Carnarvon Gorge 4

Tim Disher, 2010

Artist’s Statement - July, 2003

My current body of work is concerned with place and memory. Most of these works are made as a result of walking through landscapes at specific sites that are culturally significant. They often represent the act of walking and use a variety of perspectives to show that experience. Stylistically my work references a range of historical models including Chinese ink painting, western desert painting, European observational drawing and specific Australian artists.


Artist’s Statement - October 2012

Since 2010 my work has increasingly become figurative and narrative based. I am currently working on a series of sculptures and paintings that reference family histories and personal experiences and although they may appear to be autobiographical, these works are not intended to be literally interpreted in this way.

About Tim Disher

1982 Sydney Institute of Education (Dip Ed)
1979-81 Sydney College of the Arts (BA Vis Art)
1976-77 Julian Ashton Art School

1980 Basil and Muriel Hooper Scholarship, AGNSW
1977 Henry Gibbons Drawing Prize

Solo Exhibitions:
2004 Five Days at the Bay, Hazelhurst Community Gallery, Gymea
2002 Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Meriden School
2000 Paintings and Drawings, Cutcliffe Gallery, Sydney
1999 Paintings of the Desert, Cutcliffe Gallery, Sydney
1980 Drawings, Roundspace, Adelaide

Group Exhibitions:
2003 The Hazelhurst Art Award Exhibition
1991 Don't Wear Good Shoes, Artburn, Parramatta
1985 Sculpture '85, World Trade Centre, Melbourne
1985 The Buck Stops Here, NSW Community Arts
1982 Artists for Peace, Sydney
1981 Paintings and Drawings, Art/Empire/Industry, Sydney
1980 Studio Access, Seymour Centre, Sydney
1979 Sydney Morning Herald Heritage Exhibition
1979 Drawings, Mori Gallery, Sydney