Skin: Garry Greenwood



On display at the Queen Victoria Art Gallery, Royal Park from 5 December 2020 to 28 May 2023.

 This exhibition celebrates 40 years of stunning leather works by Garry Greenwood. Moving to Tasmania in the 1970s, Greenwood created a splash in the arts and crafts scene by pioneering the use of leather as a sculptural material. From his ambitious leather orchestra to collaborations with TasDance, Greenwood's creations simultaneously exist as sculptures and performance pieces, designed to be brought to life by wearing or playing them.

Featuring sculptures, instruments and three recently acquired masks, Skin will showcase Greenwood's internationally acclaimed mastery of leather and his boundless imagination for its uses.

Image: Ace of Spades Mask (detail), made for the 1999 TasDance production Skin Deep, Garry Greenwood.