Transport Paintings, 2019
Commissioned by Metro Tunnel Creative Program
Curator - Global Art Projects
Franklin Street, Melbourne, 2019 (hoarding State Library Station construction site)
These artworks of reimagined landscapes selected for the Metro Tunnel Creative Program are typical of Miles Howard-Wilks' art practice. An avid public transport user and a keen observer and lover of Melbourne, public transport and magpies, Miles has created a series of slightly surreal landscapes that pay homage to Australian flora and fauna as well as Victorian landmarks and infrastructure. After travelling by train, tram or on foot, Miles returns to the studio and paints his land and seascapes from memory.
Miles Howard-Wilks is a multi-disciplinary artist, specialising in painting, ceramics, photography and digital art. He has worked in the studio at Arts Project Australia since 2000 and has had several solo exhibitions and been in numerous group shows. His work is held in a number of public and private collections including National Gallery of Australia (NGA), National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) and in the City of Melbourne’s collection.
Arts Project Australia is a leading studio and gallery supporting artists with an intellectual disability, promoting their work and advocating for their inclusion in contemporary art practice. Based in Melbourne, they are known globally as an innovative centre for excellence. APA artists have been included in exhibitions all over the world and are represented in countless public and private collections.
Franklin Street, Melbourne
June 2019 - Dec 2019