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Geoff Dyer

Regarded as one of the most inspired painters in contemporary Australian landscape painting

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Geoff Dyer was born in Hobart, Tasmania. He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally since 1970 and is represented in many major collections, both in Australia and overseas.

In 2003 he was awarded the prestigious Archibald Prize for his portrait of Tasmanian writer and environmentalist Richard Flanagan. In 1995 he received an Art Gallery of New South Wales Work/Study Scholarship for Cite Paris, France.

Geoff is regarded as one of the most inspired painters in contemporary Australian landscape painting. His art is infused with the power and majesty of the natural world, marking him as a witness to the ever-present landscape at the heart of the Tasmanian experience.

Over the past decades he has covered much ground, taking in locations from the west coast through to the rugged islands of Bass Strait, and the dense timbers of the Franklin River. In recent years, his work has become increasingly abstract, yet remains invested with immediacy, familiarity and inquiry. Geoff’s ability to extract beauty within a seemingly barren and arid landscape bears testimony to his talent.

CV

Select items from year 2000 onwards, click here to view Geoff’s full CV.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2014 – James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2014 – Glover Art Prize, Tasmania
2013 – James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2013 – A Landscape Redefined, Despard Gallery, Hobart
2013 – Light and Shade: Two Gentlemen’s Perspective, Old Parliament House, Singapore
2013 – Mick Gallery, Sydney
2012 – Recipient – Kings School Prize, Sydney
2012 – Mick Gallery, Sydney
2012 – The French Connection – Bruni D’entrecasteaux, Despard Gallery, Hobart
2011 – Glover Art Prize, Tasmania
2011 – Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of NSW
2011 – Paintings and works on paper, Despard Gallery, Hobart
2011 – Mapping an island – Axia Modern Art Melbourne
2010 – Three Tasmanian Painters, Broadway Gallery, New York, USA
2010 – Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of NSW
2010 – Climate – Axia Modern Art Melbourne
2010 – Art Equity Sydney
2009 – Drift, Despard Gallery, Hobart
2009 – Glover Art Prize, Tasmania
2008 – Recent Paintings, Despard Gallery, Hobart
2008 – Axia Modern Art, Sydney
2008 – Guandung Museum of Art, China
2008 – Melbourne Art Fair 08, Depsard Gallery, Hobart
2007 – Art Equity, Sydney
2007 – Glover Art Prize, Tasmania
2006 – A Point of View, Desard Gallery, Hobart
2006 – Melbourne ARTFAIR 2006, Melbourne
2006 – A Tasmanian Perspective, AXIA Modern Art, Melbourne
2006 – Archibald & Sulman Prizes (Selected Finalist), AGNSW, Sydney
2005 – ArtSydney05, Sydney
2005 – 10 + 4 Days on the Island, Despard Gallery, Hobart
2005 – Geoff Dyer – Recent Tasmanian Paintings, AXIA Modern Art, Melbourne
2005 – Geoff Dyer, Hill-Smith Gallery, Adelaide
2004 – 17th Annual Summer Show, Despard Gallery, Hobart
2004 – Geoff Dyer – Recent Work, Despard Gallery, Hobart
2004 – Melbourne ARTFAIR 2004, Melbourne
2004 – New Tasmanian Paintings, Axia Modern Art, Sydney
2004 – Glover Art Prize, Tasmania
2004 – Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of NSW
2004 – Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of NSW
2003 – 16th Annual Summer Show, Despard Gallery, Hobart
2003 – SOFA Chicago, (Sculpture Objects & Functional Art), Chicago
2003 – AXIA Modern Art, Melbourne
2003 – Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney
2003 – Painting: Tasmanian Landscape, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart
2003 – Recipient of the 2003 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of NSW
2002 – Melbourne ARTFAIR 2002, Melbourne
2002 – Australian Modern Landscape Painters, group exhibition, Hong Kong
2002 – With a French Accent (The French Connection Down Under), Despard Gallery
2002 – From the dark to the light, Despard Gallery, Hobart
2002 – Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of NSW
2001 – AXIA Modern Art, Melbourne
2001 – New Work, Despard Gallery, Hobart
2001 – Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of NSW
2000 – AXIA Modern Art, Melbourne
2000 – Carnegie Gallery, Hobart
2000 – Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney
2000 – Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of NSW

 

AWARDS
2014 – Glover Art Prize, Finalist, Tasmania
2012 – Recipient – Kings School Prize, Sydney
2012 – Glover Art Prize, Finalist, Tasmania
2011 – Archibald Prize, Finalist, Art Gallery of NSW
2010 – Archibald Prize, Finalist, Art Gallery of NSW
2009 – Glover Art Prize, Finalist, Tasmania
2007 – Glover Art Prize, Finalist, Tasmania
2006 – Archibald Prize, Finalist, Art Gallery of NSW
2006 – Sulman Prize, Finalist, Art Gallery of NSW
2004 – Glover Art Prize, Finalist, Tasmania
2004 – Wynne Prize, Finalist, Art Gallery of NSW
2004 – Archibald Prize, Finalist, Art Gallery of NSW
2003 – Recipient of the 2003 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of NSW
2003 – Archibald Prize, Finalist, Art Gallery of NSW
2002 – Archibald Prize, Finalist, Art Gallery of NSW
2001 – Archibald Prize, Finalist, Art Gallery of NSW
2000 – Archibald Prize, Finalist, Art Gallery of NSW

 

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