Robin Gibson Gallery

modern + contemporary

Geoff Harvey

solo exhibition
13 April – 4 May 2024
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Geoff Harvey

The front garden
50×40cm acrylic on canvas

Geoff Harvey is a respected Sydney artist & art educator who has contributed significantly to the story of Australian art through his broad interest in the human condition, the landscape, environment, history of war & many more themes.

After graduating from art school in the 1970’s he began exhibiting as a printmaker & photo-real painter but this soon developed into other mediums & styles. And his practice expanded to include sculpture & other style of painterly expression. He is best known for his characteristic whimsy & sense of humor which is best illustrated in the many dog sculptures he has created.

His work is widely collected & he is represented in most State galleries including the NGA, AGNSW, Vic, SA, Tas, & many Regional Galleries throughout Australia.

Geoff Harvey has been exhibiting with Robin Gibson Gallery since 1985


1954 Born, Sydney. Lives & works in Sydney
1974 National Art School, Sydney
1977 Diploma in Art, Alexander Mackie College of Advanced Education
1987 MA Fine Art, City Art Institute

Solo Exhibitions at Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney

1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998,1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2021, 2022, 2024

Other Solo Exhibitions

2023 Ship Shape . Newcastle Museum Newcastle, NSW.
2023 Fire & Rain a survey of flood & bushfire paintings. See St Gallery, Meadowbank TAFE, Sydney NSW.
2022 Bird Sculpture, BMG Gallery, Adelaide SA.
2019 Lotus Flower Show, Gosford Regional Art Gallery Central Coast NSW
2018 One Man’s Treasures, Manly Art Gallery & Museum
2018 Dogged, Lismore Regional Art Gallery Lismore NSW
2017 Going up the Country, Art Est. Gallery Leichhardt
2017 BMG Gallery, Adelaide
2013 Beware of the dog, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery Gymea
2013 Nudes, Kenthurst Gallery Dural NSW
2010 UTS Gallery, Sydney
2010 SLOT Gallery, Sydney installation
2007 Tweed Regional Gallery Murwillumbah NSW
2003 Geoff Harvey does Summer, Manning Regional Art Gallery
1999 Pack of Wolves, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW
1996 Lake Macquarie City Gallery, Lake Macquarie
1996 Chapman Gallery, ACT
1992 Australian Embassy, Paris
1992 Browse & Darby, London
1992 Survey Exhibition “Abracadabra”, travelling to Manly Museum & Art Gallery, Newcastle City Gallery and Dubbo Regional Art Gallery
1990-92 University of Western Sydney, Sydney
1989 Solander Gallery, Canberra
1988 BMG Gallery, Adelaide
1983 Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, NSW
19771980 & 1983 Rex Irwin, Sydney


2021 Winner, Gallipoli Art Prize
2020 Northern Beaches – Art Prize Winner – Open Section
2017 Muswellbrook Painting Prize, Muswellbrook Regional Art Centre. NSW
2017 Northern Beaches Art Prize, Sculpture, Northern Beaches council NSW.
2017 Georges River Art Prize, Sculpture, Georges River Council NSW.
2016 Peoples choice award Sculpture by the Bay. Bayside Council, Botany Bay, Sydney
2016 Warringah Painting Prize, Northern Beaches Council, Sydney
2016 Gosford Art Prize. (2nd prize for painting), Gosford Regional Art Gallery NSW
2016 Inner West council Urban photo award Sydney
2016 GreenWay Painting art prize Sydney
2016 Korea-Australia Arts Foundation Painting Prize Sydney
2013 Rockdale Outdoor Gallery Sculpture Prize Sydney
2012 Gallipoli Art Award, Sydney
2012 Rockdale Outdoor Gallery Sculpture Award, Sydney
2011 Love where you live, Tempe Photo Award, Sydney
2002 Children’s Choice Award, Sculpture by the Sea
2001 Willoughby Sculpture Prize, Sydney
1998 Willoughby Sculpture Prize
1998 People’s Choice, Sculpture by the Sea
1995 Scott Cargo Prize for Contemporary Sculpture
1989 RAS painting Prize, Sydney
1984 Cowra Painting Prize, Cowra
1984 RAS Modern Figurative Prize(Second), Sydney
1983 Blake Prize, Sydney
1979 Visual Arts Board Grant
1979 Commissioned Members’ Print, Print Council of Australia
1978 RAS Painting Prize, Sydney


Art Gallery of New South Wales
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
Newcastle Regional Gallery, NSW
Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery NSW
Gough Whitlam Institute, Uni of Western Sydney, Parramatta, NSW.
Goldberg Collection, New York
University of Western Sydney
Bar Association of New South Wales
Sly and Weigall, Sydney
Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW
Abbott Tout Russell Kennedy, Sydney
Arthur Anderson and Company, Sydney
Manly Museum and Art Gallery, NSW
Allen Allen and Hemsley, Sydney (now Allens Arthur Robinson)
Pancontinental, USA
Faber Castell, Sydney
Dobell Foundation, Sydney
Atlantic Richfield, USA
Parliament House, Canberra
The University of New South Wales, Sydney
Print Council of Australia, Melbourne
IBM, Sydney
Northern Rivers College of Advanced Education Lismore, NSW
Philip Morris Art grant, Canberra
Hamilton Collection, Melbourne
Artbank, Sydney
Flinders University, South Australia
Curtin University, Western Australia
Department of Foreign Affairs, Canberra
West Australian Institute of Technology, Perth
Freemantle Art Centre, WA
Burnie Art Gallery, Tasmania
Dubbo City Art Gallery, NSW
Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree, NSW
Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria
Bathurst City Art Gallery, NSW
Maitland City Art Gallery, NSW
Broken Hill City Art Gallery, NSW
Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland
Wollongong City Art Gallery, NSW
Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery, NSW
Rockhampton City Art Gallery, Queensland
Lismore Regional Art Gallery, NSW
Rex Hotel, Kings Cross, Sydney
Mercantile Mutual, Sydney
McDonalds, Sydney
Macarthur University of Western Sydney
Tweed Head Regional Art Gallery, NSW
University of Sydney Union
Gallipoli Club, Sydney
Cowra Regional Art Gallery, NSW
University of Technology Sydney
Bailieu Myer’s Elgee Sculpture Park, Victoria
St Vincents Hospital, Sydney
Prince of Wales Hospital Sydney NSW
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Sydney NSW.
Chris O’brian Lighthouse, Sydney, NSW
Honourable Roderick Pitt Meagher Art Collection at University of Sydney NSW.
Parliament House, Sydney
Novotel Hotel. Darling Harbour, Sydney
Rupert Murdoch, News Coprporation, Sydney
Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery
Brookfield Multiplex
Summers Reserve “ Sutherland Shire NSW
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre Gymea
PM Malcolm Turnbull, private collection Sydney
Private collections in New Zealand, UK, USA, France, Switzerland & Hong Kong

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