The Press: ‘My Dreamtime Vision’

The Press, Christopher Moore.  “The accolades accompanying his work – 1978 Hodgkins Fellow, an acclaimed major exhibition at Dunedin’s Public Art Gallery in late 1999, a Hocken Library touring exhibition later this year, a successful book The Timeless Land – have now been followed by a second book, part biography, part catalogue, The Art of Grahame Sydney is due to be released next week.
From the South Island’s deep heart, he continues to translate the sibilant whisper of an autumn wind, the endless rumpled fanfare of Otago hills, and the ephemeral reminders of man’s presence into paint and canvas.’

In an era consumed by noisy babble, Sydney, the Southern Man, has forged his position as a consummate painter of luminous silences.”