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Adrian Bradbury

The weather dominates the landscape in Adrian's atmospheric paintings.


Adrian primarily paints Tasmanian land and seascapes. Most of his works begin as photos or sketches on site, many captured when working in Tasmania’s National Parks constructing walking tracks.

In his current series of paintings the weather dominates the landscape, with rain and wind being physically wiped, smudged and slashed across the canvas in physical gestures of paintbrush, rags, palette knife, and hand.

In this way the represented landscape often becomes concealed under subsequent layers of paint. With often only small sections of the original landscape recognisable.

Most recently Adrian has been drawing from his past practice as a graffiti artist and combining elements of spray painted and rollered ‘graffiti’ layered over the top of his more traditional landscapes. These paintings invite the viewer to meditate on the history of place and have been informed by readings on ecology and the history of land use within Tasmania.

Adrian studied Visual Arts at RMIT in 2002/03 then spent the next decade travelling widely – working ski seasons then painting, hiking and climbing obsessively in the summer months. He won the Haileybury College Art Prize in 2001 and was a finalist in the 2016 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize. He now lives and works in Hobart, Tasmania.


Adrian Bradbury – Curriculum Vitae



2002-2003 Diploma of Visual Arts, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, VIC


Solo Exhibitions

2017 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


Group Exhibitions

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

2016 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize: Finalist. Adelaide, SA

2001 Haileybury College Art Prize: Winner. Melbourne, VIC



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,

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Darkness and Light On The Tasman
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Darkness and Light On The Tasman


1 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018

77 Salamanca Place, Battery Point

Adrian Bradbury‘s visceral paintings of dawn and dusk over the Tasman Sea
Oil on Canvas - Serenity
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Gallery Salamanca


65 Salamanca Place, Hobart

specialises in high quality Tasmanian contemporary art, craft and design
Long Gallery at Salamanca Arts Centre
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Long Gallery


Salamanca Arts Centre, Salamanca Place

a well known visual arts exhibition space in the Salamanca Arts Centre

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