Liam Garstang Biography

Born 1983, Wagga Wagga, NSW. Lives and works in Sydney.

2008 Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours Class 1), Sydney College of the Arts (SCA), The University of Sydney

2014 – Current, Gallery Manager, Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney
2019 Tutor, MFA Printmedia, National Art School, Sydney

2019 Artist-led project, Unknown Scripture, Delmar Gallery, Sydney
2017 Artist-led project, Nice One Picasso, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Sydney
2016 Artist-led project, Sunday Punch, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Sydney

Solo

2018 The Shepherds Crook, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney
2017 There’ll Be No More Shepherds (The Homecoming), Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
2013 To Kill The Saudade, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Project Space, Adelaide
2012 There’ll Be No More Shepherds, Cassa da Zorra, Evora, Portugal
2012 The Old Times Were Certainly The Scariest, Megalo Print Studios + Gallery, Canberra

Collaborative Exhibitions

2012 ‘With Eyelids Cut Off’, (with Adam Geczy), Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery, Riddoch Art Gallery, Mt Gambier

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Mountains become islands, (curated by Alana Irwin) Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney
2019 NEXT, Sydney Contemporary
2019 There Can Only Be Chaos, (curated by Ciaran Begley), Articulate Project Space, Sydney
2019 Pro Hart Outback Art Prize, Broken Hill Regional Gallery
2019 Unknown Scripture, (artist and curator), Delmar Gallery, Sydney
2019 The Fall, (curated by Alanna Irwin) Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney
2017 Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize, Space Gallery, Sydney
2017 Nice One Picasso, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Sydney
2017 New Acquisitions: From the Collections of Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga
2016 Sunday Punch, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Sydney
2013 The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists’ Travel Scholarship, SCA Galleries, Sydney
2011 – 2013 Familiar/Unfamiliar, (curated by Rona Green) Latrobe Regional Gallery,
3contemporary Art Space, Melbourne, Tweed River Art Gallery, Swan Hill Regional Gallery, Cessnock Regional Gallery, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
2011 Freemantle Print Prize, Freemantle Arts Centre, Freemantle
2011 Performance 3, Peloton Gallery, Sydney
2011 In Residence, Megalo Print Studio + Gallery, Canberra
2010 Print Big, (curated by Alison Alder) Fitters Workshop, Canberra

Collections

Macquarie Group
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
Print Council of Australia
Megalo Print Archive
Private Collections, Sydney, Canberra

Awards

2017 Winner, Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize
2013 Finalist, The Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Artists’ Travel Scholarship, Sydney College of the Arts
2012 Artist in Residence, OBRAS Centre for Arts and Science, Evoramonte, Portugal
2011 Australia Council ArtStart Grant
2011 Finalist, Freemantle Print Prize, Freemantle Arts Centre, Freemantle
2010 Artist in Residence Award, Megalo Print Studios, Canberra
2008 The University of Sydney Honours Scholarship for Academic Excellence
2007 1st prize Drawing, Kempsey Council Art Award, (Judged by Prof Joanna Mendelssohn)
2007 The Charles William Wentworth Bursary, The University of Sydney

Bibliography

2018 J Guy, As the Crow flies: some notes on the recent work of Liam Garstang, exhibition catalogue
2018 A Stephens, Dark Country, Art Guide, Feature June/July 2018
2017 L Elliot, From Downside with Love, Weekend Advertiser, The Daily Advertiser, 19th Aug, p12
2013 A Geczy, To Kill The Saudade, exh cat.
2012 A Geczy, With Eyelids Cut Off, exh. cat.
2012 A Geczy, With Eyelids Cut Off, IMPRINT, Vol 47 No.3, p28
2012 L Elliot, Eyes Wide Open, Weekend Advertiser, The Daily Advertiser, 26th May, p13
2012 J Guy, Corvus Days, The Old Times Were Certainly The Scariest, exh. cat.
2011 C Morrow, Around the galleries, The South Sydney Herald, 11th Sept 2011, Review p14
2011 A Alder, Megalo Print Studio + Gallery, ACT, IMPRINT, Vol 46 No.3, p5
2010 B McConchie, Print Big, exh. cat.
2010 J Williams, Studio the image of success after 30 years, The Canberra Times, Sat 16th Oct, News, p7
2010 J Cheney, In praise of printing to impress, The Canberra Times, Sat 16th Oct, Review, p28

Artist Talks

2017 Twin Hanging Trees, Macquarie Group Foundation Week
2012 OBRAS Centre for Arts and Science, Evoramonte, Portugal Sat 18 August
2012 With Eyelids Cut Off, Riddoch Art Gallery, Mt Gambier, Sat 30 June
2010 Confidence Trick_Ghost, Megalo Print Studios, Canberra, Fri 6 April

Broadcasts

2012 Win Network, Nightly News, Mt Gambier, Fri 29th June, Re: With Eyelids Cut Off
2012 ABC Radio, Thurs 28th June, Re: With Eyelids Cut Off


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