gary portrait 83sml

Gary Willis, Sydney 1982. (Photo: unidentified)

Art forms of the 70s were like a bag of mixed lollies, always guaranteed to be different, in the 80s this happy variety has given way to less eclectic fashions. Painting now dominates and performance art, for example, has given way to all the pleasures and problems of easel painting. Sydney painter Gary Willis is well aware of stakes involved in these changes.
Pam Hansford - Sydney 1986


1990 - 1998 

Move to London


Artist in residence at Bundanon, N.S.W. (12 months

Commission - 12 illustrations – Production Manual- Film Services, Australia

Commission - 20 Menu Drawings - Burdekin Dining Room, Darlinghurst, Sydney


The Painter’s Gallery, Sydney

Works on paper - paintings & drawings


The Painter’s Gallery, Sydney

THE FOUR SEASON's plus a series of 30 B/W drawings


Canberra School of Art Gallery, Canberra

THE BATCHELOR'S ARIAS - Series of large paintings

Opened by the Marketing Director of the National Gallery of Australia. Ms Marian Vickery


Performance Space Gallery, Sydney

LA CARNIVALE: Series of 30 large B/W drawings

LONDON 1984: Series of 15 large coloured drawings


Air Gallery, Australia Coucil Studio, London

LA CARNIVALE: Series of 15 large B/W drawings

Portsmouth City Museum, UK.

LONDON 1984: Series of 15 large coloured drawings

Coventry Gallery, Sydney

FUTURE MEMOIRS: 12 sets of 9 paintings


Roslyn Oxley Gallery, Sydney

Burnie Art Gallery, Tasmania

Adelaide University Gallery, Adelaide.

DIARY OF A ROOM: Series of large B/W drawings

Poster installation: Sydney City - WALK-WALK

Perspecta 1983 - Art Gallery of NSW

Beyond Traditional Photography - NGA Drill Hall Gallery ANU

The Centre - Art Gallery of South Australia


Move to Sydney from Melbourne

Reconnaissance Gallery, Fitzroy Melbourne

THE CENTRAL JOURNALS; Series, paintings on photographs