G.W. Bot is the artist name for senior Australian artist, Christine Grishin. A printmaker, painter, sculptor and graphic artist, Bot was voted one of the country’s fifty most collectable artists in 2005, 2006 and 2009.
Her moniker derives from “Le grand Warm Bot”, the first written reference to a wombat made by early French explorers. Wombats are Bot’s totemic animal – the creature she feels a deep, spiritual kinship with.
Bot exhibited as part of the National Gallery of Australia’s seminal exhibition ‘Know My Name’. She was the subject of a touring survey organised by the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery between 2010 and 2013, and is represented across public collections here and overseas.