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Tim Maguire
b. 1958, Chertsey, United Kingdom


1985     Kunstakadamie, Dusseldorf, Germany

1984     Post-graduate studies, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, Australia

1983     Graduate Diploma in Painting, City Art Institute, Sydney, Australia

1980-82 Certificate and Higher Certificate, Painting, National Art School, Sydney

Maguire is one of Australia’s most successful artists, exhibiting large-scale paintings that impress in their photo-realist imagery and in the detail of their painterly construction.

Maguire initially exhibited abstract paintings characterised by an intuitive application of colour and treatment of light. However, he achieved national prominence as the recipient of the Moët and Chandon Prize in 1993 and his cinematic figurative paintings of flowers from this period move confidently between abstraction and naturalism with the viewer drawn to the detail of their surfaces and colour. Recently, Maguire has begun to work with digital materials, exhibiting photographs and videos of water running through imposed levels of separate colours.

Public and Corporate Collections


National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia

Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia

Philip Morris Arts Grant Collection, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia

British Museum , London, UK

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Australia

Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Australia

Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany

The New Art Gallery Walsall, Walsall, UK

Parliament House Collection, Canberra, Australia

Academisch Ziekenhuis, Leiden, The Netherlands

Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia

Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia

Derwent Collection, Tasmania, Australia

Hamilton Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia

McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, Victoria, Australia

Orange Regional Gallery, New South Wales, Australia

Tamar Collection, Tasmania, Australia

TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria, Australia

The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane,

Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia

Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

University of Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Darwin College of Advanced Education, Darwin, Australia

Griffith Artworks, Brisbane, Australia

BP Collection, Australia

Conalco, UK

Deutsche Bank, London, UK

Federal Airports Corporation, Australia

Allens Arthur Robinson, Sydney, Australia; London, UK; and New York, NY

Artbank, Australia

IBM, Australia

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Sydney, Australia.

JMH Bank, Frankfurt, Germany

Macquarie Bank, Sydney, Australia

News Limited, Australia

OTC, Australia

Potter Warburg, Sydney, Australia

Qantas Collection, Sydney, Australia

Royal Automobile Club of Victoria, Victoria, Australia

St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK

Shell, Australia

Siemens AG SFS, Munich, Germany

Siemens, Frankfurt, Germany

Target Partners, Munich, Germany

Telstra, Australia

Wesfarmers Collection, Perth, Australia

Westpac Bank Collection, New York, NY

Zurich Insurance, Zurich, Switzerland

Fidelity Corporate Art Collection, London, UK

Credit Suisse, Australia

ANZ Bank, Melbourne, Australia

AMP Insurance, Sydney, Australia

Australian Club, Melbourne, Australia

Australian Club, Sydney, Australia

The Melbourne Club, Melbourne, Australia

Lobster Octopus VII (Pompeii Scene)
Oil on canvas
100 x 100 x 5cm

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