Australian painter, printmaker, poet, author, musician
(b. 1961, Melbourne, Victoria)
John Ryrie’s painting uses bold shapes and strong colours to tell a story and likewise his prints. His prints are often narrative illustrations inspired by texts such as Aesop’s Fables. He has also produced more than a dozen handmade books using his own printing press and several of these also feature texts from Aesop’s Fables. John is also a dedicated musician playing jazz guitar, mandolin and the ukelele. He has held around 15 solo exhibitions and has been part of more than 48 group exhibitions including several works on paper prize exhibitions. His works are in numerous collections including the National Gallery of Australia and the National Library.
Sourced from McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art. Used with permission. Copyright: McCulloch and McCulloch.