TIM STORRIER
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Tim Storrier (b. 1949 -) was anointed as one of the future greats of Australian painting at the tender age of 19 with his win in the 1968 Sulman Prize, the youngest artist to win the award. In a career spanning some 45 years, he has more than proved the pundits correct. His work is represented in all major Australian public and private collections, internationally his work is held in exceptional esteem including the honour of inclusion in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Storrier received an Order of Australia AM for his services to art in 1994 and then in 2003 a Doctor of Arts (Hons) from Charles Sturt University, New South Wales. He is a multiple time finalist in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes, and in 2012 won the Archibald for his painting Histrionic Wayfarer (after Bosch)’.

Following wide critical acclaim it wasn’t until the early 1990’s that Tim Storrier’s commercial success truly flowed, coinciding with the artist starting to explore notions of isolation and time. Through a combination of elemental hallmarks, including the enduring sky, imaginative yet realistic cloud formations, often bright open fires that cue the viewer with their intensity converse to a dry plain, still waterline or comet trail streaking the night above. Of course, all of these natural phenomena classically offset against the manmade provisions – disused refuse of bottles, TV’s, cuts of prime carcass or a distant road with the headlights of vehicles meandering through a landscape providing depth. It is the intersection and conflict between manmade and nature what Tim Storrier has investigated so uniquely throughout his career, unlike any other post modern artist. 

Since then, both Tim Storrier’s work and profile have risen significantly with countless sell out exhibitions domestically, a collector base across the globe and a consistency of sale in the auction rooms like rare few other painters. In the last few years, Storrier has rarely exhibited yet furiously worked to further develop his aesthetic vision.

Late 2013 at the Bonhams spring evening sale the market saw fit to bid up the price of Tim Storrier’s large painting ‘The Fall (Incendiary Detritus)’ to achieve a new auction record of $390,000. Needless to say this is another key indicator as to why Tim Storrier will be one of the next Australian artists to go through the mythical $1 million mark for a new work and to why he will go on to become one of the true greats.

   TIM STORRIER PRIZES

   2014 Packing Room Prize
   2012 Archibald Prize
   2003 Doctor of Arts (Hons) from Charles Sturt University, NSW
   1994 Awarded an AM for services to contemporary Australian art in the Australia Day Honours
   1984 Sulman Prize
   1979 Mining Prize, Perth
   1978 RM Ansett Hamilton Art Award
   1968 Sulman Prize, Suzy 500
   1967 Sakura Colour Products Prize
   1962 Awarded 1st & 2nd Prize, Wellington Pastoral, Agricultural and Horticultural Society Annual Exhibition; Best Drawing, 16 years and under category

   TIM STORRIER COLLECTIONS

   Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
   National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
   National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
   Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
   Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
   Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
   Australian National University, Canberra
   Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria
   Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
   Hamilton Art Gallery, Victoria
   New England Regional Art Museum, New South Wales
   Numerous private and corporate collections in Australia, Europe and the US

   Would you like to view more works by Tim Storrier? Feel free to give us a call on (02) 9660 7799 or email us at [email protected]

Tim Storrier
Night Road and Moon 2014, Acrylic on Canvas 76x153cm
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