Gria Shead

Gria Shead

  • Biography

    Gria Shead's technically astute paintings explore core human concerns: love, longing, displacement and discovery. She looks to earlier periods and environments in her quest to establish accurate references for a contemporary realisation of the issues of social justice, harmony and beauty.

    Australian historiography privileges its patriot sons and their conquests over the country and adversity. Celebrated in words and images, legends were created by men about men, and white men at that. But what of the marginalised peoples in our early history: the women, the political refugees from old world England and Ireland, the deposed Indigenous people, and the early Chinese immigrants? Shead reviews our colonial and postcolonial history, finding that the forgotten not only contributed but also were, in many instances, the catalyst or inspiration for the stories we hold dear.

    Shead’s oeuvre traces a trajectory on which may be plotted places and points of departure that she has transmuted with a jewel-like palette and technical verve and assurance.

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Gria Shead

New artwork
35 x 30cm Oil on Linen Sold

Gria Shead

New artwork
35 x 30cm Oil on Linen Sold

Gria Shead

New artwork
35 x 30cm Oil on Linen Sold

Gria Shead

Stepping Out
35 x 30cm Oil on Linen $1,200.00

Gria Shead

Des plumes
18 x 13 cm Framed: 39 x 30 cm Gouache on Board $1,200.00

Gria Shead

Faire
35 x 30 cm Oil on Linen $1,500.00

Gria Shead

Enchanté
35 x 30 cm Oil on Linen $1,500.00

Gria Shead

Insouciant
35 x 30 cm Oil on Linen Sold