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Another painter in the studio: Tim Storrier, 1982

Bryan Westwood

oil on masonite (frame: 125.0 cm x 125.0 cm depth 3.7 cm, support: 122.0 cm x 122.0 cm depth 0.7 cm)
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Tim Storrier AM (b. 1949), painter, studied at the National Art School from 1967 to 1969. In 1968 he became the youngest artist ever to win the Sulman Prize; and held his first solo exhibition at Australian Galleries, Melbourne in 1969. In the 1970s he went several times to paint in central and outback Australia, variously accompanying Grant Mudford and Wesley Stacey, John Olsen, Vincent Serventy and Stuart Purves. In 1983 he held his first solo exhibition in London, from which three works were purchased by MOMA New York. In 1984, when he won the Sulman again, he visited Egypt on commission from the West Australian businessman Sir Garrick Agnew; the exhibition Tickets to Egypt at AGNSW and AGWA resulted. A long-term resident of Bathurst, New South Wales, Storrier has been included in many group exhibitions and is represented in the National Gallery of Australia and the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The judges of the 2012 Archibald prize were split between awarding the prize to Tim Storrier or Jenny Sages, both of whom had painted self-portraits; ultimately, the prize went to Storrier for his Bosch-inspired work The histrionic wayfarer.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2012

Accession number: 2012.169

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Bryan Westwood (age 52 in 1982)

Tim Storrier (age 33 in 1982)

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Magazine article by Helene Ladomirska, 2006

As Bryan Westwood’s portrait of Brian Dunlop hangs adjacent to Brian Dunlop’s portrait of the philanthropist Dr Joseph Brown AO OBE, we see the artist of one work as the subject of the other. 

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.