Adrian Doyle

www.doylesart.com

Artist Statement

The house is a universal icon and in its simplest form it is one of the most recognised images on earth. It has many variations though culture and climate. Yet, the overall association with the home is generally the same worldwide.

For many the home is the height of success. The Holy Grail. For others it is unattainable. Or a prison of balanced books and responsibility. The house is where people live out their lives. It is the mitochondria of everyday existence. I love houses and homes. I am fascinated by the designs, history and all that goes on inside. Houses come together to create vast suburbs. Row after row of dreams, happiness and sorrow, scar the earth to become the new, modern landscape.

The way we engage with the landscape has change over generations. We are an urbanised community, with an unfamiliar relationship with the rural landscape.

The romantic notion of the Australian landscape still exists. It has however been hijacked by sentimentality and Nostalgia. The true modern Australian Landscape is made up of identical clad suburban streets and small suburbs with small, but important suburban stories. It is in this mediocrity that Australia finds its greatness, and a large part of its identity.

Cheers, Doyle

ADRIAN DOYLE: CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

Melbourne, Australia

  • 2001-2

    Master of Fine Art, by Research. Victorian College of the Arts

  • 2000

    Bachelor of Fine Arts – (Honours) Victorian College of the Arts

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2011

    You Are All The Same Dark Horse Experiment 2011
    Relaunch of Martin Bequest Art Gallery of NSW

  • 2010

    New Australian Landscapes & the Mirror Room Michael Koro Galleries Melbourne

  • 2009

    New Australian Landscapes Michael Koro Galleries, Melbourne

  • 2008

    Suburbania Edwina Collette Gallery, Brisban

  • 2007

    I still call Australia home Gadfly Gallery Perth

  • 2006

    Suburban Jihad Gadfly Gallery Perth

  • 2005

    Living in Paradise Rex Livington fine art. Sydney

  • 2004

    When I Grow up Bus Gallery, Melbourne

  • 2004

    Hide and Seek Smyrnios Gallery, Melbourne

  • 2004

    Suburban Beasts Gadfly Gallery, Perth

  • 2003

    SHRINE National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

  • 2003

    The Playing Fields Fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne

  • 2002

    Suburban Myth West Space Inc, Melbourne

  • 2002

    SHRINE performance Linden Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne

  • 2002

    Third Avenue Red Gallery Inaugural Show, Melbourne

  • 2001

    Iconography of Nostalgia Linden Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne

  • 2002

    The Open Gate and the Water Tower Linden Gallery, St Kilda

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2011

    Space invaders University of Queensland

  • 2010

    Space Invaders National Gallery of Australia

  • 2010

    Blender Group Show Michael Koro Galleries, Melbourne

  • 2009

    Metro Group Show Metro Gallery Melbourne

  • 2009

    Bullet Proof Harrison Galleries, Sydney

  • 2009

    Painting Melbourne Propaganda Window

  • 2008

    Home at Last National Gallery of Australia

  • 2008

    Resist, Collaborate and Destroy” Michael Koro Galleries, Melbourne

  • 2008

    Urban Monkeys Harrison Gallery, Sydney

  • 2008

    Suburban Beasts Gadfly Gallery, Perth

  • 2005

    Opening Show Exhibition Rex Livingston Fine arts, Sydney

  • 2004

    Cromwell’s touring Exhibition Sydney, Melb. Washington, New York

  • 2004

    67 percent Dublin, Melbourne, Budapest

  • 2004

    Permit Zone Citylights, Melbourne

  • 2003

    Robert Jacks Drawing Prize Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo

  • 2003

    Masters Graduate show, VCA. Gallery

  • 2002

    Frank Red Gallery, Melbourne (curator)

  • 2002

    Clear Seeing Span Gallery, Melbourne

  • 2002

    Home and Contents with Neil Malone, Red Gallery, Melbourne

  • 2001

    Seni Art Award McClelland Gallery, Melbourne (winner)

  • 2000

    Famed VCA. Gallery Melbourne (curator)

  • 1999

    Search Monash University Gallery, MUMA. Melbourne

  • 1999

    Brett Whitely Traveling Art Scholarship Exhibition Brett Whitely Studios

  • 1998

    Silent Fall Australian emerging artists exhibition Linden Gallery, St Kilda

Selected Residencies

  • 2011

    6 week residency in Province in the south of France

  • 2011

    Residency at Signal art space

  • 2004

    Match Making project Eastlink, Biz Art & Shangart Galleries Shanghai

  • 2004

    Australia-China Council Residency, Shanghai, China (April-July)

  • 2003

    National College of the Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

  • 2000

    St Kilda Park Primary School artist in residence

Selected Awards/Experience/Collections

  • 2008

    Published and wrote a book on street art “Disquiet”

  • 2007 - (present)

    Director of Napier Studios - City of Yarra (Youth Arts Officer)

  • 2005

    National Gallery of Australia (collection)

  • 2004

    New Work funding, Australia Council for the arts

  • 2004

    Martin Bequest traveling art scholarship

  • 2002

    Pratt family Scholarship

  • 2000

    ARTBANK of Australia

  • 2001 - (present)

    Founder Blender Studios – Michael Koro Galleries,
    Melbourne Street Art tours,
    Melbourne Propaganda Window

Many publications, lectures and collections, both National and international.

Adrian Doyle was in Asia from 2004 until 2007.