Works by Garry Shead

 
 
The paintings on this page were exhibited at Savill Galleries from: 20 August - 14 September 2002

Garry Shead was born in Sydney in 1942. Shead studied at the National Art School from 1961 to 1962. He worked as a scenic artist and then a film editor at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from 1963 to 1968 as well as editing an arts paper and drawing cartoons.

In 1993, Shead completed a series of paintings based on D.H. Lawrence's book Kangaroo, that emerged after he came across letters by D.H. Lawrence on an expedition to the Sepik Highlands in Papua New Guinea in 1968.

Shead was awarded the Archibald Prize in 1993 for his portrait of artist Tom Thompson. In 1995, he turned his humorous and satirical eye to Australia's relationship with Queen Elizabeth II.

"Although Garry Shead consciously locates his work within the formal, thematic and technical strategies encountered in the art of the European masters ? Rembrandt, Vermeer, Velasquez, Chagall, Dali and Picasso, the paintings themselves explore a very localised and specifically Australian reality." (Ref: Dr Sasha Grishin, 2001)

In 2004 he was awarded the prestigious Dobell Prize for Drawing for his diptych Colloquy with John Keats. Shead has held over fifity solo exhibition and included in more than seventy group shows. His work is represented in the National Gallery of Australia, all state galleries, many regional galleries and numerous private and corporate collections, both nationally and internationally.

Savill Galleries has a long standing affiliation with Garry Shead's work. The gallery will consider the purchase of authentic Shead paintings held in private and public collections. "Although Garry Shead consciously locates his work within the formal, thematic and technical strategies encountered in the art of the European masters ? Rembrandt, Vermeer, Velasquez, Chagall, Dali and Picasso, the paintings themselves explore a very localised and specifically Australian reality." (Ref: Dr Sasha Grishin, 2001)


Floating Lovers

Artist and Muse

Palm Beach Interior
     

Tara

Carnal Dancers

The Angelic Muse, Velazquez
     

The Tango

Dancers

The Spirit of the Land
     

Artist and Muse

Henri's Muse

Dejeuner sur l'herbe
     

Magpie

Knighthoods

Bare Queen
     

Arrival

Dans 6 (The Lovers)

Lady of the Knight
     

DH Lawrence, Frieda and the Kangaroo 1995
   


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