Tony Ameneiro

Tony Ameneiro

Nattai River Landscape - unframed

  • dimensions

    112 x 78
  • medium

    drypoint print with chine collé
  • Artist Statement & Bio

    This print comes from a series of works done in an area close to my home in the Southern Highlands of NSW on the Nattai River. This area was visited by artist Fred Williams in August of 1957. His initial eight week stay with the Stephens family at the property now known as “The Crags” produced the first of many iconic Fred Williams landscapes. I’ve returned regularly to draw in these same areas that Williams worked in, mindful of seeing and drawing from a totally different time & perspective. The immediacy of the drypoint method is something not far from Williams’ own working method  Tony Ameneiro studied art at the Alexander Mackie College of Advanced Education in Sydney 1978-81. He began exhibiting professionally in 1981 and has shown his work regularly in both solo and group shows since. He works as an artist-printmaker incorporating his drawing practice across the areas of etching monotype and lithography Tony Ameneiro was the winner of the National 2007 Fremantle Print Award, and was also twice chosen by the Print Council of Australia as their commissioned print artist. A three time finalist in the Dobell Drawing Prize Art Gallery of NSW (2003 06 & 2012) he was represented in 2005 at the Biennale Jogja VIII in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He has printed professionally for several prominent Australian artists including Tracey Moffatt & Ben Quilty. His work is held by several major institutions including British Museum London UK, National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of NSW Queensland Art Gallery, Art Gallery of South Australia & State Library of Victoria