Women and trees



what was born in Queensland in 1972.

He graduated from the National Art School, Sydney in 1992. He gained a Master of Contemporary Art (Hons) from the University of Western Sydney in 2001.

His practice covers painting, performance, sculpture and installation.

Since 1992, he has staged 18 one-person exhibitions and participated in more than 15 group exhibitions.

What has been a finalist in the following prizes: The Archibald Prize (2017); The Wynne Prize (2015); The Blake Prize (2009); The Doug Moran Portrait Prize (2007) (2009); The Sulman Prize (2003). He won the Fisher’s Ghost Prize, Campbelltown Arts Centre (2002).

His work is in the following collections: National Gallery of Australia; Monash University; Wollongong City Gallery; University of Wollongong; The Government of NSW; and private collections in Australia and overseas.

An interview with what, Katoomba, Australia, 8 September 2017