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Program

My solo with a magpie in it

Miles Howard-Wilks

10th Apr 2015 – 9th May 2015 · West Space ·
Opening: Thursday 9 April 2015, 6-8pm.

Miles Howard-Wilks’ paintings are often described as having ‘otherworldly’ qualities. They are vibrant, complex land or underwater scenes; multifarious, imaginary places that are teeming with life. Howard-Wilks takes subjects he is passionate about, magpies, trains and sharks, and integrates them into these fictitious scenes, which are originally influenced by actual land and seascapes. There is a lot to discover in his paintings, as the viewer circumnavigates the scene following the railways, rolling hills or crashing waves, and encountering uniquely Australian flora and fauna, including magpies, crocodiles and great white sharks.

Miles Howard-Wilks My solo with a magpie in it presents new paintings, animation and ceramics that traverse imagined seascape motifs.

Miles Howard-Wilks is primarily a painter, he works across a range of mediums including ceramics, photography and animation. He is dedicated to exploring themes such as Australian landscapes, seascapes, football and, more specifically, sharks, magpies andtrains. He often combines several of these themes into one, complex painting. The inclusion of such eclectic subject matters within his works gives his artworks an otherworldly quality. Miles Howard-Wilks has worked in the studio and exhibited with Arts Project Australia since 2000.

This project is a collaboration between Miles Howard-Wilks, Arts Project Australia and West Space.

 

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Miles Howard-Wilks, Not titled (landscape), 2014, gouache and ink on paper, 55.5 x 76cm. Courtesy the artist and Arts Projects, Melbourne.
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  • Miles Howard-Wilks, My solo with a magpie in it, installation shot, Photo credit: Christo Crocker
  • Miles Howard-Wilks, My solo with a magpie in it, installation shot, Photo credit: Christo Crocker
  • Miles Howard-Wilks, My solo with a magpie in it, installation shot, Photo credit: Christo Crocker
  • Miles Howard-Wilks, My solo with a magpie in it, installation shot, Photo credit: Christo Crocker
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Miles Howard-Wilks, My solo with a magpie in it, installation shot, Photo credit: Christo Crocker
Miles Howard-Wilks, My solo with a magpie in it, installation shot, Photo credit: Christo Crocker
Miles Howard-Wilks, My solo with a magpie in it, installation shot, Photo credit: Christo Crocker
Miles Howard-Wilks, My solo with a magpie in it, installation shot, Photo credit: Christo Crocker
Miles Howard-Wilks, My solo with a magpie in it, installation shot, Photo credit: Christo Crocker
Miles Howard-Wilks, My solo with a magpie in it, installation shot, Photo credit: Christo Crocker
Miles Howard-Wilks, My solo with a magpie in it, installation shot, Photo credit: Christo Crocker
Miles Howard-Wilks, My solo with a magpie in it, installation shot, Photo credit: Christo Crocker