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Garry Purchase

  • ARTIST: Garry Purchase (dreamonaboriginalarts)
  • LOCATION:NSW, Australia
  • STYLES: Aboriginal, Other
BIO: Garry is a proud Aboriginal man of Dharawal, Bidjigal and Dhungutti decent. He grew up in Sydney's Eastern suburbs in Botany and was raised amongst the Aboriginal community of La Perouse.

Garry is a member of the Timbery family of which there are many famous members. He is the Great Great Great Great Grandson of Timbery (Or Timberé), leader of the Dharawal people and was bestowed the title "King Of The Five Islands" by Governor Lachlan Macquarie. Garry is also The Great Great Grandson of Queen Emma Timbery and and a cousin of Esme Timbery who are both internationally renowned for their artistic shell work. His great uncle is Joe Timbery, world champion boomerang thrower who also presented one to Queen Elizabeth II in 1954.

Garry has always had a creative passion and was a musician for many years playing drums in a few Sydney rock bands. He played 100's shows in the 90's and 2000's on the Sydney scene.

Artistically, he first started painting after he moved to the Central Coast with his wife and 3 sons in 2013.

His style is a more modern take on traditional Aboriginal art, steering away from the common dreamtime stories and focusing on his own personal journey, experiences and social issues that pushes a lot of creative boundaries as he stretches the limits of what Aboriginal art can be.

He has a very loyal fan base and has thousands of followers on social media. Check out his page www.facebook.com/dreamonaboriginalarts

His works have attracted a lot of attention and have also earned Garry a few awards. He took out the major first prize Tony Donovan Award at Reconciliation Exhibition at Gosford Regional Gallery in both 2014 and 2016 with "One Nation" and "Under The Southern Cross" respectively.

His painting "The Journey" won both the Aboriginal Health award and the People's Choice award at Mental Health Art Works! 2014 and he also won the Aboriginal Health award again in 2016 with "Missing Pieces" and in 2017 with his piece “Tribal Blood”
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Garry is a proud Aboriginal man of Dharawal, Bidjigal and Dhungutti decent. He grew up in Sydney's Eastern suburbs in Botany and was raised amongst the Aboriginal community of La Perouse.

Garry is a member of the Timbery family of which there are many famous members. He is the Great Great Great Great Grandson of Timbery (Or Timberé), leader o... MORE...

One Nation

102CM X 76CM

Garry Purchase

Acrylic on Canvas
ONE NATION

WINNER: Tony Donovan Award, 1st place, 2014 Reconciliation Exhibition, Gosford Regional Art Gallery

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The Campfire

40CM X 60CM

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Acrylic on Canvas
This is a traditional Aboriginal piece. Women sitting around the campfire having a yarn. SEE MORE...
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Desert Serpent

15CM X 30CM

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Acrylic on Canvas
Desert Serpent, trio canvas. Only one painted.

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Orca Dreaming

100CM X 30CM

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Acrylic on Canvas
My mothers people are Dharawal. Orca and Dharawal hunters had a symbiotic relationship. During the annual humpback migration of winter and spring t... SEE MORE...
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Tranquility

30CM X 100CM

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Acrylic on Canvas
Tranquility:
How does Reconciliation start?
Reconciliation has to start with the individual before it can happen as a whole. One has to be at pe... SEE MORE...
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At The Crossroads

50CM X 50CM

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Acrylic on Canvas
At the cross roads
Life is filled with many choices, both good and bad, with outcomes sometimes obvious and sometimes hidden. This is a representa... SEE MORE...
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Aboriginal

$11970 AUD
DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT
Painting and story by Garry Purchase

Whales are a special and sacred animal to me. They are the animal totem of my mot... SEE MORE...
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Rebirth

40CM X 60CM

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Acrylic on Canvas
Rebirth
By Garry Purchase.
This is a depiction of the very important role fire plays in the life cycle of the bush.
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Acrylic on Canvas

Aboriginal

$33250 AUD
Under The Southern Cross.

We live in a beautiful country. From the ocean and beaches to the mountains, rivers and the red centre of the outback.... SEE MORE...
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Yarra

90CM X 90CM

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Acrylic on Canvas

Aboriginal

$4655 AUD
YARRA
Painting and Story by Garry Purchase.

Every Sunday my family would gather at my Grandmothers house in La Perouse. All the Aunties and Unc... SEE MORE...
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Min Min

90CM X 115CM

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Acrylic on Canvas

Aboriginal

$19950 AUD
MIN MIN
Painting and story by Garry Purchase

My dad was a truck driver. Any given day of the week he could be on the road anywhere in Australia... SEE MORE...
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Dingo In The Darkness

80CM X 100CM

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Acrylic on Canvas

Aboriginal

$11970 AUD
DINGO IN THE DARKNESS
Painting and story by Garry Purchase

This is another story that stems from my adventures with my dad in his truck around ... SEE MORE...
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Tribal Blood

40CM X 80CM

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Acrylic on Canvas
TRIBAL BLOOD
Story and Painting by Garry Purchase

This is a piece about pride and empowerment. Pride in yourself. Pride in your heritage. Prid... SEE MORE...
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Generations

156CM X 80CM

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Acrylic on Canvas

Aboriginal

$26600 AUD
GENERATIONS
Painting and story by Garry Purchase.
Have you ever thought about it?
All of the customs, bush survival and management, the songs,... SEE MORE...
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Nurture (large)

102CM X 76CM

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Acrylic on Canvas
In my household as a kid, although my father was the breadwinner... It was my mother that was (and still is) the strong one. Always the one to keep... SEE MORE...
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Corroboree

91CM X 38CM

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Acrylic on Canvas

Aboriginal

$1330 AUD
This is a piece depicting Aboriginal men partaking in traditional dance around the campfire
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A dragonflys flight

90CM X 90CM

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Acrylic on Canvas

Aboriginal

$1064 AUD
This is a beautiful decorative piece of a Dragonfly. Each painting is hand painted to order. SEE MORE...
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Turtle

30CM X 30CM

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Acrylic on Canvas
This is a decorative piece of a turtle swimming in the ocean. Each painting is hand painted to order. SEE MORE...
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Sea Turtles

80CM X 40CM

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Acrylic on Canvas

Aboriginal

$1862 AUD
Sea Turtles, this beautiful picture depicts a family of sea turtles moving through the beautiful ocean SEE MORE...
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A day in the sun

80CM X 40CM

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Acrylic on Canvas
Land animals basking in the beautiful sunshine of the Australian Outback SEE MORE...
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Cocky

13CM X 18CM

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Acrylic on Canvas
The sulfur-crested cockatoo is an iconic Australian bird and one of my
favourites of the plentiful bird life that frequents the bush around my ho... SEE MORE...
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Acrylic on Canvas
NIGHT ON THE HUMPBACK HIGHWAY - This is another mini painting I've just done that shows a lone whale swimming through the night on its annual migra... SEE MORE...
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River Hunting

13CM X 18CM

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Acrylic on Canvas
River Hunting Mini Canvas 13cm x 18cm SEE MORE...
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A watchful eye

13CM X 18CM

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Acrylic on Canvas
A watchful eye


Mini painting13 x 18cm Mini Painting

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Kindred Spirit

25CM X 30CM

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Acrylic on Canvas
This piece is about the bond between Aboriginal people and dingoes. Long before the domesticated canine breeds were introduced here, it was (and st... SEE MORE...
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Lone, but not alone

25CM X 30CM

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Acrylic on Canvas
This is the latest in my series of Silhouette styled pieces.

This for me represents my life. Even though my path has been rough and lonely at ti... SEE MORE...
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A guiding hand

25CM X 30CM

Garry Purchase

Acrylic on Canvas
A GUIDING HAND
Painting and story by Garry Purchase
This is about ones life journey and the importance of good guidance and help to find the righ... SEE MORE...
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NURTURE

25CM X 30CM

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Acrylic on Canvas
In my household as a kid, although my father was the breadwinner... It was my mother that was (and still is) the strong one. Always the one to keep... SEE MORE...
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Red Belly

25CM X 30CM

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Acrylic on Canvas
The red-bellied black snake is very common in the area where I live. This depicts one emerging from its winter hibernation and beginning its search... SEE MORE...
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Tree Frog

13CM X 18CM

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Acrylic on Canvas
I live across the road from a creek that's home to all sorts of wildlife, one of which is frogs. Here's a little mini painting I've done of one of ... SEE MORE...
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