2010 ~ 2019

Home are the haunted ;

home with their kill…

At Noojee June 2019


On February 19th 2019

AfW returned to Australia from Sarawak; 

parenthesising a decade of his Narrative.

He was 67 and is now 76 and not

much wiser for the [mindmiles]


“I’m coming Penelope..! “

… he said, pulling on his overcoat.

…he said dragging on a MonteCristo,

a gift from his son on his last 69th birthday.

…he said while thinking only of the Moreau

he stumbled upon in 1984.


At Noojee June 2019

A graduate of Swinburne Design in 1963 AfW’s practice pathway from then to today, exemplifies that for which Swinburne Design graduates have been valued in Australia and overseas for half a century – a highly diversified communication design practice, locally and internationally, integrated with a parallel engagement in an innovative design education practice.

1964 Designer – ABC Television

1965 Designer – World Record Club

1967 Art Director – Paton Advertising Services

1968 Practice – Tony Ward Illustration & Design

1969 Lecturer Prahran College of Advanced Education

1973 Backpacker/Visual Artist Indonesia>Thailand>Nepal>India>Kashmir>Afghanistan>Iran>United Kingdom

1976 Illustrator’Designer All Australian Graffiti

1983 Associate Creative Director Ogilvy &Mather (Thailand) + Creative Director Artistree (Thailand)

1990 Designer/Illustrator/Visual Artist/Writer/Design Educator Victoria College > Swinburne Design Prahran,

From 1968 AFW has pursued his design practice through education on the Prahran Campus for both TAFE and Higher Education outcomes .

As an educator he has a commitment to the practice and responsibilities of design authorship and id

Media&Marketting Asian Advertising Awards 1986, Illustrators’ Association of Australia (1992) , Australian Graphic Design Association .

Books The Kevin Pappas Tearout Postcard Book (Penguin1977) The Bonzo Dog Book (Doggetts 1996); Plastered: The Poster Art of Australian Popular Music (MUP 2007) , Another World Record (New Chum Press 2009)

Exhibitions The Kangaroo In The Decorative Arts/ NGV Melbourne 1979 : Ward on Wood /Lancashire Blenheim Design 2000 :

Flag Unfurled/Post Master Gallery: 2005

The Swinburne Centenary Celebration Pen To Pixel Exhibition/Catalogue Chapel Off Chapel Prahran 2008

The Tapestry LEADERSHIP  – a design commission undertaken in 1999 and woven at the Victorian Tapestry Workshop hangs in The Swinburne University of Technology Chancellery.

2008 – his son Alexander Ward graduated Bachelor of Design First Class Honoursfrom Faculty of Design Swinburne University of Technology .

2009 – Outcomes from an adaptation of an accredited Honours Communication Design unit HDCOM422 Type & Publicationwill be published /installed on site at the Prahran Campus.

2010 -During long service leave in Europe and  Southern Asia will undertake primary research into the memorialisation of grief and  empathetic communication practices .

2010 – AFW looks forward to teaching collaboratively within the School of Business and Design at Swinburne University of Technology Kuching, Sarawak and reporting upon return on the cross-cultural enculturation of design practice.

2010 – A collaborative project with Simon Lloyd MA integrating the Winter Term Core Design unit HDC003 with a publication is planned upon his return to coincide with the Melbourne Design Week .

Anthony Frederick Ward?

1990 ~ 2009

Autumnal Digression


At Noojee June 2019


One – probably Easter – Autumn day  the boy asked,

“Why is it so hot in Summer and Cold in Winter?”

“There’s a dragon in the forest,” he was told.

“What’s a dragon?”

“A really big lizard that breathes fire.

Like a Tyrannosaurus Rex …

..with flame  coming out its mouth.

Then it sleeps through Winter…”

“Like Godzilla but not Japanese?”

“How big?”


1982 ~ 1989

Melbourne ~ Khrungthep

At Noojee June 2019

BO  – “There’s a job here if you want it.”

TW – “I’ll drop in on my way to the UK.”

BO – “If you timed it for the O&M Christmas Party

          you could meet [Khun Sunandha.]”

TW – “OK’



1973 ~ 1981

How Great Thou[Self] Art!

At Noojee June 2019

The only [truefootprint] we could discover for this late 20th century hunter gatherer is in the forest of  the [worldmind].

1964 ~ 1973

A Terse Interdependence

At Noojee June 2019

       Faced with [selffreedom] to create according to his own plan the Author followed a preordained path unknowable to him at the time; defined, guided and illuminated by Choice – Chance’s [harlotsister] and his [FirstLove]. 


Iteration is the end in itself

At Noojee June 2019


Is [SELFSATISFACTION] the highest or lowest possible human achievement or more or less increasingly absent from core [worldhumanity] altogether.

Observing an itinerant hitting himself on the head with a metal bar a  psychologist who happened to be passing intervenes –

Stop !

Why are you hitting yourself over the head poor man – ?

Because him feels good Boss.

1956 ~ 1963

This boy!

At Noojee June 2019

       “This [daydreamer] has grown up seeing the real world as screened 45 dpi images overprinted with a bloody spot colour Stop-Press garnishing a gritty black ink smear on newsprint. The unforgettable darkness of the Hiroshima Panels or the pin-up-able forever autumnal Woman’s Weekly gravure.  He understood that the job classification of [print devil] was a real option and had by three years identified hydro carbon vapours as one of his favourites.  And soon after that the fragrance of synthetic raspberry, dark chocolate, vanilla ice cream and a banana milkshake. Underwritten by a persistent base note of floor wax on boards. An Evening in Paris avec Marveer…

1943 ~ 1955

You Bastard!

At Noojee June 2019

Joan and Malcolm were engaged in 1939. Malcolm died in 1939. Joan was 21.

Jeff and Joan were married in 1941.  Anthony was born in 1943. Joan was 25.

Joan was diagnosed with dementia in 1970 . She was 52. Joan was sectioned by the police in 1970 after an event at Alpha Street and found to be be intestate was declared a ward of the state.

Anthony visited his mother once when she was in Larundel in 1970 with IH but not again until 1976 at MontPark with AM. In 1978 she died there diagnosed with early onset dementia. Joanie was 60 years old. A detailed chronology of events immediate to that dark day can only follow facts yet to be revealed. Imagination left alone arrayed naked on hot wire can only define a misery that is Grief.

Who called the police to 1 Alpha Street Nth Balwyn?

Was it a bottle of milk or a steak knife?

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In the late 90’s – early

noughties -Tony Ward (AfW)

measured Photoshop 4 against

the day of Family Ward

and Swinburne @ Prahran

in digital postcards.


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There Was A Crooked Man And He walked a Crooked Mile, He Found A Crooked Sixpence Upon A Crooked Stile.He Bought A Crooked Cat, Which Caught A Crooked Mouse and they all lived together in A Crooked Little House.


The Longest Age passed and to all not he; River Time flowed seemingly straight A to B

Fates shared; Sun gilded threads coalesce ornate – Splendorous and Gorgeous; one thing obdurate.

‘Bah Humbug’… he declared with a sigh.

Life’s straight line’s quite crook’d to my eye!


Born with the capacities

not the strength

to be a Good Man

Grasping tools and flesh

he fashioned idols

as a Useful Man


through mundane works

how to be a Caring Man

Finding at least

in the promise of his children

a Better Man

Kneeling at the edge of The Forest

sated being Every Man

Bathed in life’s lastlight

he can at last smile

a Happy Man

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Charles Lamb 1775 -1834



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