Liam Waldie is an emerging Artist based on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria.  His works primarily deals with the landscape often depicting where the ocean meets the land, or winding roads toward endless horizons.  He creates contemporary Australian landscapes, rich in layered colour and detail drawn from personal experiences in an attempt to connect the viewer to the landscape and take away the importance the environment has on us.

‘A Way of Seeing’, 2022, is a collection of paintings that are a record of Waldie’s travelled experience in Tasmania. An idea to record how an artist might research, document and create a series of paintings, Waldie teamed up with Baden Croft (Painter) and Cam Myers (Film) to create an exhibition and art documentary that explores the striking natural beauty of Australia’s most southern state and traverses themes of environmental vulnerability and the appreciation of a given moment in a time and place.

In 2021, his body of work ‘echoes.’ explores experiencing a place for the first time, the reverberation of place that stays with you long after you leave it. Seeking a kind of belonging through the act of painting, and capturing those moments in time, shared or alone, where time stops for a moment.

‘Remembered Landscapes’ 2020 presented the Australian landscape through a contemporary interpretation of impressionism and surrealism, recalling personal memories of time and place and selecting recognisable landforms in dreamlike mindscapes.  Windows appear hidden in arbitrary places within his landscapes providing an escape from where we are or where we are going.

 

Waldie works from his studio at Onshore Studios, Rosebud, a space that he has created alongside his colleague and friend Baden Croft. He has paintings available at Manyung Galleries, Victoria, and Paper Pear Gallery, NSW.  He has exhibited in group shows, commissioned artwork and is in private collections across Australia and overseas.  He lives in Mount Martha with his partner Jaime, their children Tex Jones, Indie Mae, and Australian Bulldog, Earl.

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“My paintings are a record of a time that has past, yet whilst in view, it is in the present.

I am interested in how we as humans experience a place differently. 

 

We can visit the same place, same time of day and look at the same thing in front of us, yet we will often take in a completely different view, or when reflecting, remember a completely different moment.  I feel that the experience of a painting is similar to this.”

EXHIBITIONS

2022

  • 'A Way of Seeing' Tasmania, Onshore Studios, VIC

  • Lethbridge Landscape Prize, (Finalist), Paddington, QLD

2021

  • ‘echoes'. Solo Exhibition, 22 Oct - 21 Nov, Manyung Gallery Group, Sorrento, VIC

  • ‘Pandemonium’, Paper Pear pop up exhibition, The CornerStore Gallery, Orange, NSW

  • Lethbridge Landscape Prize, (Finalist), Paddington, QLD

  • ‘Under the Sun’, Group Show @ Cook Street Collective, Flinders, VIC

  • ‘Flinders Art Show’, Flinders, VIC

2020

  • ‘Manyung Gallery ‘Feature, Flinders, VIC

2019

  • Mt. Eliza Art and Design Show

  • Manyung Gallery; Mt. Eliza, Sorrento, & Flinders

  • SBS Landscape Prize, Mornington

  • Green Wedge Exhibition, Merricks General Store

  • Flinders Art Show

  • Red Hill Art Show, Red Hill Consolidated School

  • SBS Portrait Prize, Mornington

  • Unframed Art Exhibition, Mornington

  • Red Hill Regional Show, Red Hill

2018

  • “BRANDED”, Mornington

 

PUBLICATIONS + VIDEO

2022

2021

2020

  • Manyung Flinders

  • Artists + Inspiration - ‘Bali and the Ninch’

  • New Works from Liam Waldie | July 2020

2019

 

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EDUCATION

  • Queensland College of Art - BA Visual Fine Art, 2005

  • Griffith University - GradDip Sec. Education (Visual Arts), 2006