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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 the great nephew of Esme Timbery who are both internationally rebound 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".
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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 of ... MORE...

The Journey

101CM X 76CM

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Acrylic on Canvas
This painting represents life’s paths and it’s many twists and turns.

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One Nation

102CM X 76CM

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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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A guiding hand

25CM X 30CM

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Acrylic on Canvas
A GUIDING HAND
Painting and story by Garry Purchase
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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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