Tony Coleing Untitled
According to the Utopia Art Gallery, Tony Coleing has made paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints over a career spanning almost five decades. His work has always been infused with humour and a satirical, cutting edge.
The Work of Art
A lithograph print that was created in 1987 for inclusion in the portfolio, The Land, to mark the bicentennial anniversary of European settlement, it is one of the more confronting images. It depicts a woman who is bound and is being clawed and attacked. The vagina is in the shape of Australia and industry and the military are poised below to violate her. It is a statement on what European settlement has brought.