Exhibition: Lightworks at ANU Drill Hall Gallery

2 October – 29 November 2020 Charles Nodrum has been invited to curate an exhibition at the Drill Hall Gallery including the work of Lesley Dumbrell, Trevor Vickers, Richard Dunn and Virginia Coventry. ANU Drill Hall GalleryKingsley Street, Acton, ACT 2601Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm Tel: 61255832   E: dhg@anu.edu.au   Web: www.dhg.anu.edu.au When two colours or two tones are juxtaposed, they evoke a … Read More

The Tram is back

Melbourne’s painted trams have returned to the tracks for the Melbourne International Arts Festival. I am delighted to announce that my 1986 tram has been recreated in 2019. Watch this video for a peek at how it happened.

ABC interview: Artists behind Melbourne’s trams

Melbourne trams are no longer just yellow and green. Artists have painted murals on trams as part of the Melbourne International Art Festival. Lesley Dumbrell was one of the first people to put a paintbrush to the side of a tram in 1986. She joins artist Nyein Aung to discuss painting murals in bland places like the side … Read More

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

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 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

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

Exhibition June 2017

At last, the exhibition has opened!  A great opening night with loads of people.  Many expats as well as some serious Bangkok collectors. Everyone seems happy.  The exhibition runs until August 27th so if you find yourself in Bangkok, please drop in. H Gallery, Bangkok, 201 Sathorn Soi, 12, Bangkok, 10500.  Open daily except Tuesdays. 10 am to … Read More

ABSTRACTION – Celebrating Australian women abstract artists

Abstraction.  Touring exhibition by the National Gallery of Australia This visually exhilarating exhibition reveals the astounding contribution Australian women artists have made to abstract art. The exhibition shows a breathtaking passion for colour, shape and rhythm and a dedication to experimentation and conceptual innovation. The works in this exhibition use a remarkable range of media moving through painting, … Read More

Abstraction: Celebrating Australian women abstract artists

This exhibition is touring to the following venues: 2017 Geelong Art Gallery, Geelong Vic  25 February –7 May 2017 Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle NSW  21 May – 23 July 2017 Cairns Art Gallery, Cairns QLD  15 September – 24 November 2017 2018 Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah  NSW, Friday 2 March – Sunday 27 May 2018 QUT Art Gallery, … Read More

After 65 – The legacy of Op 25 April – 26 July 2015

At Latrobe Regional Gallery Victoria.   In 1965 the Museum of Modern art in new york city staged the highly influential exhibition The responsive eye. The exhibition focused on the dazzling and often mesmerising optical effect of colour and geometric line. To acknowledge the 50th anniversary of this important exhibition, AFTER 65 includes works by a range of … Read More