HUGH WALLER

ARTIST STATEMENT

 In much the same way that a listener is transported by their favourite piece of music by the mere act of listening, I would encourage a response to my work that is more sensory or emotional than intellectual in nature.

The subject matter of my work is generally centered on natural forms and the landscape. I find myself drawn to natural forms by not only their inherent beauty and abstract qualities, but also their sense of ambiguity. This ambiguity appeals to the human love of mystery; to curiosity and a drive for exploration and discovery.

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ABOUT ME

In my early years as an artist, I channelled all my creative energy into my chosen media for artistic expression – painting and printmaking. Coinciding with a scene change from Melbourne to Bendigo in 2004, I discovered digital photography, and with it the artistic possibilities that it offered.

Having explored layers of texture, shapes and marks through printmaking and painting, I found that the transition to working with digital photography was a natural one. I started photo-digital work in my spare time, but once I realised its creative possibilities, digital photography became my preferred medium for artistic output.



Photo by Geoffrey O'Donnell

ABRIDGED CV

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Fade, The Capital, Bendigo, Victoria

2013 The Space Between, View Point Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria

2013 Apparition, Pocket Gallery, Newstead, Victoria

2012 The Space Between, Obscura Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria

2011 Thirteen Leaves, The Capital, Bendigo, Victoria

2010 Tree, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria

2010 Collection, The Capital, Bendigo, Victoria

2009 Small Things, The Capital, Bendigo, Victoria

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 White Christmas Wonderland Exhibition, Arnold Street Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria

2016 Edge of Vision, Gallery at Reveries, Marong, Victoria

2016 Co.lab: Words and Art 2016, Bendigo Library, Bendigo, Victoria

2015 Co.lab: Words and Art 2015, Bendigo Library, Bendigo, Victoria

2013 The Story of the Creative, See|Exhibition Space, Long Island City, New York, U.S.A.

2012 Place, Dudley House, Bendigo, Victoria

2012 Span, Stockroom, Kyneton, Victoria

2010 2010 Kodak Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Victoria

2009 2009 Kodak Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Victoria

2008 Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

2008 Digital Fringe (Melbourne Fringe Festival), online and projection screens, Melbourne, Victoria

2008 More Visions, Dudley House, Bendigo, Victoria

2007 Digital Fringe (Melbourne Fringe Festival), online and projection screens, Melbourne, Victoria

2007 Light, Dudley House, Bendigo, Victoria

OTHER

2015 Nyctophilia exhibited on digital screen as part of See Me (web-based arts organisation) Exposure Photography Award at The Louvre, Paris, France

2014 Several works included in SeeMeTakeOver, a  projection of artwork from members of See Me (web-based arts organisation) at Times Square, New York, U.S.A.

2013 Various images and a short video piece used as part of projected backdrop for a performance by Low Rez choir Melbourne, Victoria

2013 Evening Journey used as cover art for the novel The First Week written by Margaret Merrilees, published by Wakefield Press, Adelaide, South Australia

AWARDS

2012 Finalist, Flanagan Art Prize, St Patricks College, Ballarat, Victoria

2011 Finalist, Eaglehawk Art Award, Eaglehawk Mechanics Institute, Eaglehawk, Victoria

2010 Finalist, Flanagan Art Prize, St Patricks College, Ballarat, Victoria

2009 Finalist, Flanagan Art Prize, St Patricks College, Ballarat, Victoria

2005 Finalist, Works on Paper Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria

COLLECTIONS

Private collections: Australia, England, U.S.A. Singapore

CONTACT

Please feel free to get in touch with any sales/gallery enquiries, questions, feedback or comments you may have. I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. Thank you.

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