Merrick Fry

Merrick Fry is an Australian artist who was born in Bathurst in 1950.[1] Fry studied at the East Sydney Technical College (now the National Art School) from 1970 to 1972,[2] graduating in 1973[3]

In 1985, Fry wrote and illustrated Stick in the Mud.[4] In the same year, critic John Macdonald described his work as an "intimate view of the bush".[5]

Fry created the images for the Wooly Mammoth Campaign and Annandale Heritage Festival.[6]

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery has 25 works by Merrick Fry.[7] In 2013 the Bathurst Gallery hosted a retrospective exhibition of Fry's work "Merrick Fry: A Life Looked At"[8]

In 2014, Fry was commissioned to install a work in the foyer of the SMART Infrastructure Facility at Wollongong University.[9]

CollectionsEdit

  • National Gallery of Australia's collection of Australian Prints[10]
  • Big country road, UNSW Art Collection[11]
  • Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Collection[12]
  • ‘Damed Breakaway’ Gatineau Jackson Art Collection[13]
  • University of Western Sydney[14]

AwardsEdit

  • 2001 Jackson Smith Sculpture Prize, Defiance Gallery, Sydney[15]
  • 1985 Visual Arts Board Grant, New York Studio residency, USA[15]
  • 1979 Selected, George's Art Prize, Melbourne[16]
  • 1972 Mirror-Waratah Painting Prize, Sydney[15]
  • 1972 National Art School Drawing Prize, Sydney[15]

ExhibitionsEdit

In 2015, Merrick Fry had a major exhibition – The Charmer's Picnic.[17]

Merrick Fry has had solo and group exhibitions including with Janet Dawson in Sydney in 2010[18] and they are exhibiting together in Goulbourn in 2015[19] In 1986, a critic wrote of Fry's work: "His surfaces of seemingly agitated linear activity gradually reveal a meaningful structure of landscape."[20]

In August 2013, the Bathurst Regional Gallery hosted an extensive survey exhibition of Merrick Fry's art[21]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "[Biographical cuttings on Merrick Fry, artist, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]". Trove. 5 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Merick Fry Early Work (1970s)". Archived from the original on 25 January 2014. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  3. ^ Biographies Design and Art Australia Online http://trove.nla.gov.au/people/544252?c=people Archived 28 November 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Fry, Merrick (5 December 1985). "Stick in the Mud". Balgowlah, N.S.W. : Boobook – via Trove.
  5. ^ An intimate view of the Bush, Galleries, John Macdonald, pg 14, The Sydney Morning Herald – Oct 18, 1985, viewed 20 February 2015
  6. ^ "Merrick Fry in Annandale".
  7. ^ ARROW, BRENDAN (25 August 2010). "City's collection valued at $5.6m". Western Advocate.
  8. ^ Fry, Merrick; Hale, author.), Ann; Perram, ), Richard; institutions), Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (5 December 2018). "Merrick Fry : a life looked at". Bathurst, N.S.W. Bathurst regional Art Gallery – via Trove.
  9. ^ "Installation October 2014,SMART Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong". Archived from the original on 18 February 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  10. ^ "FRY, Merrick (1950–) · Related works · Australian Prints + Printmaking". printsandprintmaking.gov.au.
  11. ^ "Item – Big country roadID UNSW P 1976/0026 (082134)". Archived from the original on 17 February 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  12. ^ BRAG Catalog Archived 18 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Gatineau Jackson Art Collection Archived 20 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ "Art by Year – Virtual Tours". virtualtours.uws.edu.au. Archived from the original on 10 March 2015. Retrieved 16 March 2015.
  15. ^ a b c d "Merrick Fry". Merrick Fry. Archived from the original on 29 November 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  16. ^ "The Age – Google News Archive Search". Google News.
  17. ^ Merrick Fry: The Charmer's Picnic, Hamilton Design Glass Blog, http://www.stainedglass.com.au/page/Merrick_Fry%3A_The_Charmer%27s_Picnic Archived 3 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine
  18. ^ "Coppola Dawson Fry (2010)". Archived from the original on 18 February 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  19. ^ JANET DAWSON with Merrick Fry – Their Everyday Archived 18 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine (6 February – 7 March 2015)
  20. ^ 1986 'Features ART One trio, three treats.', The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926–1995), 19 August, p. 10, viewed 21 January 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article119469625
  21. ^ AUG1 Floor talk by Merrick Fry, Artist. https://www.facebook.com/events/302365816565769/