Born 1942, lives and works in Sydney
Garry Shead is an Australian artist and filmmaker who won the Young Contemporaries Prize in 1967, Archibald Prize in 1992/93 with a portrait of Tom Thompson, and the Dobell Prize for drawing in 2004 with “Colloquy with John Keats”. Today he is widely regarded as Australia’s finest living lyrical figurative expressionist painter.
Shead has shown in more than seventy group exhibitions and had over fifty solo exhibitions.
He is represented in the National Gallery of Australia and all other state galleries, many regional galleries and numerous private and corporate collections, both nationally and internationally.