2004 Dobell Prize for Drawing
20 Aug 2004
AGNSW

2004 Dobell Prize for Drawing

FRIDAY 20 AUGUST at 12noon

GARRY SHEAD
Colloquy with John Keats
wins the 2004 Dobell Prize for Drawing

announced at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

GARRY SHEAD, Colloquy with John Keats 2004. Ink on paper.

20 August 2004:

It was announced at the Art Gallery of New South Wales today that GARRY SHEAD is the winner of the 2004 Dobell Prize for Drawing for his diptych Colloquy with John Keats.

Garry Shead was awarded $20,000 for winning this prestigious prize, and his work was automatically acquired for the Art Gallery of New South Wales' permanent collection.

Born in Sydney, Garry Shead studied at the National Art School in the early 1960s. He was an editor, cartoonist, film maker and scenic artist with ABC television before his solo exhibition with Watters Gallery in Sydney in 1966. Since then he has had over fifty solo exhibitions and has taken part in more than seventy group exhibitions including 13 Archibald Prize exhibitions. He won the Archibald Prize in 1993 with his portrait of Tom Thompson.

Garry Shead spent six months living in Paris in 1973. In the early 1980s he spent time in France, Spain, Italy and Holland. During a residency at the Karolyi Foundation, in Vence in southern France, he met his future wife, the Hungarian sculptor Judith Englert, and he subsequently spent a year with her in Budapest before returning to Australia. They eventually settled at the coastal community of Bundeena, south of Sydney, in 1987. During the late 1980s Garry Shead's painting style and his interest in a group of subjects crystallized with the Bundeena paintings and DH Lawrence series.

IMAGE CREDIT: Garry Shead, Colloquy with John Keats 2004. 2 Panels 161 x 121cm. Ink on paper. Copyright Garry Shead.

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Dobell Prize for Drawing

On View

21 August to 17 October 2004
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Rd, The Domain, Sydney, Australia

Telephone

Telephone (02) 9225 1744 or
recorded information (02) 9225 1790
National Toll Free 1800 679 278
Websites www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au

Hours

Hours 10am to 5pm 7 days a week
(closed Christmas Day and Easter Friday)
Art After Hours to 9pm every Wednesday

Admission

Admission Free



The Dobell Prize for Drawing is one of the most coveted art awards in
Australia.  Initiated by the trustees of the Sir William Dobell Art
Foundation, the Prize was first awarded in 1993.

The judge of the 2004 Dobell Prize was eminent Australian artist John
Olsen.  The winner of this year's Prize will be announced on Friday 20
August at 12noon at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

This year 601 entries were received, and 34 works have been selected by
the judge, John Olsen, for exhibition.  (579 entries were received in
2003).

The Dobell Prize for Drawing has always been the subject of discussion
and debate about the nature of drawing.  What constitutes a drawing is
however deliberately not outlined in the conditions of entry.  That has
been left for competing artists to define by their practice and for each
individual judge, annually appointed by the trustees of the Sir William
Dobell Art Foundation, to determine in the process of looking at all
the entries.  This flexible, open-minded approach has ensured that the
greatest variety of drawings is submitted each year.

The winning artist will be presented with a cheque for $20,000.  A
condition of the Dobell Prize for Drawing is that the Art Gallery of
New South Wales automatically acquires prize-winning drawings. In
addition to the winning works a number of drawings by selected
finalists have been gifted to the Gallery or purchased.  In all there
are 26 drawings in the collection acquired as a result of the Dobell
Prize, which now forms a growing collection of contemporary Australian
drawing.
 
THE DOBELL PRIZE FOR DRAWING
 
ON VIEW
Saturday 21 August to Sunday 17 October
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Rd, The Domain, Sydney, Australia
 
TELEPHONE
Telephone (02) 9225 1744 or
recorded information (02) 9225 1790
National Toll Free 1800 679 278
Websites www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au
 
HOURS
Hours 10am to 5pm 7 days a week
(closed Christmas Day and Easter Friday)
Art After Hours to 9pm every Wednesday
 
ADMISSION
Admission Free 
 



Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery Rd, The Domain, Sydney NSW
2000
Telephone 02 9225 1744 or Toll Free 1800 679 278  
Website www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au 
  
 




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