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

Greg Johns – WestConnex Commission

These awe inspiring photographs show Greg Johns’ monumental work in Corten steel being installed in its new location along the …

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Artists Announced – Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2020

Image: Peter Lundberg, Return to Sea (2013), bronze, edition 1/2 22 October – 8 November 2020 Sculpture by the Sea returns to the Bondi …

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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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Peter Wegner – Artist Feature

Peter Wegner’s works are compelling and poignant representations of moments experienced. We chat with Peter Wegner in the following Q&A …

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Tim Storrier – 2020 Wynne Prize

Congratulations to Tim Storrier who has been announced as a finalist in the 2020 Wynne Prize. ‘If a work of …

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Peter Wegner – 2020 Archibald Prize

Congratulations to Peter Wegner who has been announced as a Finalist in the 2020 Archibald Prize. Five-time Archibald finalist Peter …

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