Wigley

The visual journal of the Australian Artist Julian Wigley.

Kurt Vonnegut explains our reality

The lethal mix of spreadsheet morality and crony capitalism spruiked by psychopathic personalities pervades much of civil society . To quote KV. PP’s. Psychopathic Personalities (PP’s) is a medical term for smart, personable people who have no conscience. PP’s are fully aware of how much… Read More

  • May 19, 2015

Young Man by JVW

Drawing by Jim Wigley, after long travels, now in need of repair. Read More

  • March 29, 2015

Head-life drawing

Pencil on smooth paper-life drawing 2015… Read More

  • March 17, 2015

Life drawing

Life drawing 2015… Read More

  • March 13, 2015

Cobwebs, nibs and brushes.

Studio… Read More

  • March 11, 2015

Berlin 1983

Berlin Demonstration November, 1983. Read More

  • November 20, 2014

Easter community art show

Preparing 3 works for an outing in the Trentham Art Show over the Easter weekend Photo: Work process-the digital monotype stage (American Series). Location: Trentham Mechanic’s Hall April 18 to April 24th. Read More

  • April 12, 2014

Playing with Emily

Added some new activist dates and images to Emily’s work. Read More

  • April 11, 2014

My 39 year old eco flyer at Heide Museum of Modern Art

Funny and a delight to see an old flyer I did in 1975 promoting the Radical Ecology Conference used by Emily Floyd in her abstract poster series. Discovered during a recent stroll through the Heide Museum of Modern Art. Jim would see the Heide joke. Emily Floyd. Exhibition… Read More

  • April 11, 2014

Alvar’s hand basin..a doodle

Collage including a drawing by Alvar Aalto1933… Read More

  • March 20, 2014

Fish boy at Freycinet 2014

Digital mash and drawing . Doodle thoughts arising from a brief holiday to the Apple Isle Some information on Louis de Freycinet 1801-1820 and other French explorers… Read More

  • March 2, 2014

Henry Darger at MONA

Second visit to the apple Isle and MONA. There were several works drawn by this artist that caught my eye. Photo of Henry Darger taken by David Berglund. Read More

  • February 25, 2014

#LightTheDark

#Light the Dark National vigil, Sunday 23 February 2014… Read More

  • February 25, 2014

Germany 1983

Collage of 2 ink drawings from my 1983 sketchbook of West Berlin and Hamburg. Read More

  • February 1, 2014

In the studio

Mixing different technologies and mediums . Resurrected and dusted off my old camera stand with bits and pieces bolted,clamped and screwed.iPhone camera. Read More

  • January 27, 2014

In the studio. Maul stick

Red,white and blue tool made today to sort out a problem. Read More

  • January 25, 2014

Swimming with fishes doodle

Still playing with my 3D glasses…on the iPad with mixed apps. Read More

  • January 20, 2014

3D doodle

Pastel drawing compiled on iPad with mixed apps. Blue and red glasses. Multi layered. Images set at various planes using icolorama… Read More

  • January 11, 2014

3D experiment

Playing with 2 new apps. 3D (Red and blue) glasses required. Pencil drawing on paper, Camera, iColorama with a touch of skribl on iPad. Read More

  • January 3, 2014

Adelaide boy under pressure.

Young artist gets some pressure-1938. Article: YOUNG S.A. ARTIST IN SYDNEY STUDIO Web URL: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/131902287… Read More

  • December 19, 2013

Uncle Henry is alive.

An early animation made for  ACTF  is still out there in the classroom ? Tom.E. Lewis played “Uncle Henry” in this short animation. Tom.E sings as well, nowadays. About ‘Lift Off’  and Uncle Henry (R6753 ) Reference Learning Federation “This richly illustrated animated short film begins with Johnno, an… Read More

  • November 9, 2013

Working in the #artiststudio today

  • November 2, 2013

Molly, 5 years later

Molly Wigley. Warrandyte, Victoria, 1940 Photograper. Albert Tucker. 1914-1999 Details. Gelatin silver contact prints. Held by State Library of Victoria. Reference: http://digital.slv.vic.gov.au/view/action/nmets.do?DOCCHOICE=2107550.xml&dvs=1382597191823~121&locale=en_US&search_terms=&adjacency=&divType=&usePid1=true&usePid2=true  … Read More

  • October 24, 2013

Molly selling badges. Adelaide 1935

Mum selling badges. Reference http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/129297240?searchTerm=Molly%20Burden&searchLimits= Still looking for drawings or works by Molly Burden… any out there?… Read More

  • October 24, 2013

Sister Christabel

Another sister, Christabel Wigley, creates large sculptures. This one is called  “Crossed fingers” . It was the  Montalto prize winning work  last year . Part of the Montalto Permanent Collection. Christabel Wigley 2012. Montalto Pemanent Collection… Read More

  • October 24, 2013

Sister Anita

My sister, Annie Mertzlin, has a new show of paintings at Kick Gallery, Peel Street, Collingwood.  Finishes November 2nd. Still life- Anita Mertzlin 2013… Read More

  • October 24, 2013

A selfie

iPad mash using mixed apps   A saturday doodle made a little after  finishing Jo Nesbo’s latest book, “Police”. No spoilers. Read More

  • October 5, 2013

Life from the TV

Amazing diving sequence without weights,walking on the bottom of the earth. Read More

  • October 1, 2013

Fishing in the Hilton Lobby

Photo mash on iPad… Read More

  • September 25, 2013

Piano player playing in the hotel lobby

  • September 20, 2013