Tim Storrier spent his early childhood in rural New South Wales, growing up on his family’s outback property. It was this country upbringing, a childhood spent on the land which has influenced much of his artistic output since the late 60s. In 1968, at the age of nineteen he won the Sulman Prize – the youngest artist to ever do so. Over three decades on from this prestigious beginning, Storrier is now established as one of Australia’s most sought after artists.
Painting the unyielding vastness of the Australian landscape, there is an emotionally charged intensity throughout his work. Central to his oeuvre is his continuing desire to capture the distance and space present in the outback. By incorporating burning logs, ropes, and other three dimensional constructions, he has infused his work with a sense of drama made even more pervasive in the context of a limitless horizon.
Tim Storrier has been collected by all major Australian art museums and is included in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In 1994, he was awarded the Order of Australia AM for his services to art.