The visual journal of the Australian Artist Julian Wigley.

Nuke baby

Life and death. An old drawing resurfaces… Read More

  • September 8, 2015

Drawalong emerges

The Beginning… Coming to grips with screws and pins, and fitting out the essentials for a bush bash or city sojourn. Read More

  • September 1, 2015

Gallery sitting-Rediscovering Mighty Mouse

The iPad came to the rescue whilst manning a gallery of a group show I was part of.  Gallery sitting has its moments, but boredom struck by the 4th hour.  I kept my eye on the passing trade in between doodling a mechanical boat-holder and making this digital collage of… Read More

  • August 9, 2015

Real world to Virtual showing

Viewing 3D drawings Watching the lack of inhibition of youngsters compared to adults on opening night was interesting. However my theory was broken during the calmness of a general open day. 3D specs in action A “virtual showing” may develop via facebook… Read More

  • August 5, 2015

Opening night. Taking 3D drawings for a walk.

Opening of group show of local artists from the Trentham area at the Little Gallery on High Street… running through August. Fun tonight to see the younger gallery patrons free in mind, able to enjoy looking at my drawings through 3D glasses. Read More

  • July 31, 2015

3D Installations

Putting together two 3D installations using the Swimming with Fishes drawing, titled In Case of Emergency Break Glass, for a group show at the Little Gallery on High, Trentham. The show runs over cool August. Read More

  • July 23, 2015

Jim Wigley Obituary

Another obituary written by Phillip Jones The Australian 29th July 1999;… Read More

  • July 22, 2015

Jim Wigley 1917-1999

Remembering: Jim Wigley’s obituary. One of Jim’s last paintings of himself, after he visited Tennant Creek and met Billy Grant in 1988. A 6.7 earthquake shaking the town occurred during the visit. The painting was shown in his retrospective show at the Niagara Galleries in 1992. Not sure… Read More

  • July 21, 2015

Niagara Galleries Show 1984

From the archives: Niagara Galleries Invitation of solo show (1984). Detail of “Lovers” ink and water drawing (set of 4). Years… Read More

  • July 17, 2015

Self Portrait as young man

Photo copy found in the archives of an early pastel drawing about 1980 IMG_8289… Read More

  • July 17, 2015

Rembrandt’s etchings at the Morgan Library

Rembrandt, Self Portrait in a Cap, Open-Mouthed, 1630 Etching. The Morgan Library and Museum has released a number of works online. Wonderful set of Rembrandt self portraits… Read More

  • July 16, 2015

Community Housing

NHAS project… Read More

  • July 14, 2015

John and Yoko

Accessing locked drawings from earlier finger drawing and digital mash. The exponential growth of some software can save a lazy artist or when a specific application is neglected, or an operating systems stuff up 3rd parties, (not looking at you, Apple)… a small rant after waiting a couple of years. Read More

  • July 12, 2015

Ewing Gallery 1972.

1972 Exhibition Poster for my first solo show at the Ewing Gallery, Melbourne University. Silk Screen printing by Mary Hemming (Midge). Read More

  • July 7, 2015

Reworking Rembrandt

Reworking Rembrandt oops-Someone needs glasses. Read More

  • June 24, 2015

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


#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