Geoffrey Dyer Australian, b. 1947-


Geoffrey Dyer is one of Australia's most renowned landscape painters. Born in Hobart, Geoff's inspiration is his native Tasmania, imaging the sublime sea and landscapes of the South West and Maria Island, as well as the iconic scenery of the Franklin River, Cradle Mountain and Lake St. Clare.


Having studied at the Tasmanian School of Art between 1965 and 1968, Dyer has exhibited frequently in solo and group exhibitions ever since the seventies and his work is represented in some of Australia's best public and private collections, including the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Artbank, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart; and the Qantas collection.


Winning the Archibald prize in 2003 for his portrait of his fellow Tasmanian, Richard Flanagan, Geoff has been selected as a finalist for the prize on 11 occasions and as a finalist in the Wynne Prize on 9 occasions.




Winner Archibald Prize, AGNSW, 2003 Portrait of Richard Flanagan
Winner King's Art Prize, King's, 2012 Ocean Beach (2011)
Archibald Prize Finalist, AGNSW - 2011, 2010, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1996, 1993
Wynne Prize Finalist, AGNSW - 2004, 1997, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1977
Sulman Prize Finalist, AGNSW - 2006, 1997

MONA - Moorilla Winery, Hobart
The World Art Museum, Guangdong, China
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
The Art Trust
Art Bank
Pacific Mutual
National Bankof Australia
Reserve Bank of Australia
Price Waterhouse Coopers
Hayman Island Resort
Wrest Point Casino, Hobart
Crown Casino, Melbourne
Sheridan Hotel Group
Allens Arthur Robinson
Prime Life Corporation Ltd
University of Tasmania
Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, Launceston
Burnie Regional Gallery
Devonport Art Gallery
Tasmanian Parliament House (commissioned portraits of former Premiers, Tony Rundle and Paul Lennon)
Private collections in Australia, England, Europe, America and Asia Pacific.