John Wolseley Born 1938 United Kingdom
Painter, printmaker and installation artist John Wolseley was born in Somerset, England. He studied at St Martins School of Art between 1957 and 1958, the Byam Shaw School of Art, London, in printmaking from 1958 to 1963 and later in Paris between 1961 and 1963. He lived and worked throughout Europe before relocating to Australia in 1976, where he travelled extensively through the outback.
1959 Lived in Paris, working with S.W. Hayter
1962 Lived in London, worked at Birgit Skiolds print workshop
1969 Moved back to west of England and began Nettlecombe Studios,
an artists’ and farmers’ collective
1974-75 Spent six months in Spanish Pyrenees and went on expedition
up the Skrang River, Borneo
1976 Settled in Australia. Artist-in-Residence, Newcastle CAE.
Moved to Thorpedale, Gippsland. Lecturer, Gippsland CAE
1979-80 Artist-in-Residence, Deakin University, Geelong
1980 Travelled extensively in central Australia
1983 Artist-in-Residence, Bendigo SAE
1984 Travelled extensively in north-western Australia. Moved
to Blue Mountains, NSW.
1987 Returned to St Kilda, Melbourne
1988 Artist-in-Residence, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
1993 Artist-in-Residence, Gorge Cottage, Launceston.
1994-95 Four months in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego charting Gondwana
1999 Extensive travel and painting in northern Australia and Indonesia