Philip Wolfhagen

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"Landscape Genotype No. 3', 2014, oil on linen, 46 x 49 cm

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1963
Born in Tasmania

1987
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Centre for the Arts, the University of Tasmania, Hobart

1990
Graduate Diploma of Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

1990-1995
Lived and worked in Sydney

Currently
lives and works in Tasmania

 

2013
‘Australia’, Royal Academy of Arts, London
‘Propositions’, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney
‘Illumination: The art of Philip Wolfhagen’, a Newcastle Art Gallery and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery travelling exhibition touring to ACT, QLD, NSW and VIC 2014 – 2015

2012
‘The Indelible Blue Line’, Bett Gallery, Hobart
‘A Procession of Shadows’, Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

2011
‘Four Exaltations’, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney
Curious Colony: A twenty first century Wunderkammer, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
C20 – 100 years of Australian art from the TMAG collection, TMAG, Hobart
Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
2010
‘The Extended Journey’, Bett Gallery Hobart
‘A Painter’s Landscape’, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne
Curious Colony: A twenty first century Wunderkammer, Newcastle Region Art Gallery,
NSW
Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

2009
‘A Journey to the Source’, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney
‘Out of The Garden’, Philip Bacon Gallery, Brisbane
Four Tasmanian Painters: Burns, Keeling, Wastell, Wolfhagen, Holmes à Court Gallery, Perth, WA in association with Bett Gallery Hobart
New Gallery Artists, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne
Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

2008
Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney (G)
Time and Place: Selected works from the TarraWarra Museum of Art collection, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria (G)
The Green Zone, Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania (G)
Contemporaneous; Australian Contemporary Painting 1, Wangaratta Exhibitions Gallery, Wangaratta, Victoria (G)

2007
Vapour Trails, The Australian Embassy in Washington DC, USA
New Deliriums, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
Wonderful World, The Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide (G)
Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney (G)

2006
Luminary Traces , Bett Gallery Hobart, Hobart
Night Visions, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
From an Island South, Asia Link Touring Exhibition; Lahore, Pakistan; Kuala Lumpur; Bangkok (G)
Australia and Constable, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (G)
Senses of Place: Art in Tasmania, 1970-2005, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart (G)

2005
Night Beacons, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
Rhapsody 21C: Tasmanian Contemporary Art, Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania (G)

2004
The Inner Edge, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
The Inner Edge, Academy Gallery, Academy of the Arts, School of Visual and Performing Arts, University of Tasmania, Launceston
Noctiluca, Bett Gallery Hobart, Hobart
Archipelago, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery at Inveresk, Launceston
Great Escapes , Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW (G)
Frank Saxby Acquisitions, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree, NSW (G)
Tidal, Devonport Regional Gallery, TAS (G)

2003
Archipelago, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery at Inveresk, Launceston
Shifting light, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
Depth of Field, Shepparton Art Gallery, VIC (G)
Depth of Field, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne (G)
Painting Tasmanian Landscape, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart (G)

2002
high ground, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
Extreme Landscapes, Sherman Galleries Hargrave, Sydney (with Philip Hughes) (G)

2001
Winter Journeys, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney (first prize) (G)
Five Painters, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney (G)
Aspects of Tasmanian Art, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery at Inveresk, Launceston (G)
Between Phenomena: The Panorama in Tasmania, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart (G)
Poets and Painters, Bett Gallery Hobart (G)

2000
converging planes, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
Liawenee Exploration, Bett Gallery Hobart
Through the Landscape, Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston (G)
Uncommon World: Aspects of Contemporary Australian Art, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (G)

 

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Artbank, Sydney
Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, NSW
Derwent Collection, TAS
Devonport Gallery & Arts Centre, TAS
Esk Collection, TAS
Macquarie Bank, Sydney, Melbourne and London
Muzeum Narodowe W Warsawie, Poland
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
New England Regional Art Museum
Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle
Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra
Pat Corrigan Collection, Australia
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston
Sydney Grammar School, Sydney
Tamar Collection, Launceston
TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
University of Tasmania, Hobart
University of Technology, Sydney

2010
Christopher Allen, ‘The Big Picture’, The Weekend Australian, May 1-2, 2010
Miriam Kelly, Philip Wolfhagen Autumn equinox; the loss of the sun, Artonview, Issue 61 Autumn 2010, National Gallery of Australia

2008
Peter Timms, Gatecrashing the sublime, Artlink Vol 28 No 2, 2008

2007
John McDonald, Studio: Australian Painters on the Nature of Creativity, R. Ian Lloyd Productions. 2007

2006
Laura Murray Cree (ed.), Twenty: Sherman Galleries 1986-2006, Craftsman House,
Melbourne, 2006
Anne Gray. ‘Australia and Constable’, catalogue essay, Constable: Impressions of Land Sea and Sky, NGA, March 2006

2005
Peter Timms, Philip Wolfhagen (a Tasmanian Monograph presented through Arts Tasmania), Craftsman House, Melbourne 2005
Malcolm Bywaters, Rhapsody 21C: Tasmanian Contemporary Art, exhibition catalogue, Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania, 2 – 27 May 2005
Gillian Serisier, ‘The art of collectives’, Australian Art Market Report, no. 14, December 2004 – February 2005, pp. 30–32

2004
‘Philip Wolfhagen’, Artlink, vol. 24, no. 3, 2004, p. 93
Terry Ingram, ‘Feeding feeding at show’, Saleroom, Australian Financial Review, 12 August 2004, p. 20
David Hansen, ‘Philip Wolfhagen’, Art & Australia , vol. 42, no.1, spring 2004, pp. 90–95
Maria Rae, ‘Gallery director in love with history’, Examiner News, 12 June 2004
Philip Wolfhagen, Noctiluca, artist’s statement, Bett Gallery Hobart, May–June 2004

2003
Laura Murray Cree, ‘Beauty and hidden agendas’, State of the Arts, July–September 2003, pp. 80–82
Susan McCulloch, ‘An earthy masterpiece’, Weekend Australian, 19–20 April 2003
Bridget Arkless, Philip Wolfhagen: Archipelago, exhibition catalogue, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery at Inveresk, February 2003

2002
Benjamin Genocchio, ‘Residues of space’, Weekend Australian, 29–30 June 2002

2001
Michael Hutak, ‘Australia’s 50 Most Collectable Artists’, Australian Art Collector, issue 15, 2001
Dinah Dysart & Jackie Dunn, Artbank: Australian Art in Public Places, Artbank, 2001
Robert Nelson, ‘The “death of painting” a little premature’, Age, 22 September 2001
Peter Clarke, ‘Picture perfect’, Country Style, June 2001
Georgia Warner, ‘Critics put Tassie artist in elite club’, Mercury, 16 January 2001

2000
Deborah Hart, ‘Uncommon world’, artonview, issue 23, spring 2000
Bruce Roberts, ‘A fish-like boat in a water-like landscape’, Island magazine, winter 2000

 

2014
'Landscape Genotype No. 1', 2014, oil on linen, 46 x 49 cm
2013
‘Small Proposition no.1’, 2013, oil and beeswax on linen, 3 panels (62 x 46 cm each panel), 62 x 168 cm overall with 15 cm spacing
‘Small Proposition no.2’, 2013, oil and beeswax on linen, 3 panels (62 x 46 cm each panel), 62 x 168 cm overall with 15 cm spacing
‘First Proposition: chromatic scheme for autumn twilight’, 2013, oil and beeswax on linen, 5 panels, 151 x 334 cm overall, with 12.5 cm spacing (2 panels 46 cm wide, 2 panels 56 cm wide, 1 panel 80 cm wide)
‘Second Proposition: chromatic scheme for autumn twilight’, 2013, oil and beeswax on linen, 5 panels; 151 x 320 cm overall, with 12.5 cm spacing (2 panels 46 cm wide, 2 panels 56 cm wide, 1 panel 66 cm wide)
‘Third Proposition: Triptych’, 2013, oil and beeswax on linen, 3 panels (128 x 96 cm each panel), 128 x 348 cm overall with 30 cm spacing
‘Eighth Exaltation’, 2013, oil and beeswax on linen, 200 x 214 cm
‘Ninth Exaltation’, 2013, oil and beeswax on linen, 200 x 214 cm
‘The second 5 days of April’, 2013, oil and beeswax on linen, <br />
62 x 131cm, (5 panels, 5cm spaces)
2011
‘First Exaltation’, 2011, oil and beeswax on linen, 200 x 214cm
‘Second Exaltation’, 2011, oil and beeswax on linen, 200 x 214cm
‘Fourth Exaltation’, 2011, oil and beeswax on linen, 200 x 214cm
‘Fifth Exaltation’, 2011, oil and beeswax on linen, 200 x 214cm
‘A Lyrical Cloudscape’, 2011, oil and beeswax on linen, 120 x 129 cm
‘Preparation for Second Exaltation’, 2011, oil and beeswax on linen, 120 x 129 cm
‘Preparation for Third Exaltation’, 2011, oil and beeswax on linen, 120 x 129 cm
‘Small Exaltation no. 1’, oil and beeswax on linen, 46 x 49 cm
‘Small Exaltation no. 2’, oil and beeswax on linen, 46 x 49 cm
‘Small Exaltation no. 3’, oil and beeswax on linen, 46 x 49 cm
‘Small Exaltation no. 4’, oil and beeswax on linen, 46 x 49 cm
‘Small Exaltation no. 5’, oil and beeswax on linen, 46 x 49 cm
‘Small Exaltation no. 6’, oil and beeswax on linen, 46 x 49 cm
‘Small Exaltation no. 7’, oil and beeswax on linen, 46 x 49 cm
‘Small Exaltation no. 8’, oil and beeswax on linen, 46 x 49 cm
Exhibition Shot 1, Philip Wolfhagen, 'Four Exaltations', October 2011
Exhibition Shot 2, Philip Wolfhagen, 'Four Exaltations', October 2011
Exhibition Shot 3, Philip Wolfhagen, 'Four Exaltations' exhibition, October 2011
Exhibition Shot 4, Philip Wolfhagen 'Four Exaltations' exhibition, October 2011
Exhibition shot 5, Philip Wolfhagen 'Four Exaltations' exhibition, October 2011
'A View to the Past', 2011, oil & beeswax on linen, 200 x 214cm, AGNSW WYNNE PRIZE finalist 2011
'A Painter's landscape VI', 2010, oil & beeswax on linen, 118 x 96cm
2009
‘Journey to the Source I’, 2009, oil & beeswax on linen, 200 x 214cm
‘Journey to the Source II’, 2009, oil & beeswax on linen, 200 x 214cm
‘Journey to the Source III’, 2009, oil & beeswax on linen, 200 x 160cm
‘Journey to the Source IV’, 2009, oil & beeswax on linen, 200 x 160cm
‘Light study no. 3’, 2008 oil & beeswax on linen, 46 x 49cm
‘Light study no. 4’, 2008 oil & beeswax on linen, 46 x 49cm
‘Light study no. 5’, 2008 oil & beeswax on linen, 46 x 49cm
‘Pastorale: journey’s beginning’, 2009, oil & beeswax on linen, 119 x 96cm
‘Nocturne: journey’s ending’, 2009, oil & beeswax on linen, 119 x 96cm
‘Past the dead wattle no. 1’, 2009, oil & beeswax on linen, 46 x 49cm
‘Past the dead wattle no. 2’, 2009, oil & beeswax on linen, 46 x 49cm
‘Through the blackwoods no. 1’, 2009, oil & beeswax on linen, 57 x 46cm
‘Through the blackwoods no. 2’, 2009, oil & beeswax on linen, 57 x 46cm
study for 'The Journey' no. 1, 2009, oil & beeswax on linen, 57 x 46cm
study for 'The Journey' no 2, 2009, oil & beeswax on linen, 57 x 46 cm
study for 'The journey' no. 4, 2009, oil on beeswax on linen, 57 x 46 cm
study for 'The Journey' no. 5, 2009, oil & beeswax on linen, 57 x 46 cm
study for 'The Journey' no. 6, 2009, oil & beeswax on linen, 57 x 46 cm
'Autuum Equinox', 2009,Oil and beeswax on canvas
New Delirium, 2007, 200 x 215, Oil and beeswax on canvas
'Out of the Garden III', 2009, oil and beeswax on canvas
Southern Vista III, 2008. 96 x 116cm, Oil and beeswax on canvas
'Approaching Snow; Vale of Belvoir', 2009, oil and beeswax on linen, 46 x 49 cm. <br />
Proceeds from this work go to the Tasmanian Land Conservancy Fund raiser for the conserving and managing the Vale of Belvoir.