John Giese was born in the year of 1954 in the small riverside town of Maclean, located in the northern rivers of NSW, Australia where  he still resides and practices.

To John the making of art is a reflection of the ever deepening fascination with our common yet often overlooked felt presence or awareness. Each painting is a direct and engaging meditation on that which is unnameable yet effortlessly present always.

The symbolism of Wild Dogs, Bulls and Horses showcase the primal power which trigger deep memories and experiences in us all.

These paintings are direct and engage the viewer. They are decorative, individual and possess a physical confidence, while simultaneously addressing themes of freedom and awareness. Gradually enticing life, light and movement into the work; endeavoring to keep the work open and spontaneous as long as possible.

Colour schemes have a symbolic language: earth colours represent the elements while the primaries and there varied tones represent light and its spectrum. A mixture of surface finishes and linear marks create a variety of visual stimulation.

The formal qualities John use aim to effect the viewer; so they feel they are in the presence of something living, aware, authentic and very rare.


Graduate Diploma Fine Art -  Lismore Tafe, 2008


Exhibitions selected Solo and Group 

2020 Coldstream Gallery Ulmarra, NSW Australia

2018 Coldstream Gallery Ulmarra ,NSW Australia


2016 Manyung Sorrento,VIC Australia


2015 Anthea Polson Art ,QLD Australia


2015 Manyung Mt Eliza group Horse show VIC Australia


2015 Traffic Jam Galleries Neutral Bay,NSW Australia


2015 Manyung Gallery at Sorrento,VIC Australia


2014 Manyung Gallery at Sorrento,Vic Australia


2013 Anthea Polson Art,QLD Australia


2012 Butler Goode Gallery,NSW Australia


2012 Glenferrie Contemporary ,VIC Australia


2012 Grafton Regional Gallery,NSW Australia


2011 Anthea Polson Gallery,QLD Australia


2011 Manyung Gallery,VIC Australia


2010 Manyung Gallery,VIC Australia


2010 Art Piece group show,NSW Australia


2009 Balmain Art Show,NSW Australia


2009 Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza Victoria


2009 Francis Keevil Gallery, Double Bay Sydney


2009 Comeback Group Show 19 Karen, Mermaid Beach Gold Coast


2009 Argyle Hotel Gallery, Maclean


2009 Barebones Bangalow


2008 October, Manyung Gallery Mount Eliza Victoria


2008 September, Group Exhibition Art Piece Gallery Mullumbimby


2008 July Group exhibition Cape Gallery Byron Bay


2008 May, Grafton Regional Gallery


2008 January, Barebones Art Space, Bangalow


2007 Art Piece Gallery, Mullumbimby


2006 Border Art prize


2006 Winner works on canvas Southern Cross Art Festival


2006 Group exhibition Waywood “Revelations 10 “.


2006 Waywood smalls’ exhibition.


2006 Group exhibition Arthouse Australia Yamba.


2000 Exhibition of large works on canvas at the BASE Gallery Byron Bay.

1999 Waywood smalls exhibition.

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