Falls Gallery - Wentworth Falls - Blue Mountains

Garry Shead

Photo: Garry Shead signing an edition of etchings at Falls Gallery with Anne Smith

Born 1942
Sydney, Australia
1961-62 Studied at National Art School, Editor The Arty Wild Oat, Cartoons published in Oz, The Bulletin, Sydney Morning Herald, Honi Soit.
1963-67 Scenic artist with ABC TV
1967 Young Contemporaries Prize, Travelled to Japan
1968 Expedition to Sepik Highlands, Papua New Guinea
1972 Artist-in-residence, Power Studio, Cite des Artes, Paris
1981 Artist-in-residence, Michael Karolyi Foundation, Vence, France. Travelled in Italy, Spain and Holland
1982 Lived in Hungary
1986 Mahlab Art Prize (NSW Law Society)
1987 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Finalist
1989-90 Travelled to New York, London and Budapest
1993 Archibald Prize

Solo shows at:
Watters Gallery, Sydney 1966-75
Ray Hughes, Brisbane 1975
Abraxas, Canberra 1975,76
Hogarth Gallery 1976,81,82,83
Gary Anderson, Sydney 1985
Solander, Canberra 1987
William Mora, Melbourne 1988
Artmet Sydney 1988

A host of group shows since 1961 and recently at:
the Blaxland Galleries
AGNSW, Ngv 1984
Charles Nodrum, Melbourne 1987
"Portraits of Australia", ANG, Canberra 1988
Greenhill, Perth 1989

Young Contemporaries Prize 1967 and occupied Power Studio, Cite des Artes, Paris 1972 and Michael Karolyi Studio, Vence, France 1982
NSW Law Society Mahlab Prize 1986
Finalist Doug Moran Prize 1988
Archibald Prize 1993

National Museum of Budapest
Regional Galleries, institutional and private collections in UK, Europe, Japan and Australia.

Australian Painting 1788-1970, Bernard Smith, Oxford University Press 1974; Australian Painters of the 70's, Mervyn Horton, Ure Smith 1976; Directory of Australian Printmakers 1976, 1988.

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