“With a Masters & Bachelor of Fine Arts Adrian Doyle is the instigator and curator of the Blender studios. Doyle begun the world famous Melbourne Street Art Tours, is part of the Blender Creatives and the Dark Horse Experiment and is possibly most famous for his Empty Nursery Blue painting of Rutledge lane which along with Hosier Lane is the first stopping point for street art tourists to Melbourne.
Doyle has exhibited extensively around Australia, has painted many collaborative murals around Melbourne with the ‘Blender Crew’ (a morphing collection of fellow artists like Duke, Caper, Ha Ha, Repeat, Lister, Makatron, Sabs, Bailer, Rus Kidd, Rad) runs many art related projects from his home base the ‘Blender Studios’ off Franklin Street in Melbourne, and set up the Napier Crew – a Street art production house focused on youth.
Doyle also has work in many major collections including the National Gallery of Australia and has curated exhibitions at some of Australia’s largest art institutions.”

Academic Qualifications:

Masters by research (Victorian College of the Arts)
BFA (Honors) (Victorian College of the Arts)

Set up and directs a number of successful art projects:

The Blender Studios (A studio complex in the heart of the City)
Melbourne Street Tours (A tour of the urban underbelly of Melbourne)
Dark Horse Experiment (an experimental research gallery)
Melbourne Projection Space (A public projection gallery that examines contemporary video art)

Curator of the Blender Studios and Dark Horse Experiment (14 years)

 

Public art projects:

2014 ‘Living the Dream’ St Kilda, Melbourne
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 ‘You are all the same’ Dark Horse Experiment, Melbourne
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 ‘Space Invaders’ National Gallery of Australia, QUT, RMIT
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