Gareth Sansom will launch a new limited-edition artist book as part of a series of new NGV commissions for the Melbourne Art Book Fair.
Gareth describes his book as, ‘Simply unusual juxtapositions from my very large photographic archives. And no text.’
Born 1939, Melbourne, Gareth Sansom lives and works in Melbourne and Sorrento. Sansom held his first exhibition in 1959 and regularly exhibits with Roslyn Oxley9, Sydney, and Milani Gallery, Brisbane. He was Head of Painting and then Dean of the School of Art at the Victorian College of the Arts from 1977 to 1991. Sansom’s work is represented in private collections and public collections throughout Australia and New Zealand as well as the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In 2008 he was awarded The John McCaughey Memorial Prize and in 2012 won the Dobell Prize for Drawing. A major survey exhibition Welcome to My Mind: Gareth Sansom, a Study of Selected Works 1964–2005 was held at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, in 2005.