Geoff Dyer


Artist Biography

Geoff Dyer (b. 1947, Hobart, Tasmania) is regarded as one of Australia’s most respected and collected contemporary landscape artists.

After graduating from art school in the late 1960s, Dyer was an art educator who rapidly established a vibrant painting career.

Dyer has spent most of his career painting the Australian bush, often in the sublime wilderness of Tasmania and the islands of the Bass Strait. He also paints seascapes from notoriously rugged stretch of waters. His works embody the 19th century romanticism of landscapes artists such as Turner with a contemporary vision inspired by Australian modernist Fred Williams.

Dyer has been a finalist on nine occasions in Australia’s premier landscape prize, the Wynne (Art Gallery NSW). In 2003 he was the winner of the country’s premier Art Prize, The Archibald. In 2010 he successfully exhibited in New York in the American Embassy and made as finalist in the Archibald for the tenth time in the following year.

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Artist Exhibitions


Water Line – Despard Gallery, Fugian Museum China.

Despard Gallery, Hobart, Art Index, Sydney.

James Makin, Melbourne.

Mick Gallery, Sydney, Despard Gallery, Hobart.

Despard Gallery, Hobart – The French Connection.

Finalist Archibald Prize 2011, Art Gallery of NSW.

Australian Embassy, New York.

Drift – Despard Gallery, Hobart.

Recent Works – Despard Gallery, Hobart.
A Tasmanian Perspective, Axia Modern Art, Sydney.
Guandung Museum of Art, China.
Melbourne Art Fair 08, Despard Gallery, Hobart

Art Equity, Sydney

A Point of View, Despard Gallery, Hobart
Melbourne ARTFAIR 2006, Melbourne, represented by Despard Gallery
A Tasmanian Perspective, AXIA Modern Art, Melbourne
Archibald & Sulman Prizes (Selected Finalist), AGNSW, Sydney

ArtSydney05, represented by Despard Gallery, Hobart
10 + 4 Days on the Island, Despard Gallery, Hobart
Geoff Dyer – Recent Tasmanian Paintings, AXIA Modern Art, Melbourne
Geoff Dyer, Hill-Smith Gallery, Adelaide

17th Annual Summer Show, Despard Gallery, Hobart
Geoff Dyer – Recent Work, Despard Gallery, Hobart
Melbourne ARTFAIR 2004, Melbourne, represented by Despard Gallery
New Tasmanian Paintings, Axia Modern Art, Sydney

16th Annual Summer Show, Despard Gallery, Hobart
SOFA Chicago, (Sculpture Objects & Functional Art) represented by Despard Gallery, Hobart
AXIA Modern Art, Melbourne
Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney
Painting: Tasmanian Landscape, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart

Melbourne ARTFAIR 2002, Melbourne, represented by Despard Gallery
Australian Modern Landscape Painters, group exhibition, Hong Kong, represented by Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney
With a French Accent (The French Connection Down Under), Despard Gallery
From the dark to the light, Despard Gallery, Hobart

AXIA Modern Art, Melbourne
New Work, Despard Gallery, Hobart

AXIA Modern Art, Melbourne
Carnegie Gallery, Hobart
Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney

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