David Middlebrook

The Unreachable Horizon

9 May - 27 May 2017

Exhibition launch with the artist to be opened by

Ron Ramsey
Executive Director of the Art Gallery Society of AGNSW (Art Gallery of New South Wales) & Former Director of the Newcastle Art Gallery

Tuesday 9 May 2017 | 6.00 – 8.00 pm

David Middlebrook
Artist in Conversation

Saturday 27 May 2017 | 2.30 – 4.00 pm

Art Atrium 181 Old South Head Road Bondi Junction

Fields, North of White Cliffs; ink on paper58x76cm

Dry arid places, flooded deserts, isolation and alienation, the unreachable horizon, a fascination with Australian exploration and literature, these and many other reasons are why I’m compelled to draw and paint the landscape. My work allows me time out in an ever increasing world of visual, political, and screaming personalities . My images are  build up with chattered marks across the surface in either oil paint or ink, a slow ponderous build up of repetitious marks allowing a personal meditation.

My work  starts with drawings in pen and ink, done in the landscape, small mostly sepia and in sketchbooks. These are then worked up through larger sepia works on paper,  before returning to the studio where I develop these images further into oil paintings and large scale works on paper. This process allows me to create a sense of place without a literal interpretation of the landscape.

I strongly believe in the concepts of ‘Content and Technique’, art should always be about more than an image, it needs to have a philosophical base as well as a flawless technical skill.


Brett Bailey & Andrew Tomkins

Art Atrium @ Jones Bay Wharf

3 May - 26 May 2017

Exhibition launch with artists to be opened by

Dr. Mabel Lee PhD FAHA

Adjunct Professor of The University of Sydney

Wednesday  3 May 2017

6.00 – 8.00 pm

Art Atrium @ Jones Bay Wharf

Artists in Conversation

Tuesday 23 May 2017

6.00 – 8.00 pm

Art Atrium @ Jones Bay Wharf

Suite 48 Upper Deck Jones Bay Wharf
26 – 32 Pirrama Road Pyrmont

Brett Bailey & Andrew Tomkins