• Altar Room IV
  • Altar Room IV
  • Altar Room IV

Altar Room IV

By Tony Scott

oil on photograph, on board
12x17cm unframed


"My fascination with the grid has informed my art practice over many years – the grid is used as both a template to play with balance, order, colour and surface and also used as a guide for physical installation. My interest in order and disruption of order led to the works such as Geometric and Check series.

In 2004 I moved to China to live and work – the Xiamen, Zhangzhou, Altar, Snow Approaching and New Year’s series are documentary memories of the time spent in China. Photographs of special places have been printed and obliterated, overlaid with paint and glaze as a nostalgic memory of these times."


Tony Scott was born in Australia and has lived in Beijing and Hong Kong from 2004 - 2016, he currently lives in Castlemaine, Victoria.

Selected solo exhibitions include: Looking for a Mountain, artpuff gallery Castlemaine 2023, Victoria, Medical ESO lab, Melbourne 2018; Journey to Xiamen SOMA Space, Melbourne 2017; FilmAid Benefit Hong Kong 2016; Soho 189’s Art Gallery, Hong Kong 2014; Geometrics Studio Rouge, Hong Kong 2013; Chart William Wright Art Projects, Sydney 2012.

Selected group exhibitions include: Journey Sagra Gallery, Melbourne 2018; US/WE Museum of Contemporary Art, Chengdu 2017; Geometric Studio Rouge, Hong Kong 2016 / 2014; Seeing Red Meijiang Art Centre, Tianjin 2013; Sifting Time China Museum, Melbourne 2012; foundandLOST Osage Art Space, Beijing/Hong Kong 2011; Kitsch & Kinky Front Line Contemporary, Shanghai 2010.

Awards include: the Australia-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.

Collections works are held in important private and government collections including Australian Embassy, Beijing, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Victorian Arts Centre Collection and Artbank, Australia.