TDF Talks With Artist David Bromley

Last week we started our 2019 season of evening events at the Mercedes me!

Today, we share the live recording of our TDF Talk with one of Australia’s most well-known artists, David Bromley. From dropping out of high school at age 15, to cultivating his own unique place in the art world, David reflects on his path, divulges current projects – from Castlemaine to China! – and ruminates on the legacy he hopes to leave.

This podcast episode is live NOW – find us on Apple Podcasts, download Overcast for bonus pictures and links, or listen below!

Lucy Feagins
Supported by Mercedes me Melbourne

Inside David and Yuge Bromley’s Ballarat venture. Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files.

Mural and artworks by David Bromley.

Inside David and Yuge Bromley’s Ballarat premises. Photo – Amelia Stanwix for The Design Files.

David Bromley is one of Australia’s most well-known artists, and his distinctive paintings are instantly recognisable. He’s a six-time finalist in the Archibald Prize. And amongst his prolific output, he has painted celebrities including Miranda Kerr, Kylie Minogue and Lily Allen, to name a few!

But David really is much more than just an artist.

He has created art and sculptures for a number of restaurants and commercial projects, he’s created entire interior design concepts for hotels and hospitality venues in Singapore and China. He’s created larger-than-life murals and public art projects across Australia, in partnership with brands including Dulux, and Eastland Shopping Centre.

When he’s not painting, or working on these large scale projects, David and his partner Yuge have Bromley&Co, their own gallery and retail offering, with stores in both Windsor,  Daylesford, Ballarat, Brisbane and China! They also operate the most incredible event spaces, decorated in David’s signature eclectic style, in Chapel Street, Prahran and in Daylesford.

This candid conversation was recorded live at Mercedes me last week – and we’re incredibly grateful to David and Yuge for donating 100% of the allocated speaker fee to our recent Mirka for Melbourne campaign! LEGENDS!

Links + Further Reading

We recently featured David and Yuge’s incredible home and studio in Ballarat!

We also visited their former home in Hepburn Springs, filled with art and their signature flair, in 2016.

See some of the work the Bromley’s have been doing in China here.

To keep up with David and Yuge Bromley’s diverse creative endeavours, you should follow them on Instagram at @bromleyandco. You can also keep up to date via their website.

This is the latest episode in our second season of podcasts! Check out more episodes one here.

There are still a few tickets available for our next three live events @ Mercedes me with Peter Maddison, Paul West and Justine Cullen.

Mercedes me is a collaborative space in Melbourne’s CBD, where café culture meets Mercedes-Benz lifestyle. Stay up to date with their varied program of events by following @mercedesmestore.melbourne.

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