Auction 5th March 2019

Lot 16
Tony Woods (1940 - 2017) Australia
Ballet
c1975
Oil on canvas
144.5 x 100cm (stretcher) 147 x 101cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Exhibited University of Tasmania 2008 - 2018
Provenance Estate Winifred Knight; Label verso UTAS 2008/024 LOAN titled (Two Figures), Label verso 'Collection Winifred Knight #91, titled (Two Figures) Catalogue compiled for the Knight family 2008 by Rosanna Cameron';

Catalogue Details

F.A.D. Hobart, 1963 Studies under J.Carington Smith, Dorothy Stoner, George Davis
‘1963, city studio 2nd floor 136a Collins Street Hobart, later in 1965 also rented the top floor that had been a ballet school, I inherited a very large mirror which I was able to utilize in my oil paintings later on.’ Tony Woods An Archive Art Info.com 2013’
He was awarded the Harkness fellowship, which supported 21 months painting, New York, 1968/69
Well known for figurative, his period in NY saw a shift to contemporary abstraction over the 2 years of his residency. In the last months a major disaster occurred with a studio fire and he lost all his paintings. He was further offered a Power fund, Studio Fellowship, France, 1970 but was unable to take up at the time.
Returning to Australia he moved to Sydney and painted alongside Brett Whitely at a shared house Palm Beach working to joint show in Perth 1971. Following that Woods moved to Melb, but also maintained a small property at Dunally, Tasmania, where he had a shed as a studio. Melbourne saw his engagement with printmaking with encouragement from Fred Williams, while his later work took on super8 filmmaker, video/mdv & field recordings
1990 saw a major retrospective ACCA, Tony died 2017.
A significant painter, his painting encompasses themes of the structure of shadows, figurative and later abstraction.

Lot 28
Tony Woods (1940 - 2017) Australia
(Two Cats)
1970
Pastel, paint, ink and pencil on paper
64 x 52cm (sight) 67 x 54cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Exhibited University of Tasmania 2008 - 2018
Provenance Estate Winifred Knight; Label verso UTAS 2008/025 LOAN , Label verso 'Collection Winifred Knight #92, Catalogue compiled for the Knight family 2008 by Rosanna Cameron
Signed and dated lower left, inscibed verso '20'

SOLD

Auction August 2018

Lot 60
Tony Woods (1940-2017) Australia
Portrait Woman 1968
Oil on board
61 x 51cm (board)
71 x 61cm (fr)
Condition Excellent
Signed & dated lower right
Inscribed verso 'No 18'
Exhibited Sadler Court Richmond 1968
Estimate $1,500 - $2,500

Anthony David (Tony) Woods (1940-2017) Australia
A New Figure 1967
Oil on canvas
80 x 60 cm (stretcher)
95 x 74 cm (frame)
Condition Excellent
Signed & dated lower left, signed and titled verso
Private collection Hobart; Farewell Exhibiton The Bistro, Collins Street Hobart (16)
Estimate $900 - $1,100

Sold Hammer Price $800

Catalogue Details

Title of the work is said to be attributed to the model believed to be Rhonda’ being with child and Tony the father, hence ‘a New Figure’.

Lot 70
Tony Woods (1940-)
(Shirt & Tie) 1966
Oil on fabric
79 x 64cm
Signed upper centre
Condition Good
Estimate $1,000 - $2,000

SOLD