T i m S t o r r i e r A M
In the current post-modernist cultural environment where the debate is endlessly informed by the views of chefs, actors and film directors, it appears to be incumbent upon visual artists to accompany their work with explanatory statements. I decline to read yet again from my own songbook, as painting is a visual language and I firmly believe the images I carefully construct do not need the assistance of written words to convey my meanings and innuendos.
Tim Storrier studied graphic design at the National Art School, Sydney, from 1967 until 1969, at which time he took up a position as a graphic artist in the television sector of the Australian Broadcasting Commission. At the age of nineteen, in 1968, he was the youngest artist ever awarded the prestigious Sir John Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, for his painting Suzy 350.
He has held numerous solo exhibitions throughout Australia, including the Sherman Galleries, Sydney; S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney; Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne; Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane; Art Gallery of New South Wales; Art Gallery of Western Australia; Australian Galleries, Sydney and Melbourne; Deutscher Fine Art, Melbourne; Orange Regional Gallery, New South Wales; University Art Gallery, University of Sydney; Bathurst Regional Art Gallery; Brisbane City Gallery; Holmes à Court Gallery, Perth; Manly Art Gallery and Museum and Penrith Regional Art Gallery, NSW.
Internationally, Storrier has exhibited at Fischer Fine Art, London; Christopher Leonard Gallery, New York; Expo 74, Spokane, Washington; Louis Newman Gallery, Los Angeles; Chicago International Art Exposition; Hong Kong Arts Centre; Singapore Art Museum; Galerie Konoha, Japan, and the Embassy of Australia, Tokyo.
His prizes and commissions include the Doug Moran Portrait Prize (2017); the Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales (2012); the Sir John Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales (1968, 1984); the BHP Commission for the International Iron and Steel Institute; R.M. Ansett Hamilton Art Award and the Sakura Colour Products Prize.
Storrier’s work is represented in major public, corporate and private collections in Australia and overseas, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the National Gallery of Australia; the Art Gallery of New South Wales; the National Gallery of Victoria; the Art Gallery of Western Australia; the Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin; Queensland Art Gallery; Australian National University, Canberra; Deakin University, Geelong; Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW; New England Regional Art Museum, NSW; Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW; Wollongong City Gallery, NSW; Benalla Art Gallery, VIC; Cairns Regional Gallery, QLD; Rockhampton Art Gallery, Queensland, QLD; Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers Paradise, QLD, and the Bar Association of New South Wales Sydney.
Storrier was appointed a Trustee of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, serving three consecutive terms from 1989 to 1998. He was awarded the accolade of Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his services to art in 1994 and a Doctor of Arts (Hons.) from Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, in 2003.
He has been a member of the Australian Watercolour Institute since 2010.