JULIAN PERRY

1960 Born Worcester 

1977-78 Berkshire College of Art & Design

1978-81 Bristol Polytechnic, BA (Hons) Fine Art 

Julian Perry Painting Benacre

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1987 This Unique Distance, Tom Allen Centre, Stratford 

1995 A Walk to the Marshes, Austin/Desmond Fine Art London 

1997 Brittle England, Austin/Desmond Fine Art London 

1998 Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery 

1999 Significant Others, Austin/Desmond Fine Art London 

2001 Viewing Point, Austin/Desmond Fine Art London 

Wysing Arts, Cambridgeshire 

Testament, Guildhall Art Gallery London 

2007 A Common Treasury, Austin Desmond Fine Art 

2009 Dust on the Nettles, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital 

2010 An Extraordinary Prospect, Austin/Desmond Fine Art London 

2015 "Benacre" Vita Vitale, Venice Biennale

2015 "When Yellow Leaves" Mascalls Gallery Kent.

2017 "Julian Perry" Gainsborough's House 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1983 Annual Open Show, King St Gallery, Bristol 

Landscape in the 80s Salisbury Art Centre 

Gallery Artists, Neville Gallery, Bath 

1986 Out East Show, Out East Gallery, London 

Acme Selection, Showroom Gallery, London 

Eight Artists William Morris Gallery, London 

1987 Southbank Picture Show , Royal Festival Hall, London 

Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London 

Art From Acme Houses, Chisenhale Gallery, London 

Royal Overseas League Open, Overseas House, London 

Gallery Artists Show, Jayne H Baum Gallery New York 

1989 Spirit of London, Royal Festival Hall, London 

1991 A Several World, Two person show: Northern Arts and British Council 

touring show, Cleveland Gallery Middlesborough; Museum Kunstsammlung, 

Hinter Glauchau; Galerie At Domhof, Zwickau, Germany 

1992 Department of Transport selected Competition, London 

Three Invited Artists, Madler Passage Galerie, Leipzig, Germany 

1993 Sotheby`s Contemporary Art Exhibition/ Auction, London 

Aspects of Modern British Art Austin/Desmond Fine Art London 2

 

1994 Art 94`, Business Design Centre London 

Twentieth Century Art Fair, Royal College of Art 

Pictures at an Exhibition, Touring Exhibition Northern Centre for 

Contemporary Art, Sunderland, St David`s Hall Cardiff; Victoria Art Gallery 

1995 Towards the Millennium, Museum of London 

British BFAMI, Christie`s London 

1996 City Journeys, L.A.C. Inaugural Exhibition, London 

City Beautiful. L.A.C Exhibition London 

1997 Twentieth Century British Art Fair , Royal College of Art 

Art 97`, Business Design Centre, London 

Beware of the Trains, Gallery 27 London 

1998 Aspects of Modern British Art, Austin/Desmond Fine Art 

1999 Tower Blocks: The Artists View, Museum of London 

2000 Blakes Heaven, Scolar Fine Art, London 

Order and Event Landscape Now, Art Space Gallery, London 

2001 Creative Quarters, Museum of London, Discerning Eye (invited 

artist) London Six Landscape Painters, Chapel Row Gallery, Bath 

2002 Hunting Prize Royal College of Art, Sea, curated exhibition, 

Wolverhampton City Art Gallery, Discerning Eye (invited artist) 

30 x 30 Vertigo Gallery London 

Hunting Art Prize Royal College of Art, Basildon Arts Trust Inaugural exhibition 

2006 Forest Dreaming Centre For Contemporary Art and the Natural 

World Devon. England’s Dreaming London 

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Critics Choice 

Abergavenny, Discerning Eye London, Hunting Art Prize, Royal College of Art 

2008 “Precious Things” Highlanes Art Gallery, Drogheda Ireland, Drawing 

Quarters (Quarter Master) University of the West of England. Margate Rocks 

Margate Arts Festival, invited Artist 

2009 Pretty Baa-Lambs Group Show Madder 139 Vyner St London. 

The Good Life The Garden History Museum London. Suburbia, Museum of London Transport. 

2011 Infinite Beginnings, Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London

2012 Threadneedle Prize, London

2013 "Small is Beautiful" Flowers East Gallery London.

20 14 "Pinetum" Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery  "Arboretum"  R.W.A  Bristol, "Small is Beautiful" Flowers Gallery New York.

"Here Today" London.

2015 "The Arborialists" Mottisfont House. "Collateral Drawing" University of Suffolk Waterside Gallery. "This is Change" Onca Gallery Brighton

2016 "The Romantic Thread" Southampton City Art Gallery.

AWARDS

1983 Prize Winner, King Street Gallery Open Exhibition 

1984 Prize Winner, Artsite Gallery, Bath 

1987 Best Painting by an Artist under Thirty, Spirit of London 

1993 British Council Exhibition Award 

1993 British Council Travel Award 

Nat-West Art Award – Shortlisted 

Arts Council England Major Individual Award. 

Arts Council England Capital Equipment Award 3

2003 Research Residency; Wysing Arts Cambridgshire 

2014 Sponsorship Award from Winsor & Newton.

2015 Breathing Space Studio Bursary award.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Museum of London 

Cleveland County Council Collection 

London Transport Collection 

London Guildhall Collection 

Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery 

Basildon ArtsTrust 

Collection of H.M Prince of Wales 

Forbes Collection (USA) 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

1991 Terry Bennett: A Several World, catalogue essay, 

published by the Cleveland Gallery Middlesborough 

1995 Graham Crowley: A walk to the Marshes, Catalogue essay 

Austin/Desmond Fine Art London 

Mirelle Galinou: London in Paint, published by Museum of London. 

Andrew Lambirth: Brittle England, exhibition catalogue published 

Austin/Desmond Fine Art London 

1998 Andrew Lambirth : Alternatives, Stephen Chambers and Julian Perry, London Magazine 

David Buckman: Dictionary of Artists in Britain since 1945, 

published by Art Dictionaries Ltd Bristol 

1999 Nicholas Usherwood / Paul Gough: Critical Acclaim. 

Galleries Magazine selected artist. 

Vivian Knight: Modern Painting in the London Guildhall 

Gallery, published by London Guildhall 

John Craxton : Significant Others, catalogue introduction 

published by Austin/Desmond Fine Art 

2000 John Russell Taylor: Order and Event Landscape Now, the Times (Sept) 

Andrew Lambirth : Vistas of the Imagination, the Spectator (Sept) 

2001 Sarah Drury: Exhibition Review, Galleries magazine (Sept issue) 

Andrew Lambirth: Viewing Point, Modern Painters Magazine (Autumn Issue) 

Andrew Lambirth extended interview with Julian Perry Exhibition 

catalogue Austin/Desmond Fine Art. 

2004 William Feaver : Exhibition catalogue essay, Published Guildhall 

Gallery, Felicity Owen exhibition review Galleries magazine (Sept 

Issue. Andrew Lambirth exhibition review Spectator magazine 

2006 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition review Andrew Lambirth, Spectator magazine 

2007 Dr Martin Postle, Yale University, “Common Treasury ” Exhibition Catalogue 

essay Published by Austin Desmond Fine Art. Ruth Hedges Blueprint magazine

October edition. The Times “These Humble Sheds” Grayson Perry. Time Out 

Exhibition Review Sarah O’Reilly, Spectator Exhibition review Andrew Lambirth, 

Exhibition Review Galleries Magazine Corinna Lotz. Exhibition Review “The Art 

Newspaper” Melanie Gerlis. ARD German TV feature on exhibition. “The Week” 

Exhibition Review Jane Ross. Huon Mallalieu ‘Save our Sheds’, Country Life magazine. 

2008 Mark Lawson BBC Radio 4 Front Row interview. 

2010 Paul Gough “Cultivating Dead Trees” Essay on the influence of Paul Nash on 

the work of Julian Perry. The Journal of War and Cultural Studies 

Paul Gough “Painting on the Edge” essay from “An Extraordinary Prospect” exhibition catalogue, published by Austin/Desmond Fine Art, October 2010 

Andrew Lambirth fine arts special “An Artist of the Sinking World”, The Spectator magazine, 

Blueprint Magazine ‘Opening Shots’, October issue. 

Ian Collins, Water Marks; Art in East Anglia, Published by Black Dog Books, Norwich, 2010.

2014 Dr Alison Bracker essay, Here Today Catalogue

2015 Dr Alison Bracker essay. Vita Vitale Catalogue. 

2015 Laura Gascoigne feature Country Life, Emily Tobin Feature "House and Gardens" Magazine " Andrew Lambirth Review Feature "The London Magazine.

2016 Tim Craven  catalogue essay 'The Romantic Thread in British Art , A point of View'.  Studio International: Video interview Collateral Drawing. David Matless "Nature Climate Change" Vol 6 Climate Change Stories and the Anthroposcenic".