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Mervyn Moriarty


TITLE: Seated Nude With Dreadlocks. 2008. (Cat: 41)
SIZE: 76 x 56cm
Charcoal on Cotton Paper.

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Mervyn Moriarty
b Brisbane 1937

By the late 1960s Merv Moriarty was an established artist and art educator, when he was asked by the Arts Council to run workshops for the vacation schools at Queensland University and also in some isolated centres in Queensland. In 1971 he founded the Flying Art School, first known as EastAus Art School – after gaining an unrestricted pilots licence.

"Over the years of my commitment I wrote a series of 23 books of lessons to provide written technical information and established a visiting schedule that included some 26 centres over thousands of kilometres."

Since retiring from the Australian Flying Art School in 1983, Moriarty has continued to teach and exhibit in group, solo and award exhibitions. See

Selected Solo exhibitions

1972 Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne
1960-1970 Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane, including a three years
sponsorship from Rudy Komon Gallery to paint for two exhibitions.
1962 Hardy Brothers Gallery, Brisbane
1964 South Yarra Galleries, Melbourne
- Barry Stern Gallery, Sydney
1965, 1968, Rudy Komon Gallery, Sydney
1963 Kim Bonython Galleries, Adelaide

Selected group exhibitions

1969 Rudy Komon Gallery Sydney
1970-1980 Held exhibitions in Brisbane and other centres.


1964, 1965 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery NSW, finalist
1972, 1997 Sulman Prize, Art Gallery NSW, finalist
1999, 2001 Dobell Prize, Art Gallery NSW, finalist

Mervyn Moriarty’s work is in many public and private collections, including: Art Bank Australia, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane City Art Gallery, University of Queensland, Brisbane College of Advanced Education Collection, Gold Coast Collection (Qld.), Art Gallery of NSW; and in the USA, Allegheny College, Syracuse University, and The Pale Ontological Research Institution.