about greg mallyon
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 38 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 Melbourne University, The National Gallery of Victoria and Next Wave Festival, Melbourne . Greg has been represented in 10 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 and Post Graduate Diploma in Art Education QUT. 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.
Greg's studio is open on selected weekends each year which will be listed on this website .Otherwise open by appointment
"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
Richmond Warehouse renovation
Artist in residence Venice 2014
Solo Exhibition Gallery 101, Melbourne ,Australia 1988
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