Tony Davis was born in the small wheatbelt town of Wyalkatchem in 1948, a third generation descendent of a pioneering farming family. He has been a practicing artist for over 46 years. In 1999 he ended a successful 30 year teaching career to pursue art full time. A solo exhibition ‘Human Canaries’ in 2008 saw sculpture exhibited alongside paintings for the first time.
Themes and subject matter invariably come from a deep fascination for the human psyche and its history and relationships with the environment – past, present and future.
He has previously exhibited numerous times in Sculpture by the Sea at both Cottesloe and Bondi. In 2011 he also exhibited in Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus in Denmark. He has completed many national and international commissions and has a strong exhibition history, most recently ‘South West Now’ at Bunbury Regional Art Gallery and ‘Sculpture’ at Maunsell Wickes, Paddington.
Featured WorkThe Long (Jetty) Wait
- Year: 2019
- Materials: Charred Jarrah wood, blunt saw blade
- Size: 204 x 50 x 50 cm, Base 100 x 100 x .5 cm
- Price: $6,500
‘The Long (Jetty) Wait’ is a visitant paying homage to the historic site of the long jetty, gateway to our past. It references a link between archaeology and domesticity, and endeavours to spark our collective memories of womanhood as a metaphor for a principal creative source in our state's development.