Greg Johns

b. 1953

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 form-wise ‘Australian’ in feel. These forms arise from both a visual and a ‘beneath the surface’ or ‘felt’ reading of our extraordinary landscape. Alongside this work the round mandala forms have continued, changing in form, becoming more organic. These forms 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. Local flavour is important to Greg’s work, yet his sculpture also connects to ‘big picture’, universal themes. Greg works consistently to make a contribution to the development of sculpture in Australia and internationally.

PAST EXHIBITIONS

2017

2014

In Blog

The 9th Palmer Sculpture Biennial

In 2001 Adelaide sculptor Greg Johns purchased a former sheep grazing property at Palmer, about 70 km east of Adelaide, …

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Mary Tonkin – Artist Feature

Image above: Ramble, Kalorama  (detail)  2017-19  oil on linen  180 x 1890 cm Mary Tonkin has a unique ability of capturing …

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Rodney Forbes – Artist Feature

Rodney Forbes’ paintings address deeply poignant subject matter through dreamlike and surreal imagery. Figures and objects float against his trademark …

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Sue Anderson: “Savouring moments of artistic escape”

“Two weeks into lockdown, wading through the bleakness of pandemic panic, impending winter, and the wild west of Collingwood’s tumbleweed …

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