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b. 1938, United Kingdom

John Wolseley Biography

John Wolseley (b.1938) is one of Australia’s most well respected contemporary artists. In 2005 he was made an Honorary Doctor of Science by Macquarie University and was also awarded the Visual Art Emeritus Award by the Australia Council.

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Wolseley’s work has been selected for numerous important group exhibitions such as Reframing Darwin: Evolution and art in Australia, at the Ian Potter Museum of Art in Melbourne (2009); The Ecologies Project, at the Monash University Museum of Art in Melbourne (2008); A Bird in the Hand, at the LaTrobe University Visual Arts Centre Gallery and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2006), and 2004 – Australian Art Now at Federation Square, National Gallery of Victoria (2004).

A major monograph, John Wolseley: Land Marks by Sasha Grishin was published in 1998 by Craftsman House and a second, expanded edition was published in 2006. John Wolseley’s work is represented in all the major State galleries and in numerous private collections in Australia and internationally.

John Wolseley Featured Artworks

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101 Insect Life Stories No 22, Batesian Mimicry 2 by John Wolseley contemporary artwork print
John Wolseley101 Insect Life Stories No 22, Batesian Mimicry 2, 2017etching and relief print from found wood
82 x 14 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Contact Gallery
101 Insect Life Stories No 16. Scolytus Destructor Beetle by John Wolseley contemporary artwork print
John Wolseley101 Insect Life Stories No 16. Scolytus Destructor Beetle, 2017etching and relief print from found wood
82 x 14 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Contact Gallery
101 Insect Life Stories No 41, Whipstick chine-collé beetle by John Wolseley contemporary artwork print
John Wolseley101 Insect Life Stories No 41, Whipstick chine-collé beetle, 2017etching and relief print from found wood chine-collé
30 x 40.5 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Contact Gallery
101 Insect Life Stories No 40. Coleoptera by John Wolseley contemporary artwork print
John Wolseley101 Insect Life Stories No 40. Coleoptera, 2017etching with watercolour
30 x 40.5 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Contact Gallery
101 Insect Life Stories No 13, Ur-Beetle by John Wolseley contemporary artwork print
John Wolseley101 Insect Life Stories No 13, Ur-Beetlerelief print and watercolour on paper
43 x 36 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Contact Gallery
Immanuel Kant’s Log by John Wolseley contemporary artwork print
John WolseleyImmanuel Kant’s Log, 2016graphite rubbing from found wood with coloured pencil
35 x 88 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Contact Gallery
Windblown insects on the salt - Lake Tyrrell (for JC) by John Wolseley contemporary artwork print
John WolseleyWindblown insects on the salt - Lake Tyrrell (for JC)etching chine-collé over watercolour
35.5 x 47.5 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Contact Gallery
101 Insect Life Stories No 14. Kamarooka Grey Box Beetle by John Wolseley contemporary artwork print
John Wolseley101 Insect Life Stories No 14. Kamarooka Grey Box Beetle, 2017three relief prints from found wood, chine-collé over watercolour
32 x 60 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Contact Gallery

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