Tony Pankiw is a professional artist based in Perth, Western Australia.
Tony’s formal qualifications consist of a Fine Arts degree from the Western Australian Institute of Technology (now Curtin University), and a post graduate degree from Victorian College of Arts.
Tony has been involved in community artwork through his work with local councils such as Joondalup, Kwinana and Cottesloe. He has held the position of President and been an active member of the Printmakers Association of WA, and also teaches printmaking techniques to students.
In the late 1990s public art became the main focus of Tony’s work. Major commissions have been fulfilled for Department of Housing and Works, Ministry of Justice, Main Roads, LandCorp, Department of Education, Urban Pacific, Cedar Woods, Peet, Stockland and various private commissioners.
Specialising in site-specific sculptures mainly in steel, Tony’s artworks can be found in locations such as schools, major highways, a marina, a library, housing estates, a prison and commercial residential buildings.
Several of these projects have required artworks to be reflective of the area, incorporating historical, cultural and/or environmental factors. Tony’s mantra is to create artworks that enhance the environment and create a long lasting impression for the public, which in turn, hopefully develops interest and appreciation for art in public spaces.
Featured WorkPortal to the Sea
- Year: 2020
- Materials: Aluminium and LED lighting
- Size: 240 x 150 x 80 cm
- Price: $9,900
'Portal to the Sea' is a sculpture referencing the organic nature of the ocean - sea creatures, seaweeds, corals and ocean currents. ‘Portal to the Sea’ allows you to engage with the sea where you can pass through a portal or sit and enjoy the sea.