Heath Wae

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Born 1989
Formerly Heath Newman
Lives and works between Melbourne and Mullumbimby Australia

Heath Wae is a multidisciplinary artist currently living and working in Northern New South Wales.
Following his graduation from Sydney College of the Arts, Wae traveled intrepidly throughout Asia, settling in India for two years before moving to New York and Colombia for the years to follow.

Amidst these contrasting experiences, Wae found inspiration in chaos, calmness, humanity and nature while continuing to explore his gentle practice.
Inspired by the minimalist art of Rajasthani tantric devotees and numerous cultures of earth painting worldwide Wae draws from this connection to earth and spirit. This culture of painting is deep in philosophical subtext concerning the art of harmonious involvement with nature.

Combining earth pigments, raw ochres, found charcoals and natural oils Wae is opening up a more ethical and integral approach to contemporary minimalism.
These concepts endlessly inform Wae’s work, alongside the exploration of texture, tone, perception and depth; the rise of colour in the human eye and brain, the appreciation and discrimination of harmony and the intrigue or confusion of visual perception.

Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours)
Univeristy of Sydney, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, Australia
Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking, Melbourne, Australia

Solo Shows
2020 “The Pavillion of Dreams” Harvey Galleries, Mosman, Australia
2019 “Musk” in association with Otomys Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia
2019 “Lottery in Babylon” Abstract Gallery, New York, U.S.A
2019 “Nightshade in the Sun” Saint Cloche. Sydney, Australia
2019 “The Sun Comes at Dawn/ Solis Occasum” The Dot Project, London. UK
2018 “Spirit Veil” Otomys Contemporary. Melbourne, Australia
2018 “Somnium” Otomys Contemporary. Melbourne, Australia
2012 “New Works” Brunswick Street Gallery. Melbourne, Australia
2011 “Wood is Good; Wood is Ancient” Peloton Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Group Shows:
2019 “Spring Fair” Otomys Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia
2018 “Casa” St. Cloche. Sydney, Australia
2018 “Untitled” Brunswick Manufactoring Space, Melbourne, Australia 2013 “Space/ Light” Brooklyn Fireproof, New York, U.S.A
2010 “Grad Show” Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, Australia

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