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2019 Glover Prize Winner Pedder Prime Cuts, 2019, oil and concrete pigmented acrylic on board, diptych total 180cm x 120cm.

Artist Biography

Piers Greville is a contemporary artist with a studio practice in painting and field based performance.

Completing a MFA by research at University of Melbourne in 2018, under the supervision of Prof. Jon Cattapan, he graduated with first-class Honours, winning the DMG Award and David Richards Drawing Award. In 2019 he won the John Glover Award for landscape painting in Tasmania. He has held two solo exhibitions with Dominik Mersch Gallery in 2020 and 2022. In 2022 he was invited to present a major new site specific performance-based work for the European nomadic biennial, Manifesta 14 in Kosovo.

A former mountain endurance athlete, he revisits this activity of tracing the landscape, physically traversing then re-visiting it through artistic enquiry. Based in Melbourne city, his practice-based research focuses on landscape narratives. Situated remotely from the particular landscapes he examines in his work, Greville draws on personal and shared history of them. Through this he interrogates cultural positions on human relationships to the environment and cultural and political values which are mapped onto terrain.


 March 2019 - Winner of the 2019 Glover Prize for Tasmanian landscape painting.

 February 2020 - Shortlised 2020 Glover Prize for Tasmanian landscape painting.

 February 2020 - Shortlised Athenaeum Club Visual Arts Research Award.

 December 2018 - The Dominik Mersch Gallery Award, resulting in Siren Song Creek, an exhibition in February 2019 at Dominik Mersch Gallery.

 December 2018 - Also awarded to Piers at VCA was the David Richards Drawing Award, from the Ursula Hoff Foundation.


Dominik Mersch Gallery artist page

Artsy profile (VCA - Universtiy of Melbourne)

VCA Access profile

Manifesta project page