12.8.47 - Hartlepool, UK
Fremantle, Western Australia.
- Galerie Internationale, 1095 Madison Avenue, New York City, USA, June 1975
- Galleria del Monde, Fremantle, Western Australia, October 1993
- Beyond The Surface - Walking in the Wall, Galleria at the Burswood Resort Hotel
- Burswood, Western Australia. 30th December 1994 - January 12th 1995
- Picture Stories - The Church Gallery, Claremont, Western Australia. 15th March 2000 - 2nd April 2000
- Mandorla - The Moores Building, Fremantle, Western Australia. November 2002
- Mandorla - The Moores Building, Fremantle, Western Australia. November 2004
- Mandurah Arts Prize - The Mandurah Arts Centre, Mandurah, Western Australia. April 2006
- Art Idol - Bronze Medallist - Parmelia Hilton, Perth, Western Australia. 17th November 2007
- Art Idol - United Galleries, Perth, Western Australia. November 2007
- Art Idol - Gallery Capture, Perth, Western Australia. November 2007
- Art Idol Winners Exhibition - Old Bakery Gallery, Maylands, Western Australia. Sunday 30th March until Saturday 26th April 2008
English artist Geoffrey Elder has exhibited internationally, including New York, before settling in Western Australia in 1980.
He has traveled widely, living in Asia for three years from 1968, journeying through India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand and Bali. It was during this period that he first began to seriously paint. From Asia he moved to New York for four years, reveling in being a young artist in the art capital of the world.
Geoffrey is a self-taught artist whose style incorporates Surrealism and oriental mysticism His paintings are meticulously detailed, and embrace recurring universal themes, such as life and death, religion, music, love, and human rights. (Tibetan and Aboriginal rights are two recent themes).
His paintings are windows to other dimensions, stages on which other realities are played out, and are multi-layered with symbolism. Many are filled with hidden images that slowly reveal themselves to the viewer; cracks in a wall become the face of Jesus, a curlicue of ribbon reveals a woman’s profile, two dimensional space is twisted into impossible realities, missing floor tiles reveal a star studded sky, and tree trunks transmogrify into stage curtains.
Throughout all of his paintings music & the rhythm of life is present. Sometimes it is depicted literally, as in portraits of musicians, or symbolically with the presence of musical instruments. In others his flowing forms and colours undulate with the energy of music.
There are a series of Geoffrey’s paintings, inspired by eastern Mandala's.
They are psychedelic and kaleidoscopically beautiful; colours resonate, pulsate and spiral. The Mandala paintings are primarily based on Geoffrey’s interest in the Chaos Theory and eastern culture, yet also incorporate his love of music.