• Dodgetown Hazard Meeting
    Paul White - Dodgetown Hazard Meeting
    Pencil on paper 85 x 135 cm $8,500
  • Roadside Car Stack
    Paul White - Roadside Car Stack
    Pencil on paper 76 x 58 cm $4,200
  • Black & Blue (Pheonix Firebird) - detail
    Paul White - Black & Blue (Pheonix Firebird) - detail
    Pencil on paper 40 x 53 cm $2,800
  • Father & Son, Dirt Bike & Dust
    Paul White - Father & Son, Dirt Bike & Dust
    Pencil on paper 27 x 32 cm $1,750
  • Flight of the Time Bandit
    Paul White - Flight of the Time Bandit
    Pencil on paper 27 x 32 cm $1,400
  • Hollywood Hip Hop Hoedown Showdown
    Paul White - Hollywood Hip Hop Hoedown Showdown
    Pencil on paper 20 x 20 cm $1,100
  • Into the Void
    Paul White - Into the Void
    Pencil on paper 40 x 53 cm $2,800
  • Money Tree Protection (Wild West ATM)
    Paul White - Money Tree Protection (Wild West ATM)
    Pencil on paper 20 x 20 cm $1,100
  • Prepared for Anything That May Come Their Way
    Paul White - Prepared for Anything That May Come Their Way
    Pencil on paper 20 x 20 cm $1,100
  • Roadside Rock Stop - detail
    Paul White - Roadside Rock Stop - detail
    Pencil on paper 76 x 58 cm $4,200
  • Whatever We Want, A Majestic Scene (Death Valley Lunch Break)
    Paul White - Whatever We Want, A Majestic Scene (Death Valley Lunch Break)
    Pencil on paper 27 x 32 cm $2,800
  • The Earth Gave Way Beneath Them
    Paul White - The Earth Gave Way Beneath Them
    Pencil on paper 27 x 32 cm $1,750
  • On the Moving On
    Paul White - On the Moving On
    Pencil on paper 100 x 115 cm $7,200
  • Steel Horse Strip Down
    Paul White - Steel Horse Strip Down
    Pencil on paper 50 x 56 cm $2,800
  • Trailer Trash
    Paul White - Trailer Trash
    Pencil on paper 80 x 73 cm $4,500
  • Desert Exile
    Paul White - Desert Exile
    Pencil on paper 40 x 40 cm $2,200
  • Time Travels
    Paul White - Time Travels
    Pencil on paper 40 x 40 cm $2,200
  • Slow Frozen Out of Time Motion (Ancient Bristlecones of the White Mountains)
    Paul White - Slow Frozen Out of Time Motion (Ancient Bristlecones of the White Mountains)
    Pencil on paper 115 x 115 cm $7,000
  • Sunset to Stardust
    Paul White - Sunset to Stardust
    Pencil on paper 90 x 115 cm $7,200

Paul White | Time Travels

Opening Night: Thursday, Oct 31

As a whole the show will revolve around the landscape, the navigation of it and objects that transport or move us – cars / bikes / horses / planes etc – in both operational and obsolete or abandoned states.  My previous work focused on abandoned/wrecked vehicular objects such as cars & trucks in negative space, with elements of the landscape starting to creep in as well.

In this body of work I am bringing the landscape in to more prominence and also have included figures or a life force – in some cases the works will include figures and their interaction within the landscape and with objects that are still operational rather than abandoned / derelict.

The thorough investigation of abandoned and empty spaces led me back to the human interaction with the environment or landscape via objects of movement such as cars and motorbikes.  In a way I am capturing the moments before they become a forgotten memory or an abandoned machine.  I do plan to juxtapose this imagery (ie. the pieces with life / movement) with elements of the abandoned objects, as in previous works.

The image base for this series is much broader and I am working with images from a range of time periods.  As well as imagery I have taken myself, I have sourced some imagery from family photo albums, such as the motorbike pieces of my dad  – and me as a kid.

So in this series I am taking imagery from different times and places to form more of a personal history or bio narrative, in a way mapping out a personal navigation of the world.  Like the exploration of junkyards, by looking back at moments in time I am exploring memory and how place and time has shaped me.

Paul White June 2013

SO FAR IN 2013 Paul has been a…

 FINALIST in

  • the Fleurieu Art Prize, SA | On exhibition 26 October – 25 November
  • the Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Caloundra, QLD | On exhibition 21 August – 13 October
  • the Hazelhurst Art Award : Art on Paper, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Hazelhurst, Sydney
  • the Lethbridge 10000 Small-Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane | On exhibition 15 – 30 June

and WON

  • The Judges Prize, October 2013 forThe Hutchins Art Prize: On Exhibition, Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 15-27 October

and a PRESENTER for

Semi-Permanent, Creative Conference, Sydney Convention Centre | May 2013 ;

Semi-Permanent, Melbourne Convention Centre | October 2013

Other Awards Paul has won include

2010             Metro Art Award

2010             Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize, Local Artist Award

2006             Tattersall’s Contemporary Art Award, Local Artist Award

2005             NAVA Visual and Craft Artists’ Grant Scheme

2002             CalArts Scholarship

2002             CalArts Deans Reserve Fund

2002             Samstag Supplementary Scholarship

2001             Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship

2000            Gunnery Studio Program, Artspace, Sydney

1997              William Fletcher Trust Grant