IL­LU­SORY EX­HI­BI­TION EMERGES SUR­RE­AL­ISTS RALLY FOR SHOW

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Lifestyle - Michele Nu­gent

STEVE DYER, the win­ner of the 2013 City of South Perth Emerg­ing Artist Ac­quis­i­tive Award, will be among sev­eral other sur­re­al­ist con­tem­po­raries to fea­ture his work in an ex­hi­bi­tion called Sur­re­al­ism Now.

Mr Dyer, a founder of the newly formed Perth-based Con­tem­po­rary Aus­tralian Sur­re­al­ists Move­ment, said it would be the group’s in­au­gu­ral ex­hi­bi­tion and the first of its kind in WA.

Other Perth artists show­ing their work will in­clude Chris Arnold, David Foster, Ernst Sch­nei­der, Franci Hep­burn, Gunter Lorenz, Gu­undie Kuch­ling, Jana Vode­sil-Baruffi, Karen Greaves, Lu­cia Moniewski, Michael McCart­ney and Steven Pegg.

Mr Dyer said au­di­ences could ex­pect an ar­ray of spec­tac­u­lar sur­re­al­is­tic, fan­tas­tic and vi­sion­ary art.

He said it was clear to his par­ents from an early age that he would be artis­tic, es­pe­cially after he was banned from en­ter­ing his lo­cal news­pa­per’s paint­ing com­pe­ti­tion after win­ning it for sev­eral con­sec­u­tive years.

“I be­came very in­ter­ested in al­ter­na­tive re­al­i­ties in my teens,” Mr Dyer said. “I was fas­ci­nated with in­sects and plants and the of­ten un­no­ticed worlds found in rock pools at the beach,” Mr Dyer said.

“I have been paint­ing and draw­ing all my life, with a spe­cial in­ter­est in Artist Steve Dyer with South Perth Mayor Sue Do­herty and his art­work

Top right: Be­low right: the un­usual and bizarre.”

He, his wife and two chil­dren im­mi­grated to Perth in 1998 from the UK where his art fea­tured in many exhibitions and now ap­pears in nu­mer­ous pri­vate col­lec­tions.

He now works as an in­te­rior de­signer, mu­ral artist and art lec­turer.

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