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If you LOVE original art of impeccable provenance, the Art you WANT is at Galeria Aniela

We are passionate about Fine Art. Founded in 1994, Galeria Aniela pioneer showing fine art outside the metropolitan area, for public display and acquisition. Challenging the status quo from its inception won the trust of some of the most important artists from post WWII until today and built a reputation in Australia and the wide World. Recognizing the importance of the buyer confidence in securing genuine art of impeccable provenance we offer an opportunity to purchase museum-quality original art, shipping Worldwide. Exhibiting Arthur Boyd, Charles Blackman, John Perceval, Jamie Boyd, Mrs. Bennett, John Olsen, Lenore Boyd, Nancy Ross, Ningura Napurrula, Minnie Pwerle, Lily Kelly Napangardi, Garry Shead and many more, we coup the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald and won the major Australian media such as the ABC TV Australian National News | Boyd Video, ABC TV Sunday Afternoon | Video, ABC TV Australian National News |Perceval Video, SBS National TV Charles Blackman Video.  q Exhibitions q Videos

Garry Shead B.1942   artist  artworks, paintings for sale,prints

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Australia's most highly acclaimed artist, Garry Shead belongs to the group of figurative artists of Brett Whiteley and Martin Sharp. He is the Winner of the prestigious Archibald Prize (1993) and the Dobell Prize in 2004. In 1967 Shead won the Young Contemporaries art prize competition by the Central Art School in Sydney and travelled to Japan before embarking on an expedition to the Sepik Highlands in Papua New Guinea. Garry Shead work is represented in some of the most significant National and international collections. Shead paintings are in high demand selling in hundreds thousands dollars, Queen of Suburbia sold for $432,000, Revelation fetched $312,000 and Epiphany $216,000.

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Artist: Garry Shead
  B.1942
Title: The Dancing Lesson
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Medium: Oil on Linen

Dimensions: 76.5 cm x 62 cm
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Artist: Garry Shead B.1942
Title: Tango
Medium: Oil on Board
Dimensions: 76.5 cm x 62 cm
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Artist: Garry Shead
B.1942
Title: Dancers
Medium: Oil on Board
Dimensions: 60 x 45 cm
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Artist: Garry Shead B.1942
 Title: The Last Tango
Medium: Oil on Board
Dimensions: 60 x 45 cm
Price:
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Artist: Garry Shead B.1942
Title: Tango - Last Dance
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Artist: Garry Shead B.1942
Title: Carnal Dancers
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Garry Shead was a friend of Brett Whiteley he painted a portrait of Wendy Whiteley for the Archibald Prize


Artist: Garry Shead B.1942
Title: Tango - Last Dance
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Artist: Garry Shead B.1942
Title: Artist and the Muse
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BIBLIOGRAPHY                                                Collection: Art Gallery of NSW Sydney                


Artist: Garry Shead
B.1942
 Title: Slow Dance
Medium: Oil on board

Dimensions: 76 cm x 62 cm
Price:
SOLD $75000

 
Artist Garry Shead
B.1942
Title: Bondi 1968
Medium: Oil on canvas

Size: 216.5 x 137.5 cm
Collection: Art Gallery of NSW Sydney

Collection: Art Gallery of NSW Sydney                     Collection: National Portrait Gallery

Artist Garry Shead B.1942
Title: The Studio 2001
Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 183 x 198 cm
Collection: Art Gallery of NSW Sydney

Artist: Garry Shead B.1942
Title:
Martin Sharp 1986
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 198 x 122 cm
Collection: National Portrait Gallery

Shead won the Archibald Prize in 1993, a finalist in the Archibald Prize in 2009 and 2012.

Shead held over fifty solo exhibitions Australian Galleries


Artist Garry Shead B.1942
Title: Dante in Purgatory 2016

Medium: Oil on Linen
Dimensions: 92 x 122 cm
Price: $135,000
Australian Galleries

 


Artist Garry Shead B.1942
Title: Dante Dream of the Siren 2016

Medium: Oil on Linen
Dimensions: 92 x 122 cm
Price: $135,000
Australian Galleries

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Garry Shead Biography

Garry Shead is represented by Australian Galleries

Garry Shead is narrative painter, printmaker and ceramic artist, trained at the National Art School, Sydney between 1961 and 1962. He originally worked in media, as an editor of publications related to Oz Magazine and as a scenic artist and film editor for the ABC during the 1960’s. Shead has exhibited in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide since the 1960’s.

Garry Shead exhibitions include the Archibald, Wynne, Sulman and Moran Prizes at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

Garry Shead was a founding member of the Ubu Films collective in the late 1960s, and worked for the ABC as an editor, cartoonist, filmmaker and scenic painter before his first major solo exhibition with Watters Gallery in Sydney.

Shead was a friend of Brett Whiteley and painted a portrait of Wendy Whiteley for the Archibald Prize. Shead was a finalist in the Archibald Prize in 2009 and 2012. Shead participated in the famous Yellow House activities. He has shown in more than seventy group exhibitions and over fifty solo exhibitions, as well as illustrating numerous books. He won the Archibald Prize in 1993.

Born 1942, Sydney, Australia

Garry Shead is narrative painter, printmaker and ceramic artist. Garry Shead trained at the National Art School, Sydney between 1961 and 1962. He originally worked in media, as an editor of publications related to Oz Magazine and as a scenic artist and film editor for the ABC during the 1960’s.

Shead has exhibited in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide since the 1960’s. His work has been included in group exhibitions including the Archibald, Wynne, Sulman and Moran Prizes at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

Shead was awarded the Young Contemporaries Prize by the Central Art School in Sydney, 1967, the Archibald Prize in 1993 and the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris through the Power Institute in 1973.

Shead was artist in residence at Karolyi Foundation Studio in Venice through the Victorian Arts Board in 1982 and has completed residencies with the indigenous artists of Lockhart River.

Shead’s work is held by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide and several regional galleries. Several monographs on his work have been published including ‘The DH Lawrence Paintings’ 1993, and ‘Garry Shead and the Erotic Muse’ 2001.

1961-62 Studied at National Art School, Sydney 1963-67 Scenic artist with ABC TV Editor The Arty Wild Oat (with Martin Sharp, John Firth-Smith, Ian Van Wieringen) Cartoons published in Oz, The Bulletin, The Sydney Morning Herald, Honi Soit Travelled to Japan

1968 Expedition to Sepik Highlands, Papua New Guinea

1972 Artist in residence, Power Studio, Cité des Arts, Paris

1981 Artist in residence, Michael Karolyi Foundation, Vence, France Travelled to Italy, Spain and Holland

1982 Lived in Hungary

1989-90 Travelled to New York, London and Budapest

1994 Series of fifteen etchings The Kangaroo Suite co-published by the artist and Studio One Print Workshop, Canberra

1997-98 Series of nine etchings The Royal Suite co-published by the artist and the Northern Territory University Printmaking Workshop

1998-2010 Travelled to Greece, France, Hungary and UK

2010 Travelled to New Zealand, UAE, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Turkey, Greece

2011 Travelled to Venice Biennale, Italy and Croatia

2012 Travelled to Ubud, Bali

2013 Travelled to Italy, Mexico and Cuba

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 ‘The Divine Comedy’, Australian Galleries, Sydney

2014 ‘The Antipodean Divine Comedy’, Australian Galleries, Roylston Street, Sydney

2013 ‘The Muse of Mount Pleasant’, Greenaway Galleries, Adelaide

2012 ‘A Personal Diary’ (works on paper), Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland, NSW

2011 ‘Love on Mount Pleasant, Garry Shead Toasts Maurice O’Shea’, Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

2010 ‘Love on Mount Pleasant, Garry Shead Toasts Maurice O’Shea’, Australian Galleries, Roylston Street, Sydney

‘Garry Shead Exhibition’ Solander Galleries, Canberra

‘Love on Mount Pleasant, Garry Shead Toasts Maurice O’Shea’ Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland, NSW

2009 ‘Precursive Paintings’, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide

‘Love on Mount Pleasant, Garry Shead Toasts Maurice O’Shea’ Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, NSW

2006 ‘The Apotheosis of Ern Malley’, Phillip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

2005 ‘Apotheosis of Ern Malley’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne

2004 ‘Apotheosis of Ern Malley’, Hazlehurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, Sydney

2003 ‘Ern Malley Series’, Bathurst Regional Gallery – ceramic urns in collaboration with Lino Alvarez, Bathurst, NSW 17 September

2016 ‘The Apotheosis of Ern Malley’, Australian Galleries, Sydney

‘The Apotheosis of Ern Malley’, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide

2001 ‘Recent Paintings’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne

‘The Painters Progress’, Savill Galleries, Sydney

2000 ‘Artist and the Muse’, Australian Galleries, Sydney

‘Artist and the Muse’, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide

1999 ‘Artist and the Muse’, Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

1997 Seywald Gallery, Salzburg, Austria

‘Dance’, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide

‘The Royal Suite’, Michael Nagy Fine Art, Sydney

1996 ‘The Royal Suite’, Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

Lyall Burton Gallery, Melbourne

1995 ‘The Royal Suite’, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide

Solander Gallery, Canberra Michael Nagy Fine Art, Sydney

1994 Dover Street Gallery, London

‘The Kangaroo Suite’, Studio One Print Workshop Gallery, Canberra

1993 Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide Lyall Burton Gallery, Melbourne

Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane ‘D.H. Lawrence Series’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1992 ‘Kangaroo: D. H. Lawrence at Thirroul’, Solander Gallery, Canberra Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong, NSW

‘D. H. Lawrence Series’, Michael Nagy Fine Art, Sydney

1991 ‘Bundeena Series’, Solander Gallery, Canberra

‘Outback Paintings’, Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

1990 BMG Galleries, Adelaide

1989 ‘Garry Shead: Metamorphosis’, Greenhill Galleries, Perth

1988 ‘Outback Ballad and Recent Paintings’, William Mora Galleries, Melbourne ‘Survey 1966-76 and Recent Paintings’, Artmet, Sydney

1987 ‘Garry Shead: Recent Paintings’, ‘Outback Series’, Solander Gallery, Canberra

1985 Gary Anderson Gallery, Sydney

1984 ‘Prints’, survey exhibition of Shead’s printmaking, The Print Source, Sydney

1983 ‘Recent Paintings’, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney

1981 ‘Waters of Transfiguration and Other Paintings’, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney

‘Garry Shead: Paintings and Drawings from France’, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney

1980 ‘Paintings and Watercolours’, Stairs Gallery, Wollongong, NSW

1978 Abraxas Gallery, Canberra

1976 ‘Paintings and Drawings’, Abraxas Gallery, Canberra ‘The Graal Paintings’, Hogarth Gallery, Sydney

‘Drawings’, Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane

‘Baptism Series’, Jura Art Gallery, Coffs Harbour, NSW

1975 Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney Watters Gallery, Sydney Abraxas Gallery, Canberra

1974 ‘What are the Wild Waves Saying?’, Watters Gallery, Sydney

1973 ‘Paintings 1962-73’ Watters Gallery, Sydney

1969 ‘Birallee Landscape’, Watters Gallery, Sydney

1968 ‘Oh what a beaut view and Other Paintings’, Watters Gallery, Sydney

1967 ‘Wanda and Lane Cove Series’, Watters Gallery, Sydney

1966 ‘Wahroonga Lady in Her Naked Lunch’, Watters Gallery, Sydney 17 September 2016

 ‘Paintings of Maurice O’Shea’, Watters Gallery, Sydney

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 ‘Conjuring, Alchemy and Allure’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne

‘The Phantom Show’ (Travelling exhibition), Artspace Mackay, QLD; Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, QLD; Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, NSW; Tweed Regional Gallery, NSW

2015 ‘An exhibition of paintings, sculpture & works on paper’, Australian Galleries, Roylston Street, Sydney

‘The Phantom Show’, Wollongong Art Gallery, Wollongong, NSW

2014 ‘The Phantom Show’, Australian Galleries, Roylston Street, Sydney

‘Pop to Popism’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

‘The Great Print Revival’ Berkeley Editions at Linton and Kay Gallery, Perth

‘one of each’, Australian Galleries, Derby Street, Melbourne

2013 ‘Australia Day 2013: Celebratory exhibition’, Australian Galleries, Derby Street, Melbourne

‘Australian Galleries at Gallows Gallery’, Gallows Gallery, Perth

2012 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2011 ‘large exhibition of small works’, Australian Galleries, Roylston Street, Sydney

‘large exhibition of small works’, Australian Galleries, Derby Street, Melbourne

‘Summer Exhibition’, Australian Galleries, Roylston Street, Sydney

2011 Grafikens Hus, Works on paper Mariefred, Sweden

2010 ‘Works on paper’ Berkeley Editions Southport, Gold Coast

‘Works on paper’ BHE artists in residence Skopelos, Greece

‘The Painted Chairs’- Sydney Writer’s Festival

‘Summer show’, Australian Galleries, Glenmore Road, Sydney

‘Australian Masters 2010’, Solander Gallery, Canberra

‘Artists’ Prints made with Integrity I’, Australian Galleries, Smith Street, Melbourne

‘Salon des Refusés’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

2009 ‘Stock show’, Australian Galleries, Glenmore Road, Sydney

‘A Sculpture by…’, Australian Galleries, Roylston Street, Sydney

‘A Sculpture by…’, Australian Galleries, Derby Street, Melbourne

‘Ceramics, Contemporary Australian artists in Ceramic’, Australian Galleries at Mary Place, Sydney,

Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2008 ‘Group exhibition’, Australian Galleries, Roylston Street, Sydney

‘Stock Show’, Australian Galleries, Glenmore Road, Sydney

‘Garry Shead, Adam Rish, Stephen Roach & Greg Weight’, Australian Galleries, Glenmore Road, Sydney

‘Wish you were here’, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah South, NSW

2007 ‘Summer Stock Show’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Sydney

Judit Shead ‘Sculpture’, Garry Shead ‘Recent Paintings’, Australian Galleries, Sydney

‘Dusk to dawn’, The Delmar Gallery, Sydney

‘Cuisine & Country’, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, NSW

‘The Story of Australian Printmaking; 1801-2005’, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

2006 ‘Stock Show’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne

‘Summery’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Sydney

‘50th Anniversary Exhibition’, 5th June, Australian Galleries, Melbourne 17 September 2016

 ‘Fine Australian Prints and Drawings’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Melbourne

2005 ‘End of Year Group Exhibition’, Australian Galleries Painting & Sculpture, Sydney

Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

‘Fireworks, Tracing the incendiary in Australian art’, Artspace travelling exhibition, Mackay, QLD; Rockhampton, QLD; Townsville, QLD; Gladstone, QLD; Hazlehurst, NSW; Wagga Wagga, NSW; Bathurst, NSW; Ballarat, VIC; Mornington Peninsula, VIC and University Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane

2004 Dobell Prize for Drawing (Winner), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

ILLOS the art of contemporary illustration, New Contemporaries, Sydney

‘In the presence of all creatures great and small’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Sydney

2003 ‘Kelly culture’, Reconstructing Ned Kelly, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne

2002 ‘The Easter Show’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Sydney

2001 ‘Contemporary Australian Works on Paper’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Sydney

‘Australian Works on Paper’, Australian Galleries Works on Paper, Sydney

2000 ‘Fine Paintings, Sculpture and Tapestry’, Australian Galleries, Sydney

Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1998 Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Blake Prize, Darling Park Gallery, Sydney

‘Swingtime: East Coast – West Coast’, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Perth

1997 ‘Redland’s Westpac Art Prize’, Westpac Gallery, Melbourne

Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1996 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, touring exhibition

1995 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

‘The Lovers’, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne

1994 Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Blake Prize, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

‘The Lovers’, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne

1993 Blake Prize, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney Archibald Prize (Winner), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1992 ‘Tony Coleing and Friends’, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Blake Prize, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1991 ‘The Phantom Show’, DC Art, Sydney

Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1990 ‘Environment’, Greenhill Galleries, Perth Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney ‘Yellow House’, Josef Lebovic Gallery, Sydney

1989 ‘A Horse Show’, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne ‘Prints and Australia’, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

1988 ‘Portraits of Australia’, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize Collection, National Touring Exhibition First Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne ‘The Caddy Collection’, Watters Gallery, Sydney

1987 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

‘Modern Australian Painting’, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne

Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Australia 17 September 2016

1986 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Blake Prize for Religious Art, touring exhibition, Hobart; Melbourne; Tamworth, NSW; Brisbane; Townsville, QLD

Mahlab Art Prize (Winner), New South Wales Law Society, Sydney

1985 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

‘Recent Acquisitions of Australian Prints’, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

‘Sydney Art of the 1960s’, Garry Anderson Gallery, Sydney

1984 ‘Portrait Today’, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Herald Art Prize, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1983 Blake Prize, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

1982 ‘The Sydney Harbour Bridge 1932-1982’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1981 ‘Contemporary Australian Prints since 1975’, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

1980 ‘First Sydney Annual Exhibition’, Reids’ Gallery, Sydney

‘The Playboy Art Collection’, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney

1978 John McCaughey Memorial Art Prize, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

1977 ‘Ghost Who Walks Can Never Die: An exhibition of comic strip and other superheroes in Australian art’, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, Newcastle, NSW

‘Images of Creation’ and ‘Cross the Border’, etchings, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney

‘Port Jackson Press’, Barry Stern’s Exhibiting Gallery, Sydney

Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

‘Landscape and Image’, South East Asia Touring Exhibition

‘Ballarat Golden Jubilee Exhibition’, Ballarat, VIC

1976 ‘Apocalypse Exhibition’, Hogarth Galleries, Sydney

1975 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

‘Ocker Funk’, Watters Gallery, Sydney

‘Georges Invitation Art Prize’, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

1974 ‘United States and Australian Funk Art’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney ‘The Witworks’, Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura, VIC ‘Phillip Morris Exhibition’, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat, VIC Georges Invitation Art Prize, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne ‘Ten Years’, Watters Gallery, Sydney

1973 ‘Ghost Who Walks’, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle, NSW

1972 ‘The Phantom Show’, Chapman Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne

1968 ‘Arts Vietnam’, Gallery A, Melbourne and Sydney

Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Young Contemporaries Prize, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

1967 ‘Four Sydney Painters’, Tolarno Gallery, Melbourne ‘The Australian Nude’, Gallery A, Melbourne and Sydney

Young Contemporaries Prize (Winner), Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

1966 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1965 Watters Gallery, Sydney

1964 ‘Young Minds’, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne

1961 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

AWARDS

2004 Dobell Prize for Drawing (Winner), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1993 Archibald Prize (Winner), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 17 September 2016

1986 Mahlab Art Prize (Winner), New South Wales Law Society, Sydney

1967 Young Contemporaries Prize (Winner), Blaxland Gallery, Sydney

 

COLLECTIONS

Artbank, Sydney

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

Australian National University Art Collection, Canberra

Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat, VIC

Brisbane City Art Collection, Brisbane

Gold Coast City Art Gallery

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Lake Macquarie, NSW

Mildura Art Centre, Mildura, NSW

National Film Library, Canberra

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

National Museum, Budapest, Hungary

National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle, NSW

Northern Territory University Art Collection, Darwin

Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra

Phillip Morris Collection, Canberra

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Queensland University of Technology Art Collection, Brisbane

Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton, VIC

State Bank Collection, Sydney

Sydney Morning Herald Collection, Sydney

University of New South Wales Art Collection, Sydney

University of Western Australia Art Collection, Perth

Visual Arts and Crafts Board, Sydney

Wollongong City Art Gallery, Wollongong, NSW

National Gallery of Australia - Canberra

Gallery of New South Wales - Sydney

Art Gallery of South Australia - Adelaide

Queensland Art Gallery - Brisbane

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

Newcastle Regional Art

Wollongong City Art Gallery

National Museum, Budapest, Hungary

Visual Arts and Crafts Board, Sydney

Phillip Morris Collection, Canberra

Sydney Morning Herald Collection, Sydney

State Bank, Sydney; University of Western Australia

University of New South Wales

Australian National University

Queensland University of Technology Brisbane City Art Collection

National Film Library

Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra

National Gallery of Australia

Gallery of New South Wales

Art Gallery of South Australia

Queensland Art Gallery

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery,

Newcastle Regional Art Gallery

Wollongong City Art Gallery

Hungarian National Museum, Budapest Hungary

Shepparton Art Museum Gallery

Sydney Morning Herald Collection

State Bank of India Sydney,

University of Western Australia

University of NSW,

Australian National University

Queensland University of Technology

Brisbane City Art Collection

Artbank Sydney

National Film Library

Parliament House Canberra

National Portrait Gallery and numerous private and corporate collections, both nationally and internationally.

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Videos and Reviews 

 

VIDEOS

VIDEO: Garry Shead talking about art and the meaning behind his work with Berkeley Editions The Bride (Mount Pleasant).

VIDEO: An Interview with Garry Shead and Martin Sharp 2 min - 24 Feb 2009

VIDEO: Garry Shead talking about art of etching and the meaning behind his latest work with Berkeley Editions The Bride (Mount Pleasant) - 6 minutes

VIDEO: ABC TV Sunday Afternoon, Australian National Art Review, Boyd family exhibiting together for the first time under one roof,  in Galeria Aniela fine art gallery, NSW

ABC TV Sunday Afternoon Boyd exhibition in Galeria Aniela  VIDEO gallery site

VIDEO: Best of Boyd exhibition in Galeria Aniela on the ABC TV Australian National News 
Best of Boyd exhibition in Galeria Aniela (Click on the image)  Aniela talks about art

 

VIDEO: ABC TV Australian National News, Review, Best of Boyd exhibition officially open by Cameron O'Reilly, Deputy Chairman Australia National Art Gallery in Galeria Aniela, NSW, Australia
the ABC TV National News,  the Best of Boyd exhibition at Galeria Aniela May 1997  VIDEO gallery site

VIDEO: ABC TV Sunday Afternoon, Cameron O'Reilly, Deputy Chairman Australian National Art Gallery Canberra open the exhibition in Galeria Aniela
Best of Boyd exhibition in Galeria Aniela (Click on the image) VIDEO
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John Perceval Retrospective ABC TV News, Art Review by Anne Maria Nicholson, the Senior Journalist ABC TV and Current Affairs, artworks 1946-1999 for public viewing and acquisition on ABC TV Australian National News, Galeria Aniela, NSW

the ABC TV National News John Perceval Retrospective at Galeria Aniela, August 2000 VIDEO gallery site - watch now

VIDEO: Charles Blackman Art Review by Walter Granek, the Blackman Trust Curator, Retrospective Exhibition artworks 1945-1985 for public viewing and acquisition in Galeria Aniela, NSW copyright
VIDEO Charles Blackman exhibition reviewed by the Blackman Trust Curator, Walter Granek, paintings (1945-1985)
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VIDEO: Charles Blackman Dreams with Barry Humphries   

VIDEO: Hon. Bob Hawke the longest serving Prime Minister of Australia talks about the significant contribution of Aboriginal art and culture

Garry Shead  BIBLIOGRAPHY - ARTICLES & REVIEWS

Auty, Giles; ‘Modern Mutants’, Weekend Review, The Australian, 4-5 Nov 1995

Catalano, Gary; Watercolours of Garry Shead, Aspect, No. 2/1, 1976, pp10-14

Cantrill, Arthur and Corinne; ‘Garry Shead Interview’, Cantrills Film Notes, 13 April 1973

Coleman, Peter; ‘Australian Notes’, Chauvel Cinema Review, The Spectator 29 Mar 2014

Dodd, Terri; ‘Garry Shead wins the 1993 Archibald prize – At Last!’, Australian Artist, May 1993

Frost, Annabel; ‘Shedding connections’, Australian Country Style, May 1994

Gleeson, James; ‘Open Verdict on Violence’, Sunday Telegraph, 3 December 1967

Grishin, Sasha; ‘Garry Shead: Kangaroo’, Canberra Times, 13 June 1992

Grishin, Sasha; ‘Fleshing Out a Royal Debate’, Canberra Times, 1 Sept 1995

Hard, Lynn; ‘The Unused Portion’, Garry Shead illustrations, ETT Imprint, Sydney 2013

Hard, Lynn; ‘Australia Suite’, ETT Imprint, Sydney 2010

Hard, Lynn; ‘Australia Suite’, ETT Imprint, Sydney 1998

Hawley, Janet; ‘Just one look’, Good Weekend, Sydney Morning Herald, 18 Aug 2001 17 September 2016

Hawley, Janet; ‘For the Love of Judit’, Good Weekend, Sydney Morning Herald, 17 Nov 2007

Holle, Matthew; “Ghost Who Walks inspires modern generation of artists”, The Australian, 28 November 2014, p. 17

Johnson, Susan; ‘Portrait of the Artist as a Happy Man’, The Courier Mail, 15 Oct 2011

Krausmann, Rudi; ‘Poems- Shead, Garry: Drawings’, Fast Books, Sydney 1991

Krausmann, Rudi; ‘The Journey and other poems’, Fast Books, Sydney 1999

Lynn, Elwynn; ‘The Use of Pornography in Painting’, The Bulletin, 20 Nov 1971

McDonald, John; ‘Garry Shead: The Royal Suite’, Sydney Morning Herald, 18 Nov 1995

McDonald, John; ‘Of Devotion and Determination’, Sydney Morning Herald, 8 Dec 2007

McGregor, Craig; ‘For the Love of Lawrence’, Good Weekend, Sydney Morning Herald, 25 July 1992, pp 10-15

McKenna, Mark; ‘This Country – A Reconciled Republic?’, UNSW Press, Sydney 1999

McKenna, Mark; ‘Poetics of place’, Griffith Review, Griffith University, QLD, Summer 03-04

Morgan, Joyce; ‘Long Journey to Canvas via the Movie Camera’, Sydney Morning Herald, 02 Nov 2011

O’Dwyer, Erin; ‘Idyllic for a Queen of Arts – Arajilla Artist’s Retreat’, Sydney Morning Herald, 18 Sep 2011

‘Taking the Queen out of the Picture’, Financial Times, February 1998

Tubb, Rochelle; ‘Look, The Queen Has No Clothes’, Sun Herald, 22 October 1995

Watson, Don; ‘Crowning a nation: a review of books’, The Australian, July 2009

Weight, Greg; ‘Garry Shead’s Tribute to D.H. Lawrence’, Australian Artist, August 1993

Wyndham, Susan; ‘In the Steps of Lawrence’, Sydney Morning Herald, 05 Apr 2014

BOOKS, CATALOGUES & FILMS

ABC South East NSW; In the Steps of Lawrence, Sydney 2014

ABC South East NSW; Garry Shead’s Murrah Fresco, Bega, NSW 2013

Adamson, Robert; Cross the Border, Prism Books, Sydney, 1977

Bonython, Kym; Modern Australian Painting 1950-75, Rigby, Adelaide, 1980

Bonython, Kym; Modern Australian Painting 1970-75, Rigby, Adelaide, 1975

Bonython, Kym; Modern Australian Painting 1975-80, Rigby, Adelaide, 1980

Catalano, Gary; What Are the Wild Waves Saying?, Watters Gallery, Sydney, 1974

Catalano, Gary; Years of Hope: Australian Art and Art Criticism 1959-1968, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1980

Catalano, Gary; Building a Picture: Interviews with Australian Artists, McGraw-Hill, Sydney, 1997

Grishin, Sasha; Garry Shead and the Erotic Muse, Craftsman House, 2001

Grishin, Sasha; Garry Shead: The D.H. Lawrence Paintings, Craftsman House, Sydney, 1993

Horton, Mervyn; Present Day Art in Australia, Ure Smith, Sydney 1969

Horton, Mervyn; Australian Painters of the Seventies, Ure Smith, Sydney 1975

Journeys into Australia, Directed by Lorin Askill, Sydney, 2010

McGregor, Craig; In the Making, Nelson, Sydney 1969

McGregor, Craig; People, Politics and Pop: Australia in the Sixties, Ure Smith, Sydney 1968

Mendelssohn, Joanna; Kangaroo, D.H. Lawrence at Thirroul: Paintings by Garry Shead, Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong, 1992

Rish, Adam; The Royal Suite: Paintings by Garry Shead, catalogue essay, 1995

Smith, Bernard; Australian Painting 1788-1970, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1971

The Experimental Films of Garry Shead, Sydney, 2011

 

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The Dancing Lesson  SCROLL DOWN

Artist: Garry Shead B.1942

Title: The Dancing Lesson

Signed lower right: GARRY SHEAD

Medium: Oil on Linen  Linen assures archival quality

Dimensions: 76.5 cm x 62 cm

The Dancing Lesson is the artist masterwork, painted with great attention to details and clear tone.

 

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Garry Shead The Dancing Lesson Oil on linen

Paintings on Linen are superior and most desirable as Linen assures the archival quality.

Garry Shead belongs to that group of figurative artists who included his friends Brett Whiteley and Martin Sharp, who were not swept up by the trend towards abstraction which was dominating the Sydney art scene. Like them, Shead initially found more favour with the public, than with critics, curators and the institutionalised art establishment.

'The Dancing Lesson' is Garry Shead masterwork. Painted with great attention to details and subtle textures 'The Dancing Lesson' is evidently tender passionate and romantic, dancing-lovers bathed in warm tone of color light glow in rich radiance.

The female-dancer is of great sensuous beauty and lyrical charm wearing scarlet lipstick and sexy high hills shoes. The male-dancer dressed in an evening suit, in shy ecstasy, besotted, enjoying dance with almost nude beautiful female. Dancers kissing in trance, with eyes closed, daydreaming in bliss and delight.

'The Dancing Lesson' reveals the door way, the source of dynamic light. The indication of an open door is a path to free will and leisure pursuits.

Increasingly these intimate interior settings allude to full of life seductive dream-like reality where ideas and interpretations can float free from gravity and verbal associations into trance of ecstasy.

The painting takes the viewer on a journey to pleasure activity considered being of a private nature. The couple is unaware of being observed and the viewer becomes the voyeur.

There is a strong aspect of erotic wish-fulfilment and a hint of a more metaphysical dimension, relating it to the dance of life. The Dancing Lesson is performed on an allegorical stage like the arena of life.

The Dancers take the viewer on a journey to take pleasure in activity considered being of a private nature. The Dancers are unaware of being observed and the viewer becomes the voyeur.

There is a strong aspect of erotic wish-fulfillment and a hint of a more metaphysical dimension, relating it to the dance of life. The Dance is performed on an allegorical stage like the arena of life.

 

Garry Shead Dancers series of paintings first appeared in the mid-nineties. This most beautiful series of paintings, serves as a metaphor for the dance of life and the path which a couple must negotiate through life’s journeys.

It is as much about love and tenderness, about passion and desire, as it is about voyeurism and erotic wish-fulfillment. In Dancers, Garry Shead achieves a great lyricism in the paint surface, a warm sensuousness through which the female flesh glows in a rich radiance.

The Dance series of paintings repeatedly reveal the door-way that is the source of dynamic light. The indication of an open door is a path to free will and leisure pursuits.

Increasingly these intimate interior settings allude to full of life seductive dream-like reality where ideas and interpretations can float free from gravity and verbal associations into trance of ecstasy.

 

Shead’s DH Lawrence series of the early 1990s appeared as a single breath of creation, as Garry Shead later observed: “Everything just flowed, I didn’t have to push anything … Once the eyes started looking out, that’s when the paintings became alive, they got a dynamic to them.” 

The brilliance and success of this series in part reflects the richness of the associations which it evokes. Set within the recognisable Australian coastal scrubland, the paintings neither narrate episodes in Kangaroo, nor the experiences of Lawrence and his wife Frieda in Thirroul, but create a rich and ambiguous fabric of vision.

They are wonderfully vivid allegorical paintings. The ubiquitous kangaroo and the voyeuristic magpie which occur in many of the works may refer to what Lawrence termed the strange “invisible beauty of Australia, which is undeniably there, but which seems to lurk just beyond the range of our white vision”.

The Royal Suite series of paintings was created between 1995 and 1998, the historical reference may be to the white goddess of Australia and the visit of Queen Elizabeth II in 1954, but the paintings touch on a much broader frame of reference.

The queen, accompanied by her lecherous consort, encounters Blinky Bill koalas, emus, kangaroos and ceremonial Aboriginals, while she knights merino sheep on red carpets before her wide-eyed subjects.

The series may be interpreted as part of the republican discourse, a post-colonial critique of British occupation of Australia and the reconciliation movement with our indigenous peoples, but also in part it expresses our yearning to believe in myths and fairy tales.

More recently Shead created the 'Ern Malley' series of  paintings. Ern Malley series is a culmination of several years of thinking and artistic experimentation inspired by the poems of Australia’s most enigmatic poet.

While it has been argued by some that Ern Malley and the 16 poems which comprise The Darkening Ecliptic are simply a literary hoax designed to discredit modernism, Shead through his paintings, drawings, collages, etchings and ceramics argues that the poems are greater than the conscious petty intrigues of their authors and have created in the Australian psyche the image of the creative individual and his precarious path in a materialistic world. Arguably these are some of his most wonderful and evocative paintings to date.

In 1993 Shead was awarded the Archibald Prize and in 2004 the Dobell Prize for drawing.

 

 

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Garry Shead prices
Garry Shead is a brilliant and expressive painter as well as printmaker. Shead small 'black and white' Etchings can be acquired through galleries generally for around $3,000. Garry Shead small drawings are still modestly priced, starting at $4,400 in galleries but generally achieve higher prices at auctions. At exhibitions Garry Shead oil paintings Philip Bacon in Brisbane and Australian Galleries Sydney as well as Paul Greenaway in Adelaide range in price from $165,000 to $380,000. Though Garry Shead oil paintings are good investment and appreciate much more then Etchings and Collagraphs. And apparently most Garry Shead exhibitions sell out very quickly.

Garry Shead Prices at Auction
Garry Shead work has a reputable presence in the secondary market. His prices have grown in years and his works appears frequently at auction, generally it has been the small oils or works on paper and not the huge recent major paintings which have achieved top dollar prices.

Garry Shead 'Queen of Suburbia' Oil on canvas Est: $200,000-300,000 Sotheby's sold for $432,000 and 'Revelation' (Royal Suite) 1997 Oil on canvas sold for $312,000 by Menzies. Garry Shead 'Epiphany' 1998 Oil on canvas fetch $216,000 at Deutscher~Menzies and Shead modest size canvas ‘The Dance’ sold at Lawson-Menzies for $143,100 while another relatively small canvas ‘The secret’ sold at Christies in 2003 for $129,500 more information.

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Garry Shead work has a reputable presence in the secondary market. His prices have grown in years and his works appears frequently at auction, generally it has been the small oils or works on paper and not the huge recent major paintings which have achieved top dollar prices.

Garry Shead 'Queen of Suburbia' Oil on canvas Estimated: $200,000-300,000 Sotheby's sold for $432,000 and 'Revelation' (Royal Suite) 1997 Oil on canvas sold for $312,000 by Menzies. Garry Shead 'Epiphany' 1998 Oil on canvas fetch $216,000 at Deutscher~Menzies and Shead modest size canvas ‘The Dance’ sold at Lawson-Menzies for $143,100 while another relatively small canvas ‘The secret’ sold at Christies in 2003 for $129,500 more information

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$432,000

Garry Shead, Queen of Suburbia, Oil on canvas, signed and dated 97 lower left; inscribed with title on the reverse, 166 x 212 cm, Est: $200,000-300,000, Sotheby's Australia, Important Australian Art, Melbourne, Lot No. 17 , 27/08/2007

$312,000

Garry Shead Revelation (Royal Suite), 1997, Oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right: Garry Shead 97, 173 x 229 cm Est: $250,000-320,000 Menzies, Australian & International Fine Art, Sydney, Lot No. 36 , 24/03/2011

$216,000

Garry Shead Epiphany 1998,  Oil on canvas, signed lower left: Garry Shead, 166 x 212.5cm Est: $160,000-200,000 Deutscher~Menzies Australian & International Paintings Sydney Lot No. 41, 16/03/2005

$204,000

Garry Shead The Great White Goddess, 1998, Oil on canvas, signed lower left: Garry Shead, inscribed verso with title and date, 122 x 153 cm Est: $180,000-240,000, Deutscher and Hackett, Important Australian + International Art, Melbourne, Lot No. 24 , 20/04/2011

$204,000

Garry Shead Young Prince 2003, Oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right: Garry Shead 03, inscribed verso: Young Prince, 136.5 x 182.5 cm Est: $180,000-230,000 Deutscher~Menzies Australian and International Art Sydney, Lot No. 27, 15/03/2006

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