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Tony Ameneiro

(Australia 1959 – )

Location detail II Gymea Lily
Other titles:
Gymea Lily II
Media category
Materials used
hard-ground etching, black ink, chine collé (Kozo handmade paper) on off-white Hahnemühle wove paper

89.1 x 59.4 cm platemark; 107.5 x 79.0 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Tony Ameneiro 2004".
Purchased with funds provided by the Arthur Boyd Acquisition Fund 2006
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

Tony Ameneiro's recent work explores "personal symbols of place … creating an 'autobiographical map' " ('Imprint', Spring, 2002, p. 14). In his work, images take on a cartographic role in this 'autobiographical map', many of them implying a personal, spiritual or religious meaning for the artist. In 'Location – detail – gymea lily II', the linearity of the etching makes references to the tight contour lines of topographic maps of the region, the map drawn into the contours of the flower.

This etching, from the series 'Location', depicts the Gymea Lily which grows prolifically in the southern Sydney and Illawarra regions, where the artist lived for a number of years (at Stanwell Tops on the Illawarra Escarpment).

Bibliography (1)

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales Annual Report 2006, 'Year in review: Australian art', pg. 20-22, Sydney, 2006, 22.

Exhibition history (1)

tony ameneiro | location, Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong, 31 Jul 2004–05 Sep 2004