Tim Fry was born in Sydney in 1985. His parents moved around for a few years before settling in the Northern Rivers area in 1989 where he was raised on a wholesome blend of left wing extremism, right wing fundamentalism and local organic produce! Tim studied Art at Southbank Institute of Technology in Brisbane, at Southern Cross University in Lismore and at Curtain University in Perth. Tim has exhibited for over ten years in a mixture of pop up and DIY exhibitions, various Gallery shows, and everything in between. Tim has held Art teaching positions with TAFE QLD and Batchelor Institute in the Northern Territory, as well as being involved with numerous community art projects both locally and overseas (most recently with microgalleries.org in SE Asia and YWCA in Lismore), Tim Fry has worked in Plowright (public art) Studios and Lismore Regional Gallery. In 2009 Tim was nominated for Vocational Student of the year through TAFE QLD for his visual art studies. In 2012 at the age of 26 Tim gained an art lecturing position with TAFE QLD. In 2014 Tim Lectured art Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education in Darwin and was shortlisted for Craft NSW emerging artist of the Year. In 2015,16 and 17 Tim contributed to Micro Galleries global community art projects in Europe and Asia. In 2018 Tim exhibited and sold well at The Other Art Fair in Sydney, he also exhibited locally in the Murwillumbah Art Trail, and in group shows at Art Piece Mullumbimby and Byron School of Art.
Tim Fry works primarily with mixed media drawing and ceramic sculpture. The drawings are heavily influenced by Pop Art aesthetics and cover a range of everyday imagery from still life’s, condiments, and old cars to landscapes, and buildings, whereas the sculpture has been exclusively concerned with architectural and industrial forms for the past 7 or 8 years. By infusing pop art inspired everyday imagery with personal narratives, Tim’s art seeks to create fun playful reactions as a way to engage people in often serious topics. Tim’s work speaks of universal concerns such as social, political and environmental issues interwoven with the personal celebrations and tribulations of daily life.