As an artist practicing in Naarm (Melbourne) I acknowledge that my practice takes place on stolen land and as such I would like to respectfully acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nations.
A bio, of sorts:
00 - born Rockhampton, Queensland
06 - starts school in small country town in Queensland
17 - leaves school in small country town in Queensland
18 - goes to art school
20 - drops out of art school, joins a punk band, moves to Brisbane
21 - self-releases 7” EP with aforementioned punk band
24 - spends significant amount of time in Bulgaria
26 - spends significant amount of time in Ireland
27 - becomes a father
28 - enrols to study
31 - graduates
32 - becomes a father of two
34 - moves to Hobart
36 - self-releases 12” EP
38 - graduates with PhD in Aesthetic Philosophy
39 - moves to Melbourne
41 - generates displeasure by pan-frying a Sidney Nolan drawing
43 - self-releases Double-LP ‘Hello Geranium, Goodbye Witch’
48 - self-releases long-form sound project
and improvised guitar project WYMN; makes and records long-form experimental sounds; works hard at being subversive, yet kind; plays intermittently with local experimental black metal / depressive noise rock collective Expurgatory and curates outsider creative collective HAUNT; make zines; makes art.
51 - under the nom de plume The Future Poets of Tarneit releases ‘
the old is dying but the new cannot yet be born’
Throughout (specifically the last 30 years) - AW has exhibited, performed, published, presented (nationally and internationally) and been generally present as some sort of creative, critical, experimental entity in a range of fields and disciplines. While never successful by any standard measure, he appears to have a Sisyphean drive (or predetermination) to persist.
If you would like to contact him, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and say hi.