John Henshaw

John Henshaw

John Henshaw

Among the Clouds 91X91CM

John Henshaw

John Henshaw

Bush Tapestry 76x61cm

John Henshaw

John Henshaw

North Sydney to Balmain 113 x 182cm

JOHN HENSHAW (1929 – 2006)


Born New Zealand February 1929

Teacher, Art Critic and Painter  



Elam School of Art Auckland 1947; 

Julian Ashton Art School Sydney 1951-1954 under John Passmore;  

Central School of Arts and Crafts London 1957-1958 with Keith Vaughan;  

British School Rome 1959;  

Sculpture Studies Basle 1959

Travel Studies:  Europe, USA and Pacific Islands 1959

Teaching Appointments: East Sydney Technical College 1960-1966;  

General Education with Lansdowne Australian Art Library 1966 – 1970

Art Critic with The Australian 1969-1970

Manager in Australia for Christie  Manson & Woods (Auctioneers) 1970 – 1975

Senior Lecturer in Visual Arts  Sydney College of the Arts 1976 - ?



Travelling Scholarship 1956, Warringah Prize 1956,  Bendigo Art Prize 1964



National Collection Canberra, Art Gallery of NSW, 

National Gallery Wellington New Zealand


Between the years 1962 and 1992 Travel Studies to Iran, Mexico, India, 

Egypt, Europe, USA and the UK interspersed with Solo Exhibitions.  

These exhibitions include 

Artarmon Galleries, Sydney  1964

Darlinghurst Gallery, Sydney 1967

David Jones, Sydney  1979 and  

Niagara Gallery  Melbourne 1992. 


Selected Group Exhibitions:

Contemporary Art Society Sydney in the 1950s 

Archibald Prize 1973  

Wynne Prize 1974.


Publications by John Henshaw include

40 Drawings by Godfrey Miller,  John Henshaw (Ed) 1962

Godfrey Miller, John Henshaw (Ed)  Darlinghurst Galleries 1965


Also catalogues on Godfrey Miller exhibitions include

Godfrey Miller Memorial Exhibition, Darlinghurst Galleries 1965 

Godfrey Miller,  Newcastle Art Galleryproduced in 1968

Niagara Galleries Catalogue (1982) and 

David Jones Catalogue (1990)


Over many years John has contributed widely to art journals such as 

Art and Australia**.  In 1989 to 1991 John was instrumental in training

craftspeople in India in the art of stained glass art. 



  • ART AND AUSTRALIAVol 18 No 3, p. 219, 1981 ‘Frank and Margel Hinder 1930 – 1980’

  • Artists & Galleries of Australia and New Zealand.  Max Germaine. Lansdowne 1979,  p. 255

  • Encyclopaedia of Australian ArtAlan McCulloch  (Ed) Hutchinson Group (Aust)1984,  p.568

  • Encyclopaedia of Australian Art Revised and Updated Susan McCullock  Allen & Unwin 1994,  p.335