Piers Greville / Artist

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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.

Master of Fine Art (research) University of Melbourne, 2018, with Prof. Jon Cattapan, he graduated with first-class Honours, winning multiple Awards. In 2019 he won the prestigious John Glover Award for landscape painting. Successful solo exhibitions with Dominik Mersch Gallery (SYD) and Magma Galleries (MELB). In 2022 he was invited to present a major new performance-based work for the European nomadic biennial, Manifesta14 in Kosovo.

A former mountain endurance athlete, he revisits this activity of tracing the landscape, physically traversing then re-visiting it through artistic inquiry. 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.

Piers Greville is represnted by Dominik Mersch Gallery in Sydney and by Magma Galleries in Melbourne.


 March 2019 - Winner of the 2019 Glover Prize for Tasmanian landscape painting. Judged by artist Joan Ross, director of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) Janet Carding, and Barry Keldoulis who is CEO of Art Fairs Australia.

 June 2023 - Finalist, The Valerie Taylor Art Prize for Ocean Advocacy.
Judged by Coby Edgar, Curator of First Nations Strategic Projects at the Powerhouse Museum, Anne Ryan, Curator of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Lucy Turnbull AO, urbanist, businesswoman, philanthropist and contemporary art collector

 February 2020 - Finalist, 2020 Glover Prize for Tasmanian landscape painting. Judged by Chris Saines, Jarrod Rawlins, and Fiona Lowry.

 February 2020 - Finalist, Athenaeum Club Visual Arts Research Award.

 December 2018 - The Dominik Mersch Gallery Award, awarded at the University of Melbourne, and resulting in Siren Song Creek, the first exhibition with Dominik Mersch Gallery in February 2019.

 December 2018 - David Richards Drawing Award, from the Ursula Hoff Foundation.


Informality Gallery (UK) artist feature and viewing room

Dominik Mersch Gallery artist page

Artsy profile (VCA - Universtiy of Melbourne)

VCA Access profile

Manifesta project page