- 28 Waterman Street,
Old Bar 2430
- Rex Winston
- 0408 259 977
Rex Winston-Walford is a self-taught, commercial, contemporary Aboriginal artist who brings modern expression to an ancient custom. Rex is a descendent of the Kamilaroi/Gumilaroi nation. His work moves beyond the traditional, having developed a style that blends his blood heritage with experiences provided by his unique spirit and upbringing.
Rex was adopted and raised by a white Australian family from the age of 3 months, only in recent years reconnecting with his Aboriginal birth mother. This awakened his native roots finally giving him names and faces that he could clearly identify with. He was especially moved to discover one of his uncles is Aboriginal artist Phillip Hall who works with the Rainbow Serpent Gallery.
Rex is based on the NSW Mid North Coast, working and exhibiting locally. He was a finalist in the NSW Parliament Indigenous Art Prize in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and in 2010 where he was commended. Rex was also a finalist in the Fisher's Ghost Art award 2008.
A number of Rex's works are held in private collections, including the Kerry Stokes collection. Rex’s contemporary paintings are a unique response to his environment and landscape, expressed through an innate skill for precise dot markings.
His works are primarily vibrant acrylics on canvas. He specialises in free creations and has also designed original pieces to satisfy clients particular size and colour requirements. If you are in Sydney and interested in viewing his work The Spirit Gallery in the Rocks have selected pieces on exhibition - see www.spiritgallery.com.au
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