Bradbury, who grew up in Melbourne, has had a long and strong connection with the Tasmanian Landscape, first visiting the state to rock climb and hike over 10 years ago. Drawn to the landscape and the quality rock climbing and hiking, he returned most summers.
Adrian moved to Hobart with his partner 3 years ago, and works part-time maintaining walking tracks on Mt Wellington.
Bradbury’s most recent body of work Darkness and Light on the Tasman feature psychological seascapes.
My paintings have evolved and abstracted, resulting in works which are more psychological and are as much a view into my interior space as they are a view of the Tasman Sea.
Adrian Bradbury received his Diploma of Visual Arts in 2003 from RMIT and is currently undertaking an Honours Degree in Painting at the University of Tasmania. He was a finalist in the Waterhouse Natural Science art prize in 2016 and his work has featured in Lume, White Horses, The Examiner and The Advocate. Solo exhibition venues include Maker’s Space Gallery (Burnie), Salamanca Arts Centre (Hobart), Stillwater Gallery (Launceston) and Dark Horse Experiment (Melbourne).
Adrian Bradbury – Curriculum Vitae
2002-2003 Diploma of Visual Arts, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, VIC
2018 Darkness and Light on The Tasman, Maker’s Space Gallery, Burnie, TAS
2017 Darkness and Light on The Tasman, Top Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, TAS
2017 First Light, Stillwater Gallery, Launceston, TAS
2016 A Graffitied Land, Dark Horse Experiment, Melbourne, VIC
2016 Road Trip: From the Mountains to the Sea, Angela Robarts-Bird Gallery, Albert Park, VIC
2015-2016 Antillart Presents: Adrian Bradbury, Freycinet Lodge, Coles Bay, TAS
2017 Spring Has Sprung, Wild Island Tasmania, Hobart, TAS
2017 Water Ways Exhibition, Long Gallery, Salamanca, Hobart, TAS
2016 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize. South Australian Museum, Adelaide, SA
2016 Kingborough Art Prize. Kingborough, TAS
2016 Antillart, St. Helens, TAS
2015 Freycinet Lodge, Coles Bay, TAS
2006 The Goodness in You, Northcote Social Club, Northcote, VIC
2003 Foyer Show, RMIT, Melbourne, VIC
2003 Project Space/Spare Room, RMIT. Melbourne, VIC
2017 Lethbridge 10000 Finalist
2016 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize: Finalist. Adelaide, SA
2001 Haileybury College Art Prize: Winner. Melbourne, VIC
2018 Hay, Lara, Contrasts Explored in Art. New Exhibition on now at The Maker’s. The Advocate. Tuesday, March 13, 2018
2017 Brunton, Tess, Tasmanian artist Adrian Bradbury clears out taboo at first light. The Examiner. Saturday, August 19, 2017
2016 Ryn, Claire Van, Layered Landscapes, Lume. Issue 5. November 2016
2015 Phillips, Campbell, Wild Artist: Adrian Bradbury on display at Freycinet Lodge, Wild Magazine. Website. People/Profile. December, 2015, http://wild.com.au/people/profiles/adrian-bradbury-at-freycinet-lodge/
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A selection of Adrian Bradbury’s paintings are available for purchase online at: https://www.saatchiart.com/adrianbradbury