Tony Scott

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Tony Scott , Artist Statement, Beijing 2008

For over 14 years Australian artist Tony Scott has been traveling, working and exhibiting in China. His work is now informed and inspired by the architectural and cultural traces of his journey. His “New Health Plan Series and Fading Images Series” are an assemblage of concertina books and acupuncture charts found in Beijing– these works Scott explains as his diary of the journey between the “old home – Australia”, and the “new home” – China. He has been working on this series since finding the first small books in the Dirt Market of Beijing (Pan Jia Yuan) in 2001 and the “new” shopping districts of Wangfujing in 2008.

The books are rapidly disappearing remnants of a passing China.

Tony Scott has received grants from the Australian / China Council, Arts Victoria and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through the Australian Embassy, Beijing and the Australian High Commission in Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Singapore. He has had 9 solo exhibitions in China since Beijing in 1994 and been involved in numerous group and curated exhibitions and projects in the Asia Pacific. Scotts work is held in important private and government collections throughout the region.