b. 1947 -
Geoff Dyer (b. 1947) has forged a career spanning five decades as one of Australia’s most respected landscape painters. He came to fame in 2003 winning the Archibald Prize with his portrait of Tasmanian environmentalist and author Richard Flanagan. Despite this achievement in a portrait prize, Dyer predominantly explores the landscape in his paintings. Dyer’s expressive landscapes reflect Tasmania’s unique environment and have become an important part of the cultural landscape of the island state.
Geoff Dyer’s art is infused by the power and majesty of the natural world. Dyer works from photographs and memory, sculpting the movement of the landscape with a palette knife and blending with a large brush. His landscapes encapsulate an abstraction that is achieved through the physicality of his painting style. His art practice places emphasis on the treatment of the medium as the subject matter itself – ultimately achieving powerful and dynamic compositions.
Geoff Dyer consistently exhibits in Australia and Asia, with demand proving an appetite for his work not limited to the domestic market. With a lengthy CV featuring inclusion as regular finalist in both the prestigious Archibald and Wynne Prizes, Geoff Dyer presents as highly collectible toward the coming decade, given his profile and the academic reference to his work.
In June 2016, Geoff Dyer was featured in Piermarq’s ‘Inside the Artist’s Studio’ – click here to read more about Geoff Dyer’s art making practice.
Geoff Dyer, Waterline #6 (2016), Oil on linen, 152 x 183 cm
Catalogue, Geoff Dyer: New Paintings from South West Tasmania, 2017
Winner Archibald Prize, AGNSW, 2003 Portrait of Richard Flanagan
Winner King’s Art Prize, King’s, 2012 Ocean Beach (2011)
Archibald Prize Finalist, AGNSW – 2011, 2010, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1996, 1993
Wynne Prize Finalist, AGNSW – 2004, 1997, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1977
Sulman Prize Finalist, AGNSW – 2006, 1997
MONA – Moorilla Winery, Hobart
The World Art Museum, Guangdong, China
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
The Art Trust
National Bankof Australia
Reserve Bank of Australia
Price Waterhouse Coopers
Hayman Island Resort
Wrest Point Casino, Hobart
Crown Casino, Melbourne
Sheridan Hotel Group
Allens Arthur Robinson
Prime Life Corporation Ltd
University of Tasmania
Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston
Burnie Regional Gallery
Devonport Art Gallery
Tasmanian Parliament House (commissioned portraits of former Premiers, Tony Rundle and Paul Lennon)
Private collections in Australia, England, Europe, America and Asia Pacific.
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