Gregory Pryor

Gregory Pryor is an artist and writer based in Perth. He lectures in the 2D Studio of the School of Contemporary Arts (SOCA) at Edith Cowan University. His exhibition Black Solander was at PICA in Perth during July - Aug of 2005.


Resuscitation through paper
On a residency at the Taipei Artists Village in Taiwan in 2007 Gregory Pryor researched a plant from which tongcao or pith paper was traditionally made. The complex collaborative journey to find the plant and the way its pith is removed forms a celebratory echo to his previous work Black Solander 2005 about endangered plants in Western Australia.
After the Missionaries
Better Places
Better Places Curator: Melissa Keys Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) 4 December 2008  1 February 2009
Black Death: Species Extinction in WA
After 25 years of living in Victoria, Gregory Pryors rediscovery of and new found appreciation for the Australian landscape came about due to his relocating to Perth. Subsequent to this profound experience whereby he felt he was viewing the Australian landscape for both the first and last time, Pryor set out to create a body of work which entailed around 200 detailed drawings made from the Western Australian Museums archives. Through detailed examinations of individual flowers and specimens, Pryor was able to metaphorically travel across a huge amount of Australia and locate specific relationships between these flowers and the lands ancient human inhabitants.
Ecology: Everyone's Business
NAVA Stockroom Kyneton Samstag Bendigo Art Gallery