Vale Tony Woods, 1940-2017

Sadly, Tony Woods, a highly inventive Australian visual artist whose films and light-filled paintings we have long admired, died unexpectedly in June. In 2013 we published a review of Tony Woods: Archive in which writer Danni Zuvela described the work of this important Australian artist:

“Invited to muse on the aesthetic and conceptual relations between the artist’s practice across canvas, celluloid, pixels and audio tape, we start to develop insights into how the dialectic of representation and abstraction powers an artist like Tony Woods, finding varied expression across forms, materials and decades.”

Tony Woods: Archive is a wonderful record of the life and work of this much-loved Australian contemporary artist. It’s published by www.artinfo.com.au and distributed by Australian Scholarly Publishing (ASP).

The book includes a richly informative 55-minute DVD of the documentary Tony Woods: Work for the eyes to do, which you can see below. Or you can watch a 20-minute summary of Woods’ life and art currently posted as a tribute to the artist on his website.

Virginia & Keith

Top image credit: 1994 same chair changed light situation, oil on canvas, Tony Woods: Archive, image courtesy the artist

26 July 2017