• Ocean Beach II - 2011
    Ocean Beach II - 2011
    oil on linen 120 x 214cm
  • Lake Repulse, Study 1 - 2013
    Lake Repulse, Study 1 - 2013
    oil on canvas 30 x 60 cm
  • Spring Light, Midlands - 2011
    Spring Light, Midlands - 2011
    oil on canvas 183 x 214 cm
  • Tidal Viewpoint, Ocean Beach - 2011
    Tidal Viewpoint, Ocean Beach - 2011
    oil on canvas 183 x 214 cm
  • Barnbougle, Towards Bass Strait - 2011
    Barnbougle, Towards Bass Strait - 2011
    oil on canvas 167 x 198 cm
  • Midlands I - 2011
    Midlands I - 2011
    oil on canvas 122 x 214 cm
  • Midlands II - 2011
    Midlands II - 2011
    oil on canvas 122 x 213 cm
  • Ocean Beach - 2011
    Ocean Beach - 2011
    oil on canvas 152 x 183 cm
  • Ocean Beach, Soft Light II - 2011
    Ocean Beach, Soft Light II - 2011
    oil on canvas 43 x 60 cm
  • Ocean Beach, Soft Light - 2011
    Ocean Beach, Soft Light - 2011
    oil on canvas 38 x 76 cm
  • Lake Repulse, Study 2  - 2013  SOLD
    Lake Repulse, Study 2 - 2013 SOLD
    oil on canvas 30 x 60 cm
  • Lake Repulse, Study 3 - 2013
    Lake Repulse, Study 3 - 2013
    oil on canvas 30 x 60 cm
  • Crater Lake, Study 2 - 2013
    Crater Lake, Study 2 - 2013
    oil on canvas 30 x 60 cm
  • Narcissus Bay, Study 1 - 2013
    Narcissus Bay, Study 1 - 2013
    oil on canvas 40 x 66 cm
  • Crater Lake, Study 1 - 2013
    Crater Lake, Study 1 - 2013
    oil on canvas 30 x 60 cm
  • Source of the Derwent, Study 1 - 2013
    Source of the Derwent, Study 1 - 2013
    oil on canvas 50 x 50 cm
  • Source of the Derwent, Study 2 - 2013
    Source of the Derwent, Study 2 - 2013
    oil on canvas 36 x 10 cm
  • Reflections Crater Lake 1 - 2013
    Reflections Crater Lake 1 - 2013
    oil on canvas 125 x 182 cm
  • Reflections Crater Lake 2 - 2013
    Reflections Crater Lake 2 - 2013
    oil on canvas 152 x 182 cm
  • Lake Repulse Fire 1 - 2013
    Lake Repulse Fire 1 - 2013
    oil on canvas 152 x 182 cm
  • Crater Lake 3 - 2013
    Crater Lake 3 - 2013
    oil on canvas 120 x 182 cm
  • Grey Light Crater Lake 1 - 2013
    Grey Light Crater Lake 1 - 2013
    oil on canvas 120 x 214 cm
  • Grey Light Crater Lake 2 - 2013
    Grey Light Crater Lake 2 - 2013
    oil on canvas 120 x 214 cm
  • Yellow Light Crater Lake - 2013  SOLD
    Yellow Light Crater Lake - 2013 SOLD
    oil on canvas 60 x 180 cm
  • Lake St Claire Suite l - 2013
    Lake St Claire Suite l - 2013
    oil on canvas 62 x 183 cm
  • Lake St Claire Suite ll - 2013
    Lake St Claire Suite ll - 2013
    oil on canvas 120 x 214 cm
  • Lake St Claire Suite lll - 2013
    Lake St Claire Suite lll - 2013
    oil on canvas 120 x 214 cm
  • Lake St Claire Suite lV - 2013
    Lake St Claire Suite lV - 2013
    oil on canvas 62 x 183 cm
  • Twilight St Claire - 2013
    Twilight St Claire - 2013
    oil on canvas 186 x 245cm
  • Ocean Beach at Dawn - 2013
    Ocean Beach at Dawn - 2013
    oil on canvas 63 x 184 cm
Geoff Dyer

Predominantly a landscape painter, Geoff Dyer paints a portrait once a year for the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ Archibald Prize, Australia’s oldest and best-known visual arts award.

Geoff likes to choose fellow Tasmanians as his sitters, such as his friend the author Richard Flanagan, who was the subject of his 2003 winning entry.

2011 was the 10th time that Geoff has been an Archibald finalist, this time with a portrait of David Walsh – owner and creator of Tasmania’s MONA (Museum of Old and New Art).  It was among the final selection of portraits considered for the prestigious Prize and the largest and perhaps the most ambitious that Geoff has painted for the competition.

“The central room is dominated by what is perhaps the most successful picture of all, a three-quarter length portrait of David Walsh, the founder of the Museum of Old and New Art in Hobart, by Geoffrey Dyer.”              

Christopher Allen, The Australian 12.04.11

Geoff has also been a finalist in the Art Gallery of New South Wales; Wynne Prize for Landscape nine times.

Geoff’s art is infused by the power and majesty of the natural world, marking him as a witness to the ever-present landscape at the heart of the Tasmanian experience.  Over the past decades he has covered much ground, taking in locations from the west coast through to the rugged islands of Bass Strait, and the dense timbers of the Franklin River. In recent years, however, his work has become increasingly abstract. Dyer’s ability to extract beauty within a seemingly barren and arid landscape bears testimony to his talent. His paintings are considered wonders of serenity and beauty, presenting a true celebration of Australia’s iconic landscape.

“As a contemporary Australian painter, Geoff Dyer enters the landscape with an intimate knowledge of its terrains and a lifetime of immersion in expressive and haptic modes of painting. Gained through extended periods of informal study and studio work in locations such as Paris and Sydney, Dyer is possibly the most prolific chronicler in paint of the Tasmanian and mainland Australian wilderness.”

Damian Smith, 2008 

BORN
Hobart, Tasmania, 1947

QUALIFICATIONS
1995        AGNSW, Work/Study Scholarship – Cite Paris, France
1965-68   Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
1980-94   Full-time painting – travelled abroad on study trips to England, Europe, Greece and USA
1977-79   Department Head in Art – Burnie Technical College
1969-76   Teacher Tasmanian Department of Education – Lecturer at Launceston School of Art

PRIZES

Winner King’s School Art Prize, 2012
Winner Archibald Prize, AGNSW, 2003
Portrait of Richard Flanagan
Archibald Prize Finalist, AGNSW
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

EXHIBITIONS
2011 Axia Modern Art, Melbourne
2010 Art Equity, Sydney, Southern Light
2009 Art Equity, Sydney, Coast to Coast
2008 Guandung Museum of Art, China
Axia Modern Art, Sydney
Art Equity ,Sydney, The Source
Despard Gallery, Hobart, TAS, New Paintings
Melbourne Art Fair 2008, Represented by Despard Gallery, Hobart, TAS

2007 Brittany to the Antipodes, Art Equity, Sydney
2006 Despard Gallery, Hobart, TAS, A Point of View
Melbourne Art Fair 2006, represented by Despard Gallery, Hobart, TAS
AXIA Modern Art, Melbourne, A Tasmanian Perspective
Archibald & Sulman Prizes (Selected Finalist), AGNSW, Sydney
2005 ArtSydney05, represented by Despard Gallery, Hobart, TAS
Despard Gallery, Hobart, TAS, 10 + 4 Days on the Island
AXIA Modern Art, Melbourne, Geoff Dyer – Recent Tasmanian Paintings
Hill-Smith Gallery, Adelaide, Geoff Dyer
2004 Despard Gallery, Hobart, TAS, 17th Annual Summer Show
Despard Gallery, Hobart, TAS Geoff Dyer – Recent Work
Melbourne Art Fair 2004, represented by Despard Gallery, TAS
Axia Modern Art, Sydney, New Tasmanian Paintings
2003 Despard Gallery, Hobart, TAS,16th Annual Summer Show
SOFA Chicago, (Sculpture Objects & Functional Art) represented by Despard Gallery, Hobart, TAS
AXIA Modern Art, Melbourne,
Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney
Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart, TAS, Painting: Tasmanian Landscape
2002 Melbourne ARTFAIR 2002, Melbourne, represented by Despard Gallery, Hobart, TAS
Australian Modern Landscape Painters, group exhibition, Hong Kong, represented by Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney
Despard Gallery, TAS With a French Accent (The French Connection Down Under)
Despard Gallery, TAS, From the dark to the light
2001 AXIA Modern Art, Melbourne
Despard Gallery, Hobart, TAS New Work
2000 AXIA Modern Art, Melbourne
Carnegie Gallery, Hobart, TAS
Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney
1999 Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney
Out of Australia, 2000 Rotunda, Hong Kong
1998 Editions Gallery, Melbourne: Lui-Hai-Su Art Museum, Shanghai – (Group)
Australian Contemporary Art Exhibition “Out of Australia”
1997 Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney
1996 Beaver Galleries, Canberra
Greythorn Galleries, Melbourne
Wagner Gallery, Sydney
Kensington Gallery, Adelaide
Wagner Gallery, Hong Kong
Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart
Archibald Finalists Tour of N.S.W. Regional Galleries (Jun-Dec) (Group)
1995 Eddie Glastra Gallery, Sydney
AGNSW, Work/Study Scholarship Cite Paris (April July)
1994 Greythorn Galleries, Melbourne
Kensington Galleries, Adelaide
1993 Eddie Glastra Gallery, Sydney
Strickland Galleries, Hobart, TAS
1992 Cook Hill Gallery, Newcastle
Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
1991 Eddie Glastra Gallery, Sydney
Gould Gallery, Melbourne
1990 Salamanca Place Gallery, Hobart, TAS
Gould Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
1989 Eddie Glastra Gallery, Sydney
Salamanca Place Gallery, Hobart
Giles Street Gallery, Canberra
Gould Gallery, Melbourne
1988 Gould Gallery, Melbourne
Salamanca Place Gallery, Hobart, TAS
1987 Eddie Glastra Gallery, Sydney
Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
1986 Richmond Galleries, Richmond
1982-85 Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney
1981 Salamanca Place Gallery, Hobart, TAS
Colonial Gallery, Evandale, TAS
1979-80 Salamanca Place Gallery, Hobart, TAS
Burnie Art Gallery, Burnie, TAS
1970 Brisbane Street Gallery, Launceston, TAS
Salamanca Place Gallery, Hobart, TAS

COLLECTIONS

National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

MONA

Art Bank
Qantas
MEPC
Pacific Mutual
National Bank, Melbourne
Reserve Bank
Price Waterhouse
Hayman Island Resort
Wrest Point Casino, Hobart
Crown Casino, Melbourne
Sheridan Hotel Group
Arthur Robinson Hedderwicks
Prime Life Corporation Ltd
University of Tasmania
Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston
Burnie Regional Gallery
Devonport Art Gallery
Moorilla Museum
Tasmanian Parliament House (commissioned portrait of former Premier, Tony Rundle)
Private collections in Australia, England, Europe, America and Asia Pacific.

2012
Geoff Dyer’s exhibition, Recent Tasmanian Landscapes, in Spectrum (Sydney Morning Herald)
Geoff Dyer’s exhibition, Recent Tasmanian Landscapes, in artravelife.com
Geoff Dyer’s exhibition, Recent Tasmanian Landscapes, in Australian Art Collector
Press release for Geoff Dyer, Recent Tasmanian Landscapes
www.designlocal.com.au | September 2012

2013
Geoff Dyer’s exhibition, Lake Country, in Habitusliving

2014
ABC News, Geoff Dyer, 17 October, Airlie Ward

 

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