Grahame Sydney Paintings 1974 – 2014


Authors: Grahame Sydney and Vincent O’Sullivan (NZ’s Poet Laureate).  2014.

This 304 page hardback (in slipcase) features over 200 paintings and covers Grahame’s 40 year career as a full-time artist. Over 4.500 copies sold.


In this landmark book, which features many unseen works, as well as his most loved landscapes and figurative paintings, Grahame delves into his childhood and the beginnings of his obsession with art while Vincent O’Sullivan writes insightfully about his work.

Book Related Reviews and Articles:

Hamish Keith, Sunday Star Times: This book celebrates the life, the work and the landscape of a singular New Zealand artist. With some 230 beautifully printed plates it offers a survey of Grahame Sydney’s work far beyond what any public gallery could mount… Read the full review.

Sally Blundell, The Listener: Austere beauty permeates Grahame Sydney’s Paintings: 1974 – 2014, a weighty boxed survey of 40 years of works in oil, egg tempera and watercolour… Read the full interview.

Graham Beattie, Beattie’s Book Blog: A landmark publication, this book captures magnificently the scale and significance of Grahame Sydney’s contribution to New Zealand art and culture. Read the full review.


Additional information

Weight 3.5 kg