December 14, 2017
Paul Ryan features in an ABC podcast on Books and Arts.
In her introduction Sarah Kanowski says:
'Paul Ryan lives and surfs on the south coast of New South Wales, and the beautiful landscape of the Illawarra features in many of his paintings.
He's also an accomplished portraitist (and many time Archibald Prize finalist) and has an abiding interest in depicting figures from colonial Australia.
Paul Ryan listens to music while he paints and has collaborated with American musician Bill Callahan.'
Paul discusses the methodologies of his practice and the prominent themes in his work surrounding colonial Australia.
Download and listen to the full podcast here.
September 21, 2017
Paul Ryan is a finalist in this years Mosman Art Prize.
Established in 1947, the Mosman Art Prize is Australia's oldest and most prestigious local government art award. It was founded by the artist, architect and arts advocate, Alderman Allan Gamble. In it's seventieth year, the Mosman Art Prize has developed in stature to become Australia’s most prestigious municipally funded art prize with a national profile. It regularly attracts over 900 entries annually and currently offers over $60,000 in prizes.
The prize will be judged by Kristen Paisley, Deputy Director of the National Gallery of Australia.
The Mosman Art Prize exhibition will be open to the public for viewing from Saturday 23 September until Sunday 29 October 2017. Details here.
IMAGE: Cook and Hounds, 2017, oil on canvas
July 8, 2017
Paul Ryan is a finalist in Newcastle Art Gallery's Kilgour Art Prize 2017.
The Kilgour Prize is Newcastle's annual art prize for figurative and portrait painting. It awards $50,000 for the most outstanding work of art and a People’s Choice of $5000 to the painting voted most popular by the general public. Each year the Gallery receives hundreds of applications from across Australia.
The Kilgour Prize will be on display 5 August - 15 October 2017. For further information, please click here.
May 8, 2017
LYNDAL HARGRAVE, ABBEY McCULLOCH, PAUL RYAN, TIM McMONAGLE, BUNDIT PUANGTHONG and JULIAN MEAGHER FINALISTS IN THE SUNSHINE COAST ART PRIZE
The Sunshine Coast Art Prize is a national contemporary acquisitive award presented by Sunshine Coast Council. The Award is open to any artist who is an Australian resident, working in a 2D medium.
Forty finalists have been selected for an exhibition at the Caloundra Regional Gallery and the winning work will be added to the Sunshine Coast Art Collection.
Angela Goddard is the judge for the Sunshine Coast Prize 2017. Angela is the Director of Griffith Artworks, responsible for the Griffith University Art Collection and the Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane. Angela was previously the Curator of Australian Art at the Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA). Winners announced 31 August.
March 22, 2017
Arts writer Phil Brown reviews Paul Ryan's exhibition 'Happy Days in the Colony' in the current issue of Brisbane News. Read the review HERE
December 16, 2016
Influential French blog site La Blogotheque recently featured a profile on Paul Ryan in his Thiroull studio. Paul has been painting American musician Bill Callahan’s album covers for the last five years. He talks about the role music plays in his art in the second episode of the blog's interview series “Music is my radar”:
December 14, 2016
Paul Ryan was recently interviewed by Steve Lopes for Artist Profile magazine:
'Paul Ryan’s gutsy paintings pack a punch that has won him many fans over the years. Ryan is not afraid to experiment with subject matter. A 13-time Archibald finalist, he regularly collaborates with other artists and also musicians, and often chooses to deal with confronting topics. He is happy with the choices he has made in his art career, and the apparent ease of life in his comfortable seaside studio belies the “collateral damage” that painting can bring to a life devoted to art.'
Read the full article HERE.