With many major awards under his belt, including The Martin Bequest, Australia Council, The Pratt Family, Doyle has exhibited internationally and is in public and private collections worldwide, including The National Gallery of Australia and VCA.
Currently completing his PhD on the impact that urban art has made on the fine art scene in Melbourne, he has enabled and supported young and emerging artists who have opted to skip University and instead learn at Blender. This has had an incredible success rate.
Four years ago, ABC’s Artscape screened Subtopia, a two-part documentary that profiled Doyle and his unusual lifestyle. A documentary that the artist himself created, an artwork in the medium of suburbia, and in the medium of TV.
He also controversially painted the whole of Rutledge Lane ‘Empty Nursery Blue’.‘I just wanted it to look like a giant empty swimming pool’ professed Doyle, who reclaimed the iconic shade of blue as his visual identity or ‘tag’. It lasted 1 hour, took 250 litres of paint, two generators, spray guns and a scissor lift, was featured in the New York Times and BBC, and to this day, still polarizes both the fine art community and the street art and graffiti community.
Doyle has set up and currently runs:
The Blender Studios – 29 artist spaces
Darkhorse Experiment – A research gallery
Melbourne Street Art tours – Melbourne’s first, and only street art tours run exclusively by street artists
Blender Creatives – A creative agency and production house
A number of other projects including – The Blender Artists Market, Blender Projekt Space and the Melbourne Projection Space.
Adrian Doyle is currently working towards a solo show which opens on Friday the 6th of July at Darkhorse Experiment and Blender Studios.
Follow Doyle on Instagram – @doylesart
– Masters by research (Victorian College of the Arts)
– BFA (Honors) (Victorian College of the Arts)
Public art projects:
2013 ‘Sacrifice’ Docklands, Melbourne
2013 ‘Empty Nursery Blue Laneway’ Rutlege lane, Melbourne
2013 ‘The Dream’ Public art work in Hawthorn, Melbourne
2012 Kingsway mural (50mtr mural on the crown promenade)
2012 Curator of major laneways in Melbourne – commissioned by the city of Melbourne
2011 Yarra Housing Association: Interactive mural: Cambridge Street Collingwood
2010-11 Post Office Lane: Rejuvenation of laneway with mosaic, mural, sculpture: Richmond
2009 Nobody wall (faces wall) Curated a collaborative mural: Brunswick street. Fitzroy
2009 Fire Union Project: managed a major art project to celebrate 100 years of the union. Fitzroy
2008 Citylink Project: Made public art in the freeway structure: South Yarra
2007 Billboard Project: Made up a collaborative billboard, Bridge Rd, Richmond
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2011 ‘Relaunch of Martin Bequest’ Art Gallery of NSW
2010 ‘New Australian Landscapes’ Michael Koro Galleries Melbourne
2010 ‘the Mirror Room’ Michael Koro Galleries Melbourne
2009 ‘New Australian Landscapes’ Michael Koro Galleries, Melbourne
2008 ‘Suburbania’ Edwina Collette Gallery, Brisbane
2007 ‘I still call Australia home’ Gadfly Gallery Perth
2006 ‘Suburban Jihad’ Gadfly Gallery Perth
2005 ‘Living in Paradise’ Rex Livington fine art. Sydney
2004 ‘When I Grow up’ Bus Gallery, Melbourne
2004 ‘Hide and Seek’ Smyrnios Gallery, Melbourne
2004 ‘Suburban Beasts’ Gadfly Gallery, Perth
2003 ‘SHRINE’ National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan
2003 ‘The Playing Fields’ Fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne
2002 ‘Suburban Myth’ West Space Inc, Melbourne
2002 ‘SHRINE performance’ Linden Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne
2002 ‘Third Avenue’ Red Gallery Inaugural Show, Melbourne
2001 ‘Iconography of Nostalgia’ Linden Gallery, St Kilda, Melbourne
2001 ‘The Open Gate and the Water Tower’ Linden Gallery, St Kilda
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2010 ‘Blender Group Show’ Michael Koro Galleries, Melbourne
2010 ‘Lighthouse Exhibition’ Australian Centre Contempory Art, Melbourne
2009 ‘Metro Group Show’ Metro Gallery Melbourne
2009 ‘Bullet Proof’ Harrison Galleries, Sydney
2009 ‘Painting’ Melbourne Propaganda Window.
2008 ‘Home at Last’ National Gallery of Australia
2008 ‘Resist, Collaborate and Destroy’ Michael Koro Galleries, Melbourne
2008 ‘Urban Monkeys’ Harrison Gallery, Sydney
2008 ‘Splenda’ Michael Koro Galleries, Melbourne
2005 ‘opening Show Exhibition’ Rex Livingston Fine arts, Sydney
2004 ‘Cromwell’s touring Exhibition’ Sydney, Melb. Washington, N.Y.
2004 ’67 percent’ Dublin, Melbourne, Budapest.
2004 ‘Permit Zone’ Citylights, Melbourne
2003 ‘Robert Jacks Drawing Prize’ Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo
2002 ‘Clear Seeing’ Span Gallery, Melbourne
2001 Seni Art Award McClelland Gallery, Melbourne (winner)
1999 ‘Search’ Monash University Gallery, MUMA. Melbourne
1998 ‘Silent Fall’ Australian emerging artists exhibition’ Linden Gallery, St Kilda
Selected Awards And Scholarships:
2012 Australian Postgraduate Award
2004 New work funding, Australia Council
2004 Martin Bequest Traveling Art Scholarship
2004 Australia-China Council Residency, Shanghai, China (April-July)
2003 National College of the Arts Residency, Lahore, Pakistan (April-May)
2002 Pratt family Scholarship, Victorian College of the Arts, Feb – Dec