David Bromley


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About The Artist

Born in Sheffield, England, in 1960, David Bromley immigrated with his family to Australia at the age of thirteen. Emerging upon the Australian art scene as a self-taught painter in the mid-1980s, Bromley is now named among Australian Art Collector’s 50 Most Collectable Artists. His works are inspired by books from his own childhood and pop culture artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. He has exhibited in nearly every continent including Asia, Europe, Africa and America and is represented in prestigious collections in Australia, including Artbank, Art Gallery of South Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria. 

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Bromley’s most popular artworks are his iconic Female Nude series and the Boy’s Own works. The former combines the tradition of portraiture with a contemporary view of femininity to produce strong, seductive pieces. With bold colours contrasting between subject and background along with heavy layering and texturing, the Female Nude works offer a refreshing change from conventional female portraits. 

The Boy’s Own series draws inspiration from Boy’s Own Annuals and vintage magazines to present the excitement and adventure of childhood. Vivacious colours and figurative expressionism are used to inject the works with energy and depict the intensity of adolescent life. A sense of nostalgia and adventure coupled with Pop Art symbolism infuses the works with the innocence of children and the feelings of joy often associated with the early years of life.

Increasingly in demand as a portrait artist, Bromley has painted several Australian celebrities such as actor Hugo Weaving, singer Kylie Minogue, model Megan Gale and arts patron Kim Bonython. In recent years, Bromley has diversified his work to include furniture and interiors. Included in his latest offering for an interior design gallery in Melbourne were large wallpaper murals and customised Classical French and industrial antiques.

Bromley is a five-time Archibald Prize finalist and has had more than 30 national solo exhibitions since the beginning of his career. His works have also been shown in Tokyo, Paris, London, Singapore and New York and appear in many private and corporate collections across Australia including the state galleries of Western Australia and South Australia.

Finalist in the prestigious Archibald Prize 6 times.

Allen, Allen & Hemsley, Sydney;
Annelie BrunstenGallery,Germany;
Artbank, Australia;
Art Gallery of South Australia;
Art Gallery of Western Australia;
Baker & McKenzie, Sydney;
Campbelltown City Art Gallery;
CCT Internet Travel,Brisbane;
Derwent Collection, Hobart;
De Pasquale Advertising,Brisbane;
Derwent Collection, Hobart;
Flinders University, SouthAustralia;
Gadens Ridgeway, Sydney;
Gold Coast City Art Gallery;
National Gallery of Victoria;
Northern Territory ArtMuseum;
Optus, Brisbane;
Pan Continental Mining;
Radisson Playford, Adelaide;
Red Ochre Restaurant, Adelaide;
St Peter’s College, Adelaide;
Tamar Collection, Hobart;
Taxation Department, Melbourne;
Tiffins on the Park, Adelaide;
University of the Northern Territory;
University of Southern Qld



Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Canberra

Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Newcastle
Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney
Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Adelaide
Gullotti & Amp; Murano Gallery, Perth
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco
Everard Read, Cape Town
Everard Read, Johannesburg

Gallery One, Gold Coast Rebecca Hossack, New York
Rebecca Hossack, London
Cat St Gallery, Hong Kong

Ode to Art, Singapore
Rarity Gallery, Mykonos
Degawa Hirasaku, Tokyo
Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg

Degawa Hirosaku, Osaka
Suzanne Zander Gallery, Koln

Degawa Hirosaku, Japan
Rebecca Hossack, London
Tim Olsen, Sydney
Jan Murphy, Brisbane
Scott Livesey, Melbourne

Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong

Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
Hill – Smith Fine Art Gallery, Adelaide

Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
Hill-Smith Fine Art Gallery, Adelaide
Scott Livesey Art Dealer, Melbourne
Obsession Gallery, Japan
Rice Polak Gallery, Massachusetts, USA

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