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Artsite Gallery showcases local, emerging & Internationally recognised Contemporary Australian Artists.
Greg Hyde
 
 

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Greg Hyde’s work is whimsical; definitely tongue in cheek, somewhat Leunig in nature, but without all the angst. More of a constant chuckle than out right laughter, Greg’s comments on life, the universe and “thanks for all the fish” moments are positively satisfying. Humour that constantly and repeated amuses is rare, and this talent is Greg’s’.

A wry smile, a quiet giggle, the odd snort of laughter quickly stifled – this is the response to Hyde’s work.

An unassumingly satirical "take" on the twenty first century, each work can be explored in the context of multiple interpretations.

Greg’s work has a depth of intellectualism and a well-read vision that suggests more, much more, than what is quickly observed.

Each quirky suggestion finds sympathetic resonance, with both adults and the young.

A visual twitter that grabs attention, suggests more than it reads, and virally permeates within the mind as the subtlety of reference and meanings are revealed.

Greg Hyde’s works can be appreciated over and over with the same joy.


"All is not immediately as it would seem."

Greg Hyde was born in Sydney in 1950 to Russian/Australian parents. As both his parents were trained as commercial artists they encouraged him to paint and sketch from an early age. After three years studying medicine at University, Greg decided to travel, visiting art galleries in Australia and the USA. He then spent two years living and painting in England. He made a brief visit to Russia in 1973 to connect with his heritage, developing an abiding love of the iconographic art tradition.
Whilst living with his young family in the countryside of a small Greek Island, Greg developed a strong rapport with this ancient landscape, a land deeply imbued with myth. His feelings for the colour, texture and spirituality of this landscape continue to live in some of his paintings today.
On returning to Australia, Greg and his family moved to a small farm outside Bathurst. The family created a home which expresses a love of the places that they have visited, and a commitment to a lifestyle in harmony with the Australian environment.
Out of this harmony, Greg has developed a style combining his love of the European tradition with an insightful use of the natural features and the cultural phenomena of traditional and modern Australia to create a personal, and characteristically whimsical iconography, that says as much about the character of the artist himself, as about observations of current culture.

Greg's work has been exhibited in the Wynne and Archibald Prizes, and he has illustrated several children’s books. His work is represented in many Australian and overseas collections.

   
Solo Exhibitions:

2015   Mythteries (October 2015) Artsite Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2012   Its a Whimsical Life (October 2015) Artsite Gallery, Sydney, NSW
   
Group Exhibitions: (Selected)

2014, 13, 12, 11,10    Artsite Gallery Sydney, NSW

2000's   Taylor Galleries, Summer Hill, NSW
Barry Stern Gallery, Paddington, NSW
Artsite Gallery, Camperdown, NSW
Kenthurst Gallery, Kenthurst, NSW
Weswal Gallery, Tamworth, NSW
Norton Gallery, North Sydney, NSW
Moulton Gallery, Mosman, NSW
Milk Factory, Bowral, NSW
Gannon House Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
Little Bathurst Gallery, Bathurst, NSW
Orange Regional Gallery, NSW
Bathurst Regional Gallery, NSW
Cividale del Fruiti, Italy

1990's   Delmar Gallery (Trinity School), NSW
Balmain Framers, Balmain, NSW
Q Gallery, Hunters Hill, NSW
St Ives Gallery, St Ives, NSW
Kenwick Galleries, Beecroft, NSW
Kenthurst Gallery, Kenthurst, NSW
Moulton Gallery, Mosman, NSW
Weswal Gallery, Tamworth, NSW
Marsden Gallery, Bathurst, NSW
Gannon House Gallery, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW
Barry Stern Gallery, Paddington, NSW
Orange Regional Gallery, NSW
Bathurst Regional Gallery, NSW
Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, NSW

1980's   Delmar Gallery (Trinity School), NSW
Eltham Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
Ben Boyd Gallery, North Sydney, NSW
Balmain Framers, Balmain, NSW
Marsden Gallery, Bathurst, NSW
Q Gallery, Birkenhead and Hunters Hill, NSW
St Ives Gallery, St Ives, NSW
Kenwick Galleries, Beecroft, NSW
Kenthurst Gallery, Kenthurst, NSW
Weswal Gallery, Tamworth, NSW
Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney, NSW

1970's   Hunters Hill, NSW
Avalon, NSW
Haselmere, England, UK
Piermont, Tasmania
Delmar Gallery (Trinity School), NSW
Q Gallery, Birkenhead Point, NSW
Eltham Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
Old Bakery, Lane Cove, NSW
Ben Boyd Gallery, Neutral Bay, NSW
Works in Archibald and Wynne Prizes, AGNSW

1967,66   Delmar Gallery (Trinity School), NSW

   
Books Illustrations:

The Little Convict, Yoram Gross. Illustrated by Greg Hyde. Angus & Robertson Publishers 1979.
Sandeye, Will Davies. Illustrated by Greg Hyde. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Group 1980.

Private Collections:

Australia, U.S.A, United Kingdom
   
   
 
 
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