DAVID BROMLEY

BIOGRAPHY

DAVID BROMLEY

(b. 1960 Sheffield, England)

 

Lives and works in Adelaide.

 

David Bromley is amongst the most successful and innovative painters currently working in Australia. In his art he has managed to combine a distinctive Pop sensibility - a love of found images, photographic sources and mass media references - with an inventive relish for the effects of paint.

His work divides into two distinct but related strands: images of childhood (adapted from the world of 1950s' book illustrations) and images of the female nude.

Displaying an extraordinary artistic energy he has experimented with a wide variety of different media - printmaking, ceramic, sculpture and, recently, film. He is currently working on designs for a collection of utility furniture.

Though born in Sheffield, England, in 1960, Bromley moved to Australia at the age of four and has lived there ever since. As an artist he is self-taught. He has had over thirty solo exhibitions across Australia, Europe, the USA and Asia. His work is held in corporate and private collections in both hemispheres. He is listed as one of the '50 Most Collectible Artists in Australia' by Australian Art Collector Magazine.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2006              

Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

Hill - Smith Fine Art Gallery, Adelaide

Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

 

2005              

Hill-Smith Fine Art Gallery, Adelaide

Scott Livesey Art Dealer, Melbourne

Obsession Gallery, Japan

Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

Rice Polak Gallery, Massachusetts, USA

 

2004              

Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, SouthAfrica

Obsession Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Scott Livesey Art Dealer, Melbourne

Kagoshima, Japan

Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, London

Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

 

2003              

Obsession Gallery, Tokyo & Kyoto, Japan

Scott Livesey Art Dealer, Melbourne

Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

Perth Galleries, Perth

Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

Susanne Zander Galerie, Koln Germany

Hill-Smith Fine Art, Adelaide

 

2002              

Scott Livesey Art Dealer, Melbourne

Chapman Gallery, Canberra

Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, London

 

2001              

Scott Livesey Art Dealer, Melbourne

Hill-Smith Fine Art, Adelaide

Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

 

2000              

Scott Livesey Art Dealer, Melbourne

Atelier de Cyrille Varet - Viaduc des Arts,Paris

Perth Galleries, Perth

 

1999              

Hill-Smith Fine Art, Adelaide

Chapman Gallery, Canberra

Coventry Gallery, Sydney

Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

 

1998              

Perth Galleries, Perth

Kozminski Galleries, Melbourne

Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

 

1997              

Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

Coventry Gallery, Sydney

 

1996              

Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

Grand Orbit Artspace, Brisbane

Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart

Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide

 

1995              

Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide

Coventry Gallery, Sydney

Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

 

1994              

Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart

 

1993              

Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide

Coventry Gallery, Sydney

Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart

Victor Mace Gallery, Brisbane

 

1992              

Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide

Coventry Gallery, Sydney

 

1991              

Coventry Gallery, Sydney

 

1990              

BMG Gallery, Adelaide

 

1989              

Coventry Gallery, Sydney

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2020

The Portrait Show, Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg

2006              

The Grand Opening, Scott Livesey Gallery,Melbourne

Art Miami, USA

Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

Zaishu Show, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne

 

2005              

Art Palm Beach, USA

Art London, UK

Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

Rice Polak Gallery, Massachusetts, USA

Salon de Refuse (ARCHIBALD),SH Erwin Gallery,Sydney

Art Glasgow, Scotland

 

2004              

Toronto International Art Fair, Canada

Art Koln, Germany

artLONDON Art Fair, London

Art Palm Beach, USA

Finalist in the Archibald Prize (McLean Edwards),AGNSW

Glasgow Art Fair, Scotland

 

2003              

ArtMiami, USA

Art Palm Beach, USA

Art2003, London

Alchemy, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

Alchemy, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

 

2002              

The Outsider Art Fair, Marion Harris, New York

4 x 4, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane

Australian Visions, Bunkamura Gallery, Tokyo

artLONDON Art Fair, London

Finalist in the Archibald Prize (CharlesBlackman), AGNSW

Winter Artists x 12, Perth Galleries, Perth,Western Australia

Bristol Art Fair, UK

 

2001              

Modern Living Art, Mitsukoshi, Tokyo

Finalist in the Archibald Prize (Long TomTjapanangka), AGNSW

Artists Supporting Animal Preservation, Sydney

artLONDON Art Fair, London

20/21 Century British Art Fair

 

2000              

Three Men in a Boat, Rebecca Hossack Gallery,London

Finalist in the Archibald Sporting PortraitPrize, AGNSW

Affair to Remember, Australian High Commission,Singapore

Ten Australian Artists, Nicola Townsend ArtDealer, Tokyo

Finalist in the Doug Moran Portrait Prize

artLONDON Art Fair, London

 

1999              

Finalist in the Archibald Prize, AGNSW

Salon de Refuse (ARCHIBALD), SH Erwin Gallery,Sydney

 

1997              

Salon de Refuse (ARCHIBALD),SH Erwin Gallery,Sydney

 

1996              

Salon de Refuse (WYNNE),SH Erwin Gallery,Sydney

 

1994              

Finalist in Moet & Chandon Award

Sport, Artspace, Adelaide

20 Artists / 20 Years, Coventry Gallery, Sydney

 

1993              

Winner - Fisher Ghost Award, New South Wales

Finalist in Moet & Chandon Award

Chandler Coventry: A Private Collection,Campbelltown City Art Gallery

Victor Mace Gallery, Brisbane

 

1992              

Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart

Coventry Gallery, Sydney

 

1991              

New Art Five, Coventry Gallery, Sydney

 

1990              

BMG Gallery, Adelaide

Coventry Gallery, Sydney

 

1989              

Selected Survey, Noosa Regional Gallery, Noosa

 


COLLECTIONS

Allen,Allen & Hemsley, Sydney; Annelie Brunsten Gallery, Germany; Artbank, Australia; Art Gallery ofSouth Australia; Art Gallery of Western Australia; Baker & McKenzie,Sydney; Campbelltown City Art Gallery; CCT Internet Travel, Brisbane; DerwentCollection, Hobart; De Pasquale Advertising, Brisbane; Derwent Collection,Hobart; Flinders University, South Australia; Gadens Ridgeway, Sydney; GoldCoast City Art Gallery; Marsdens, Sydney; National Gallery of Victoria;Northern Territory Art Museum; Optus, Brisbane; Pan Continental Mining;Radisson Playford, Adelaide; Red Ochre Restaurant, Adelaide; St Peter'sCollege, Adelaide; Tamar Collection, Hobart; Taxation Department, Melbourne;Tiffins on the Park, Adelaide; University of the Northern Territory; Universityof Southern Qld