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!