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John Walter Wolseley

(England, Australia 21 Apr 1938 – )

From Siberia to the Kimberley- Each year the wading birds return to the mangrove swamps
Place of origin
Media category
Materials used
colour lithograph, printed on white wove paper

72.0 x 101.8 cm impression (irreg.); 72.0 x 102.0 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "John Wolseley.". Not dated.
Purchased with funds provided by the Australian Prints, Drawings and Watercolours Benefactors Fund 2012
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

John Wolseley was born in England and studied art in London at the St Martin’s School (1957-58) and Byam Shaw School of Art (1958-60), and printmaking with S W Hayter in Paris in 1961-63. He arrived in Australia in 1976; since this time his art has been concerned with close observation of and immersion in the Australian landscape, and its flora, fauna and geology.

Wolseley favours working on paper, often using collage, and in the last decade made works in the landscape of a more conceptual nature, such as those recently shown at the Gallery in the last Biennale of Sydney, where the bush itself is the executor of the image.

This lithograph was among a number drawn by the artist at the Australian Print Workshop, and editioned there by APW printers, in 2012.

Bibliography (2)

Australian Print Workshop, Australian Print Workshop: an exhibition of contemporary works on paper, 2012, cover (colour illus., detail), 50, 51 (colour illus.), back cover (colour illus., detail). related works ‘Mangrove Swamp I,II & III'; 39,40 & 41 respectively

Australian Print Workshop (Designer), John Wolseley: 22 September-13 October 2012, 2012, (colour illus.). invitation; another impression