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TIM STORRIER
Born 1949, Sydney

In 1968, at age nineteen, and as the youngest artist ever to be awarded the Sulman Prize, Tim Storrier’s work was afforded a level of public acclaim that was unique in Australia for an artist of his generation. This prestigious award provided a career beginning, which, three decades on, he has successively built upon to establish himself as one of Australia’s most respected and sought-after artists.

To many, Tim Storrier is the contemporary Australian painter who most poignantly conveys the unyielding essence of the Australian landscape: its vast melancholy, its primacy over and beyond all human intervention. As no other artist, Storrier’s oeuvre has encompassed the subtlety of the Australian landscape’s fugitive moods, the silently unfolding vibrancy of its droning expanse. He has searchingly recorded his most personal, intuitive responses to the place of his birthright and his ongoing source and subject for creative revisitation. In recent years, Storrier’s subject matter has extended into a new poetic vein, through two series depicting the spectre of the luminescent southern sky and the impenetrable green ocean.

Tim Storrier has been represented in many prestigious exhibitions, including the Australian Bicentennial Exhibition, Fischer Fine Art, London (1988); ‘Windows on Australia 1’, Australian Embassy, Tokyo (1995); ‘The Australian Experience’, Galerie Konoha, Japan (1996); and ‘The Rose Crossing’ touring exhibition (1999–2000). ‘Tim Storrier Drawings 1971–2003’ and ‘Dust and Ashes’ were held at Sherman Galleries in 2003.

Tim Storrier has been collected by all major Australian art museums and is included in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In 1989, he was appointed a Trustee of the Art Gallery of New South Wales; in 1994, he was awarded the Order of Australia AM for his services to art; and in May 2003, he received a Doctor of Arts (Hons) from Charles Sturt University, New South Wales.

BIOGRAPHY
1967–69 Studied at the National Art School, Sydney
Currently lives and works in Bathurst, NSW

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2007–08 Cuisine and Country: A Gastronomic Venture in Australian Art, Orange Regional Gallery and touring regional galleries in NSW, Victoria and Queensland
2006 Poor Yorick, Virginia Wilson Art, Sydney
Tim Storrier: Pastoral Domestic, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne
2004–05 Great Escapes, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW
2004 Fire Dreaming, University Art Gallery, The University of Sydney
Frank Saxby Acquisitions, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree, NSW
2003 Dust and Ashes, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
Tim Storrier Drawings 1971–2003, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
2002 Group Exhibition, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
2001 Five Painters, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney; Storrier, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne
2000–01 Decade: Bathurst Regional Art Gallery 10th Anniversary, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2000 Still Life and Landscape, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
1999–2000 Expanding the View, Orange Regional Gallery, NSW; The Rose Crossing, Sherman Galleries touring exhibition: Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane; Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong; Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; Holmes à Court Gallery, Perth; S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney; Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, NSW
1998 Pacific Drift, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney; Sixth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
1997 Selected Recent Work 1996–1997, Deutscher Fine Art, Melbourne
1996 Ritual, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney; The Prints, Australian Galleries, Sydney; The Australian Experience, Galerie Konoha, Japan; Tim Storrier: Two Decades – Paintings and Prints, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney; Greg Weight, Artists’ Portraits, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney
1995 Windows on Australia I, in association with the Embassy of Australia, Tokyo; Deutscher Fine Art, Melbourne; Schubert Galleries, Gold Coast, QLD; Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney; Kedumba Drawing Award, Blue Mountains Grammar School, NSW
1994 Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney
1993 Louis Newman Gallery, Los Angeles; Tim Storrier – A Survey, Orange Regional Art Gallery, NSW; Moree Plains Gallery, NSW; Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW; Mildura Arts Centre, VIC; Dubbo Regional Art Gallery, NSW
1991 Chicago International Art Exposition, Chicago; Christopher Leonard Gallery, New York
1989 Burning of the Gifts, Australian Galleries, Sydney; Fischer Fine Art, London
1988 Australian Bicentennial Exhibition, Fischer Fine Art, London; Bonython Meadmore Gallery, Adelaide
1987 Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1986 Ticket to Egypt, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
1985 Sporting Pictures, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney; Image and Fabric, Penrith Regional Art Gallery, NSW
1983 Fischer Fine Art, London; Adelaide Festival Exhibition, Bonython Meadmore Gallery, Adelaide
1982 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1981 Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1980 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1979–84 Print Council of Australia: Contemporary Australian Printmakers, toured Canada, USA and UK
1979 Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
1978 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney; Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1976 Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1975 Bonython Gallery, Sydney
1974 Australian Landscape, Expo ’74, Spokane, Washington
1973 Australian Galleries, Melbourne
1972 Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney
1971 Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney; Gallery One-Eleven, Brisbane
1969 Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney; Strines Gallery, Melbourne

AWARDS AND COMMISSIONS
2003 Awarded Doctor of Arts, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, NSW
1994 Awarded AM in the Australia Day Honours for services to contemporary Australian art
1990 BHP Commission for International Iron and Steel Institute Conference
1984 Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
1978 R. M. Ansett Hamilton Art Award
1968 Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
1967 Sakura Colour Products Prize

COLLECTIONS
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin
New England Regional Art Museum, NSW
The Australian Print Collection, Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Australian National University, Canberra
Deakin University, Geelong
Western Australian Institute of Technology, Perth
City of Hamilton Art Gallery, Victoria
City of Rockhampton Art Gallery, Queensland
Wollongong City Gallery, NSW
Bar Association of New South Wales, Sydney

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
John Huxley, ‘Behind the lens: A brushman’s inspiration’, News, Sydney Morning Herald, 24 September 2007, p. 5
Jill Sykes, ‘Storrier’s paper glider’, Look, Art Gallery of New South Wales, May 2007, p. 13
John McDonald, 'A tasty treat for the senses', Arts & Entertainment, Sydney Morning Herald, 5-6 May 2007, pp. 16-17
Michael Reid, ‘Tim Storrier’, The Art Oracle, Weekend Magazine, Age, 5 May 2007
Anthony Huckstep, 'A decorative degustation', Australian Art Review, November 2006 – February 2007, pp. 82–86
Robert Buratti, ‘In search of symbolism’, Australian Art Review, November 2006 – February 2007, pp. 87–89
George Pell, ‘In the deep end with the Pope, then a few laps alone’, The Diary, Sydney Morning Herald, 23–24 September 2006, pp. 38–9
Larry Writer, ‘He sells his canvases for a quarter of a million dollars, but
Annemarie Lopez, 'Tim Storrier', boxoffice, the(sydney)magazine, Sydney Morning Herald, September 2006. p. 118
Tim Storrier’s opinions are free. “I’d rather have smallpox shots than look at modern art”’, Weekend Australia Magazine, 16–17 September 2006, pp. 20–26
Laura Murray Cree (ed.), Twenty: Sherman Galleries 1986–2006, Craftsman House (Thames and Hudson), Melbourne, 2006
Ashley Crawford, Tim Storrier: Pastoral domestic’, catalogue essay, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne, 2006
Sharon Verghis, ‘Battle lines are drawn’, Sydney Morning Herald, 12–13 November, 2005, p. 37
Sharon Verghis, ‘Art school draws on talent in campaign against rival’, Sydney Morning Herald, 10 November, 2005, p. 14
Victoria Hynes & Annemarie Lopez, ‘The Apprentice: Tim Storrier and Luke Sciberras’, the(sydney)magazine, Sydney Morning Herald , issue 29, September 2005, pp. 55–56
John Dunn, 'Earth to ocean', Hoofs and Horns, spring 2004, pp. 92–95
Ashley Crawford, ‘Back to the land’, Review, Australian Financial Review, 3 September 2004, pp. 1–2
Robert Dedman, 'Market profile: Tim Storrier', Art & Australia, vol. 42, no.1, spring 2004, p. 123
William Wright, 'In the studio', Art & Australia, vol. 42, no.1, spring 2004, pp. 96–99
Outback: The heart of Australia (JM Williams magazine), June–July 2004, p. 77
Laura Murray Cree, ‘Dust and ashes’, Tim Storrier: Dust and Ashes, catalogue essay, Sherman Galleries, 2003
Ashley Crawford, Lines of Fire: Works on Paper by Tim Storrier, Thames & Hudson, Melbourne, 2003
Keith Austin, ‘A rake’s progress to the garden’, Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald, 17–18 August 2002
Ashley Crawford, ‘Storrier fires up landscapes of the imagination’, The Age, 25 October 2001
Betsy Brennan, ‘Living art’, Vogue Living, December 2000 – January 2001
‘Olympic Opening Ceremony’, catalogue, Sydney, 2000
Catharine Lumby, Tim Storrier: The Art of the Outsider, Craftsman House, Sydney, 2000
Bruce James, ‘Modern musings’, Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald, 30 September 2000
‘Contemporary art in Australia exhibition’, Elle (Hong Kong), no. 146, December 1999
‘The Rose Crossing: Contemporary art in Australia’, Esquire (Hong Kong), no. 133, December 1999
‘The Rose Crossing: Contemporary art in Australia’, W, no. 6, December 1999
‘The Rose Crossing’, Hong Kong Economic Journal, 15 December 1999
‘Hybrid culture = Australian culture?’, Ming Pao Daily News, 9 December 1999
‘Symbols full of artificial expression’, Ming Pao Daily News, 9 December 1999
‘The Rose Crossing: Contemporary art in Australia’, Sing Tao Daily News, 7 December 1999
‘The Rose Crossing’, Ming Pao Daily News, 5 December 1999
‘The Rose Crossing: Contemporary art in Australia’, Youth’s Bi-Weekly, 4 December 1999
‘13 Australian artists’ association art exhibition’, Ta Kung Pao, 3 December 1999
‘13 hybridisation stories’, Hong Kong Economic Journal, 3 December 1999
‘The Rose Crossing: Contemporary art in Australia’, Sing Tao Daily News, 29 November 1999
‘Cultural event: The Rose Crossing: Contemporary art in Australia’, Ming Pao Daily News, 28 November 1999
‘The Rose Crossing exhibition and Dale Barlow Quartet Concert’, Ming Pao Daily News, 28 November 1999
‘The Rose Crossing: Contemporary art in Australia’, Ming Pao Weekly, 27 November 1999
‘The fantasies of immigrant art’, Chinese Newspaper, 26 November 1999
‘The hybrid rose’, Sing Tao Daily News, 26 November 1999
‘The Rose Crossing: Contemporary art in Australia’, Hong Kong Economic Journal, 24 November 1999
Linda Van Nunen, Point to Point: The Art of Tim Storrier, Craftsman House, Sydney, 1987

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