Australian abstract artist, Anthony White has been awarded the Creative Fellowship from the National Library of Australia.
The Fellowship offers artists a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the collections. Artists can be inspired by, repurpose, transform or imaginatively respond to published sources, such as music, maps, rare books or ephemera, or sources, such as pictures, manuscripts, oral histories and folklore recordings.
Anthony White will seek to research into the archive of renowned Australian artist, Sidney Nolan.
Recently the gallery held its first solo exhibition and first for the artist in the UK, titled, The Curious Eye Never Runs Dry. Anthony White is an artist whose work encompasses painting, collage and printmaking. His recent exhibition reviewed ideas about civil disobedience and its correlation to contemporary late capitalism reflecting upon the effects of a Western capitalist civilisation in our modern environment.
Anthony White has exhibited internationally over the past decade with solo exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne, Paris, Hong Kong and the UK. His work has been selected as a finalist for prestigious art prizes in Australia including, The Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship, The John Glover Art Prize and the Paddington Art Prize. White has also been the recipient of international residency programmes in Paris, Leipzig, Vermont and Latvia in both art centres and museum contexts. Public collections include Soho House, Mark Rothko Art Centre, Tweed Regional Art Gallery.