Syron, Gordon (1941-)

Also known as
Syron, Gordon
Syron, Gordon Frederich (1941-)
Field of activity
Artist; Printmaker; Painter; Art teacher & lecturer; Amateur boxer; Electrician
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1484897

Biographies

Worimi/Biripi painter, educator and political agitator, Gordon Syron has been described as 'the father of urban contemporary Aboriginal art'.

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Flourished

  • fl. 1972 -

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Design and Art Australia Online

  • US Consulate - Sydney, NSW
  • Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, NSW
  • Aboriginal Legal Service
  • University of New England, Armidale, NSW
  • The University of Western Australia Art Collection, Perth, WA
  • Flinders University Art Museum, Adelaide, SA
  • Museum of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  • Forgotten History
  • 2009 Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Award
  • 25th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award
  • 2008 Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Award
  • Black Fairies and Black Room Politics Solo Exhibition
  • Black Fairies for Aboriginal Kids Solo Exhibition
  • Our Place: Indigenous Australia Now
  • Diversity Group Exhibition
  • Reconciliation Solo Exhibition
  • In Ya Face
  • The Rightful Owner Paintings By Gordon Syron
  • Cultural Olympiad Sydney 2000 Olympics
  • A tribute to Mum Shirl
  • Dreaming the Republic: Aboriginal Responses to the Coming of the Republic
  • Bamaradbanga
  • The Quiet Achiever
  • My Rally Against Racism
  • I Shoulda Been a Statistic - Aboriginal Deaths in Custody
  • Black Deaths in Custody - A History
  • Lithographs of Urban Aboriginal Art
  • Black Deaths in Custody - A History
  • A Changing Relationship: Aboriginal Themes in Australian Art c.1938-1988
  • Koori Art 84
  • Two solo exhibitions
  • (see also) Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Award
  • (see also) 2008 winner - CoFA Professional Development Award
  • (see also) 25th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Awards
  • (see also) Artist in Residence College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales
  • (see also) works used in film "The Beach"
  • (see also) Artist in Residence Australian Humanist Society
  • (see also) Official Artist Aboriginal Deaths in Custody Watch Committee (also President 1998, Chairperson 1997, Assistant Secretary 1996)
  • (see also) Works used in Australian film "The City's Edge" starring Hugo Weaving
  • (see also) Painted backdrops for Face, Masks & Costume Jewellery Pavilion, Commonwealth Games
  • (see also) Painted backdrops for Aboriginal theatrical productions such as "The Cakeman"
  • (see also) Simon, James
  • (see also) Hookey, Gordon
  • (see also) Bostock, Euphemia
  • (see also) Tremblay, Theodore Paul
  • (see also) McKinnon, Brian Charles
  • (see also) Gilbert, Kevin
  • (see also) Syron, Eileen
  • (see also) Syron, Sue
  • (see also) Shirl, Mum
  • (see also) Pelot-Syron, Elaine
  • (see also) Pelot-Syron, Elaine
  • (see also) Gulpilil, David
  • (see also) Vinson, Tony
  • (see also) Saunders, Andrew
  • (see also) Beetson, Darren
  • (see also) Chester, Peter
  • (see also) Coe, Isabelle
  • (see also) Shewring, Terry
  • (see also) Syron, Brian
  • (see also) Syron, Brian
  • (see also) Patrick Daniel Syron,
  • (see also) Dickens, Karla
  • (see also) Hill, Adam
  • (see also) Black Deaths in Custody Watch Committee
  • (see also) Eora Centre, Redfern, NSW
  • (see also) Australian Humanist Society
  • (see also) Because Prison is such a lonely place
  • (see also) Bury The Living
  • (see also) The Waratah Forest
  • (see also) Mates
  • (see also) Aboriginal Fairies
  • (see also) Where the Wildflowers Once Grew series/
  • (see also) Study of Emu
  • (see also) Your Move
  • (see also) A Toast to the Federation: Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister Howard
  • (see also) Everleigh St. I, II and III
  • (see also) The Black Bastards Are Coming
  • (see also) Invasion Day I
  • (see also) Invasion Day II
  • (see also) Terror Nullius
  • (see also) Mum Shirl - Aboriginal Saint of Redfern
  • (see also) The Immortalisation of David Gulpilil
  • (see also) Living Conditions
  • (see also) Judgement By His Peers
  • (see also) View From Cell Window Long Bay Prison

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Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)

  1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Biographical Index (ABI) Entries

    Please be aware that some ABI records contain language, words or descriptions which may be considered offensive or distressing. These words reflect the attitude of the period in which the item was written and/or that of its author. Please also be aware that ABI records may contain references to deceased people which may cause sadness or distress.

    Names of people mentioned in this source may or may not be Indigenous.

  2. Newsletter of Bicentennial Authority. National Aboriginal & TSI Program, No 2, Oct 1987 : 1,2.
    [1987]

    Summary: 1972 - Served a prison sentence, released on licence after serving 10 years. Learned to paint in prison. Attended East Sydney Tech and in 1982, was awarded a grant from Aboriginal Arts Board, to paint. His painting forms the jacket to K. Hazelhursts book Ivory Scales - Black Australians and the Law (Photo p2).

    Place: Torres Strait Islands (Qld TSI SC54, SC55-05); Sydney (NSW SI56-05)

  3. Johnson T. & V. Koori Art 84. 1984, pamphlet
    [1984]

    Summary: Photo, mainly self-taught. Student E Sydney Tech painting for 15 years.

    Place: Sydney (NSW SI56-05)

  4. Aboriginal Newsletter NSW June 1984 : 15
    [1984]

    Summary: 1984 joins teaching staff of new Eora Centre for the Arts, Redfern.

    Place: Redfern (Inner Sydney NSW SI56-05)

    Language: Eora / Iora people (S61) (NSW SI56-05);

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