Gregory Round was born in Hobart Tasmania in 1953. He has been an ongoing artist for 50 years. He has battled mild dyslexia throughout his life, something that was more difficult for education before the computer age. Much of his early unsold work is now lost due to his continued nomadism. However many works have been and continue to be sold leaving a legacy that shows a slow transition from a primitive naivety to a unique professionalism. His works vary from oils in the early years to acrylics and carbon at the time of writing this biography. Drawings figure large in Round's portfolio, especially female portraits and nudes. Round developed the syringe painting technique in 2015 using it to great success in his city-by-night landscapes. Although now largely diminished, Ceramics played a major role in his art from 1990 to 2009.
Frederick William Corby 2017 (We are perceived to be who we are by other minds. To show our true self we must change those perceptions.)

CV

  • 1970 Outdoor exhibition Moonah, Tasmania.
  • 1976 Studio: Charters Towers, Queensland.
  • 1977 Exhibition Long Gallery Hobart.
  • 1980 Paintings displayed Palette Gallery Hobart.
  • 1981 Exhibition Centre Point Hobart.
  • 1981 Contributor MLC Drawing Competition Hobart.
  • 1985 Exhibition Palette Gallery Hobart.
  • 1987 - 1991 Studio: North Hobart, Tasmania.
  • 1988 Hobart City Art Award: finalist
  • 1990 Contributor: sculpture exhibition Long Gallery
  • 1990 Hobart City Art Award: Winner*
  • 1990 Accepted to Tasmania Arts artists database
  • 1991 Contributor: "Wave Piercing Art" Long Gallery
  • 1991 Contributor: Trades and Labour Council Exhibition, Hobart.
  • 1991 Contributor: Cadbury Schweppes Sculpture Exhibition Claremont, Tasmania.
  • 1992 Studio: Newtown, Hobart, Tasmania.
  • 1994 Studio: Gold Coast, Queensland.
  • 1995 - 2000 Studio: South Hobart, Tasmania.
  • 1996 - 1999 Works displayed and sold at Salamanca Arts and Crafts Market, Hobart, Tasmania.
  • 1997 Major outdoor mural (medical theme) commissioned by Doctor JKF Von Schmidt, South Hobart.
  • 1997 Internal house mural (wine cellar theme) commissioned by Doctor Damien Hope, West Hobart.
  • 1998 Battery Point Art Prize: finalist
  • 2001 -- 2017 Studio: Springbrook Mountain, Gold Coast, Queensland.
  • 2011 - 2012 Manager Indigenous Arts Development Program Wide Bay District, Bundaberg, Queensland.
  • 2018 - Studio Bathurst NSW

Education

  • 2001 BA Comparative Studies, Deakin.

  • 2002 Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment. Gold Coast Insitute of TAFE QLD

Employment

In unison with his art, Round has worked as a trainee nurse, a solider(RAR), Taxi Cab driver, factory hand, cleaner, teacher, IT tecnician, opal miner, bushman and prospector.

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Melbourne City 1830mm x 600mm. Syringe Techniquic







*Rounds large painting of Hobart as seen from the slopes of Mt Welligton (later damaged in transit) was adjudged the winner.
However, the mayor at the time, decided she wanted a different painting so she over ruled the judges decission.