A celebration of 25 years of the sculpture of UTAS artist and academic Dr Wayne Z Hudson has opened at the NEW Gallery at the Newnham campus.
Wayne Hudson: 25 Years of Excellence presents the resulting investigations of creative research from this important Tasmanian and national artist.
He is represented in numerous private, national and international collections, including the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) but more importantly his work is available to ordinary Tasmanians through public works in Hobart and Burnie, including the Cat and Fiddle Arcade’s Sit and Lean, and Waves ‘n Wall on the Burnie Surf Lifesaving building.
The artworks and public commissions created by Dr Wayne Hudson encompass the body experience; his artworks define the inner personal emotional narrative.
He manipulates such things as identity by developing an object using hard and soft materials to evoke tensions between masculine and feminine in a way that invites visual ambiguity.
Through this interplay Dr Hudson produces an artistic response that evokes a sensorial experience for the viewer. His work concerns the gesture associated with how humans relate to one another in everyday situations; whether sculptural or furniture, it makes public much of what we all feel and experience: emotional hardship, relationship interplay and desire.
Dr Hudson is a lecturer in sculpture at the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Inveresk and was awarded a PhD, Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Tasmania in 2001.
The exhibition will continue at the NEW Gallery until 7 September.