Art

Bromley Arcade

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Tuesday 3rd August 2010

Bromley Arcade, Sydney

Bromley Arcade – huge timber doors fold back fully at the gallery entrance giving passers-by a good look in..!

Ever since this magical evening at David Bromley’s Wonderland-esque space in Prahran, and more recently after visiting his brilliant shed full of treasures in Daylesford, I have begun to realise that the best way to truly appreciate Bromley’s work is to immerse yourself in his world. Whilst we’ve all admired his hand-painted storybook characters and striking nudes in magazine spreads and books, it’s not until you are surrounded by Bromley’s paintings, sculptures, vintage furniture and collected ephemera from across the globe, that you really begin to understand and truly appreciate his limitless creative vision.

SO  it makes total sense that Bromley’s work would have it’s very own gallery, where visitors can admire a curated collection of Bromley’s paintings, etchings, sculptures, ceramics and key collected pieces, all in one place.  That place is the newly opened Bromley Arcade in Sydney’s Waterloo! A joint venture between Bromley and now Sydney-based Mark Tuckey, the Bromley Arcade brings a little of Bromley’s magic to Sydneysiders!  Lucky them!

Mark Tuckey (on the left), and David Bromley (on the right) at Bromley Arcade.

Of course in addition to Bromley’s artwork, ceramics and carefully selected ephemera, the space would not be complete without antique chandeliers and a chequerboard-style floor – they painted the original tiles in alternating cream and dusty denim blue… so perfectly imperfect, so Bromley, and so very Melbourne – except, in Sydney!

Well worth a visit!

Bromley Arcade
7 Danks Street
Waterloo NSW 2017
(02) 9319 1624

Open Mon – Fri 10.00am – 5.00pm, Sat 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sun 11.00am – 4.00pm.

The Bromley Arcade website is coming coon!  In the meantime please visit Bromley’s website and the regularly updated A Picture Book First and Foremost website!


by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Tuesday 3rd August 2010

9 comments

  • Margo Carlon 4 years ago

    Thankyou again Lucy, love it ,love it, love it.

  • Susan 4 years ago

    This confused me as initially I thought you were talking about Bromley in ‘sarf’ London. Obviously not – this looks amazingly arty and utterly fabulous. Must make that trip to Oz.

  • CHARMAINE 4 years ago

    I recently learnt about your blog last Friday in The Age Magazine. I am impressed. Better than a magazine. Love the photography. You have inspired me to start my own blog, any tips much appreciated.

  • Lucy 4 years ago

    OH that is so sweet thanks Charmaine! :) I started 2.5 years ago and all I can say is this blog has changed my life! I wholeheartedly encourage you to get started… don’t worry what it looks like at first… you can always tinker away at it without anyone knowing and then let people know in a few weeks when you feel comfortable! Good luck! x

  • WDF 4 years ago

    This gallery layout is very contextual – really works. Reminds me of how the Barnes Foundation ‘set dresses’ their collection – http://www.barnesfoundation.org/

  • T Lovett 4 years ago

    Would love to win the gift and be motivated to knit again. Thanks so much for the opportunity. My email is tjelovett@gmail.com

  • Sasha 4 years ago

    Great and amazing news about the Bromley Arcade. I cherish my first Bromely painting which purchased, while on my business trip to Brisbane 11 years gao. I stayed at hotel opposite Jan Murphy’s art gallery. The gallery’s window had his painting “at the helm” on display. Bright colors were captivating in the dark. I called Jane next morning and took home “First Love”.

  • Sasha 4 years ago

    Great and amazing news about the Bromley Arcade. I cherish my first Bromely painting which I purchased, while on my business trip to Brisbane 11 years ago. I stayed at hotel opposite Jan Murphy’s art gallery. The gallery’s window had his painting “at the helm” on display. Bright colors were captivating in the dark. I called Jane next morning and took home “First Love”.

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