Born 1942 Sydney, Garry Shead is one of Australia's most popular and distinctive artists. Shead's work is particularly renowned for it's narrative and strong emotional content which unfolds through his lyrical and expressive figurative work. He is also known as an experimental filmmaker and printmaker.
Shead's paintings are represented in the National Gallery of Australia, in leading State and Regional Galleries as well as International Collections. In 1993 he won Australia's most prestigious portrait prize, The Archibald.