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

2023

2017

2014

In Blog

Greg Johns – Recipient of the Sculpture By The Sea Helen Lempriere Scholarship

Image: Greg Johns  Sit Down Fella (Contemplative)  2023  Corten Steel, for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023. We are delighted …

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Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2023

Image above John Petrie with his winning work  23.5°  in Marks Park, Tamarama. Photograph by Jane Barrett 25TH EXHIBITION | …

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Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2023

Image above: Ayako Saito  Lunar Shadow  2019. Installation view at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, 2023. Photo by Jessica Wyld. …

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Barbie Kjar – Winner of the 2024 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing

Image above: Barbie Kjar and her winning work No Expectations  2024 Photograph by Louisa Chircop Congratulations to Barbie Kjar, Winner …

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David Frazer ‘All That You’ve Loved’ Exhibition at Trinity College

‘David Frazer is primarily a graphic artist, a printmaker, who in his work creates a little microcosm, or a convincing …

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Michael Buzacott – SLOT Window Gallery 2024

Image above: Michael Buzacott  Olympia  2024  steel  199 x 130 x 69 cm   SLOT is an independent window gallery …

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Heather Shimmen Exhibition Featured in Memo Review

Curator Sheridan Palmer has written an insightful review for Memo Review of Heather Shimmen’s solo exhibition  The Sun Shining Ultravioletly …

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Dale Miles, Stephanie Monteith and David Horton – IGNITE Fundraising Event for Women for Change

Image above: Stephanie Monteith   Box and Crane  2022  graphite on paper  37 x 27 cm Fundraising event for Women for …

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Andrew Antoniou and Barbie Kjar – Finalists in the 2024 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing

Barbie Kjar  No Expectations  2024  ink, charcoal and conte on Somerset paper  56 x 76 cm Congratulations to Andrew Antoniou …

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Jennifer Keeler Milne – Grafton Regional Gallery

‘Reflecting about the last few years of my practise, I realised that the perspective to which I’m constantly drawn is …

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Deborah Williams in ‘GAZE’ group exhibition – Australian Print Workshop

Deborah Williams  Differences in degree  2016  etching, engraving, aquatint and roulette, edition 20, 53 x 56 cm A selection of works …

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Greg Weight’s portrait of Emily Kam Kngwarray included in NGA exhibition

Image: Professor Fred Myer and curator Kelli Cole pictured at the NGA Artworks L-R: Sandover Map, Cartography © Brenda Thornley …

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Philip Davey – Documentary by Peter M Lamont

Philip Davey, pictured in his studio Filmmaker Peter M Lamont, of Handmade Films, has created a short film focusing on …

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