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"The space between things, the need to use a moving or unusual viewpoint and the need to express ideas are the pillars of my artistic practice.The challenge has been to present these using a two-dimensional and static canvas. I am in debt to William Robinson and Brett Whiteley. Their work s helped me resolve these problems.The process lead to the words “Aspective” and “Aspectivism”, which are now registered with I. P. Australia."


  1. the manipulation of perspective in order to express the elapse of time and/or a moving viewpoint

  2. an aspect from an extreme or unusual viewpoint

Gippsland Artist Phil Henshall


  • First day of Spring, 1944: born

  • ‘50’s: started painting in oils

  • Mid ‘60’s: married, raised five children and worked as specialist contractor in the construction industry

  • Early new century: closed down the construction contracting business and moved to Icy Creek, where there are Lyrebirds visiting for breakfast and mountains as far as the eye can see

  • 2017: moved to Rokeby with a much bigger studio, and three quarters of an hour closer to his grandchildren.

Artist's Studio of Phil Henshall West Gippsland Victoria


1962 Matriculated, Marcellin College, Melbourne
1963/64 Architecture, RMIT.
1966/68 Religious study, Pallotti College
1969 Short art course, Caulfield Institute

Artist's Studio of Phil Henshall West Gippsland Victoria


1976 Group Exhibition, Young Originals Gallery, Prahran.
1999 Tmesis Gallery, Mt Eliza(“Continentscape”)
2000 Group exhibition at Serigraph Gallery, (“Inside Out”)
2001 Collingwood Gallery  (“I was just passing by a fence at Kilcunda”) and (“A Deconstructed Life”)
Old Drouin Butter Factory (“Landscapes and other Emotions”)
2002 Group exhibition, Mira Fine Art Gallery (Emerging Artists) Shared exhibition Collingwood Gallery (“Are we Having Fun Yet?”), Artist of the Month, Serigraph Gallery (“Wilsons Promontory-The Granites”),
2002/’03 Meeniyan Art Gallery (“Wilsons Prom-The Granites”),
2003 West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul, Vic (“Baw Baw Plateau – snow gums and granites”),
2004 Meeniyan Art Gallery “William Buckley Series”
2005 W Gipps Arts Centre (“Icy Creek Aspective” & “Journey to Bonnum Pic”),
2006 W Gipps Arts Centre (“Land, 'Ligion and Lazy Auction ”),
2010 LaTrobe Reg Gallery (Hazelwood Power Community Access) ('Perspectives on the Pilbara and oth....')
2011 Group Ex, Fed Square ("Emergence"); Abi Edwards Gall ("Cracks, Coastlines and Comments"); Meeniyan Art Gall ("The Lachlan Cavalier")
2012 Mezzanine Style Gall, Forbes ("The Lachlan Cavalier 2"); Abi Edwards Gall ("The Lachlan Cavalier 2")

2013 - 2015 Continuing exposure at Jinks, Artspace Wonthaggi, Serigragh; First exhibition at Quadrant Gallery in Hawthorn; 5 Group exhibitions.

Phil 3_edited.jpgArtist's Studio of Phil Henshall West Gippsland Victoria


1981 “The Foot Soldier of Ephesus”, A comic strip
2004 “William Buckley – A Visual Narrative”

Artist's Studio of Phil Henshall West Gippsland VictoriaPhil 10.JPG


2002 Daffodil Day Arts Awards, (can't recall what for!); Highly Commended, Aurora Australis Art Show (“Crucifiction 2”)
2003 Winner Spiritual Section, Aurora Australis Art Show (“Cathedral”)
2004 Shortlisted, John Leslie Art Prize  (“Ridge”)
2005 Shortlisted, Tattersall’s Contemporary Art Prize  (“Yarra Gorge”); Highly Commended, Daffodil Day Arts Awards (“Kent…not drowning, living!”)
2006 Highly commended, Alvaro Painting Prize ("Great Western ")
2008 Shortlisted, Flanagan Art Prize (Ballarat) ("Canyon")
2009 Shortlisted Flanagan Art Prize ("From Caldera to City")
2010 Finalist John Leslie Art Prize ("Points of Vantage"); Registrations of Aspective and Aspectivism * I.P. Aust
Published in "Out of the Ashes" ("Into the Gates of Hell1 &2")

2014 1st Prize, Eco Arts Prize (Mt Baw Baw) ("Plateau. Winter, Summer")

2nd Prize, Archi Baw Baw  Finalist, Scope Galleries Art Award ("Bourne Creek")

Finalist, Flanagan Prize ("Smiths Redhead 1")

2016 Quadrant Gallery "Playing with Waves".
Group exhibition "Arkaroola Too"

Neerim bower a public work by Phil Henshall et al


Baw Baw Shire Council (“Icy Creek Aspective”)

2011 "Gulwarra Water Feature" in collab with Warragul Cemetry Trust

2014 "Neerim Bower", funded by the Small Towns Transformation Grant in collab with Christine Cochran and Keith Graham and Neerim District Progress Association.

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