Exhibition Saturday 9 November to 30 November 2019
Adrian Bradbury, Pamela Horsley, Robert Ryan
3 Artists with something special to say about Tasmania its people and landscape
Artists Adrian Bradbury, Pamela Horsley and Robert Ryan are making unique and special works that relate surprisingly enough to the natural attributes of Tasmania – the physical terrain, the endemic species, the coastline and the hubs around the state
Adrian Bradbury received his Diploma of Visual Arts in 2003 from RMIT. Graduating with Honours in Painting at the University of Tasmania in 2018. He is currently undertaking a Masters of Research into the question of; how can the state of being lost be used within a painting practice to articulate the complex and entangled relationships between human navigation, wilderness and nature?
Working on The Lost World trail for part time employment has brought enlightenment viewing one of the most imposing escarpments and forests of Mt Wellington (Kunanyi).
When looking up at Mt Wellington, this recreational track includes the Lost World ‘pseudo karst’ boulder cave system. A total of 164 mosses, 130 liverwort and 95 macro lichen … The Mountain was called kunanyi by the Muwinina, one of several south eastern Tasmania
Since 2014 Pamela has had four solo exhibitions and had works in numerous group exhibitions. These include works selected for the Glover Prize 2019, the Mission to Seafarers’ Maritime Art Prize 2018, the Bay of Fires Art Prize 2016 and 2017 and as an invited artist at “Executed in Franklin Street” (Indigenous Exhibition) at City Gallery, Melbourne Town Hall.
Her landscapes, people and their stories are brought to life in various media including oils, acrylics, water soluble pencil, charcoal and montage. A talent for visual art was apparent from a young age, however only in recent times has she been able to seriously pursue a childhood dream. She has drawn heavily on her interim life experiences in developing countries and at the community coalface in hospitals and as a community nurse.
Robert Ryan is an established full time artist with thirty solo exhibitions during his career from Sydney, to the Gold Coast and Brussels. His work has a lovely freshness and caring feeling about humanity, life around and the intricacies of daily life. Robert won this year the 2019 Bay of Fires Art Award, and previously the Tweed Regional Acquisitive Award on two occasions and the MacArthur National Prize award.
Now residing in Tasmania and after so many years of painting professionally he has found his own voice. He is drawn to the coast its people and place and there is a joyousness within the essence of the work.
Intricate and engaging works by Robert with the overall vista and then smaller works picking details of of human and animal life in an intricate and happy way. We are excited to have Robert’s work at Blenheim Gallery.