Lives and works in Thirroul, NSW
\ 2018 Wynne Prize Finalist - Highly Commended
Paul Ryan’s powerful swaths of colour and texture on canvas, coupled with compositional brilliance has seen him become one of the most sought after contemporary painters in the country.
Ryan has an intrinsic love of the landscape. He is willing to discuss in paint uncomfortable moments in our shared history as part of the process of developing a stronger society. His evocative technique has influenced a generation of artists. He is an artist who never shies away from experimentation in his practice. In 2015 a multi-panelled portrait of actor Noah Taylor cemented his place as an agent provocateur in Australian painting. The inclusion of this is work in that year's Archibald Prize marked a shift in the methodology of judging Australia's leading portrait prize. He has been a finalist 13 times in the coveted Archibald Prize, four times in the Wynne and six times in the Sulman Prize.
He has been a finalist in several other art prizes and is represented in many important public collections including: Mosman Art Gallery, Wollongong Regional Art Gallery, Wollongong University Collection, Artbank, Manly Art Gallery, Lismore Regional Gallery, Geelong Regional Gallery and numerous Australian private collections.
25 September 2017
Nanda\Hobbs has moved to the thriving arts precinct of Chippendale, just 2km south of the the CBD. Located in a fantastic warehouse at 12 - 14 Meagher Street, the building is a minute's stroll from White Rabbit Gallery and Central Park.
Our busy exhibition schedule and events will be bigger and better in our spectacular new space. Join us for opening nights or call in through the day to enjoy the work without the crowds.
We will now be open on Saturdays, 11am - 4pm and Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm.
9am - 5pm Monday to Friday 11am - 4pm Saturday Christmas dates: Please note the gallery will be closed from 4pm on Saturday 22 December. We reopen at 9am on Wednesday, 9 January 2019.