjuwutju/Mona and Djitama  - edible tubers of East Arnhem Land, 2015-18; woodcut from King Billy Pine with watercolour; 115 x 260 cm; Edition of 10; Enquire
John Wolseley Dhunguruk, Butjuwutju/Mona and Djitama - edible tubers of East Arnhem Land, 2015-18
woodcut from King Billy Pine with watercolour
115 x 260 cm
Edition of 10
John Wolseley The life of inland waters – Durabudboi river, 2015-18; watercolour, graphite, woodcut on paper; 124 x 445 cm; Enquire
John Wolseley The life of inland waters – Durabudboi river, 2015-18
watercolour, graphite, woodcut on paper
124 x 445 cm
John Wolseley Lagoon – Durabudboi river, 2014-18; watercolour on paper; 228.5 x 140 cm; Enquire
John Wolseley Lagoon – Durabudboi river, 2014-18
watercolour on paper
228.5 x 140 cm
John Wolseley Clerodendrum in the monsoon rain, 2016; watercolour and graphite on paper; 230 x 140 cm; Enquire
John Wolseley Clerodendrum in the monsoon rain, 2016
watercolour and graphite on paper
230 x 140 cm
John Wolseley Beneath the bark – engraved biographies, 2019; watercolour, etching and relief prints from found wood; 74.5 x 44 cm; Enquire
John Wolseley Beneath the bark – engraved biographies, 2019
watercolour, etching and relief prints from found wood
74.5 x 44 cm
John Wolseley Beetle inscape – Kamarooka Forest, 2019; watercolour, etching and relief prints from found wood; 76.5 x 48.5 cm; Enquire
John Wolseley Beetle inscape – Kamarooka Forest, 2019
watercolour, etching and relief prints from found wood
76.5 x 48.5 cm
John Wolseley Räkay and Wäkwak, Durabodboi river, 2016; watercolour on paper; 94.5 x 139.5 cm; Enquire
John Wolseley Räkay and Wäkwak, Durabodboi river, 2016
watercolour on paper
94.5 x 139.5 cm
John Wolseley Field painting 6 – Mallee beetles, 2019; watercolour, etching and relief prints from found wood; 54 x 67 cm; Enquire
John Wolseley Field painting 6 – Mallee beetles, 2019
watercolour, etching and relief prints from found wood
54 x 67 cm
John Wolseley Windblown insects on the salt – Lake Tyrrell (for JC), 2018; etching chine-colle over watercolour; 35.5 x 47.5 cm; Edition of 10; Enquire
John Wolseley Windblown insects on the salt – Lake Tyrrell (for JC), 2018
etching chine-colle over watercolour
35.5 x 47.5 cm
Edition of 10
John Wolseley 101 Insect Life Stories No 40. Coleoptera, 2017; etching with watercolour; 30 x 40.5 cm; Edition of 15; Enquire
John Wolseley 101 Insect Life Stories No 40. Coleoptera, 2017
etching with watercolour
30 x 40.5 cm
Edition of 15
John Wolseley 101 Insect Life Stories No 41, Whipstick Beetle, 2017; etching and relief print from found wood chine-colle; 30 x 40.5 cm; Edition of 15 + 2 A/Ps; Enquire
John Wolseley 101 Insect Life Stories No 41, Whipstick Beetle, 2017
etching and relief print from found wood chine-colle
30 x 40.5 cm
Edition of 15 + 2 A/Ps
John Wolseley Räkay and Wäkwak, 2016; watercolour on paper; 75 x 128 cm; Enquire
John Wolseley Räkay and Wäkwak, 2016
watercolour on paper
75 x 128 cm
John Wolseley 101 Insect Life Stories No 9, Yirrkala Cerambycid Beetle, 2018; watercolour and unique relief print from found wood chine-colle on paper; 113 x 52 cm; Enquire
John Wolseley 101 Insect Life Stories No 9, Yirrkala Cerambycid Beetle, 2018
watercolour and unique relief print from found wood chine-colle on paper
113 x 52 cm
John Wolseley 101 Insect Life Stories No 14. Kamarooka Grey Box Beetle, 2017; three relief prints from found wood, chine-colle over watercolour; 32 x 60 cm; Edition of 10; Enquire
John Wolseley 101 Insect Life Stories No 14. Kamarooka Grey Box Beetle, 2017
three relief prints from found wood, chine-colle over watercolour
32 x 60 cm
Edition of 10
John Wolseley Life stories of the grey box beetles, 2019; watercolour, etching and relief prints from found wood; 70 x 45.5 cm; Enquire
John Wolseley Life stories of the grey box beetles, 2019
watercolour, etching and relief prints from found wood
70 x 45.5 cm
John Wolseley Field painting 1- underground cartographies of the coleoptera of the Whipstick Forest, 2019; watercolour relief prints from found wood; 114.5 x 174 cm; Enquire
John Wolseley Field painting 1- underground cartographies of the coleoptera of the Whipstick Forest, 2019
watercolour relief prints from found wood
114.5 x 174 cm
John Wolseley 101 Insect Life Stories No 22, Batesian Mimicry 2, 2017; etching and relief print from found wood; 82 x 14 cm; Edition of 20; Enquire
John Wolseley 101 Insect Life Stories No 22, Batesian Mimicry 2, 2017
etching and relief print from found wood
82 x 14 cm
Edition of 20
John Wolseley 101 Insect Life Stories No 16. Scolytus Destructor Beetle, 2017; etching and relief print from found wood; 82 x 14 cm; Edition of 20; Enquire
John Wolseley 101 Insect Life Stories No 16. Scolytus Destructor Beetle, 2017
etching and relief print from found wood
82 x 14 cm
Edition of 20
John Wolseley Black wattle, 2018; unique relief print with beetle engraved log; log: 50 x 30 x 30cm; print: 89 x 65cm; Enquire
John Wolseley Black wattle, 2018
unique relief print with beetle engraved log
log: 50 x 30 x 30cm; print: 89 x 65cm
John Wolseley 101 Insect Life Stories No 52, Mr. Ponderosa’s Logs, 2018; relief print, acrylic, antique bell jar; 20 x 20 x 13 cm; Enquire
John Wolseley 101 Insect Life Stories No 52, Mr. Ponderosa’s Logs, 2018
relief print, acrylic, antique bell jar
20 x 20 x 13 cm
John Wolseley The Fallen Warrior,, 2018; beetle engraved branch and 31 graphite rubbings and relief prints from that branch; log 110 x 25 x 25cm, works on paper 103 x 191cm; Enquire
John Wolseley The Fallen Warrior,, 2018
beetle engraved branch and 31 graphite rubbings and relief prints from that branch
log 110 x 25 x 25cm, works on paper 103 x 191cm
John Wolseley Echidna Riddler, 2019; French oak champagne riddler with 30 beetle engraved branches (blackwood, redgum, grey box, yellow gum); two hinged panels at 149.5 x 72 x 5cm each; installation dimensions variable; Enquire
John Wolseley Echidna Riddler, 2019
French oak champagne riddler with 30 beetle engraved branches (blackwood, redgum, grey box, yellow gum)
two hinged panels at 149.5 x 72 x 5cm each; installation dimensions variable
John Wolseley Echidna Riddler, 2019 (detail); French oak champagne riddler with 30 beetle engraved branches (blackwood, redgum, grey box, yellow gum); two hinged panels at 149.5 x 72 x 5cm each; installation dimensions variable; Enquire
John Wolseley Echidna Riddler, 2019 (detail)
French oak champagne riddler with 30 beetle engraved branches (blackwood, redgum, grey box, yellow gum)
two hinged panels at 149.5 x 72 x 5cm each; installation dimensions variable
John Wolseley Black wattle tree trunk from Sawpit camp with suspended drawing, 2019; tree trunk with graphite rubbing taken from that trunk; graphite rubbing 324 x 75cm; trunk 236 x 24 x 12cm; Enquire
John Wolseley Black wattle tree trunk from Sawpit camp with suspended drawing, 2019
tree trunk with graphite rubbing taken from that trunk
graphite rubbing 324 x 75cm; trunk 236 x 24 x 12cm
John Wolseley Longicorn Beetle engravings, 2019; relief print found wood on Japanese tissue; 30.5 x 40.5 cm each; Enquire
John Wolseley Longicorn Beetle engravings, 2019
relief print found wood on Japanese tissue
30.5 x 40.5 cm each
John Wolseley Doppelgänger, Lake Pedder, 2018; unique relief print with Huon pine block; wood block: 35 x 30cm; print: 70 x 56cm; Enquire
John Wolseley Doppelgänger, Lake Pedder, 2018
unique relief print with Huon pine block
wood block: 35 x 30cm; print: 70 x 56cm
John Wolseley Doppelgänger, Lake Pedder, 2018; unique relief print with Huon pine block; wood block: 35 x 30cm; print: 70 x 56cm; Enquire
John Wolseley Doppelgänger, Lake Pedder, 2018
unique relief print with Huon pine block
wood block: 35 x 30cm; print: 70 x 56cm
John Wolseley and Linda Fredheim Beetlearium, 2018-19; cabinet with insectarium for housing beetles and their larvae, framed prints and four drawers containing prints and the logs from which they have been made.  blackwood, eucalypt, plywood and horizontal scrub and relief prints. cabinet designed and made by Linda Fredheim Furniture Design, Hobart; 150.5 x 35 x 44 cm; Enquire
John Wolseley and Linda Fredheim Beetlearium, 2018-19
cabinet with insectarium for housing beetles and their larvae, framed prints and four drawers containing prints and the logs from which they have been made. blackwood, eucalypt, plywood and horizontal scrub and relief prints. cabinet designed and made by Linda Fredheim Furniture Design, Hobart
150.5 x 35 x 44 cm
John Wolseley and Linda Fredheim Beetlearium, 2018-19; cabinet with insectarium for housing beetles and their larvae, framed prints and four drawers containing prints and the logs from which they have been made.  blackwood, eucalypt, plywood and horizontal scrub and relief prints. cabinet designed and made by Linda Fredheim Furniture Design, Hobart; 150.5 x 35 x 44 cm; Enquire
John Wolseley and Linda Fredheim Beetlearium, 2018-19
cabinet with insectarium for housing beetles and their larvae, framed prints and four drawers containing prints and the logs from which they have been made. blackwood, eucalypt, plywood and horizontal scrub and relief prints. cabinet designed and made by Linda Fredheim Furniture Design, Hobart
150.5 x 35 x 44 cm
John Wolseley Inscape – Lives of the Whipstick longicorn beetles, 2019; watercolour and relief prints chine-colle on paper; 95 x 76.5 cm; Enquire
John Wolseley Inscape – Lives of the Whipstick longicorn beetles, 2019
watercolour and relief prints chine-colle on paper
95 x 76.5 cm
John Wolseley Immanuel Kant’s Log, 2016; graphite rubbing from found wood with coloured pencil; 35 x 88 cm; Edition of 10; Enquire
John Wolseley Immanuel Kant’s Log, 2016
graphite rubbing from found wood with coloured pencil
35 x 88 cm
Edition of 10