GARRY SHEAD NEWS & ARTICLES

The Sacrifice – Etching
Author: Rolf Mende
New Limited Edtion Fine art Etching Print by Garry Shead titled "The Sacrifice" Garry Shead has just completed his new etching titled "The Sacrifice" available September 2009, the Etching image size is 65x100cm, Sheet size is 78x108cm, it was made using 4 plates with 9 colours and is a limited edition of 65 only, for those clients making a purchase will also have a certificate of authenticity and several pictures of the artist Garry Shead working on the etching plates, A.P or Numbered editions are all the same price, delivery is free in Australia. more...
Garry Shead NEW Record
Author: Rolf Mende
Garry Shead Oil Painting "Queen of Suburbia" reached an all time record for 2007 at $432,000. more...
Garry Shead “NEW -TANGO 4 Coulour Etching NOW SOLD OUT
Author: Rolf Mende
Garry Shead has just finished the etching plates for Tango 4 - Coming February 2008 Garry Shead NEW Tango 4 colour limited edition Etching print from Etching House will be available in coming weeks. Australian iconic and up and coming artists Margaret Olley, Garry Shead, Jason Benjamin, Melissa Egan, Kerrie Lester, and Charles Blackman will be at the New South Wales State Library Sydney 12th of May 2011, the event will be have a guest speaker Edmund Capon director of the state gallery of New South Wales who will be welcomed by Richard Neville Mitchell Library. This event is a celebration in honour of 30 years of service to the art world by Berkeley Editions. Etching House is proud to be associated with this event and Berkeley Editions. Australian iconic artists Margaret Olley, Garry Shead, Jason, Benjamin, Melissa Egan, Kerrie Lester, and Charles Blackman attending the 30th year calibration for Berkeley Editions at the state Library of NSW are all Australian artists who also specialise in making fine art limited edition etchings and prints available at Etching House. Fine Art and etching and print artists Margaret Olley, Garry Shead, Jason, Benjamin, Melissa Egan, Kerrie Lester, and Charles Blackman attending the 30th year calibration for Berkeley, hosted by the State Library Sydney, 12th May 2011, Etching House will be there. more...
Artist finds truth in literary hoax The Sydney Morning Herald, August 21, 2004
Author: Sharon Verghis
The artist Garry Shead has taken out the $20,000 Dobell Prize for Drawing with an imposing homage to one of the country's most infamous literary hoaxes. The subject of the ink on paper diptych Colloquy with John Keats, chosen from a final field of 34 yesterday at the Art Gallery of NSW, was strangely topical, Shead later remarked, given recent events concerning literary fakes. more...
Shead’s painting up for auction The Daily Telegraph, June 13, 2007 12:00am
Author: Elizabeth Fortescue
BEFORE Garry Shead's wife Judit died from pancreatic cancer in Sydney last month, the celebrated Australian painter asked her permission to sell a painting which had once been his special gift to her. more...
The Painter, the Potter and the Muse
Author: Sasha Grishin
Garry Shead is one of Australia's most highly acclaimed lyrical figurative painters and while critics have taken notice of his work since his early exhibitions in the 1960s, it has been only in the last couple of decades that his work has achieved national prominence.1 His series of paintings dealing with D.H. Lawrence and another with the Queen's visit to Australia in 1954, the Royal Suite, have become iconic in Australian visual culture and have commanded record prices on the Australian art market. more...
Shedding light on Ern Malley The Sydney Morning Herald, October 28, 2003
Author: Angela Bennie
The poet Ern Malley is alive and kicking hard. For some reason he will not relinquish his hold on the Australian artistic imagination. Ern was born one desultory afternoon in 1944 in the Victoria Barracks in Melbourne and died the same afternoon of Graves; disease aged 25. more...
Shead, and the life of Malley The Age, June 20, 2005
Author: Megan Backhouse
Garry Shead says it was getting dangerous just how much he started identifying with Ern Malley, the 1940s poet who both did, and didn't, exist. Malley's evocative verse might have been penned as a hoax but both the man and his modernist poems have taken on a life of their own. more...
NEWS MAY 2007 JUDIT SHEAD 1949 – 2007
Author: Curtsey of the Family
JUDIT SHEAD was a fine sculptor and artist. Judit Shead was trained in the great European tradition and has works on public display in Australia, her adopted country. Judit is probably best known, however, as the wife and muse of artist Garry Shead. Most of the women in Shead's paintings are, in one way or another, Judit. "Often I start out painting a woman with a completely different face and bigger-bosomed body, but it always ends up looking like Judit," he said in 2001. more...