UOW Art Collection

Guy Warren


1921 Born Goulburn, New South Wales.
1939-40 Part Time Study J.S.Watkins Art School, Sydney.
1941-46 War Service, Australia and New Guinea.
1947-48 National Art School, Sydney as part of the Commonwealth Rehabilitation Training Scheme.
1950's Part time study Chelsea School of Art and Central School of Arts and Crafts, London.
1966-73 Lecturer, School of Architecture, University of Sydney Department of Industrial Design, University of New South Wales.
1973-76 First full-time Director, University of Sydney Art Workshop.
1976-85 Principal Lecturer and Head of Painting, Sydney College of the Arts.
1982-83 Australia Council, New York Studio, 9 month Residency.
1986-87 Visiting lecturer in Art History, Faculty of Art History University of Sydney.
1986-88 Lecturer Post-Graduate Studies, College of Fine Arts, Sydney.
1990 Australia Council Paris Studio 3-month Residency.
1992- Current Director, University of Wollongong Art Collection
1998 Awarded Honary Doctorate of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong.
1999 Awarded Order of Australia Medal (OAM).

Solo Exhibitions:

1959 Obelisk Gallery, London, U.K.
1960 Blaxland Gallery, Sydney.
1963 Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle.
1964 Macquarie Galleries, Sydney. Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle.
1966 White Studio Galleries, Adelaide. Skinner Galleries, Perth. Macquarie Galleries, Canberra.
1967 Gallery A, Sydney.
1968 De Marco Galleries, Edinburgh, UK. South Yarra Galleries, Melbourne.
1969 Skinner Galleries, Perth.
1970 Skinner Galleries, Perth. Johnstone Galleries, Brisbane. Macquarie Galleries, Sydney.
1973 Bonython Gallery, Sydney. Llewellyn Galleries, Adelaide.
1974 Skinner Galleries, Perth. Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane.
1976 Bonython Galleries, Sydney. Powell St Gallery, Melbourne. Greenhill Galleries, Adelaide. 1977 'Guy Warren-Survey, 1955-77', Newcastle Regional Gallery, Newcastle and Paddington Town Hall ARt Centre, Sydney.
1980 Gallery A, Sydney.
1981 Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle.
1982 Gallery A, Sydney.
1983 Stuart Gerstmann Galleries, Melbourne. Gallery A, Sydney.
1984 Quentin Galleries, Perth.
1986 Macquarie Galleries, Sydney.
1987 Macquarie Galleries, Sydney.
1989 Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree N.S.W. Macquarie Galleries, Sydney.
1989-92 "Person, Place and Process-A Survey of the Work of Guy Warren" - Travelling exhibition to six Regional Galleries.
1991 Macquarie Galleries, Sydney.
1992 Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle BMG Fine Arts, Adelaide.
1994 Solander Galleries, Canberra. Sky Drawings above Sydney Harbour using an Aeroplane (Cesna 182), cloudless sky, vapour, sun and wind at 14000 feet.
1997 Annandale Galleries, Sydney.

Selected Group Exhibitons:

1955-57 Australian Artists Asssociation Exhibitions, Imperial Institute.
1960 Three Australian Artists, Bear Lane Gallery, Oxford, UK.
1961 Pan Pacific Artists Exhibiton, Tokyo, Japan. Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil (a Contemporary Arts Society of NSW Exhibiton).
1964 Australian Print Survey, Australian Tour.
1966 "Recent Australian Painting", Los Angeles and San Francisco, USA "Aspects of Australian Painting", Auckland New Zealand.
1967 Perth Festival Invitation Prize Exhibiton Perth, W.A. Australian Pavillion, Expo '67.
1972 "Australian Paintings and Tapestries of the Last Twenty Years", London and Sydney.
1974 "Fifty Years of the National Art School", Bonython Galleries, Sydney. George's Invitation Purchase Prize, Melbourne. Darnell de Gruchy Purchase Prize, Melbourne.
1975 Australian Pavillion, Expo '75. Okinawa, Japan. "Fifty Years of the Macquarie Galleries:
The Fifth Decade 1965-75", Macquarie Galleries, Sydney.
1977 "Australian Colourists", Western Australian Institute of Technology, Perth, W.A.
"Landscape and Image- Contemporary Australian Painting", Jakarta, Bandung and Jogjakarta, Indonesia.
1978 "Contemporary Australian Drawing", Western Australian Art Gallery, Perth.
1979 L.J. Harvey Invitation Purchase Prize Exhibition, Brisbane. "Works on Paper", Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria.
1980 Adelaide Festival Exhibition. "Australian Contemporary Paperworks: Drawn and Quartered", Art Gallery of South Australia. Wynne Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney.
1981 Second International Drawing Trienale, Poland. "Tasmania Visited", Tasmanian Musuem and Art Gallery, Hobart and Launceston Art Gallery, Tasmania.
1982 "Recent Australian Works on Paper", Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney. "Australian Drawings in the Newcastle Regional Art Gallery", Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, NSW. 1984 "Paperchase", Christchurch, New Zealand. "Present Day Australian Drawing", Fremantle Arts Centre, W.A.
1985 "Salute to Lloyd Rees", Macquarie Galleries, Sydney. "The Drawn Image", Penrith and Armidale Regional Galleries, NSW and Maquarie Galleries, Sydney. Archibald and Sulman Exhibitions, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney.
1986 "Painters Visions", Macquarie Galleries, Sydney.
1987 "Painters Visions", Chicago International Art Exposition,USA.
1988 "Contemporary Views of New England", Tamworth Regional Gallery and Armidale Regional Gallery, NSW. "The Illawarrra and Environs-A Pictorial Survey",Wollongong City Gallery, NSW. "The Artist and Lane Cove", Artamon Gallery, Sydney. Houston International, Texas, USA. Fourth International Drawing Triennale, Poland. "Drawings in Australia-Drawings, Watercolour and Pastels from the 1770's to the 1980's", National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
1989 "Prints and Australia", National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. "Twentieth Century Watercolours", Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney. "Modern Australian PAintings", Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne.
1991 Fifth International Drawing Trienale, Poland.
1992 "Contemporary Australian Drawings from the Collection", Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney.
1993 "Identities: Art from Australia", Taipeii Fine Arts Musuem, Taiwan and Wollongong City Gallery, NSW.
1994 'Drawing on Inspiration", Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney.
1995 Sixth International Drawing Trienale, Poland Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney. "Asia and Oceania Influence", Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney. "Australian Watercolours-1880's to 1990's", Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney.
1996 Archibald Prize and Dobell Drawing Prize Art Gallery of NSW. "Flagging the Republic", Sherman Goodhope Gallery, Sydney.
1997 Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney. "Landmarks-Contemporary Visions of the Australian Landscape", Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery.
1998 'Out of Australia-Australian Contemporary Painting", Shanghai and Hong Kong, Peoples Republic of China.
1999 "Silver- 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney Prizes and Awards.
1950 Mosman Prize, Sydney.
1962 Mirror/Waratah Festival Prize Sydney. Hunters Hill Sydney. Rockdale Watercolour Prize, Sydney.
1964 Mirror/Waratah Festival Prize.
1965 Mosman Prize, Sydney. Robin Hood Prize, Sydney.
1966 Rockdale Watercolour Prize, Sydney.
1967 Perth Festival Invitation Prize, W.A. Robin Hood Prize, Sydney. Flotta Lauro Travelling Art Prize Australia and Italy. Yass Festival Prize, NSW. Maitland Prize NSW.
1968 Maitland Prize, NSW. British Council Grant to visit UK art and Architecture Schools Dyason Bequest Award.
1974 George's Purchase Prize, Melbourne, Victoria. Darnell de Gruchy Purchase Prize, Brisbane, Queensland. Special Projects Grant, Australia Council.
1979 L.J. Harvey Memorial Prize for Drawing, Brisbane, Queensland.
1980 Trustees Watercolour Award, Wynne Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
1981 Manly Art Prize, NSW.
1985 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney.
1988 Bronze Medal, 4th International Triennale of Drawing, Poland.
1998 Awarded Honorary Doctorate of Creative Arts, University, to services to Art, Education and the University of Wollongong.


Parliament House Collection, Canberra.
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
Contemporary Art Society Collection, London, UK.
The Deal Collection, Dallas, USA.
The Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan.
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth.
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.
Art Galllery of Tasmania, Hobart.
Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, Newcastle.
Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria.
Manly Art Gallery, NSW.
The Qantas Collection.
Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria.
Burnie Art Gallery, Tasmania.
Wollongong City Gallery, NSW.
The Kedumba Collection of Contemporary Australian Drawing.
Grafton City Collection, NSW.
Bathurst regional Art Gallery, NSW.
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Queensland.
Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, Northern Territory.
Artbank Collection.
The University of New England Art Collection, Armidale, NSW.
The Darnell Collection, The University of Queensland, Brisbane.
The Australian National University Collection, Canberra.
The Macquarie University Colection, NSW.
The University of Wollongong Art Collection.
James Cook University Art Collection, Townsville, Queensland.
the University of Technology, Sydney.
University Of Sydney, Sydney.
The Royal Institute of Architects COllection, Canberra.
Western Australian Institute of Technology, Perth.
The Stein Collection, University of Western Australia.
Churchlands College of Advanced Education, Perth.
College of Advanced Education, Perth, WA.
BHP Collection, Melbourne.
The Queensland State Library, Brisbane.
The National Library, Beijing, Peoples' Republic of China.
The United Overseas Bank Art Collection, Singapore.
Private collections UK, USA and Australia.

Selected Bibliography:

Art News and Review (UK) London March 1959, "Portrait of the Artist." , D.Bowen.
Architecture in Australia, March 1960. "The Paintings of Guy Warren", T.Heath.
The Australian, June 28th 1969. "Out of Rainforests". L.Thomas.
The Australian, May 5th 1973. "Room to Create. Just for the Joy of It." L.Thomas.
The Bulletin, 1973. "Moving Through the Field of Colour." N. Borlase.
Nation Review, March 21st 1973. "A Question of Seriousness." D. Brook.
Forum, April 1977. "Nature on Canvas."
Artemis, Vol 8 No2. 1977. "Guy's Ground Rule - Of Not On." G. Rintoul.
The Australian, October 20 1977. "Calculated Decisions". S.McGrath.
Art and Australia, March 1978. "Guy Warren". N.Waterlow.
Sydney Morning Herald, December 21 1981.
"Support at Last for the Individual Artist." Short.
Art International, March/April 1980.
"A Conversation with Australian Painter Guy Warren".C.deGroen.
The Australian Artist, 1986, M.Kemp.
Perspecta 1985, Catalogue Statement, N.Borlase.
The Drawn Image, Catalogue Statement, 1985.
"Drawing Personal Pronoun." M.Esson.
Woman's Day,March 3 1986. Portrait of a High Flying Artist." M.Sheather.
Sydney Morning Herald, November 11 1986.
"Warren Creates Myths on Canvas." J. Mendelsson.
the Weekend Australian, November 25/26 1989. " Pigs, Pearls and Potency." E.Lynn.
Sydney Morning Herald, November 24th 1989. "A Bush Pilgrimage." C.Allen.
Sydney Morning Herald, August 22 1990. "Odyssey of Rediscovery." C.Allen.
Sydney Morning Herald, November 2 1991. "Life Begins at 70". B.Watson.
The Weekend Australian, November 16/17 1991.
"Hints of Deception Under Serene Polished Surfaces." E.Lynn.
The Gazette, (University of Sydney). 3 September 1991.
"How Volcanoes and Lloyd Rees Shaped and Artist.", V.Skinner.
The Australian Artist, December 1991.
"How Myths, Marks and Motifs are Born." T.Dodd.
The Bulletin, November 12th, 1991. "The Joy of Pots", J. Mendelssohn.
Art in America, "Report from Australia.", Robert Berlind, April 1993.
State of the Art, "Guy's Skies", Issue no10, Sept - Dec, 1994.
The Australian Artist, "Guy in the Sky", Vol no.123, September 1994.
Art and Australia, Illustration of Sky Drawing, vol.23, No.1, Spring 1994.
Art Monthly Australia Illustrated reference to sky drawings
over Sydney Harbour, Issue no. 69, May 1994.
Gazeta Robotnizca, "Niebo and Australia."
(The Sky over Australia) 28 Czerwca 1995 (Poland).
Sydney Morning Herald, "The Schlock of the New." John McDonald, 22nd November, 1997.

Other Related Activities:

1935-41 Worked on Bulletin Newspaper, Sydney.
1960'-70's Contemporary Arts Society, committee member, Vice-President and President.
1960's-1980's Member of Lane Cove Council Art Panel.
1960-67 Full and Part-time work in advertising, Sydney.
1965 Commissioned to do portraits for new Australian Decimal Currency Notes.
1969 Member of USA/Australian Design Team, Fiji.
1971 Art critic fot the Australian Newspaper.
1970's Member of the Premier's Cultural Grants Advisory Council, two terms Member of Board of Senior School Studies (NSW).
1974-75 Member of the Planning Committee for the new Sydney College of the Arts.
1974-76 Consultant, Environmental Design team for parkes Community Centre, Adelaide, South Australia.
1976-78 Consultant, Environmental Design for community college, Canberra ACT.
1979 Visiting artist working in handmade paper, Jabberwock Paper Mill, Hobart, Tasmania.
1980's Member of the NSW Dept of TAFE Fine Art Advisory Committee.
1988 Committee member for Bicentenary exhibition "The Artist and Lane Cove".
1988-1995 Chair of the Australian Visual Artist Benevolent Trust 1988-95, (presently committee member).
1985- Painter fulltime.
1998 Visiting artist at Northern Territory University, in Printmaking Department, School of Fine Arts. Judge of many art competitions, local and national advice and assistance with Sydney and regional community arts societies and committees.

Last reviewed: 2 June, 2016