about greg mallyon contemporary art australia
Greg Mallyon is a painter and printmaker who works from his studio in rural Australia. His abstract topographical images are inspired by an aerial perspective of the landscape below. His life story includes constant travel and a rich exposure to European , Asian , Middle Eastern and our own Indigenous cultures .
His early career began with his first solo exhibition in Provence , France .It was followed by a group exhibition in Rome , a touring exhibition in Hamburg, Dortmund and Wurtzburg , Germany and a solo exhibition in Zagreb , Croatia .This international exposure and success led to interest within the Australian art world . Representation followed with the prestigious Raya Gallery in Melbourne culminating in four sell out exhibitions , corporate commissions ,TV and newspaper interviews and a flying start for a young artist .
Over the succeeding years Greg has held over 40 solo exhibitions throughout Australian capital cities and also in Singapore and Honolulu . He has participated in over 70 group exhibitions in locations including Barcelona ,Venice ,Taipei and locally at The University of Melbourne ,The National Gallery of Victoria and Next Wave Festival, Melbourne . Greg has been represented in 12 international art fairs in Hong Kong, Singapore, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. In 2020 he was to embark on a debut in New York and a major mural commission in Melbourne .........but a pandemic got in the way !
Greg holds a Masters degree in Art ( majoring in painting ) UNSW ,a Diploma in Fine Art ,QCA ( majoring in printmaking ) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Art Education Q.U.T. Other studies have included Italian language at the University of Perugia , Ancient History and Classical Civilization at the University of Queensland , Fine Arts at the University of Melbourne and Computer Art at R.M.I.T . In recent years he has been awarded artist residencies at Can Serrat International Art Centre ,Barcelona (2011) ,The International School of Graphic Design, Venice ( 2014) and C.A.P printmaking studio in Chiang Mai (2017).
Media publicity about Greg's career has included over 80 magazine, newspaper, radio and television interviews and in-flight videos for QANTAS and the former ANSETT airlines. Greg's previous homes and renovation projects have also been the subject of media interest with feature stories in lifestyle magazines such as Vogue Living , Home Beautiful and House and Garden amongst others .His work has appeared on TV and movie sets and been commissioned or acquired by major corporations, universities ,government departments and luxury hotels.
Concurrent with his career as an artist Greg has actively contributed to the Australian art scene for decades via various administrative roles including co-ordinator of fine arts at the Council of Adult Education Melbourne, part owner and managing director of Port Jackson Press Australia , manager of Northern Editions at Charles Darwin University and manager of Birrung Gallery, World Vision Australia . In these capacities Greg worked on print projects , educational programs and exhibitions with many of the nations leading artists including John Olsen , Charles Blackman , Clifton Pugh, Mirka Mora and David Larwill and major artists from Indigenous communities such as Yuendumu, Balgo Hills , Maningrida and the Tiwi Islands These experiences have enriched his own artistic output .
Greg's studio is open by appointment .text 0435800578 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for availability
"Brilliant success for the first exhibition of Greg Mallyon"
Le Provencal , Nice, France
"Travel through exotic countries such as India has left an influence on his paintings. Greg Mallyon's exhibition not only brings us closer to a talented painter but also makes it possible to understand his outlook on life in a young country with an ancient past "
Matica Magazine, Zagreb, Croatia
" Remarkable response to his Brisbane debut. .Discerning artists and art collectors were among buyers of this refreshingly individual exhibition"
The Courier Mail, Brisbane, Australia
"He is one of the most innovative contemporary Australian painters"
The Wentworth Courier ,Sydney ,Australia
"Mallyon delights in his subjects .His bold, vibrant and colourful paintings which exude warmth and happiness are testimonies to this "
The Age , Melbourne ,Australia
"There is no mistaking the exuberant and sometimes ritualistic adornment of nature that is the hallmark of Mallyon's style as if he were celebrating in a more symbolic way her very fecundity"
Honolulu Star Bulletin, Honolulu USA
" The past and present are united in an exceptionally fresh body of work by this Australian artist"
Singapore Scene magazine, Singapore
'The maze-like aerial view ,influences from Eastern art, the sunbaked outback and the lush vegetation of Queensland are all part of artist Greg Mallyon's two dimensional world. But far from creating a lifeless view of Australia, this Melbourne painter uses these influences to capture our bold and varied landscape in a completely original way ."
The Melburnian , Melbourne, Australia
"Melbourne artist Greg Mallyon has built up an international reputation with a collection of images that explore ancient cultures through the medium of 20th century technology"
Canon Images Magazine ,Australia
"One of the regions most respected artists, Greg Mallyon is influenced by the landscape and time spent in Indigenous communities .His work is textured , layered and draws you to think about the earthy tones of Australia, the fractured fault lines , the clashes of sand , wind and surf over the fragile form"
Andrew O'Brien , Daylesford Macedon Life magazine 2021
" A true maverick and visionary , Greg's creative process is unique and involves multiple layers"
Edge Galleries Maldon 2023
" The works of Greg Mallyon bravely soar, presenting aerial views of sprawling landscapes that the Victorian based artist layers together to offer us a glimpse through avian eyes."
Nabila Chemaissem Editor Art Edit Magazine 2023
National Gallery of Victoria installation ll
Solo Exhibition Arthouse Gallery, Sydney , Australia, 2012
Hong Kong Affordable Art Fair, 2018
Greg painting during the pandemic Werribee Gorge Victoria 6
Installation at The National Gallery of Victoria
Digital image of Apollo from Melbournes Antipodes Festival