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Ian Parry

Aiming for a sense of permanence and independence in each work.

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In this new body of work, Parry cites two major points of reference that come together in these works, firstly Tambour and secondly Piero della Francesca.
Tambour can imply a membrane stretched across a frame used to transmit and register slight motions or pulsations.

Piero della Francesca an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance, was also known to his contemporaries as a mathematician and geometer. His deep interest in the theoretical study of perspective and his contemplative approach, and pictorial construction of ‘blocks’ , came to be seen as the quality that moved his art out of the realm of story-telling and imbued it with deeper formal qualities and significance.

In each, forms, lines and colours combined in a particular way that stir our aesthetic emotions.

When taste in modern painting changed in the 1920’s following articles by Clive Bell, Adlous Huxley and Roger Fry, and the rise in interest in figures such as Manet, Matisse, Cézanne and Seurat who were concerned with pictorial construction, Piero’s work experienced a sudden reappraisal, and his revival from obscurity was closely associated with the rise of modern art. The American artist Charles Sheeler, was quoted ‘you saw the pictures that were really planned like a house. By an architect. One doesn’t build a house just on impulse. They didn’t start piling bricks hoping it would turn out to be a house. They really did have their blueprints.”

Similarly, Parry builds a balanced structure through form and colour, not to overload, but bring to the point where a painting has a life of its own, trying to avoid narrative, such as using a square format, which has no vertical or horizontal narratives.

Ian Parry is an established artist with a distinguished exhibiting career since the 1970’s and has represented works in all major public and private collections around Australia including , Parliament House Collection, Maatsuyker Collection Tasmania, Lowenstein Collection, Melbourne, Janet Holmes a Court, and internationally.

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EDUCATION
Bachelor of Art (Printmaking) Prahran Art School

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Tambour Colville Gallery, Hobart
2017 Another World, Colville Gallery, Hobart
2016 A Part Of The World, Colville Gallery, Hobart

2015 A Job of Work from the Shed Bull Bay, Colville Gallery, Hobart
2014 New Works, Colville Gallery, Hobart
2013 New Works, Colville Gallery, Hobart
2012 Be that as it may…, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2011 New Works, Colville Gallery, Hobart
2010 Floating World, Colville Gallery, Hobart
2009 Floating World, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2007 From the Island of the Day Before, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2006 43 Degrees South, Port Jackson Press Gallery, Melbourne
Qdos Gallery, Lorne, Victoria
2002 Art at Mount Macedon Judith Pugh Gallery
2000 Gallery Englert, Cygnet Tasmania
1999 Gallery Englert, Cygnet Tasmania
1998 Qdos Gallery, Lorne Victoria
1997 Flinders Lane Gallery Melbourne
1996 Flinders Lane Gallery Melbourne
1995 Gallery Irascible Melbourne
1994/5 Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart
1993 Qdos Gallery Lorne, Victoria
1992 Qdos Gallery, Lorne, Victoria
1991 Powell St Gallery, Melbourne
1990 Perth Art Gallery, Perth
1988 Deep East 70 Arden Street Melbourne
1987 70 Arden Street Melbourne
1984 Drawing Exhibition Powell St Graphics, Melbourne
Powell St Gallery, Melbourne
1983 Powell St Gallery, Melbourne
1982 Ian Parry: A 10 Year Survey Burnie Art Gallery, Tasmania
1981 Powell St Gallery, Melbourne
1974 Powell St Gallery, Melbourne

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 Colville Contemporary, West End Art Space, Melbourne
2017 Lloyd Rees Art Prize, Finalist
Annual Artists Show Coville Gallery, Hobart
2015 Annual Artists Show, Coville Gallery, Hobart
EDGE, Peripheries of Practice
Forestvale Design Centre, Tasmania
Lloyd Rees Art Prize, Colville Gallery Finalist
Arthur Guy Memorial Prize Finalist
Highly Commended Bruny Island Art Prize

2014 Glover Art Prize, TAS, Finalist
2012 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize Finalist
Glover Art Prize, TAS, Finalist
2011 Fleurieu Landscape Art Prize Finalist
Tattersall’s Landscape Art Prize Finalist
2009 Autumn Collection, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize Exhibition, Brisbane
Winter Collection – Annual Collector’s Exhibition , James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
Autumn Collection, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2007 Winter Collection – Annual Collector’s Exhibition , James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
Mt Buller Landscape Art Prize, Mt Buller, VIC.
Nature Morte, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2006 ANL Maritime Art Prize, Docklands Melbourne
Annual Collectors Exhibition, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2002 Salon des Réfusés S.H. Erwin Gallery Sydney
Ian Parry & Tim Burns Art at Mount Macedon Judith Pugh Gallery, Melbourne
1992 Seven Disparate Artists Deakin University Gallery, Victoria
Survey 13 Geelong Regional Gallery
1991 Powell St Gallery, Melbourne
1987 The Small Picture Show 70 Arden Street Melbourne
Young Australians National Galley of Victoria
Dark Work 70 Arden Street Melbourne
1984 Still Life and the Interior Powell St Gallery, Melbourne
Aspects of the Landscape Geelong Regional Gallery
Aspects of the Landscape Powell St Gallery, Melbourne
1982 Some Melbourne Printmakers Powell St Gallery, Melbourne
Aspects of the Landscape Shepparton Regional Gallery, Victoria
Aspects of the Landscape Benalla Regional Gallery, Victoria
Aspects of the Landscape Powell St Gallery, Melbourne
1978 Ewing Gallery, Melbourne
Mildura Sculpture Triennial, Victoria
1977 Ewing Gallery, Melbourne
1976 Ewing Gallery, Melbourne
1975 Mildura Sculpture Triennial, Victoria

COLLECTIONS
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Macquarie Bank Ltd, Sydney
CDS Gallery New York City
Australian National Gallery
National Gallery of Victoria
Burnie City Gallery, Tasmania
Geelong Regional Gallery
La Trobe Valley Arts Centre Victoria
St Kilda City Collection
Parliament House Canberra
ICI Collection
John Elderfield Collection, New York
John Walker Collection New York City
Holmes á Court Collection, WA
Hobart Museum and Art Gallery
The Crundwell Collection

AWARDS
2015 Arthur Guy Memorial Prize, VIC, Finalist
2014 Glover Art Prize, TAS, Finalist
2013 Colville Lloyd Rees Art Prize, TAS, Finalist
2012 Glover Art Prize, TAS, Finalist
Geelong Contemporary Art Prize Finalist
2011 Fleurieu Landscape Art Prize Finalist
Tattersall’s Landscape Art Prize Finalist
2008 Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, Brisbane, Finalist
2007 Mt Buller Landscape Art Prize, Mt Buller, VIC, Finalist
2006 ANL Maritime Art Prize Finalist
1990 Crouch Prize Ballarat Regional Gallery, Ballarat
1990 Maritime Art Award, ACTA Sydney
1959 Diamond Valley Art Award

Find this artist’s work
Garden Path, a painting by Zsuzsa Kollo, 2010
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Specialising in modern and contemporary Tasmanian and Australian artists.