Garry Shead

Garry Shead

Last updated September 19, 2012


Born 1942, Sydney. Studied at the National Art School 1961-62. During the 1960s was involved in the publication of OZ, and worked as an ABC set painter and cartoonist in the Bulletin.

Wrote and directed over a dozen films. Over 40 solo exhibitions of paintings since 1965 in all Australian State capitals and recently in London and Salzburg. Group exhibitions include Archibald Prize exhibition since 1961, Sulman and Blake Prizes.

Won the Mahlab Art Prize in 1986 and the Archibald Prize in 1993 with his portrait of the publisher Tom Thompson. Represented in NGA, AGNSW, AGSA, QAG, the Parliament House Collection, numerous regional and university art collections and other major public and private collections.

Springwood II
Mixed media.
Acquired by the judge, John Peart, from the 1999 Award.
Garry Shead - Springwood II


Untitled III
Mixed media.
Gift of the artist 1999.
No image yet.

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