Exhibition: Art Gallery NSW “Light and colour, moving”

This display draws on the key examples of art from the National Gallery collection from 1916 to the present. It considers the early work of the Sydney painter, Grace Cossington Smith, whose self-portrait erodes the solid image in favour of fragmented blues and pinks. The display includes the ‘pure’ abstract paintings of Grace Crowley, in which planes of … Read More

Exhibition at QAGOMA 25 May 2019 – 2 Feb 2020

Geometries Geometries’ brings together works that dazzle the eyes with colour and form. Using deceptively simple strategies — structuring relationships between the most elementary components of shape, scale and relative sequencing, for the most part described in pure, flat and vibrant colours — the artists behind these arrangements excel in creating mesmerising optical effects. Contemporary in their lively … Read More

Travel blog July 2019

Returning to Bangkok at the end of June, I was lucky to join a group for a few days up in northern Thailand visiting Hill Tribe schools one of which was up in the high country in a remote village surrounded by thick Forrest. On returning to Bangkok, I have spent most of this month, playing with green … Read More

Art Gallery of NSW acquires Solstice

I am delighted that the Art Gallery of NSW has recently acquired a painting from my Melbourne gallery, Charles Nodrum Gallery. It is currently hung alongside several other Lesley Dumbrell paintings which are already held in the AGNSW collection. The exhibition is called “Light and Colour, Moving”. (See my next news post regarding that exhibition.)

Exhibition blog June 2019

I returned briefly to Bangkok to start working out the colours for a 110 x 240 cm painting which has been sitting on my easel patiently waiting for more than a year! But I am back in Australia by mid June to attend the opening at Geelong Gallery of the Moon Exhibition which includes one of my paintings. … Read More

Studio blog April/May 2019

5 weeks over April/ May I spent much of my time enjoying being back in my studio in Australia, sorting out my stockroom and working on a full scale sculpture drawing.  Crucially, I also spent time working with Adam Tremellen at JMAR Engineering in Shepparton, to make a small, to-scale section of the red and green sculptures (see … Read More

Studio blog Dec 2018

I am continuing with my experimental drawings with a view to a 3 dimensional sculptural piece made up of two dimensional planes. The red and green colour squares are to show how each two dimensional plane might interact with the other. You can see, in the first image, how the two planes could overlap. The individual drawings are … Read More

Studio blog Oct 2018

I am still working towards resolving the various challenges with this complex sculpture idea. I have finished the sculpture drawings, and have located a technician in Bangkok where I live, who is coming to see me tomorrow to work out how we can made a CAD file. I can then bring that CAD file to Shepparton Australia where … Read More

Exhibition at Charles Nodrum Gallery Apr 26 – May 19, 2018

Abstraction 17: A Field of Interest, c. 1968 A group exhibition of hard-edge colour-field works to coincide with the re-staging of 1968 The Field exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. click here for more about Abstraction 17 more about The Field at the NGV here This painting is Promontories, Lesley Dumbrell, 1968, Liquitex on canvas.  213.5 x 213.5

Studio blog Nov 2017

After a colossal year which saw me realise my ideas for 3 dimensional form in an exhibition at Gallery H.  I have squeezed in several trips abroad including a recent voyage to Burma.  It has been a busy year and I am now back in the studio, working quietly, on something small.             … Read More

In Bangkok Oct 2017

I am very excited to have an exhibition at the famous Eat Me restaurant in Bangkok.  Here are some installation shots. This exhibition runs November to January 2018.

Studio blog Sept 2017

A few weeks back in Australia has given me inspiration.  The Australian landscape is truly unique and thrills me each time I am in its presence. On this trip back to oz, I spent a lot of time looking at trees, and this will feed into my work when I return to my Bankok studio. The last image … Read More

Exhibition at Gallery H Bangkok Jul – Oct 2017

The exhibition at Gallery H, Bankok runs until October.  I have visited it each time and whenever I go I am still excited to see the sculptural piece and how it constantly changes within the space.  The sculpture is suspended from the ceiling which allows it to move, and the subtle shifts in light and the slow movement … Read More

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