Geoff Dyer


 31 July – 25 August 2019

Opening Wednesday 31 July at 5.30pm.

Click here to request a full catalogue of images for Overview.

Geoff Dyer is arguably Tasmania’s best-known contemporary painter. Through his expressive use of paint, Geoff captures the complexity and raw beauty that underpins the Tasmanian landscape experience. His large-scale paintings have become an important part of Tasmania’s cultural history.

In 2003,Geoff won the Archibald Prize with a portrait of writer, conservationist and friend, Richard Flanagan. Geoff has exhibited extensively throughout Australia, as well as in Singapore, Guangdong and New York. Geoff ’s paintings are held in many private, public and corporate collections including the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra.

To celebrate both Geoff’s solo exhibition Overview, as well as the exhibition Geoff Dyer: Portraits at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Despard has produced fully illustrated, 54 page book.  This includes an insightful essay by John McDonald (art critic for the Sydney Morning Herald and film critic for the Australian Financial Review),  an introduction by Steven Joyce, as well as written contributions by Janet Carding, TMAG Director and Jim Everett poet, playwright and Tasmanian Aboriginal elder.  Catalogues will be available for sale at the gallery and the TMAG book shop.

Exhibition Preview

Geoff Dyer  |  Overview

Despard Gallery

31.07.19 – 25.08.19


Geoff Dyer: Portraits

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

26.07.19 – 06.10.19


Geoff Dyer at Sydney Contemporary


12.09.19 – 15.09.19