West End’s most popular art gallery, The Bromley Room in the historic Peters Ice Cream Factory at West Village, has closed its doors – but only for a little while.
Multiple Archibald Prize finalist David Bromley first opened the doors to the Bromley Room in April 2017 - an arts and events studio that included a specially commissioned exhibition of his works (paintings and sculptures).
Bromley and his wife Yuge curated the exhibition as part of a 12-month artist-in-residence project that resulted from a commitment by West Village to bring art onto the site and invest in the local community.
The studio also included some of the Blackman by Bromley series – original works painted in collaboration with famed Australian artist Charles Blackman and his family – and works by Brisbane street artist Lucks, who is being mentored by Bromley.
The gallery received thousands of visitors and hosted dinners, fashion shows, corporate events, artist-in-residence weekends and wedding receptions. 29 events raised more than $17,000 for charities, including Alzheimer’s Australia, Anglicare, Beanies for Brain Cancer, Youngcare, Chhori Chhari Children’s Foundation and Australian Cancer Research Foundation.
The gallery has now temporarily closed to make way for building renovations. The next iteration will be announced soon and will involve a permanent home for Bromley & Co art at West Village, with the famous Australian artist’s sculptures and paintings going on display in an exciting new space.
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