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ABOUT

Tim Storrier was a Trustee of the Art Gallery of New South Wales; he was awarded the Order of Australia AM for his services to art; and a Doctor of Arts (Hons.) from Charles Sturt University, New South Wales.

Born in 1949 in Sydney, Tim studied at the National Art School. He currently lives in Bowral, New South Wales, Australia.

 

 

AWARDS & COMMISSIONS

2017 – Finalist – The Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2017 – Awarded a Fellowship of the National Art School, Sydney

2014Archibald Prize (Winner, Packing Room Prize), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2012Archibald Prize (Winner), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2003 – Awarded Doctor of Arts by Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, NSW

1994 – Awarded AM in the Australia Day Honors for services to contemporary Australian Art, Australia

1990 – BHP Commission for International Iron and Steel Institute Conference, Australia

1989 – Appointed a Trustee of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1984Sulman Prize (Winner), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Australian Writers and Art Directors Award, Australia

1979 – Awarded Mining Prize, Perth

1978R.M Ansett Hamilton Art Award, Australia

1968 – Sulman Prize (Winner), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1967 – Sakura Colour Products Prize, Australia

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 – Phillip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

2012 – Phillip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

2011‘Elemental Reckoning: the art of Tim Storrier’, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

2010‘In absentia’, Australian Galleries, Roylston Street, Sydney

2008 – ‘Photographic works’, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne

‘Paintings’, Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

2007‘Photographic works’, Curated by William Wright, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra

2006‘Boys Own’, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

‘Pastoral Domestic’, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne

2005‘Fireworks’, Artspace Mackay, Mackay, QLD

2004-05‘Great Escapes’, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Lake Macquarie, NSW

2004‘Fire Dreaming’, University Art Gallery, University of Sydney, Sydney

‘Frank Saxby Acquisitions’, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree, NSW

2003‘Tim Storrier: Dust and Ashes’, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

‘Tim Storrier Drawings 1971-2003’, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

2002‘Constructions, Paintings and Drawings from the 1970s and 80s’, Australian Galleries, Sydney

2001‘Storrier’, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne

2000‘Art of the Outsider’, Exhibition and book launch, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

‘Still Life and Landscape’, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

1999-00 ‘The Rose Crossing: Contemporary Art in Australia’, touring exhibition: Sherman Galleries, Sydney; 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, Sydney

‘Expanding the View’, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, NSW

1998‘Pacific Drift’, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

Sixth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

1997‘Selected Recent Work 1996-1997’, Deutscher Fine Art, Melbourne

‘Recent Work’, Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

1996‘Ritual’, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

‘Embers’, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

‘Tim Storrier: The Prints, Etchings, Lithographs, Screen Prints’, Australian Galleries, Sydney

‘The Prints’, Australian Galleries, Sydney

‘Tim Storrier: Two Decades – Paintings and Prints’, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney

‘Colonial Postcolonial’, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne

‘The Australian Experience’, Galerie Konoha, Japan

1995‘Windows on Australia I’, in association with the Embassy of Australia, Tokyo

‘Evening’, Deutscher Fine Art, Melbourne

Schubert Galleries, Gold Coast, QLD

Sherman Galleries, Sydney

Kedumba Drawing Award, Blue Mountains Grammar School, Blue Mountains, NSW

1994 – Sherman Galleries, Sydney

1993 – Louis Newman Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

‘Tim Storrier – A Survey’, Touring: Orange Regional Art Gallery, NSW; More Plains

Gallery, NSW; Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW; Mildura Arts Centre, VIC; Dubbo Regional Art Gallery, NSW

1991 – Chicago International Art Exposition, Chicago, USA

Christopher Leonard Gallery, New York, USA

1990‘Blaze Lines’, Fischer Fine Art London, UK

1989‘Burning of the Gifts’, Australian Galleries, Sydney

Fischer Fine Art, London, UK

1988‘Australian Bicentennial Exhibition’, Fischer Fine Art, London; Bonython Meadmore Gallery, Adelaide

1987‘Tim Storrier’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne

1986 ‘Ticket to Eygpt’, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

1983 – Fischer Fine Art, London, UK

1982 – Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney

1981 – Australian Galleries, Melbourne

1980 – Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney

1979 ‘Paintings, Watercolours and Prints’, Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane

1978‘Paintings, Watercolours and Sculpture’, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney

‘Tim Storrier’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne

1976‘Tim Storrier’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne

1975 – Bonython Gallery, Sydney

1974‘Australian Landscape, Expo ‘74’, Spokane, Washington, USA

1973‘The Death of a Warrior’, Australian Galleries, Melbourne

1972 – Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney

1971 – Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney

Gallery One-Eleven, Brisbane

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015‘An exhibition of paintings, sculpture & works on paper’, Australian Galleries, Roylston Street, Sydney

2014Archibald Prize (Winner, Packing Room Prize), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

‘one of each’, Australian Galleries, Derby Street, Melbourne

‘Australia Day 2014 Celebratory Exhibition’, Australian Galleries, Derby Street, Melbourne

‘Australia Day 2014 Celebratory Exhibition’, Australian Galleries, Roylston Street, Sydney

2012 – Archibald Prize (Winner), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2011‘large exhibition of small works’, Australian Galleries, Roylston Street, Sydney

‘large exhibition of small works’, Australian Galleries, Derby Street, Melbourne

Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

2010‘Summer show’, Australian Galleries, Glenmore Road, Sydney’

‘Australian Masters 2010’, Solander Gallery, Canberra

2002 – Sherman Galleries, Sydney

2001‘Five Painters’, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

2000-01‘Decade: Bathurst Regional Art Gallery 10th Anniversary’, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, NSW

1996 – ‘Greg Weight, Artists’ Portraits’, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney

1992 – Chicago International Art Exposition, Chicago, USA

1985‘Sporting Pictures’, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney

‘Image and Fabric’, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, Penrith, NSW

1984Sulman Prize (Winner), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

1983 – Adelaide Festival, Bonython Meadmore Gallery, Adelaide

1979-84‘Contemporary Printmakers’, Print Council of Australia, Touring Canada, USA, UK

1978 – Impressions Gallery, Melbourne

1975 – Bonython Gallery, Sydney

1974 ‘Australian Landscape, Expo’, Spokane, Washington, USA

1969 – Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney

Strines Gallery, Melbourne

1969Sulman Prize (Winner), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

 

Biography

1949 – Born 13 February, Sydney, Australia. Tim and his twin sister, Prue, were the only children born of Austin, stock dealer and grazier, and Nancy Storrier (née Webb). His step-brother, Ned (the son of Nancy Webb and her first husband, John Scott), also lived with the family in Telegraph Road, Pymble, a suburb of Sydney.

1953 – Moved from Sydney to family property, ‘Umagarlee’, near Wellington in rural New South Wales.

1959-66 – Attended Sydney Church of England Grammar School. Began formal art studies under tutelage of art master, Ross Doig.

1962 – Awarded First and Second Prizes, Wellington Pastoral, Agricultural, Horticultural Society Annual Exhibition. Category: best drawing, 16 years and under.

1964 – Family relocated from Wellington to O’Sullivan Road, Rose Bay, Sydney. Austin Storrier acquired property, ‘Mount Hope’, at Coolah in New South Wales.

1967 – Enrolled at National Art School, Sydney. Commenced graphic design studies.

1968 – Awarded the Sir John Sulman Prize for Suzy 350, 1968. The judge was Australian artist David Strachan.

1969 – Abandoned art studies to take up a position as a graphic artist in the television sector of the Australian Broadcasting Commission.

1971 – Designed 9 x 6 metre backdrop for Peter Sculthorpe’s adaptation of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, performed by the Australian Ballet as part of the Canberra Arts Festival. Worked as a freelance graphic artist.

1972 – Six-month tenure as Artist-in-Residence at Owen Tooth Memorial Cottage, Vence, South of France, under aegis of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Toured the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.

1973 – Study tour of Central Australia with photographers Grant Mudford and Wes Stacey, with particular concentration on Uluru (Ayers Rock).

1974 – Designed sets for the movie Stone. Acquired – Waverton Gas Works studio, Sydney. Death of his mother, Nancy Storrier (née Webb), 4 December.

1976 – Expedition to Lake Eyre with artist John Olsen, naturalist Vincent Serventy, and Sturt Purves, Director of Australian Galleries, Melbourne.

1977 – Visited West Coast of the USA. Birth of first son, Benjamin, 25 May, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. Moved to Lavender Bay, Sydney. Relinquished Waverton Gas Works studio and established studio in lower ground floor of Lavender Bay home.

1982 – Birth of a second son, Luke, 14 October, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. Acquired a studio in Rushcutters Bay, Sydney.

1983 – Travelled to Kakadu with Richard Tipping, Frank Hodgkinson, and Colin Jack Hinton.

1984 – Awarded the Sir John Sulman Prize for The Burn. Judged by internationally recognised Australian artist – Arthur Boyd. Expedition to Egypt in May under the patronage of Sir Garrick Agnew OBE, in connection with commission of a series of paintings and drawings.

 

1987 – Publication of ‘Point to Point: The Art of Tim Storrier’ by Linda Van Nunen.

1989-98 – Appointed Trustee, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (three terms).

1990 – Married Jane Reid on 10 May at Marylebone Registry Office, London.

1993 – Extensive tour of China.

1994 – Awarded AM for services to contemporary Australian art in the Australia Day Honours list.

1995 – Moved to ‘Blackdown’ Bathurst NSW.

1996 – Birth of third son, George, 3 July, Bathurst Base Hospital, New South Wales. Travelled in a Beachcraft Baron to Moree, Longreach, Uluru, Coober Pedy, William Creek Hotel, Lake Eyre, and Broken Hill accompanied by John Olsen and Giles Auty.

1997 – Travelled to to Nemrud Dagi, Turkey.

2000 – Publication of ‘Tim Storrier: The Art of the Outsider’ by Catherine Lumly.

2001 – Travelled to Mexico to witness the ‘Day of the Dead Festival’. Travelled to William Creek, and Lake Eyre with John Olsen, Rodney Pople and Robert Jacks.

2003 – Publication of ‘Lines of Fire: Works on Paper’ by Tim Storrier by Ashley Crawford. Awarded Doctor of Arts by Charles Sturt University, New South Wales on 8 May. Travelled to Africa in July, touring through Kenya and Tanzania and visiting the major national parks.

2004 – Married Janet Marshall on 9 October at St Mark’s Church, Darling Point.

2008 – Moved to ‘Blackdown’ , Bathurst NSW.

2009 – Commenced building studio at ‘Blackdown’. Publication of ‘Tim Storrier – Moments’, forward by Edmund Capon.

2011 – Travelled to Antarctica. Publiication of Elemental Reckoning: The Art of Tim Storrier 1981-2011, by Gavin Wilson, in conjunction with S. H Ervin Gallery Exhibition. Finalist in the Wynne Prize for Nostalgia (empire of the coals) 2011.

2012 – Awarded Australia’s most prestigious portraiture prize – the Archibald for faceless self-portrait ‘The Histrionic Wayfarer (after Bosch)’.

2013 – Moved to Hopewood, Bowral in the Southern Highlands NSW.

2014 – Australia Day 2014, Celebratory Exhibition, Australian Galleries, Sydney.

2014 – Awarded the Packing Room Prize in conjunction with the Archibald Prize 2014 for the portrait of ‘Dr Sir Leslie Colin Patterson KCB AO’. Finalist in Wynne Prize.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Capon, Edmund, McGregor, Ken, Wright, William, Zimmer, Jenny, Tim Storrier: Moments, Macmillian Art Publishing, 2009

Crawford, Ashley, Lines of Fire: Works on Paper by Tim Storrier, Thames & Hudson, 2003

Lumby, Catharine, Tim Storrier: The Art of the Outsider, Craftsman House, Sydney, 2000

Wilson, Gavin, The Art of Tim Storrier 1981-2011, S.H Ervin Gallery, Sydney. 2011

Van Nuen, Linda, Point to Point: The Art of Tim Storrier, Craftsman House, Sydney, 1987