Congratulations to Greg Johns on his solo exhibition at ReDot Fine Art Gallery in Singapore, 3- 28 August 2016

To view the catalogue go to the following link:

https://issuu.com/redotfineartgallery/docs/20160803_e-catalogue_two_stories_is?e=5071591/37625448

 

Greg Johns has worked as a full-time sculptor for 38 years and has completed significant commissions throughout Australia, as well as in Singapore, Spain, New Zealand, Korea, England and Ireland. Since 1990 the main focus of his practise has been to develop an approach to making sculpture which is both conceptually and materially ‘Australian’ in feel, with forms that emerge from both a visual and a ‘felt’ reading of the Australian landscape. "As a sculptor working in this great landscape, I remain perplexed by how little sculpture produced in Australia reflects this place," he says. "We are perhaps locked into our cities and computers; as well as being overloaded by the international”. 

Greg Johns, Land Mandala, 2009, Corten Steel, 6 metres high, Cammeray Square, Sydney

“Over the last decade, the Australian landscape has become a major influence on my sculpture” Johns says. “It is not, however, the only influence. Over the last 29 years of practice, a layering of ideas has gradually unfolded and evolved. These conceptual notions are now well rooted in this landscape”. They draw conceptually on both older belief systems and contemporary developments in physics and philosophy, often suggesting that a bridge should exist between the old and the new.

While his sculpture connects to big picture, universal themes, local flavour and context are important to his work. In 2002 he purchased 160 hectares of land in the Adelaide Hills. It is big sky country under which sits an archetypal Australian landscape. A great place to put sculpture in. “This place is important to me”, he says. “It is where I can walk, get away, dream”.

Greg Johns’ sculpture is not entirely urban in feel. There is a toughness and a vulnerability about his work which is different in feel from the painted, highly finished work of the urban based sculptures in Sydney. “I sense in Australian sculpture at present a variety of regional approaches arising.” the artist says. “I believe this is worth embracing. We can all learn from each other, rather than defending a singular ‘correct’ approach. There is also room perhaps for a hybridising to occur between the regions, while simultaneously maintaining a particular local flavour”.

 

Greg Johns, Wavering Circle, 1984 Corten steel 3.5 metres high.  Holmes a Court Collection. Western Australia

Greg Johns, Birth, 1999  Corten steel, 4.75m  high x 7.5 m long x 5 m wide.  Chadstone.  Melbourne

Currently available sculptures for purchase:

(for details of the works, please hold cursor over the image)

We are delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of the book Edge of Time Greg Johns sculpture 1977-2015.  For an advance copy  see below:

Greg Johns - biographical details

Born Adelaide, S.A. 1953

Trained at S.A. School of Art 1975-78

Diploma of Fine Arts, working full time as a sculptor since 1978.

Member of New York Sculptors' Guild.

Committee member of Collaborations (Linking Art and Architecture 1990-1994).

Member of International Sculptor Centre.

Exhibiting with the New Art Centre, London, the New York Sculptors' Guild, N.Y. and the Robert Steele Gallery, New York.

Helpman Academy Mentor for young artist.

 

ART PRIZES/COMPETITIONS

Whyalla Sculpture Prize 1980.

V.A.B. Grant 1980.

Residence at Rhode Island School of Art, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1997.

Happy Valley Community Arts Grant, 1991 (to design a Children's Sculptural Playground).

S.A. Arts Grant 1991 (to exhibit 3 works at Emil Leonard Gallery, New York).

First Prize, REDAS International Sculpture Competition, Singapore 1993.

Art and Architecture Prize, S.A. 1993.

Hakone Sculpture Competition 1992, 1994, Japan.

Award of Merit R.A.I.A. (S.A. Chapter) 1994 (short listed for National Award).

Commendation Art and Architecture R.A.I.A. (S.A. Chapter) 1994.

Award of Merit, B.H.P. Colourbond Steel Award, R.A.I.A. (S.A. Chapter) Collaboration Award, Artists/Architecture Team, Swallowcliffe Primary School, 1995

Award of Merit R.A.I.A., 1995 New Building, (Collaborative Award) Swallowcliffe Primary School, 1995.

Civic Award (S.A.) Collaborative Award, Swallowcliffe Primary School, 1995

C.E.A.D. Award (National) Australia Council, Collaborative Award, Swallowcliffe Primary School, 1995.

Australia Grant 1997 (to develop new studio work)

Whyalla Sculpture Prize 1980.

V.A.B. Grant 1980.

S.A Arts Grant 1981, 1983, 1986, 1988 (part assistance to work, & travel in the U.S.A. and Europe;

Artist in Residence at Rhode Island School of Art, 1990, 1993, 1996, 1997.

Happy Valley Community Art's Grant, 1991 (to design a Children's Sculptural Playground).

S.A. Art' Grant 1991 (to exhibit 3 works at Emil Leonard Gallery, New York).

First Prize, REDAS International Sculpture Competition, Singapore 1993.

Art and Architecture Prize, S.A. 1993.

Hakone Sculpture Competition 1992, 1994, Japan.

Award of Merit R.A.I.A. (S.A. Chapter) 1994 (short listed for National Award).

Commendation Art and Architecture R.A.I.A. (S.A. Chapter) 1994.

Award of Merit, B.H.P. Colourbond Steel Award, R.A.I.A. (S.A. Chapter) Collaboration Award, Artists/Architecture Team, Swallowcliffe Primary School, 1995

Award of Merit R.A.I.A., 1995 New Building, (Collaborative Award) Swallowcliffe Primary School, 1995.

Civic Award (S.A.) Collaborative Award, Swallowcliffe Primary School, 1995

C.E.A.D. Award (National) Australia Council, Collaborative Award, Swallowcliffe Primary School, 1995.

Australia Grant 1997 (to develop new studio work)

State and National Heart Awards for design of playground space 1997

Finalist, Kowloon Station Commission, Hong Kong

National Finalist, Woollahra Sculpture Prize for small sculpture, 2001.

Award of Merit, Collaborative with TECTVS Architects for renovation of Dawson home, 2000.

Stonnington Landscaping Award, Melb. Joint award for sculpture "Origin" and to Landscape Architects for surrounding landscaping, 2001

Selected sculptor for focal sculpture for entry to Shanghai Art Fair, 2004

Waterhouse prize for sculpture (natural history award) 2004

Lempriere Sculpture prize Finalist 2005

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1980    Bonython Gallery, Adelaide.

1981    Roundspace Gallery, Adelaide.

1983    Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney

            Bonython Gallery, Adelaide

1987    Bonython-Meadmore Gallery, Adelaide

            Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney

1991    Bonython-Meadmore Gallery, Adelaide, Survey Exhibition, 1978-1991

            Solander Gallery, Canberra, Survey Exhibition, 1978-1991

1992    Bonython-Meadmore Gallery, Adelaide- Festival Exhibition , 3 outdoor sculptures.

            Bridge Street Gallery, Sydney.

1993    Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide

1994    Solander Gallery, Canberra

            Meridian Gallery, Melbourne, Survey Exhibition, 1976-1994

            Carrick Hill Sculpture Park S.A. Survey Exhibition, 1978-1991

1995    Singapore, Anima Gallery at the Australian High Commission

1996    Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney

            Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide

1997    New York, Robert Steele Gallery

1998    Greenaway Gallery

1999    Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney.

2000   Aptos Cruz Gallery, Adelaide, 25 year Retrospect.

            Australian Art Resources, Melbourne

2001    A Small Sculpture Garden - Opening of a sculpture garden at the artist’s studio.

            New York- Robert Steele Gallery.

            Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney.

            B.M.G. Gallery, Adelaide.

2002   Australian Art Resources, Melbourne.

            Aptos Cruz Gallery, Adelaide.

2003   Australian Art Resources, Sydney.

            Gomboc Gallery, Western Australia.

            B.M.G. Gallery, Adelaide

2004   Australian Art Resources, Melbourne.

            Aptos Cruz Gallery, Adelaide.

2005    New York, Robert Steele Gallery, to exhibit

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS - SELECTED

1989    Roche Court Sculpture Garden, Winterslow, Wiltshire, U.K.

            Adelaide Week in Himeji Exhibition-Adelaide and Himeji, Japan

            New York Sculptors' Guild Annual Exhibition

            Bonython-Meadmore Gallery, Sydney-Opening Exhibition

            "Echoes of Tiananmen" Exhibition, Artzone.

1990    Festival Exhibition, Royal Society

            Roche Court Sculpture Garden, Winterslow, Wiltshire, U.K.

            Second Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne

            Adelaide-Christchurch Exhibition, Christchurch, N.Z.

1991    Roche Court Sculpture Garden, Winterslow, Wiltshire, U.K.

            New York Sculptors' Guild Annual Exhibition

            New York Sculptors' Guild Exhibition, Cast Iron Gallery, N.Y.

            Emil Leonard Gallery, N.Y.

            Clarendon Life Festival, S.A.

            Aptoz Cruz Gallery, Adelaide-Sculpture Exhibition.

1992    Roche Court Sculpture Garden, Winterslow, Wiltshire, U.K.

            Emil Leonard Gallery, N.Y.

            Adelaide Festival - Real and Forged, Contemporary Australian Metal

            New York Sculptors' Guild Exhibitions

            New York Sculptors' Guild Exhibition

            Alice Art Prize

1993    Bridge Street Gallery, Sydney, 10th. Anniversary Exhibition

            New York Sculptors' Guild Exhibition, Cast Iron Gallery, N.Y. and Kyoto, Japan

            Roche Court Sculpture Garden, Winterslow, Wiltshire, U.K.

            Asia Art Fair, Singapore

            REDAS Sculpture Exhibition, Singapore

            Aspects of Love, Exhibition, Kenhurst Gallery, N.S.W.

            Post Script - Meridan Gallery, Melbourne

            Greenaway Gallery

1994    Art Fair, Melbourne

            New York Sculptors' Guild Annual Exhibition 

            Alice Prize Exhibition
            Meridian Gallery, Melbourne.

1995    Roche Court Sculpture Garden, Winterslow, Wiltshire, U.K.

            "Floating Exhibition" - New York Sculptors' Guild, N.Y.

            Sculpture 7-Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney

            Sculpture 95 - S.A.n Sculptors, Royal Society Gallery.

1996    Stamford Museum, U.S.A.

            Roche Court Sculpture Garden, Winterslow, Wiltshire, U.K.

            New York Sculptors' Guild Annual Exhibition.

            Royal Society Historical Exhibition, 1945-1996

            Sculpture 8 - Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney.

1997    Roche Court Sculpture Garden, Winterslow, Wiltshire, U.K.

            Sculpture 9 - Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney.

1998    Robert Steele Gallery, New York

            Roche Court Sculptural Garden. Winterslow, Wiltshire. U.K.

            Sculpture 10 - Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney

            Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne

            New York Sculptors Guild Sixtieth Anniversary Exhibition.

            Directors Choice, Gallery 101, Melbourne.

            C.A.C. Members Show, Adelaide.

1999    Volume and Form, International Exhibition, Singapore.

            Roche Court Sculpture Garden, Wiltshire, England.

            Art Gallery of S.A., Moet- Chandon Purchases Exhibition.

            New York Sculptors Guild at Grounds For Sculpture, New Jersey, U.S.A.

            Sculpture 11-Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney.

            The Artists Table-Adelaide Central School Of Art.

            C.A.C. Members Show, Adelaide.

2000    Encounters- Bahrain, International Exhibition.

            Roche Court Sculpture Garden, Wiltshire, England.

            Senses- Kuwait, International Exhibition.

            New York Sculptors Guild at Chesterwood, U.S.A.

            Sculpture 12- Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney.

            Robert Steele Gallery, New York.

            Chemistry Exhibition, State Gallery of S.A.

            New York Sculptors Guild at The Arts Centre, New York State.

            Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne.

            Garden Exhibition, Central School of Art, Adelaide.

            C.A.C. Members Show, Adelaide.

2001    Robert Steele Gallery, New York.

            Roche Court Sculpture Garden, Wiltshire, England.

            Sculpture 13 - Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney.

            An Art Odyssey, Adelaide, S.A.

            Easter Sculpture Exhibition, Qdos Gallery, Vic.

            Garden Exhibition, Central School of Art, S.A.

            C.A.C. Members Show, Adelaide.

2002    Roche Court Sculpture Garden, Wiltshire, England.

            Robert Steele Gallery, New York - major international show.

            Axia Gallery, Melbourne. Focus On Sculpture.

            Australian Art Resources, Sydney, Opening Group Exhibition.

            Toorak Festival Of Sculpture, Melbourne.

            Sculpture By The Sea, Sydney.

            Viz Biz Exhibition, Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide.

            Bella Cosa S.A.L.A. Exhibition.

            C.A.C. Members Show, Adelaide.

            Campbelltown Sculpture Show, Sydney.

            Melbourne International Art Fair.

2003    Roche Court Sculpture Garden, Wiltshire, England.

            Sculpture Survey, Gomboc Gallery, W.A., invited artist in focus.

            New York Budget Art Fair.

            McClelland Gallery Survey of Australian Sculpture Exhibition

            6" Exhibition, Defiance Gallery, Sydney.

            12" exhibition, B.M.G. Gallery, Adelaide.

            C.A.C. Members Exhibition.

            Australian Art Resources, Sydney.

            Waterhouse Prize Exhibition, Adelaide.

2004    Palmer Inaugural Sculpture Exhibition, Palmer , S.A.

            Adelaide Festival of Arts 

            Zoo Walk Exhibition, Adelaide Fringe

            Toorak Festival Of Sculpture, Melbourne.

            Roche Court Sculpture Garden, England

            Shanghai Art Fair – China

            Sculpture By The Sea – Sydney

            Sculpture By The Sea Indoor Exhibition, Sydney

            Robert Steele Gallery Sculpture Exhibition Ð New York

            Fleurieu Heritage Exhibition Ð S.A.

            Qdos Gallery Easter Exhibition, - Victoria

            Tangibility Metal Exhibition, Pt. Pirie, S.A.

            Sculpture in the Bush, - Victoria

            Waterhouse Prize Exhibition (SA, VIC, N.S.W.)

            Belalie Gallery, Jamestown, S.A.

            Norwood Sculpture Exhibition, - S.A

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS OF LARGE SCULPTURES

1977    "Stepdown", 3.3m x 12m x 3.3m - The Institute of Technology, Pooraka

1979    "Dual", 19m x 3.6m x 7m - Adelaide University

1982-4 "Rhythmic Circle", 3.3 x 3.3m x 1.8m - Adelaide Festival of Arts

1988    "Pattern 1", 3.5m x 3.5 x 2m - BMG Fine Art

1989    "Shield 1" - BMG Fine Art

1991    "Pattern 1" - Kenhurst Gallery, N.S.W.

1992    "Guardian Figures" - Kenhurst Gallery, N.S.W.

            "Shield 1" - Aptoz Cruz Gallery, S.A.

1993    "Returning Figure" - Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide

            The Barossa Festival, S.A. 1993

1995    "Voyagers (To The Horizon)" - Aptoz Cruz Gallery, S.A.

1996    "Floating Figure" - Waite Institute

            "Flying Figure" - Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide

1997    "Entrance Figures" - State Administration Building

1998    "Excavator I," - Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide.

2000    Coriole Music Festival

            Aptos Cruz Gallery, Adelaide - 4 major works.

2001    B.M.G. Gallery, Adelaide. Major work, "Floating Figure"

2002    University of S.A. Art Museum - 3 large scale sculptures.

            Palmer Sculpture And Environmental Landscape- "Floating Figure 1"

2003    Pilgrims Lane, Adelaide, three major works.

2004    Palmer Sculpture and Environmental Landscape.

            Palmer Sculpture and Environmental Landscape - 5 major works.

            Fleurieu Biennale - Bella Cosa Sculpture Park

 

COLLECTIONS

33 York St. Sydney Collection.

Adelaide University Collection

Adler Collection, Adelaide.

Art Gallery of S.A.

Artbank Collection

Arts S.A. Collection.

Australian National University

Baillieu Myer Collection, Melbourne

Bankers Trust Collection, Maritime Trade Towers, Sydney.

Banks Collection, Melbourne.

Benalla Gallery, Victoria

Best Collection, Jersey, Channel Islands.

Bluescope Steel Limited.

BT Funds Management.

Caff Collection, England.

Carrick Hill Sculpture Park, S.A. - State Collection
Whyalla Arts Council, S.A.

City of Brisbane Council

City of Marion Collection.

City of Pt. Adelaide, Enfield.

Cohn Collection, New York

Commonwealth Bank Collection, Adelaide

Cousins Collection, N.SW.

Chadstone Shopping Centre, Victoria.

Deutsche Asset Management

Diana Laidlaw, Honourable Minister for the Arts Collection, Adelaide

Docklands, Melbourne.

Faulding Collection, Adelaide, U.S.A. England

Fraser Collection, France 

Fuchs Collection, U.S.A.

Gandel Collection, Melbourne

Glenelg Council, S.A.

Guilford Bell & Graham Fischer Architects.

Holmes a Court Collection

HSBC

Kidd Collection, Adelaide.

Knutson Collection, U.S.A. and Australia

Kym Bonython Collection, Adelaide

Maeda Environmental Art Co. Collection, Japan

Manchester Unity-Hibernian Collection, Adelaide

Maroondah City Council.

Mattern Collection, Connecticut, U.S.A.

Mistletoe Winery, N.S.W.

Mt. Lofty Botanical Gardens Collection, S.A.

Nicholas Collection,N.S.W.

O’Connor Collection U.S.A.

Olivet House Collection, Adelaide

Pembroke School, Adelaide

Port Pirie Council Collection, S.A.

Probuild.

Riverbank Collection, Adelaide.

Royal Meridian Hotel, Bahrain

S.A.N.T.O.S. Collection, Adelaide

Sculpture Park 1988, Gallery 460, N.S.W.

Shoreman Park Collection.

Spivakowsky Collection, Melbourne.

St. Vincent's Hospital Collection, Sydney

T.A.B. Collection, Sydney.

Tasmanian University Collection, Hobart

Thyer Collection, Adelaide.

Tulloch Collection, England

Tweddell Collection, Adelaide.

Waite Institute Collection, S.A.

Watergardens, Victoria.

Wing Tai Collection, Singapore

Wyatt Benevolent Trust Collection, Adelaide

Ziegler Collection, Melbourne.

Mullins Collection.

Australian National University.

330 Collins St., Melbourne

Palmer Environmental/Sculptural Landscape - 5 Major works.

Lord Harwood Collection, England.

Crown Casino, Southbank, Melbourne.

Crown Casino Hotel, Melbourne.

Clarke Collection, England

Barry Somerstein Collection, Florida, U.S.A.

Neil Collection, Victoria

 

COMMISSIONS

Glenelg Council 1978 - "Rhythm", large scale steel sculpture

Commonwealth Bank, Adelaide 1983 - "Guardian Figure II"

Benalla Gallery, Victoria 1980 - "Guardian Figure I"

Pembroke School, Adelaide 1984 - "Entrances", large scale steel sculpture

Bicentennial Sculpture Park, Gosford, N.S.W. - "The Dance Continues", large scale steel sculpture, commissioned for opening of the park

Mt. Lofty Botanic Gardens, S.A. 1987 - "Guardian Figure I", large scale steel sculpture

Manchester Unity-Hibernian Building, Adelaide 1988/89 - "Forgotten Remembered Figures"

Tasmanian University Centenary, Hobart 1989 -"Passage"

Port Pirie Sculpture Competition 1989 - "Timepiece"

Wyatt Building Commission 1989/90 - "Shrine II"

St. Vincent's Private Hospital, Sydney 1989/90 - "Shrine I"

Underwood and Underwood Architects, Wangaratta 1990 - "Dual Column"

Rick Bzowy Architects, S.A. - collaborative commission to design and construct a staircase and balustrading

Kenhurst Sculpture Park, N.S.W. 1991/92 - "Guardian Figures", large scale steel sculpture Adelaide Magistrates Court Building, design of exterior sculptural railing to be constructed

Henley Beach Catholic Church 1993

Seaford Housing Estate 1993, three sculptural walls

Blue Iguana Bar, Adelaide 1993, design of front bar

REDAS Sculpture Commission 1993/94/95, Singapore - Guardian Figure large steel sculpture

Mt. Lofty Botanic Gardens, S.A. 1994, large work with peace theme

New Works Design Studio, Adelaide 1994, counter

Rosanas Fashion Boutique 1994, counter

Mr. and Mrs Gandel, Melbourne 1994/95 - "Guardian Figure", large scale steel sculpture

Mr. and Mrs Knutson, Adelaide 1996 - "Grounded Figure", - large version

T.E.C.T.V.S. Architects 1996, sculptural balustrading, private residence

Mt. Lofty Botanic Gardens S.A. 1995/96, Sculptural gates and railings for entrance

Serpentine Reserve 1995 - Equal Access Playspace

Utah Building Co-op 1995, Balustrading

Faulding Headquarters 1996/97, Adelaide - "Pattern III", - large scale work
Pure Pac Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd. 1997, Elizabeth, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Faulding Pharmaceuticals 1997, Warwick, U.K.

Dieter Sczesny Architecture 1996/97, balustrading, private residence

Nepenthe Winery, S.A. 97/98, large scale sculpture

Arboretum Garden, Waite Institute, 1998, sculptural environment, Adelaide

Office of Diana Laidlaw, Hon. Minister for the Arts

Banks, "Grounded Figure", large version, 96/97, private commission.

Mrs and Mr Spivakowsky, "From The Centre", 1998.

Regent Gardens Commission, 1999, "Returning Figure", large sculpture and balustrading.

Entrance to Cleland Nat. Park, Mt. Lofty, S.A..

Courtyard of Faulding Headquarters, Adelaide,1999, large sculpture," Returning Figure III".

Henric Nicholas, "Silent Figure IV" for Glen Murcett House, Blue Mountains, N.S.W. 1999.

Chadstone Shopping Centre, Melbourne 1999 - Major Commission, large sculpture, "Origin".

Northgate Reserve Commission, Adelaide, 1999/2000 large scale sculpture.

T.E.C.T.V.S. Architects, 1999," Entrances", Sculpture for private residence.

Entrance to Mt. Lofty Summit, S.A., 2000.

Mr and Mrs Thyer, "The Dance Continues"., 2000

Deidre But-Hussain, "From the Centre", 2000.

Rosie Johnson, "From the Centre", 2000.

Mornington Peninsular Commission, Vic. - "To the Centre", large scale sculpture, 2000.

Domain I-Con Sculpture Commission, Adelaide - large scale commission, 2000- 2001.

Riverbank, Adelaide - Major commission, "Fractal Mandala", large scale sculpture, 2001.

Waterways Commission, Melbourne - 5" Excavator" figures for environmental project, Melbourne. 2002.

“To The Centre"- Major Commission for private collection, Melbourne. 2002/2003.

"Pattern 111"- Commission for private collection, Melbourne, 2002.

"Fractal Mandala"- Smaller version for foyer of 33 York St. Sydney, 2002.

"Australian National University", Major Commission for the H.C. Coombs extension, 2002-2004.

"Guardian Figure", - Private Commission, Melbourne.

330 Collins St. Commission, Melbourne 2003/2004 Ð Major Commission

Maroondah City Council, Victoria. 2003

Crown Casino, Southbank, Melbourne. 2003/2004.

Casino Hotel, Melbourne, 2003/2004

Mullins Commission, Adelaide. 2003/2004

Mistletoe Winery, N.S.W.-2003.

Bell Memorial Garden, Adelaide - 3 pieces, 2003/2004.

Tanunda Commissions., 2003/2004.

Spanish Commissions, 2004/2005, 2 major sculptures, a major installation work and 1 human scale Sculpture for Spain - major commission.

150th Democracy Commission, Norwood, S.A. Ð Major Commission