NELLY DUFF GALLERY, LONDON. OPENING MARCH 7 - 14 2019
One of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, Whelan totally reinvents the landscape genre with his futuristic, vibrant and oh-so-cool skyscapes. It seems apt that these sublime and wandering cloud scenes should be originated in Australia with its endless horizons and vast open skies, although Whelan imagines his sky scenes, plucking storms and swirling clouds from his minds eye.
For the first time at Nelly Duff this spring Whelan will be showcasing a host of new original canvases and exclusive editions over the space of our entire second floor. From the 7th – 14th of March we will play host to ‘Pressure’, Whelan’s first evEry show at Nelly Duff. With a Private View being held on the evening of Thursday 7th March (spaces are limited), you will be able to come and see the show free for the next week. All artworks will be able to purchase on the night of the Private View, and for any exclusive pre-sale information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay tuned for more information on this breath taking new show, coming soon.
RESORT WEAR CATALOGUE 2018 FEATURING 30,000FT AND RISING PAINTING
STRIKE NOW RIOT LATER
CHINA HEIGHTS GALLERY, SYDNEY. AUSTRALIA.
Echoes of Brooklyn Whelan’s earlier incarnation as a creative director can be found in his new solo show, Strike Now Riot Later. He demonstrates an understanding of the structural flow and sweeping rhythm of popular culture as, in some works, the clouds float from one canvas to the next. A delicate balance between urban scrawl and gallery, the paintings drift along an ephemeral line between abstract and real, gestural mark making and meticulous rendering, stylistic boldness and nuanced composition.
But under all of that, there is a hint of something more. Pareidolia – that instinct we have to see significant forms where none exist – kicks in. A hidden message emerges and shapes appear before fading back into the cloudscape.
These are works of a reduced palette, but containing unexpected flashes of colour – they’re so thoughtfully considered that there is both a richness and a subtlety to them, a sense of instinctual harmony and muted beauty.
SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2018
Zero Three is a large scale video mapping project - the idea behind it, was to showcase my work as moving imagery which would normally stay static and previewed in a gallery setting.
A RECENT INTERVIEW I DID WITH A GOOD OLD FRIEND, VAUGHAN DEAD FROM MONSTER CHILDREN ABOUT ART, DEADLINES AND MUSIC FESTIVALS Link here
SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS
NORTH BYRON PARKLANDS 2018
In the first of what will become a yearly collab with a new artist each time, Splendour has teamed up with contemporary visual artist Brooklyn Whelan to create the event artwork for 2018. Link here
THE COLLECTIONIST HOTEL
CAMPERDOWN, SYDNEY AUSTRALIA
A very bold and black room I concepted with design group 'The World Is Round' for the Collectionist Hotel. Link here
THE SLOW X CHINA HEIGHTS
A SOLO SHOW BY BROOKLYN WHELAN
My latest solo show is presented by the China Heights gallery at The Slow in Canggu, Bali. Saturday 17th Feb 2018.
NEW PRINT EDITIONS
Hand screened 75.5 x 89cm prints. Signed and numbered. Edition of 50 with limited colour ways. Exclusive to Nelly Duff - Please contact email@example.com for sales enquiries or online here
AN INTERVIEW WITH AUSTRALIAN VOGUE
Issue out September 2017 or view online here.
SAMSUNG CLOUD RUNNER
A NEW INSTALLATION BY BROOKLYN WHELAN
Brooklyn's latest installation 'Cloud Runner' is a virtual reality, neon futuristic inspired journey through a stormscape accompanied by a soundtrack that transports the viewer into a world that would normally be limited to a two dimensional space. View here
NEW WORKS BY BROOKLYN WHELAN
‘Pushing Past’ by Sydney based painter Brooklyn Whelan is a body of work which stems from a dialogue and study of storms, weather patterns and their relationship to the earth beneath.
Whelan creates sci-fi inspired, ethereal and minimal compositions with his use of acrylic on canvas; and continues his examination of moving sky masses and the friction of clouds with his motif palette of pinks, greys and blacks.