Westley Gordon Tully
As a multidisciplinary artist, Westley Tully has an ability to traverse a wide territory, creating gallery work, installation pieces, public art, community based projects, collaborations and commissioned works. He possesses a broad range of skills and is acclaimed for his ability to work with a variety of materials, from metal, bronze, wood and glass to discarded objects and salvaged jetty timbers. Having spent many years living by the sea, Tully produces refined works that explore and reference marine themes while utilising a vast collection of intriguing resources. Aesthetics and the history of materials significantly influence his decisions when considering how best to convey his ideas, which are often not immediately obvious or interpreted by viewers. Tully has been a finalist in the Waterhouse Natural History Art prize nine times and received High Commendations in 2005 and 2007. In 2013, he received the SALA Award and People’s Choice Award in the Helpmann Academy Graduate’s Exhibition with his installation work ‘Luminescence’. His public artworks and community projects can be found in Bendigo, Willunga and Murray Bridge.