Greg Johns (1953) is an Australian sculptor. He trained at the South Australian School of Art and has worked as a full-time sculptor since 1978. He is a member of the New York Sculptors Guild and the International Sculpture Centre, and has had public and private commissions across Australia and, for example, in Japan, England, Spain and the US.
Throughout his career, Johns has been influenced by Celtic art, physics, Zen Buddhism, New Guinea art and Constantin Brancusi. Initially Johns was known for his monumental abstract sculptures. One of Johns’s works, Guardian Figures, is in the collection of Canberra’s Australian National University and is on display as part of the university’s sculpture walk, which consists of about 60 outdoor sculptures spread throughout the campus.
Greg has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, England and the United States. In 2005 he was a selected finalist in the Helen Lempriere Sculpture Prize, Werribee Park, Victoria. Johns has also received numerous public and private sculpture commissions including, Crown Casino, Southbank, Melbourne; Adelaide National University, Canberra and Bell Memorial Garden, Adelaide. His work is represented in many high profile public, corporate and private collections in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Bahrain, England and the United States.