Wendy Teakel

August–October 2023

Wendy Teakel was born in Wagga Wagga, NSW in 1957. She was awarded a Masters of art from RMIT University and studied sculpture at Charles Sturt University and the Australian National University, School of Art and Design, where she lectured in visual art and sculpture until she retired as Head of Sculpture in 2017.

Wendy works in the fields of drawing, sculpture, installation and painting. She has practiced professionally since 1980, and has developed a deep knowledge of contemporary art and the ideas it advocates. Her personal creative interests focus on site and place explored through human, animal and environmental interactions, particularly in rural and remote settings and her practice spans the parameters of Arte Povera, Assemblage and Environmental Art.

Wendy Teakel
Early Morning-Fresh Growth, 2023
Acrylic, pastel, collage and scorch marks
on 640 gsm paper, 152 × 101 cm

Wendy has travelled extensively within Australia and overseas and first visited Thailand in 1990 as a tourist. Since then she has undertaken Asialink residencies to Chiang Mai and Pattani and university exchanges to Khon Kaen and Chiang Mai.

Wendy exhibits in public and private galleries within Australia and has held solo exhibitions at Chiang Mai, Prince of Songkla (Pattani campus) and Khon Kaen University Galleries. She has represented Australia at 30Spro international sculpture symposium, Chaing Mai, in the KHOJ international workshop, India, in Japan at Australia Council Tokyo Residency and Echigo Tsumari, Australia House, Urada.

Her work is held in major collections in Australia including the Australian National Gallery and she has been the recipient of major prizes and grants. Wendy is a freelance artist and consultant and works from her studio at Murrumbateman, NSW with her partner, David Jensz.

Website: wendyteakel.com
Instagram: @teakelwendy

Ashes, 2020, Acrylic and scorch marks on plywood, 100 × 100 cm
Regret, 2021, Chair, saw, native plants, eucalyptus seed pods, steel, 120 × 100 × 70 cm
Holding Air, 2022
Steel and river stones
31 × 13 × 13 cm
Paddock Fragment II, 2022
Acrylic and pokerwork on birch panel, 23 × 17 cm
Paddock Edge I, 2021
Acrylic and pokerwork on paper, 104 × 151 cm
Cycle, 2019
Steel and sheep fleece, 80 × 400 × 600 cm
Land:Place:Site, 2018
Steel, sand bag and sheep fleece, 70 × 530 × 530 cm
Contemplation–Snow Energy, 2016
Scorch marks, charcoal, collage and pastel, 76 × 53 cm
Land:Place:Site, 2018
Steel, sand bag and sheep fleece
70 × 530 × 530 cm
Paddock Near By, 2016
Fencing wire, rusted tins, grass,
corrugated iron and pastel,
100 × 300 × 300 cm
Grove, 2014
Sticks, shovels and cable ties
343 × 350 × 280 cm
Late Summer Haze, 2013
Steel, sticks, soot, grass and ochre, 250 cm
Sand Country, 2013
Acrylic, ochre, scorch marks on ply
119 × 119 cm
After Burning, 2010
Acrylic and scorch marks on ply
120 × 120 cm
Bush Track, 2010
Acrylic and scorch marks on ply
45 × 45 cm
Contemplation, 2008
Stool, stone, metal and cotton thread
70 × 380 × 380 cm
Hills and Valleys, 2000
Corrugated iron, oats, salt, wire and timber, 350 cm
Breath, 1994
Timber, charcoal and scorch marks, 280 × 500 cm
Origins & Departures, 1994
Soot, natural timber, paint, steel and pine needles, 280 × 500 cm
Spirit House, 1990
Steel, timber adobe and paint, 280 cm










Imperfect Perusal

Solo exhibition by Wendy Teakel

16 October–15 November 2023
Blacklist Gallery