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Born 21 April 1952, Perth Western Australia

Studies

1968-69          Perth Technical College

1970-77           Professional musician

 

In 2007 Brendon was invited to exhibit at New York’s American Museum of Natural History as part of G’Day USA. This was the premiere presentation of his 10 year project Listening to Paintings – Australia. The multi media event involved Brendon’s live musical presentation, film & 10 major paintings describing the Australian landscape. The night raised over one million dollars for the Australian environment. It was then presented in Houston, as part of Australia Day celebrations.

Solo Exhibitions

1978                Rigby Gallery, Perth WA

1979                Way ‘79 Celebration Invitation, Allendale Square, Perth WA

1980                Signature Galleries, Perth WA

1981                Congress Hall, Tyrol Austria

1984                Alexander Galleries, Perth WA

1985                Alexander Galleries, Perth WA

1986                Ric’s Gallery, Perth WA

1987                Galleria Studio del Canova, Rome Italy

1987                Gallery Australia, Perth WA

1988                Framed, The Showcase Gallery, Darwin N.T.

1988                Gallery Australia, Perth WA

1989                Framed, The Showcase Gallery, Darwin NT

1989                Gallery Australia, Perth WA

1990                Listening to Paintings – Kakadu, Gallery Australia, Perth WA

1990                Park Road Gallery, Brisbane Qld

1991                Framed, The Showcase Gallery, Darwin NT

1991                Park Road Gallery, Brisbane Qld

1992                Bloody Tourists, Perth Galleries, Perth WA

1993                Consuming Paintings, Stafford Studios, Perth WA

1995                Stafford Studios, Perth WA

1995                Framed, The Darwin Gallery, Darwin NT

1996                Barry Newton Gallery, Adelaide SA (with Garry Duncan)

1996                Editions Gallery, Melbourne VIC

1996                From The Nannup Studio, Stafford Studios, Perth WA

1997                Michael Commerford Gallery, Sydney NSW

1998                Barry Newton Gallery, Adelaide SA

1999                Framed – The Darwin Gallery, Darwin NT

1999                Michael Commerford Gallery, Sydney NSW

2000                Margaret River Art Galleries WA

2000                A Progress Report, Stafford Studios, Perth WA

2000               Jewels of the Landscape, Michael Commerford Gallery, Sydney NSW

2001                Ilma, Stafford Studios, Perth WA

2002                Ilma 2, Michael Commerford Gallery, Sydney NSW

2003                This Summer, Stafford Studios, Perth WA

2003                Mitchell Falls, Michael Commerford Gallery NSW

2004                2 Rivers, Stafford Studios, Perth WA

2005                The Hawkesbury, Michael Commerford Gallery, NSW

2007                Listening to Paintings – Australia, Museum of Natural History, New York

2007               Listening to Paintings – Australia, Heritage Hall, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Houston, USA

2007               Listening to the Land, Booker Lowe Gallery, Houston USA

2008                Two Journeys Linton & Kay Fine Art Gallery, Subiaco

2009                BD 09 Linton & Kay Fine Art, Subiaco,WA

2010               Window to New York Linton & Kay Fine Art, Subiaco,WA

2011                Brooklyn to Brooklyn Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney NSW

2012                City H?O12 Linton & Kay Fine Art Gallery, Subiaco,WA

2013                Wet Paint   Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney NSW

2013                River Linton and Kay Galleries, Perth WA

2014                Karijini Linton and Kay Galleries, Perth WA

2015                Hawkesbury Winter Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney,NSW

2015                Sunshower Linton and Kay Galleries, Perth WA

Selected Joint Exhibitions

1979                 Fine Artists of Western Australia, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

1988                 Alice Bale Art Award Exhibition, McClelland Gallery, VIC

1989                 Deloitte Haskins Invitation Art Award, Perth WA

1990                 Human Rights Exhibition, Amnesty International, Darwin NT

1990                 Glyde Gallery, Perth WA

1990                 The Painted Desert, New Collectables Gallery, Perth WA

1990                 Deloitte Ross Tohmatsu Invitation Art Award, Perth WA

1991                 Westrek Foundation Exhibition, Gallery Australia, Perth WA

1991                 West Australian Landscape, Van Hall Gallery, Perth WA

1991                 WA Research For Child Health Exhibition, Accent Gallery, Perth WA

1991                 James Hardie Wildlife Art Prize, Touring Exhibition, Australia

1991                 Four Western Australian Artists, Cable Beach Resort, Broome WA

1991                 Water Metamorphosis of the Medium, Carillon Arcade, Perth

1992                 Resolutions, New Collectables Gallery, Fremantle WA

1992                 One Hundred Years of Gold Mining, Perth Mint WA

1992                 Mandorla Art Award, Perth WA

1993                The Best Of Australia, Australian Showroom, Hong Kong

1994                The Best Of Australia, Australian Showroom, Hong Kong

1994                 Songs of the Possum, Burswood Showroom, Perth WA

1994                 Mandorla Art Award, Perth WA

1995                The Best of Australia Australian Showroom, Hong Kong

1996                 China Art Expo, Beijing

1996                 Rottnest Exhibition, Rafferty’s, Perth WA

1996                 Mandorla Art Award, Perth WA

1998                 Royal Agricultural Society – Winner Open Art Award

2001                  Archibald Portrait Prize – Finalist, Art Gallery of NSW

2001                 New Vision, Stafford Studios, Perth WA

2003                 Fire’s On, Stafford Studios, Perth WA

2003                Speech & Hearing Exhibition – Featured Artist (Donated Painting) Burswood Convention Centre, Perth WA

2003                Bali Commemorative Exhibition, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth W.A.

2004                Cossack Art Award. Winner – Invited Artists

2004                Salon des Refuses, National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery (Portrait of Kim Beazley)

2005              Stop the Toad, Rafferty’s Gallery, Perth WA

2006               Yallingup Galleries Easter exhibition

2006               The Nude, Elements Art Gallery, Perth WA

2007               Western Australian Landscape Paintings, Yallingup Galleries WA

2007              Artopia Stafford Studios. Perth WA

2009              Linton & Kay Fine Art Gallery, Subiaco

2013                In Any Direction Linton and Kay Galleries, Perth WA

2014               Easter Exhibition Yallingup Galleries,WA

2015               Easter Exhibition Yallingup Galleries,WA

2015               Deloitte Spring Rose Art Exhibition – Featured Artist (Capel Vale Wines Award) Perth,WA

Collections

J.P. Morgan Bank

Challenge Bank

Media Portfolio Limited

Town and Country Building Society

IBM Australia Ltd

Woodside Offshore Petroleum Pty Ltd

Richard Ellis International Property Consultants

Allied Corporation Pty Ltd

City of Stirling Collection

Bunbury Regional Art Gallery

Tony Barlow Collection

Rodilli Collection, Rome

Coldhurst Collection, Great Britain

Daleski Collection, U.S.A.

Dr Richard Blum Collection, Switzerland

Burlington Paintings, London

Chevron Asiatic Ltd

Leeuwin Estate

Duxton Hotel, Perth

Amcor Ltd

St John of God Hospital

Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd

Alinta Gas

Guildford Grammar

Scotch College

Edwards Thompson Solicitors

Evans & Tate

Holmes a Court Collection

ECU Collection

Many private collections throughout Australia and overseas

Portrait Commissions

Include chairmen of the Perth Building Society and the Freemen of the City of Stirling.

ECU Vice Chancellor Kerry Cox 2014

The Yandicoogina Commission

In August 1998 Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd announced the commissioning of a collection of paintings to commemorate the opening of the new mine, “Yandicoogina” in March 1999. Brendon was flown to the Pilbara in September and spent time painting, drawing and photographing the landscape around Yandicoogina. The next 5 months were spent working on the larger paintings in his North Perth studio. The resulting 16 major works are now a part of the Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd collection.

Bibliography

“Artists and Galleries of Australia”, Max Germaine

“Arteffects”, Jean Drysdale – Green. Watson – Guptill Publications, New York

An educational video “Brendon Darby Painting In Oils”, produced by the Western Australian College of Advanced Education.

“Songs of the Possum”, Bill Mather-Brown. Sundowner Press 1994

“Listening to Paintings- Kakadu”, CD/Book published by Audio Art 1995

“Mitchell Falls”, DVD produced by Audio Art

“Listening to Paintings- Australia” DVD/CD produced by Audio Art 2007

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