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Garry Shead (b.1942)

Garry Shead is one of Australia’s most noted painters and printmakers whose works highlight a distinctive love of Australia landscape and its people. In Shead’s series of artworks depicting the writer D.H. Lawrence and his time in Australia he produced one of the most significant series of narrative paintings in Australian art including The Arrival of 2003.

He was awarded the Archibald Prize in 1993 for his portrait of Tom Thompson. He was also awarded the prestigious Dobell Prize for Drawing for his diptych Colloquy with John Keats. Shead has held over fifty solo exhibitions and has been 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 within Australia and overseas.