Bruce Earles

Bruce Earles Water Park 122X140Cm 6800

Bruce Earles


This series of works has developed out of previously explored concepts such as anonymity, urban existence and harmony that can exist between industry and leisure. These expanded images maintain the subject matter of human development and natural surroundings. Work and fun are still presented but humans no longer dominate whereas animals, birds and plants begin to permeate the compositions. As the images have expanded, the spaces between have diminished leaving birds, fish, ships and planes to protrude beyond the boundaries of the canvas. Each image demands its own space interlocking with others in an interrelated composition. The multi angle viewpoint has allowed free expression of images within the space. The strength of colour and tones combined with the diversity of line complements the various textures. A move away from opacity to a more expanded use of transparencies has allowed the medium of oil paint to maximize its effect. Rather than analyse and synthesise the landscape these works are based on interpretation and expression.


2002     Doctor of Creative Arts, University of Western Sydney

1998     Master of Arts, University of Western Sydney

1996     Master of Educational Studies, Monash University

1989     Graduate Diploma in Special Education, Melbourne University

1979     Graduate Diploma in Art Education, Monash University

1973     Diploma of Teaching, Monash University

1953     Born, Melbourne, Australia


2013     Art Images Gallery, Adelaide

2012     Soho Gallery Sydney Red Sea Gallery, Brisbane

     Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney

     Linton and Kay Contemporary, Perth

     Soho Gallery, Sydney

2011     Linton and Kay Contemporary, Perth

     Soho Gallery, Sydney

2010     Art Images Gallery, Adelaide

     Linton and Kay Contemporary, Perth

     Artistry/Hogan Galleries Melbourne

2009     Artistry Galleries, Melbourne

     Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney

     Linton and Kay Contemporary, Perth

2008     Art Images Gallery, Adelaide

     Schubert’s Contemporary, Gold Coast

     Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney

     Artistry Galleries, Melbourne

     Linton and Kay Contemporary, Perth

2007     Artistry Galleries, Melbourne

     House of Phillips Fine Art, Sydney

     Paul Gullotti Gallery, Perth

2006     Paul Gullotti Gallery, Perth

     Art Images Gallery, Adelaide

2005     Qdos Gallery, Lorne

2000-05     Goya Galleries, Melbourne

2000-01    Dagmar Art Consultants, Melbourne

1999     Maling Gallery, Casula Powerhouse, Sydney

1998     YZ Gallery, University of Western Sydney 1992 Hogan Gallery, Melbourne

1991     Maska Gallery, Pioneer Square, Seattle

1985     Central Park New York

1983-86   Roar Studios, Melbourne

1982     Chrysalis Gallery, Port Melbourne


2012     Art Singapore

     Red Sea Gallery, Brisbane

     Art Melbourne

     Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney

     Manyung Gallery, Melbourne

     Without Pier Gallery Melbourne

2011     Cricket Art, Sydney, Melbourne

     Red Sea Gallery, Brisbane

     Artistry Gallery, Melbourne

     Metropolis Gallery, Geelong

2010     Trevor Victor Harvey, Sydney

2009     Art Melbourne

2008     Star Gallery, Chicago

2007     Goya Galleries International, New York

     Shanghai Art Fair

     Ho Gallery, Melbourne

     Art International Associates, New York

     Australian International Pavilion, Beijing, China

2006     Art Images Gallery, Adelaide Shanghai, China

2005     Beijing, China

2000-06   Art Fairs – Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne

2000-05   Goya Galleries, Melbourne

2004-06   Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza, Melbourne

2005     Tsunami Appeal, Hogan Gallery, Melbourne

2002     Melbourne Contemporary Art Fair

2001     Penrith Regional Gallery, Sydney

2000     Williamstown Contemporary Arts Fair Melbourne

1999     Goya Galleries Melbourne

1993     Australian Contemporary Art Fair

1992     Ten Years After, Roar Studios, Melbourne

1991     Aurora Gallery Anchorage Alaska

1987     Emerging Collector, East Village, New York

1983-86   Now Gallery New York

     Gallery 212, Waseda, Tokyo

     The Fight Shinjuku Tokyo Roar Studios, Melbourne


2001     Research Grants, University of Western Sydney

2001     University of Western Sydney, Top Up Award

2000     Pollock Krasner Award, Pollock Krasner Foundation, New York

1999, 2000   Artist in Residence, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne

1995     Australian Post Graduate Award

1992     Art and About Fitzroy, Melbourne Herald Sun

1979     Flinders Art Award, Melbourne


  • National Australia Bank
  • St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Monash University
  • Midwaters Warwickshire England