Liam Garstang is the curator of Sunday Punch and Galleries Manager at Sydney College of the Arts, where he completed a BVA Honours (First Class) in 2008 and was awarded The University of Sydney Honours Scholarship for Academic Excellence.
Garstang’s practice is based on personal, generational, and collective events and iconography, as well as deep spontaneous emotional responses to Place. It evokes questions relating to experiences of loss and reclamation, and aims to open up dialogues for himself and his audience that explore alternative modes of expression. His works are realised through a cross-disciplinary approach that includes installation, video, performance, printmaking, and ceramics.
In 2014 he curated the outdoor exhibition 2cubed for St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival Sydney. Garstang’s solo/collaborative exhibitions include To Kill the Saudade, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (2013), There’ll Be No More Shepherds, Casa da Zorro, Evora, Portugal (2012), With Eyelids Cut Off (with Adam Geczy), Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, NSW and Riddoch Art Gallery, SA (2012), and The Old Times Were Certainly The Scariest, Megalo Print Studios, Canberra (2012). Selected group exhibitions include Familiar/Unfamiliar (curated by Rona Green) a Print Council of Australia national tour (2011-13), Performance Month 3, Peloton Gallery Sydney (2011), and Print Big (curated by Alison Alder) Fitters Workshop, Canberra, (2010). He has received numerous awards and prizes, including an Australian Council for the Arts ArtStart Grant (2011) and has undertaken artist residencies at OBRAS Centre for Arts and Sciences, Portugal (2012), and Megalo Print Studios, Canberra (2010).
Psychic Whip, 2013
Ceramic. Photos: Ian Hobbs
One Evening, 2012
There’ll Be No More Shepherds, 2011-12
Portrait 2, 2011
Photo: Julia Rochford
Drypoint on 300gsm Hahnemühle paper
240 x 540cm
All images courtesy the artist