GEOFF DYER (1947-2020) Geoff Dyer was a master of capturing the beauty and intensity of the Australian landscape. Dyer came to prominence after a string of consecutive years as a finalist in the prestigious Archibald Prize. He won the award in 2003 with a painting of his good mate and writer Richard Flanagan, however Dyer was a finalist no less than a further 9 occasions. Despite the success in the Archibald, It is Dyer’s landscapes that have defined his place in Australian Art. Like the Archibald, Dyer was a 9-time finalist in the Wynne Prize (add a further 2 showings as a finalist in the Sulman Prize, he was clearly a repeat offender with the critics). His work is part of many of the major collections domestically including QANTAS, AGNSW, National Australia Bank, Reserve Bank, Price Waterhouse Coopers as well as Private Collections throughout Australia in addition his work has seen inclusion in private collections in both Europe and the USA. Dyer’s work was also represented in a major curatorial exhibition at the Guangdong Museum of Art, China, from which - the Museum’s acquisition of a major work was a significant step for Geoff Dyer into the larger public collections internationally. In 2010 Geoff also saw his work exhibited in New York.