Rew Hanks

Rew Hanks
Surfing the bombora 2010
100 x 74 cm
© Courtesy the artist and Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne; Watters Gallery, Sydney; and Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane.

Rew Hanks has built a considerable reputation for his intricate yet large-scale linocuts, in which he deploys irony and satire to explore the legacy of colonialism. His work for the Basil Sellers Art Prize 5 will investigate the origins of sports in Australia including surfing, golf and cricket, including existing and new prints from his series Cook’s conquest. He will pay homage to early colonial material from England and Australia while referencing contemporary sporting culture.

Rew Hanks is represented by Nicholas Thompson Gallery, Melbourne; Watters Gallery, Sydney; and Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane.