The ‘Outrageous Animals’ exhibition sees the digital artist and illustrator bring a selection of his unique works into the analogue world as large prints to canvas and paper, with a further selection of works also presented on clothing and homewares.
“I love animals - they’re the most honest and beautiful people,” says GWA about his creations. “
“But by no means are any of these works your average pretty horse, cat or bunny drawing. These animals have a sense of the strange, of horror, of irony and of metaphor …and humour of course. You’ll also notice that the figures are fusions of human and beast …there’s a mythic quality that I quite like and there can also be metaphor, human attitudes and behaviours described by our animal cohabitants.”
GWA's work is largely influenced by and comments on queer culture, comic art, street art, pop art, pop surrealism, cinema, concept design and advertising.
In 2016, GWA controversially won 'Best Painting' at Bent Art 2016, awarded by a judging panel of renowned visual artists, Catherine O'Donnell and Matthys Gerber, also a Senior lecturer Sydney College of the Arts.
GWA was also a finalist in the Contemporary Art Awards for the last two years, a finalist in the 2016 Nonesuch Art on Paper Awards, Nova Scotia, Canada, as well as a finalist in the inaugural Queer Art Prize Australia 2017. GWA has also been an Avant Card featured artist.