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Tony Windberg. A Painter in the Woods

In the midst of a vast Eucalyptus forest that lies deep in the heart of the great southern region of Western Australia, sits a cottage filled with test tubes, material samples, drafts, notes, indexed color samples and canvasses reflecting their surroundings: the trees.
Simply calling Tony Windberg a Landscape Artist falls short of the true essence of his work. Charcoals of burnt trees, the bark and resin of various Eucalyptus trees and the soil in which they grow and die are all transformed into materials for his works of art in long, well documented procesess of experimentation.
In addition to natural materials, Windberg utilises vinyl flooring, its varnish mimicking wood, onto which he applies a unique method of engraving complex patterns of lines to represent the impact of the timber industry on old growth forrests and the trail left behind by logging.

Windberg‘s artwork, just as the materials that his art is made of and with, swings between untouched nature and human altered landscapes. At the center of his work is the tree, which is depicted in a way that represents the unease of the altered Australian landscape yet is delivered in a highly aesthetic manner that seduces the beholder at first glance with all of nature’s beauty.
Windberg’s vast application of styles and multi-award winning artwork is displayed widely across numerous corporate, public and private collections within Australia. He lives and works in Northcliffe, Western Australia

  • Thomas Schumacher
    Are You Happy?
  • Thomas Schumacher
  • Thomas Schumacher
  • Tony Windberg
    Key Cast
  • Kevin MacLeod
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 2, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
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  • Down Under Berlin Australian Film Festival
    Berlin, Germany
    September 12, 2014
    World Premiere
  • Documentary & Short International Movie Award International Film Festival
    December 3, 2014
    Asian Premiere
    Gold-Award European Documentary
  • Set NYC presents: Films Open Mic 2014
    North American Premiere
  • Access Code Short Film Festival 2014
    Bangalore, India
  • IMA International Film Festival 2014
    Kerala, India
    December 11, 2014
  • MICA Film Festival 2014
    Manaus, Brazil
    December 2, 2014
    South American Premiere
  • Festival of the Cinematics 2015
    Best Short Documentary Film
  • Three Cities Online Festival and Conference 2015
    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Prokuplje Short Film Festival 2015
    Prokuplje, Serbia
    April 23, 2015
  • InHOUSE Film Festival 2015
    May 6, 2015
  • "CayFilm" Cayman Islands International Film Festival 2015
    Cayman Islands
    June 20, 2015
  • Los Angeles CineFest 2015
    May 3, 2015
  • Frederick Film Festival 2015
    Frederick MD , USA
    June 28, 2015
  • Ischia Film Festival 2015
    Ischia, Italy
    July 28, 2015
  • TMFF.The Monthly Film Festival, June 2015
    online festival
    June 1, 2015
    Documentary of the month
  • Heart of the Pines Film Festival 2015
    Minden, Louisiana, USA
    July 26, 2015
  • London Digital Film Festival 2015
  • Roma Cinema DOC 07/2015
    Rome, Italy
    July 7, 2015
  • Stone Fair International Film Festival
    August 30, 2016
    Romanian Premiere
    Best Documentary
Director Biography - Thomas Schumacher

1968 born in Eppingen, Germany
1986 - 88 Metal Prophecy/Escape H.M.-Fanzine, Editor
1999 - present: Deutsche Welle TV Berlin, Production Assistant
2002 Magister Artium, Freie Universität Berlin
2004 - 06 Radio_Copernicus, the German-Polish Artist Radio
2006 - 08 Universität der Künste, Berlin: cooperation at degree programme
Experimental Sound Art and Sound Design/Sound Studies
2009: Gerne Mehr Film

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Director Statement

Before I met Tony Windberg for the first time years ago I was immersed in the beauty and grace of the Southern West Australian Eucalyptus forests and I kept visiting this area and Tony's art on all my trips to Down Under ever since. With "Painter in the Woods" I tried to capture Tony's lovely kindness and the stunning beauty and cleverness of his art alongside the majestic nature, in which and out of its materials the artist creates his art.