Untitled 20010101, 2001
oil on canvas
Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
Private collection, Sydney
Image courtesy of the artist
Tim Maguire was born in Chertsey, England in 1958 and came to Australia the following year with his family. He studied at the National Art School, East Sydney from 1980-1982, the City Art Institute to 1983, Sydney College of the Arts to 1984 and, the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf to 1985. He lives and works in France and England.
Maguire came to international prominence after winning the Moet and Chandon Fellowship in 1993. His extensive exhibition history includes 'New Psychedelia', University of Queensland Art Museum, 2011; 'Optimism', Queensland Art Gallery GoMA, Brisbane, 2008; 'Place Made, Prints from the Australian Print Workshop', National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2006; 'Spirit & Place: Art in Australia 1861-1996', Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 1996; the 1990 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide and, 'Australian Perspecta 1989', Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, 1989.
Maguire was also included in major surveys for works on paper in the 1980s 'Drawings in Australia: Drawings, Watercolours and Pastels from the 1770s to the 1980s', National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 1988; 'Backlash: The Australian Drawing Revival 1976-1986', National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1987 and, 'Attitudes to Drawing', Ivan Dougherty Gallery, UNSW, Sydney and touring, 1983. All preceded Maguire being awarded the 1989 Dobell Prize for drawing by the Art Gallery of NSW.
Tim Maguire is represented by Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney, and Von Lintel Gallery, LA, USA.