Born in Melbourne, but now resident in Newcastle, Gavin Fry has returned to painting in retirement after a fifty-year career as a museum curator and director. He has written twenty books and major catalogues on Australian art and artists. The themes he works on relate to his previous work, especially as Senior Curator of Art at the Australian War Memorial, Deputy Director of the Australian National Maritime Museum and Director of Newcastle Museum.

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1986-88 Master of Philosophy, Museum Studies, University of LeicesterThesis : Recent British Museum Architecture[Commonwealth PSB Post Graduate Study Award]Supervisor: Geoffrey Stansfield1979-80 Master of Arts , Visual Arts, Monash UniversityThesis: Adrian Lawlor, A life and Work,Supervisor: Prof. Patrick McCaugheyPublished as Adrian Lawlor: A Portrait,Heide, Melbourne, 19831974-78 Bachelor of Arts [Hons] Monash UniversityPassed Honours IIA, Major in Visual Arts,Minors: Ancient History, Renaissance HistoryHonours Thesis: 'Horizons' and the Design Theory of Norman Bel Geddes1965-67 Trained Secondary Teachers Certificate [Art & Craft]Melbourne Teachers College


Exhibition Catalogues, CDs, etc:[Essay] The Sentient Landscape: The Art of Peter Indans, Rockhampton Art Gallery, Rockhampton, 2011[Essay] Adrian Lawlor, The Heide Collection, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen, 2011In Times Like These: Self-Portraits of Rick Amor, Newcastle Art Gallery, 2010[Essay] Parallel Visions, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, 2002George Gittoes on CD, Lorimer Fry & Associates, Sydney, 1996Coastal Environment Centre, Pittwater Council - Lorimer Fry, 1998Home Thoughts From Abroad, Fairfield Heritage Centre, Sydney 1998Ivor Hele: The Heroic Figure, Wilkins, Fry et al, AWM, Canberra, 1997Fry G & Bond, A Fred Cress, AGNSW/ Beagle Press 1995Fry G & Burke, D, Paint on the Tracks, National Trust of Australia, 1994Fry, G., Merric Boyd, The Late Drawings, Lanyon, ACT, 1985Fry, G., Adrian Lawlor, A Portrait, Heide, Melbourne, 1983Nolan's Gallipoli Nolan Gallery, Lanyon, 1983Sali Herman: Official War Artist, Australian War Memorial, 1981


Publications:Books : Monographs:G. Fry, Artwork, Art, Books, Museum & Life, Edmund & Alexander, Newcastle, 2015G. Fry, Pro Hart, Life & Legacy, Pro Hart Art Sales, Broken Hill, 2014G.Fry, John Howley, Edmund & Alexander, Newcastle 2013G.Fry, The Peter Elliott Collection, The Beagle Press, Sydney 2013G.Fry, The Nic Jools Collection, Knox Grammar School / The Beagle Press, Sydney 2011G. Fry et al, Private View: The Art Collection of the Australian Club, Beagle Press, Sydney 2010G.Fry Robert Juniper, The Beagle Press, Sydney, 2009G.Fry, Rick Amor, The Beagle Press, Sydney, March 2008 [reprinted 2010]G.Fry, Albert Tucker, The Beagle Press, Sydney, 2006 [reprinted 2010]G.Fry, Margaret Woodward, The Beagle Press, Sydney, 2002 [reprinted 2003, 2009]G.Fry, Fred Cress, The Beagle Press, Sydney, 2001G.Fry & Ken Johnson, Life & Landscape, Craftsman House, St Leonards, 2000G. Fry, Golden Holden : 50 Years of an Australian Icon, FRHC, Sydney, 1998G.Fry, George Gittoes, Craftsman House, Sydney, 1998G.Fry, William Boissevain, The Beagle Press, Sydney 1998 [reprinted 2006]G. Fry, C.Dudley Wood, Beagle Press, Sydney 1996G.Fry & Mahoney, B Isaac Walter Jenner, Beagle Press, Sydney 1994G.Fry, Rwanda, Directorate of Army Public Affairs , Canberra, 1996G.Fry, Ivor Hele, The Soldiers' Artist, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 1984G.Fry, Nolan's Gallipoli, Rigby, Adelaide, 1983G.Fry & C.Fry., Donald Friend, Australian War Artist 1945, Currie O'Neil, Melbourne, 1982Gavin Fry – Curriculum Vitae5Essays in Published Collections:Catalogue essays for Australian Art Auction houses, including Deutscher and Hackett, Menzies Art Brands and Mossgreen.Wilbow 25. The Wilbow Group, Melbourne 2013 [Albert Tucker, Michael Shannon]G.Fry & A.Gray, Masterpieces of the Australian War Memorial, Rigby, Adelaide, 1982Australian Painters of the Twentieth Century, The Beagle Press, Sydney 2000 [Albert Tucker]Artists in Action: from the collection of the Australian War Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Canberra 2003, [Eric Thake, Ivor Hele}Editor, Publisher and/ or ContributorG.Fry & M.McDonald [Eds.] Army Annual , Directorate of Army Public Affairs, Canberra, 1996 - 2002G.Fry Global Competencies Showcase, National Training Board, 1995Murray Griffin, [G.Fry Introduction and Publisher], Changi, Edmund & Alexander, Sydney, 1992Mary Ann Parker, [G. Fry : Introduction and Editor] A Voyage Around the World in the Gorgon Man of War, London, 1791, HordernHouse/ ANMM. 1991Journal and Dictionary articles:Fred Cress, International Artist, Sydney, May 1998Ivor Hele & George Gittoes, Australian Artist, Sydney, Dec. 1997Pamela Griffith, Craft Arts International, Sydney, Nov. 1997Paint on the Tracks, Look!, Art Gallery of NSW Society, April 1994Maritime Collections, Treasures of the National Trust, 1992Sidney Nolan Australia 1788-1988 / Australians: An Historical Dictionary,Portraits and self-portraits of Adrian Lawlor, Art & Australia, Vol. 21, No.2, 1983The Nolan Gallery, Lanyon, Art & Australia, Vol.21, No.3, 1984Australian Dictionary of Biography, Vol.10, Adrian LawlorThe Dictionary of Art, MacMillan, London, [Donald Friend]The Car as Art, Arts Melbourne, No.5, 1978Journal of the Australian War Memorial [6 Articles]Adrian Lawlor, NGV Society Bulletin, August 1983A Singular Man of Surreal Vision, The Age, Melbourne, 12.11.1982

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