John Scurry CV

1947 Born Melbourne, Australia


Solo Exhibitions 

2019 Collection leads: John Scurry ─ small paintings, Geelong Art Gallery

2017 Recent Work, Nancy Sever Gallery, Canberra

2012 John Scurry: Paintings, Chapman Gallery, Canberra 

2011 Recent Work, [MARS] Gallery, Melbourne

2006 Recent Work, [MARS] Gallery, Melbourne 

2003 Joshua McClelland Print Rooms, Melbourne

2000 Joshua McClelland Print Rooms, Melbourne

1999 AXIA Modern Art, Melbourne

1995 Australian Galleries, Melbourne

1992 Powell Street Graphics, Melbourne

1990 Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne

1986 Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne

1984 Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne

1983 Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne

1981 Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne

1975 Stuart Gerstman Gallery, Melbourne


 Group Exhibitions (selected)

 2019 Paper Walls, Glen Eira Gallery, Melbourne

2017 9 x 5, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, University of Melbourne

 2017 Blue Chip X1X: The Collectors’ Exhibition, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne 

2017 Romancing the Skull, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat

 2012 Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of NSW

 2011 Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of NSW

2010 Constellations, A Large Number of Small Drawings, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne 

 2010 In the Kitchen Sink, [MARS] Gallery, Melbourne 

 2008 Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of NSW; 7th Drawing Biennale, Drill Hall, Canberra 

 2006 Snap Freeze: Still Life Now, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria 

 2006 MARS Goes to Treasury Place, Treasury Place, Melbourne; One Square Foot, [MARS] Gallery, Melbourne 

 2005 The Launch, [MARS] Gallery, Melbourne; One Square Foot, [MARS] Gallery, Melbourne 

 2001 Dobell Drawing Prize, AGNSW, Sydney; Fremantle Print Prize, Fremantle, Western Australia

 2000 Desire, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne; Melbourne International Art Fair, Melbourne

 1997 The Real Thing, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne 

 1994 Unpeeled Art, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Victoria; The Archibald Prize, AGNSW, Sydney

 1993 Arrangement: Australian Still Life 1973 – 1993, Museum of Modern Art at Heide, Melbourne; Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

 1991 Something to do with the sea, Powell St Gallery, Melbourne

 1990 It All Starts Here, Powell St Gallery, Melbourne

 1988 New Work, Powell St Gallery, Melbourne

 1987-90 Young Australians, National Touring Exhibition

 1983 Faces and Figures Drawn from Life, Heide Museum of Modern Art

 1981 McCaughey Prize Exhibition, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Aspects of Realism, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

 1977 Spring Festival of Drawing, Mornington Peninsula Gallery, Victoria

 1977 East Coast Drawing, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

 1976 Women in Art, Western Australia Institute of Technology, Perth

 1974 3 + 3 + 1 + 3, Powell St Gallery, Melbourne

 1969 Three-Man Exhibition, Gallery 99, Melbourne 



ANZ Bank


Art Gallery of NSW

Australia Club

Ballarat Fine Art Gallery

Bendigo Art Gallery

Canberra School of Arts

Castlemaine Art Gallery

Deakin University

Devonport Art Gallery and Museum

Federation University

Geelong Art Gallery

Lander & Rogers, Melbourne

Mitchell Endowment, National Gallery of Victoria

National Gallery of Victoria

Newcastle Art Gallery

Print Council of Australia 

Shell Australia Collection

State Library of Victoria

University of Melbourne

University of Vilnius, Lithuania

University of Western Australia

Victorian College of the Arts

Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council

Western Mining Corporation

Private Collections



 1991 Portrait of Prof. J Hurley, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Melbourne

1988 John Bourne and Associates

1986 Portrait of Mr. Maxwell Hooper, Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education

1984 Portrait of Bishop of Canberra, Anglican Archdiocese, Canberra

1980 Portrait of Merrimee Family, French Embassy, Canberra

1979 Portrait of John Nathan, College of Optometry, University of Melbourne

1979 Print Council of Australia

1979 Portrait of Sir Douglas Menzies, Monash University

1978 Portrait of Emeritus Professor H. Atkinson, Dental School, University of Melbourne