Tony Lloyd (artist)

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Tony Lloyd
Anthony Lloyd

1970 (1970)
Nationality Australian
Known for Painting

Tony Lloyd (born 1970) is an Australian contemporary artist from Melbourne.


Early life and education

Lloyd was born in 1970 in Melbourne. [1]

He acquired a master's degree in fine arts at RMIT University in 2000. [2]

Art practice

Lloyd's paintings are influenced by cinema, [3] in particular film noir and science fiction, [4] and the Romantic conception of the sublime. [5] Lloyd's largely monochromatic paintings are realist in style.

His work depicts a wide range of subject matter from mountain landscapes [6] to film noir vistas of highways at night. [7] History and science fiction are recurring themes. [4] In the December 2009 edition of Australian Art Collector , critic Ashley Crawford wrote, "Lloyd’s work clearly encapsulates a strange crossover between popular and high culture – there are times when his work finds the meeting point between Von Guerard and Von Daniken." [8]

Curator Simon Gregg stated, "Often the works will speak of the future without implicitly describing anything that is futuristic. While at the same time the suggest a distant past, tinged with the faint melancholic wisp of nostalgia. Which heralds one of Lloyd's great contradictions and enduring points of interest: his works are insistently of the here and now – placing us squarely in the present moment of experience- but speak of time immemorial; of all time". [9]


Lloyd is the winner of the 2012 John Leslie Art Prize, a prestigious award for landscape painting for his painting, Expanded Sphere. [10] [11]

He has been a finalist for other awards, such as the Geelong Contemporary Art Prize and the Arthur Guy Prize at the Bendigo Art Gallery. [2]


Lloyd's art has been showcased internationally in places such as Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Melbourne and London. [2] Exhibitions include:


Lloyd's work is in the public collections of the State Library of Victoria [16] and Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale. [17]

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  2. 1 2 3 "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  4. 1 2 Crawford, A: Mountains of Madness, page 204. Australian Art Collector Issue 50 December 2009.
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  9. Gregg, S: Tony Lloyd. Lost Highways, page 21. Exhibition catalogue Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale 2009. ISBN   978-0-9806306-4-0
  10. "Worthy winner". Gippsland Times . Archived from the original on 30 July 2015.
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  16. State Library of Victoria Online Catalogue
  17. Gippsland Art Gallery Online Catalogue