Tim Woodward (1985) is a Melbourne based artist working on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations.
Lifting found objects out of everyday circulation, Woodward’s practice rearranges universal signs and re-stages old symbols. His attentiveness to simple yet unexpected combinations takes inspiration from the infinitely editable spaces of language, a consistent influence on his way of thinking and making. In Woodward’s practice, written texts and titling strategies act as contractual particulars, guiding sculptural collisions and catalysing the potential for combinatory meaning. This linguistic wrangling introduces a conceptual liveliness that eddies around the formal appearances of his work.
Tim Woodward has exhibited both locally and internationally, including solo exhibitions in China, Germany and Indonesia. He has actively contributed to the running of various independent arts organisations in Australia and was a founding Co-Director of Boxcopy (2007-2011). In 2021, Woodward established Working At Heights (WAH), a curatorial program of one-night exhibitions hosted by Artery Cooperative, Melbourne.
Recent exhibitions include, Z, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, 2021; Silent Aspiration, MADA Galleries, Monash University, Melbourne, 2020; Sleeping Under a Motorcycle Not Sleepy, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne 2020; 8 Soups, Institute for Provocation, Beijing, 2019; ARTJOG MMXIX Arts In Common, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, 2019; Check Website For Details, Kuiper Projets, Brisbane, 2019; TV Insides, Sarah Scout Presents & Darren Knight Gallery, Melbourne, 2019; Plus Solids, Bus Projects, Melbourne, 2017; Cosmo’s, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney, 2016; GOMAQ, Brisbane, 2015; Ring Around the Dowser, Förderverein Aktuelle Kunst, Geomuseum, Münster, 2014; Screen Insight, West Space, Melbourne, 2013.
Tim has been the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships including an Australian Postgraduate Award, the NAVA Sainsbury Sculpture Award, an Asialink Visual Art residency, the NAVA Australian Artists' Grant, Art Gallery of New South Wales Moya Davey Cité des Arts Studio Residency, the Art & Australia Credit Suisse Contemporary Art Award, Copyright Agency Action Fund, Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant, the Queensland Art Gallery Melville Haysom Memorial Art Scholarship and the Janet Holmes à Court Artists Grant.
Curatorial projects include group exhibitions for Boxcopy (Brisbane), SUCCESS (Fremantle) and Rear View (Melbourne).
Tim Woodward is represented by Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney.