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John Webb

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Near Mildura, Jan 2014 W/colour Gouache Collage 1.5m X 2m Meters © artist
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NEAR MILDURA [ detail ], 2014 W/colour Gouache Collage 1.5m X 2m Meters © artist
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Near Wagga, 2013 W/color Gouache Collage 1.49 X 1.97 Meters © John Webb
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What is this thing called love?, 2013 Watercolor Gouache Collage 1.5 X 2.0 Meters © John Webb (artist)
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The road to Gundagai, 2012 Watercolor Gouache Collage 48" X 43" or 109cm X 104cm © johnwebbartworks.com
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Open day, 2012 Watercolor Gouache Collage 100 X 151 Centimeters © John Webb (artist)
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Captain Cook and Mr Banks go ashore [from the Captain Cook trio], 2011 Watercolor Gouache Collage 150 X 104 Centimeters © John Webb (artist)
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Aground [from the Captain Cook trio], 2011 Watercolor Gouache Collage 130 X 108 Centimeters © John Webb (artist)
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Naming Cook's passage [from the Captain Cook trio], 2011 Watercolor Gouache Collage 106 X 144 Centimeters © John Webb (artist)
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Rush, 2010 Watercolor Gouache Collage 109 X 156 Centimeters © John Webb (artist)
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Rush [detail], 2010 Watercolor Gouache Collage © John Webb (artist)
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Leaving Echuca, 2009 Watercolor Gouache Collage 109 X 156 Centimeters © John Webb (artist)
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Leaving Echuca [detail], 2009 Watercolor Gouache Collage © John Webb (artist)
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Ghan, 2008 Watercolor Gouache Collage 105 X 156 Centimeters © John Webb (artist)
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Big red hinterland, 2007 Watercolor Gouache Collage 104 X 142 Centimeters © John Webb (artist)
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There is water at the bottom of the ocean, 2007 Watercolor Gouache Collage 150 X 100 Centimeters © John Webb (artist)
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
New Zealand
Lives in
Sydney
Works in
Sydney
Representing galleries
none
Tags
ecology, History, Australian, Australia, collage, gouache, watercolour, watercolor, social history, Murray, Darling, river, desert, abstract, mixed-media, landscape, modern
Exhibitions and Awards

I relate strongly to Glen Murcutt’s “Touch the earth lightly.” With this statement as a foundation for all my work I try to make art that is beautiful, interesting and different. I like using themes that encompass a wide range of Australian imagery. This includes landforms, flora and fauna, architectural references, human habitation (ancient and modern), and perhaps a little political and social commentary or whatever else that might be relevant and topical. Within the composition I try to set up rhythms and patterns using repetitive shapes or forms, color harmonies, curves and echoes of curves. I also like using words / text as a contrast to the picturesque aspects of the composition. What I hope will eventually emerge is a painting that is poetic and poignant.

My new website gives a detailed coverage of things that interest me as well as working methods and production of the artworks.

John Webb

www.johnwebbartworks.com

 

2014

Art Award

Wynne Prize, Australia

  Trustee's Watercolour Prize

2009

Art Award

Paddington Art Prize, Sydney, Australia

Finalist

2008

Art Award

Cowra Art Award, NSW, Australia

Finalist

2001

Juried show

National Watercolor Society, USA

PotomacValley award

2000

Juried show

National Watercolor Society, USA

H K Holbein award

2000

Juried show

San Diego Watercolor Society, USA

Ehrenfeld award

1998

Juried show

San Diego Watercolor Society, USA

Silver brush award

1996

Juried show

Watercolor West, California, USA

Brand library prize

1995

Juried Show

Pakuranga Arts Centre, Auckland NZ   (The Alphabet show)

 

1994

Juried show

Watercolor West, California, USA

 

1994

Solo show

Flagstaff Gallery, Auckland, NZ

 

1993

Solo show

Warwick Brown Gallery, Auckland, NZ

 

1992

Group show

Auckland Museum: NZ contemporary medallion show

 

1992

Solo show

Warwick Brown Gallery, Auckland, NZ

 

1991

Touring show

Auckland City Gallery, NZ  (The Dream of Joseph)

 

1991

Group show

Lopdell House Gallery, Auckland, NZ  (The Wild West show)

 

1988

Art award

Tokoroa Art Award, Tokoroa, NZ

Finalist

1988

Solo show

Auckland Society of Arts, NZ

 

1988

Art award

BRL Art Award, Auckland, NZ

First Prize

1987

Solo show

Portfolio Gallery, Auckland, NZ

 

1987

Art award

BRL Art Award, Auckland, NZ

Finalist 

1987

Group show

NZ artists to Valparaiso Biennale, Chile

 

1986

Solo show

Canterbury Society of Arts, Christchurch, NZ

 

1986

Solo show

Auckland Society of Arts, NZ

 

1985

Solo show

Denis Cohn Gallery, Auckland, NZ

 

1984

Solo show

Gallery Legard, Wellington, NZ

 

1983

Art award

Team McMillan Art Award, NZ

Finalist 

1983

Solo show

Denis Cohn Gallery, Auckland, NZ

 

1982

Solo show

Gallery Legard, Wellington, NZ

 

1982

Solo show

Denis Cohn Gallery, Auckland, NZ

 

1982

Group show

Denis Cohn Gallery, Auckland, NZ

 

1982

Art award

Wanganui Art Award  Wanganui

Finalist

1981

Solo show

Denis Cohn Gallery, Auckland, NZ

 

1980

Solo show

Denis Cohn Gallery, Auckland, NZ

 

1979

Group show

Denis Cohn Gallery, Auckland, NZ

 

1976

Solo show

Auckland Society of Arts, NZ

 

1976

Group show

Auckland Society of Arts, NZ

 

1974

Group show

Lincoln  Gallery, Auckland, NZ