Welcome to the website of Tasmanian-based artist, John Ingleton.
John is an artist/printmaker who has recently completed a Master of Fine Art and Design at the University of Tasmania. He was the founding president of Hunter Island Press (a public access print studio) in 2004 and continues to work to develop his own and other’s art practices.
He regularly exhibits at galleries in Hobart, in Tasmania. His work has been exhibited around Australia as well as in the USA, Japan and France and is held in private collections in all these places and the UK.
The underlying theme of his art is the part that nature plays in our sense of place, especially the way that we in the west use flora to create comfortable spaces in which to live. From the early explorations of the eighteenth century when Frenchmen like d’Entrecasteaux and Baudin collected plants specimens from Australia to take back to the Jardin des Plantes in Paris where they were grown in the “Australian hothouse” (many subsequently ending up in the Empress Josephine’s garden at Malmaison) to the early English settlements in Australia which were planted out with European trees like Oak and Elm. Today, homes in many parts of the western world are surrounded by exotic plants which provide for the residents a gateway to other places (perhaps even other times) – they provide a means of escape from the ordinary, the everyday.
Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions – Dalai Lama.