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About

Garry is very proud of his Aboriginal heritage and his bloodline stems from the Dhungutti people of The Kempsey region of New South Wales.
Garry was raised in Sydney amongst the Aboriginal Community of La Perouse and guided by his parents to be strong and to embrace his Aboriginality. Garry acknowledges the Darkinjung people as the custodians of the land on which he lives in Kariong on the NSW Central Coast‚ with his wife‚ Natalie and their three sons‚ Ayden‚ Tyson and Kobe.

Exhibitions

October 2013 - 1st Prize Aboriginal Health Award - Art Works! Exhibition @ the Gosford Regional Art Gallery
October 2103 - Peoples Choice Award - Art Works! Exhibition @ the Gosford Regional Art Gallery
February 2014 - The Diversity of Australian Art Exhibition - Surry Hills
May 25th 2014 – Tony Donovan Award (1st prize) for the 2014 Reconciliation Exhibition at the Gosford Regional Art Gallery

Press

Garry was interviewed by Art Therapist Karen Adler following his win in the Art Works! exhibition and can be found here:
http://www.allthingshealing.com/Arts-Art-Therapy/The-Journey-of-Garry-Purchase/15547#.U4a3vfldWSo

Influences

Garry has always had the creative streak in him and expressed himself through music having played drums for nearly 20 years starting in a school band and going to perform in musical competitions and festivals. He learnt to play the drums by “ear” listening to all sorts of music.
Garry had never touched a paintbrush until early 2013.
Garry struggles with the title of ''Artist'' and refers to himself as “just an average bloke who paints a bit”.
Garry has sold many art pieces and registered his own business Dream On Aboriginal Arts‚ his facebook page has over 1000 followers.
www.facebook.com/DreamOnAboriginalArts

102cm (W) x 75cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$2,250