“Broadly, I am concerned with iterations of connectedness - the threads of substance that exist

daily amongst communities and between individual relationships with our environment, personal

values and one another. I see contemporary art as a platform for examining and facilitating worldly

and daily connectedness; whilst questioning established narratives surrounding environment,

culture, gender and the politics of privilege. My practice is an endeavour in creative sustainability,

to create art and work which personally satisfies. In sharing my work I aim for small resolutions to

self prescribed problems. Ultimately my work is a celebration of and dedication to this world.”

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Tilley Wood is an emerging artist whose work spans painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation

and performance art. She undertook Extensive Studio Practice majoring in life drawing at the

National Art School, Darlinghurst; and graduated with distinction from the University of Newcastle

NSW in 2016 with a Bachelor of Natural History Illustration. Since then, her studio practice has

solidified in contemporary art as a self taught oil painter, as well as sharing a collaborative

performance led practice with Sharifah Emalia Al-Gadrie.

Growing up in the spotted gum bush of regional south coast NSW, Tilley’s creativity is grounded in

a strong sense of community, family and the natural landscape. Her individual practice explores the

subjective dialogue between artist, subject and work; using paintings to manifest otherwise private

or intangible personal connections to light, landscape, community and self. The emotional qualities

of her subjects hope to connect more broadly to audiences beyond her immediate context and

engage with current conversations of her generation. She is particularly drawn to examining

personal comfort and languages of self care, as well as the politics of gender, art and society

through the lens of intersectional fourth-wave feminism.

Tilley has exhibited across NSW and Tasmania in collaborative and group shows, and is finalist of

the Henry Jones Art Prize, the RACT Tasmanian Portrait Prize and the Bay of Fires Art Prize. Her

work is held in private collections both nationally and abroad.

See more of her work at www.tilleywood.com.au and www.beyondtheveil.show.

 

Tilley Corinna Bowe Wood

born 1993 NSW, Australia • www.tilleywood.com.au • www.beyondtheveil.show

Education:

2012 – 2015 The University of Newcastle, Australia and Tasmanian College of the Arts (UTAS):

Undergraduate Bachelor of Natural History Illustration

2009 The National Art School: Intensive Studio Practice: Life Drawing

Awards:

2019 Shortlisted Finalist – The Henry Jones Art Prize; The Tasmanian Portrait Prize

2018 Shortlisted Finalist – The Henry Jones Art Prize; The Bay of Fires Art Prize

2014 William Fletcher Foundation Tertiary Grant

2013 Placed on faculty commendation list, Faculty of Science and IT – The University of

Newcastle Australia

2012 Margaret Senior Natural History Illustration Scholarship; Placed on faculty commendation list,

Faculty of Science and IT – The University of Newcastle Australia

2010 Rotary Club of Narooma Tertiary Education Scholarship

Collaborative Exhibitions:

2020 (Upcoming August) in situ, with Sharifah Emalia Al-Gadrie, Top Gallery, Hobart, TAS

2019 Surf’s Up but Everything Else is Down: A Pantomime On Coral

Bleaching, with Sharifah Emalia Al-Gadrie, Hobiennale Arts Festival, Good Grief, Hobart, TAS

2019 Ubertas et Fidelitas, with Sharifah Emalia Al-Gadrie, Princes Park, Hobart, TAS

2019 Beautiful Fruit, with Linda Spowart, Sidespace Gallery, Hobart, TAS

2015 Progression of Self, with Liss Finney, Watt Space Student Gallery, Newcastle, NSW

Group Exhibitions:

2019 The Henry Jones Art Prize, Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart, TAS

2019 The RACT Tasmanian Portrait Prize, Touring Exhibition, Hobart, Devonport, Launceston, TAS

2018 The Henry Jones Art Prize, Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart, TAS

2018 Dear kunanyi, Long Gallery Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, TAS

2018 The Bay of Fires Art Prize, Tidal Waters Resort, St Helens, TAS

2017 Doing It Again Next Show, Schmørgåsbaag, Hobart, TAS

2016 The Art of Christmas, Menzies Research Institute Annual Art Auction, Hobart, TAS

2015 The Art of Christmas, Menzies Research Institute Annual Art Auction, TAS

2015 We Get By: Showcase of Emerging Australian Artists, Cooks Hill Galleries, Newcastle, NSW

2014 Third Year Bachelor of Natural History Illustration Mid-Year Show, University of Newcastle

Design Faculty Gallery, Newcastle, NSW

2010 Art Express: Showcase of NSW HSC Visual Arts Works, The Armory, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW

Artist Residencies:

2019 Kickstart Arts, New Town, Australia

Current Representations:

2020 Penny Contemporary, Hobart

Affiliations:

2018 - present Member of Contemporary Art Tasmania

Tilley Wood 2019