The first Australian artist
to develop the sculptural form and potential of leather, Garry's
work spans a thirty year period. His work is represented in many
International and National collections including corporate, institutional
and private collections throughout Australia, USA, Canada, Japan,
and Europe including : Australian National Gallery; Powerhouse Museum;
most Australian State Galleries; Victorian Arts Center; Hermanns
collection, Melbourne; Colomer Collection, Spain; Bata Shoe Museum,
Canada; Dutch Leather & Shoe Museum; German Leather & Shoe Museum;
Percy Grainger Museum, Melbourne.Email
Garry Greenwood for more information about his works.
The Windform is a playable horn 6 meters
long. That's about 20 feet in length!
Garry Greenwood's mastery of the flexible
medium leather; has gained him world recognition as one of Australia's
most innovative and expert craft artists. Based in Tasmania, Garry's
studio is set amongst the magnificent untouched wilderness of Mount
Barrow. It is here that the germination of ideas and artistic influences
have created fantastic and vivid sculptural forms.
Using a wet moulding technique, Garry
constructs organic forms dealing with musical and theatrical themes.
His love of medieval music, the human form, masks, costume and Tasmanian
fauna feature strongly in the design and decorative elements of
his work. His love and interest of music has spawned a rich orchestra
of the imagination including; wind, stringed and percussion instruments
together with the recent collaborative electroacoustic works.