Colin Garland was born on April 12, 1935 in Sydney. His talent for drawing was encouraged by his mother who allowed him to enter art competitions and use his prize money to purchase more art supplies. He decided to study fine art at the National School of Art in Sydney and he worked part time as a performer, then later designed and made costumes and sets for various theatrical groups. He travelled to Jamaica in 1962 and later secured a job at the Jamaica School of Art, where he lived for the rest of his life, continuing to work in the theatre industry where he was noted for his contribution to the set design for the National Dance Theatre Company. Colin Garland produced paintings as well as sculptural works that referenced the imagery and the socio-historical realities specific to his new environment and interactions.
The earliest auction listing we have for Colin Garland is in 1980 and in total 16 works by the artist have been offered for sale, of which 8 (50%) were sold. The highest price recorded for the artist is $2,160 for 'Carnival Madness' sold by Davidson Auctions in September 2018. No works have been offered for sale this year, and the last sale we have recorded for the artist was in 2022.
Colin Garland is not listed in any of the standard biographical references listed on our references page.
Could the second and subsequent works by this artist sold after June 9, 2010 for over $1,000 be liable for the Artists' Resale Royalty? More info…
Yes, eligible, subject to the artist satisfying the residency test. The artist is alive or has been deceased for less than 70 years. Contact the Copyright Agency for information on the residency test.
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