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Angela Brennan is an Australian visual artist who was born in 1960. Angela Brennan has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the Bendigo Art Gallery and at the Niagara Galleries. Numerous works by the artist have been sold at auction, including ' ELEGANT AND BEAUTIFUL ' sold at Christie's Sydney 'CONTEMPORARY ART' in 2001 for $12,573. There have been Several articles about Angela Brennan, including 'Painter Angela Brennan turns wheel to pottery' written by Dylan Rainforth for The Sydney Morning Herald in 2014.
 
 
 

Auction Results

Works at auction, latest auction results, sales and prices of Angela Brennan from auction houses worldwide.

Angela Brennan, Temple of Heaven Park
oil on linen
Temple of Heaven Park
Lot 11
Lawson-Menzies
Angela Brennan, Between Now and Then
oil on linen
Between Now and Then
Lot 11
Lawson-Menzies
Angela Brennan, Untitled
Oil on linen
Untitled
Lot 319
Philips Auctions
Angela Brennan, Untitled (Stripes in Green, Blue, Yellow and Orange)
oil on canvas
Untitled (Stripes in Green, Blue, Yellow and...
Lot 303
Shapiro Auctioneers
 

Selected Events

Exhibitions, openings, art fairs, auctions and other events for Angela Brennan around the world.

 

Latest News & Articles

In The Press: Latest news, articles and reviews about Angela Brennan from leading publications worldwide.

Painter Angela Brennan turns wheel to pottery
The Sydney Morning Herald / Dylan Rainforth
An established painter, Angela Brennan has recently...
 
 

ANGELA BRENNAN
Born 1960 Ballarat, Australia


EDUCATION
1988-92

Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne, Australia
1979-82
Degree in Fine Art, Painting, RMIT

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2007

Circular Scenery
2006

, Roslyn Oxley9 Gal ery, Sydney

Angela Brennan, Every Morning I wake up on the wrong side of capitalism, Monash University Museum
of Art, Melbourne, Australia
still life
2005

, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

Geranium Lake,
Paintings and Drawings, de Recourt Art. The Gallery on Cork Street, London, UK

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2004
Peas Cooked the Roman Way, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
Faites l'amour pas la guerre
2003

, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Business men, they drink my wine, Pickled Art Centre, Beijing, China
Oestrogen
2002

, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Niagara Galleries (Melbourne Art Fair), Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Australia
2001
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2000
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
1999
Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia
1998
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
1997
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
1996
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
1995
Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
Temple Studios, Melbourne, Australia
1994
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
1993
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
Roslyn Oxley9 Gal ery, Sydney, Australia

1992
200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, Australia
1991
Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
1990
First Draft West, Sydney, Australia
1989
Possible Worlds

, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2008

The Ecologies Project

2007

, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, curated by Geraldine Barlow and

Dr Kyla McFarlane

Snap Freeze: Stil Life Now

2006

, curated by Jenna Blyth, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Victoria,

Australia

Stolen Ritual
2005

, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize 2005, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia.
The Sound of Painting
2004

, George Adams Gallery, Arts Centre, Melbourne, Australia.

Recent Acquisitions, National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia.
Zurich Art Fair, Zurich, Switzerland.
Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne, Australia.
Talking About Abstraction, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales,
Sydney, Australia, curated by Felicity Fenner.
Blue Chip VI
2003

, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, Australia.

Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia.
See here now: The Vizard Foundation Art Col ection of the 1990s, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne,
Australia.
Portia Geach Memorial Award Exhibition, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, New South Wales, Australia.
Four

New Contemporaries Gallery, Sydney, Australia

, [with Yvonne Kendall, Wilma Tabacco, Savahndary Vongpoothorn], Holmes a Court Gallery, Perth,

Australia.

Hermanns Art Award 2003, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne, Australia (touring)
Blue Chip V
2002

, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

The Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Briefcase 50, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Good Vibrations: The Legacy of Op Art in Australia, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia
Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Geelong Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia
Indecorous Abstraction, Light Square Gallery, AIT Arts, Adelaide, Australia
Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, New South Wales, Australia
Towards Colour, McClelland Gallery, Langwarrin, Victoria, Australia

The Dobel Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Creiamo insieme per un minuto: 20:2002 20/20 2002, Milan, Italy
Roslyn Oxley9 Gal ery - The First Twenty Years,
2001

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Desire, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Love Colour, Studio 91B, Adelaide, Australia
Something for the Ladies, Penthouse & Pavement, Melbourne, Australia
Rockhampton Art Show, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Headlands, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia
Portia Geach Memorial Award Exhibition, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Visions of Their World
2000

, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

On the Brink: Abstraction of the 90s, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia
Blue Chip II, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
Arts d'Australie, Air France, Paris, France
Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Desire, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Love Colour, Studio 91B, Adelaide, Australia
Something for the Ladies, Penthouse & Pavement, Melbourne, Australia
Rockhampton Art Show, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Headlands, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia
Portia Geach Memorial Award Exhibition, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Visions of Their World
1999

, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

Portia Geach Memorial Award Exhibition, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney Salon Grandes et Jeunes
D'Aujord'hui,
1998

Espace Eiffel-Branly, Paris, France

Sixth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne, Australia
Portia Geach Memorial Award Exhibition, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Australie Art a Bastille,
1997

Paris, France

Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, Geelong Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia
Antipodean Abstraction, University of Queensland Art Gallery, Australia
Acquisitions of Contemporary Australian Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
The Vizard Foundation Art Col ection of the 1990s,
1996

University of Melbourne, Australia

Moet & Chandon Award, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia and touring
Contemporary Australian Abstraction, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
Blundstone Contemporary Art Prize
1995

, Waverley City Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Lovers, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia
Decadence: 10 Years of Exhibiting, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, Australia
Track Suits, Victoria Col ege of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia
NON: Artists Against Nuclear Testing, Ether Ohnetitel, Melbourne, Australia
I Did It For Love, Centre of Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia
Collusions: Collaborations Between Visual Artists and Writers, 1st Floor Melbourne, Australia
Blundstone Contemporary Art Award, Queen Victoria Museum, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Moet & Chandon 1995, Touring Exhibition, Australia

In the Company of Women - 100 Years of Australian Women's Art from the Cruthers Col ection, Perth
Institute of Contemporary Art, Western Australia
Best Arrangement For A Single Bloom, Touring Exhibition
Double Vision: Artist's Portraits of Other Artists,
1994

Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Fourth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne, Australia
Re-inventing the Grid
1993

, Robert Lindsay Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Contemporary Australian Paintings - Works from the Al en Allen & Hemsley
Collection, Westpac Gallery, as part of the Melbourne International Festival
High Pop
1992

, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Barcelona, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
Third Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne, Australia
The Angelic Space Monash University Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Artworkz 4 Gallery 101, Melbourne, Australia
Ten Square Works For Wilderness, Linden, Melbourne, Australia
SWIM, Linden, Melbourne, Australia
Margaret Stewart Endowment, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Small Works - Wide Vision
1991

, Downlands Art Show, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

Exaltate Jubilate, Store 5, Melbourne, Australia
Room For Abstraction, Heide, Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia
Stories and Scapes, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
Art works 3
1990

, Caulfield Arts Complex, Melbourne, Australia

Artists Against Animal Experimentation, Deutscher Fine Art, Melbourne, Australia
Platform
1989

, Spencer Street Railway Station, Melbourne, Australia

Proposals, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne & Adelaide Contemporary Centre of Art, Adelaide and
Artspace, Sydney, Australia
Heidelberg and Heritage; 9 x 5 Exhibition, Linden, Melbourne, Australia
8 x 10 Fund Raising Exhibition, Contemporary Centre of Art, Adelaide, Australia
Pure
1988

, Mori Gallery, Sydney & Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, Australia

Vasari Revisited, a Kuntskammer in Melbourne, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, Australia
Christmas Exhibition

, Roar Studios, Melbourne, Australia

AWARDS
2002

Red Gate Gallery Artists residency, Beijing Art Academy, Beijing (2003 April - May)
Arts Victoria Project Grant
1998
Art Gallery of New South Wales: Moya Dyring Studio at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
New Work Grant, Australia Council
Arts Victoria Project Grant, Australia
1995
Blundstone Contemporary Art Award, Launceston Tasmania, Australia

1990
Australia Council Studio, Barcelona, Spain

ARTIST PAGE PROJECTS
2003

`Espace Rouge', Espace Rouge
2002

, No.1, http://www.rouge.com.au/espace.html

Angela Brennan: `Beauty in the paintings of Angela Brennan', Island
1993

no 88, 2002

Angela Brennan: `Mountains in the Palm of My Hand' ArtFan
1990

, Spring, 1993

Angela Brennan: `On What There Is', Broadsheet
Angela Brennan: `Graphic Art Is Not Wobbly',

, Adelaide Arts Festival, March

Set Sub Set: An Installation Publication

Angela Brennan: `Because The World Is Round It Turns Me On',

, Melbourne,

September

Agenda

, October

WRITINGS BY THE ARTIST
1999

`Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Alhalkere - Paintings from Utopia', Like Magazine,
`Tony Clark: a Colloquium',

No.8

Heide Museum of Modern Art

1995

`Andrew McQualter', 1st Floor, Fitzroy
1994
`Noella Stratford', The Women's Gal ery, Melbourne, ArtFan
`Ode to Vault', ArtFan, `Public Art” No.2

No. 3

1993
`Sensual Potential' (curator &catalogue essay), Angela Brennan, Linden & the Next Wave Festival,
Melbourne, Australia
1992
`Geoff Lowe: According To Others', Collaborations 1980-1992' Catalogue Essay, ACCA, Melbourne,
Australia
1990
`On What There Is', Broadsheet
`On What There Is',

, Adelaide Arts Festival, Australia, December

Broadsheet


, Adelaide Arts Festival, Australia, December

ARTIST IN RESIDENCIES
2003

Artist in residence, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing Art Academy, China
1995
Artist in residence, Lee Street Primary School, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
Artist in residence, Mt Scopus Memorial College, Melbourne, Australia
1991
Artist in residence, Ormond College, University of Melbourne, Australia



BIBLIOGRAPHY
Books
2003

Naomi Cass (ed.), See here now: The Vizard Foundation Art Col ection of the 1990s, Thames & Hudson
2001
Donald Williams, In Our Own Image: The Story of Australian Art
Christopher Marshall,

4th Ed McGraw Hill.

Macmil an Interpreting Art

2000

, Macmillan

Laura Murray-Cree and Nevill Drury, Australian Painting Now
1994

, Craftsman House

D. Williams and C. Simpson, Art Now: Contemporary Art Post 1970

, McGraw Hill

Catalogues
2007

Snap Freeze: Stil Life Now

2006

, exhibition catalogue, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Victoria,

Australia

Angela Brennan, Every Morning I wake up on the wrong side of capitalism

2004

, Monash University Museum

of Art, Melbourne, Australia

Peas cooked the Roman Way
Felicity Fenner,

, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

Talking about Abstraction, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Blue Chip VI
2003

, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

Blue Chip V
2002

, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

John McPhee, Angela Brennan
Robert Lindsay,

, Melbourne Art Fair, Australia

Towards Colour

2000

Patrick Hutchings, Angela Brennan New Paintings
Jenny Long,

Perfect Day

1996

William Nuttall, Contemporary Australian Abstraction
Angela Brennan/Neil Taylor
1995

, Niagara Galleries catalogue

Jim Morgan, Angela Brennan
1993

, 25 August - 8 October, Ararat Regional Art Gallery'

Contemporary Australian Paintings - Works from the Allen Allen & Hemsley Collection

Jeff Gibson,

, Westpac Gallery,

Melbourne, Australia

High Pop

1991

, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Gail Hastings, Oh, Tango
James Harley,

, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, Australia

Room for Abstraction

1990

, Heide, Museum of Modern Art

Stuart Koop, Datur Tertium: A Third is Given
1989

Geoff Lowe, Possible Worlds
David O'Halloran,

Proposals

Articles
2006

Linda Short, `Freedom and necessity: Angela Brennan and the pursuit of painting', eyeline

Kate Sands, `

, No. 63 Winter

2007 p. 61

Angela Brennan: Every morning I wake up on the wrong side of capitalism in Melbourne',

Art Monthly Australia
Robert Nelson, `The new and the archaic in spiritual harmony',

, #194, October 2006, pp. 18 - 21

The Age

Megan Blackhouse, `Every picture spins a tale',

, 9 August 2006

The Age

Penny Webb, `Brennan accentuates vision',

, June 21, 2006

The Age

Harbant Gill, `Brush speaks for her',

, 28 February, 2006

Herald Sun

Jeff Makin, `A U-turn to humanity',

, 13 February 2006

Herald Sun

2005

, February 13, 2006

Patrick Hutchings, `Angela Brennan, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne', Review, Australian Art Col ector

Alex McDonald, Fiona Foley & Angela Brennan, State of the Arts,

Issue

28, April - June 2004 pp. 164 - 165

www.stateart.com.au/sota/reviews/default.asp?fid=3339
Samela Harris, Addicted to art', Australian Art Collector, Issue 32, April `05, p. 118
Timothy Morrell, “Angela Brennan,” `Fifty Years of Australia's most collectable artists,' Australian Art
Collector
2004

, No. 31, 2005

Patrick Hutchings, “Angela Brennan,” Australian Art Col ector
Max Delany, “Gallery: Selections from recent exhibitions in Australia: Angela Brennan,

, issue 29, July - September, pp. 164 - 165

The Wrong Side of

Capitalism - Niagara Galleries,” Art & Australia
Louise Bellamy, “The Art of Text Messages,”

Vol. 41, No 4, Winter, p. 601

The Age

Ashley Crawford, “Peas cooked the Roman Way,”

, 24 April

The Sunday Age

Robert Nelson, “Brennan's P's and Q's,”

, 4/4/04

The Age

Patrick Hutchings, “Angela Brennan,”

, 30/4/04

Australian Art Col ector

Louise Bellamy, “The art of text messages,”

28, April 2004

The Age

Emily Childs, “Blue Chip VI: The Collector's Exhibition,”

, Saturday April 24, p. 6, 7

Australian Art Collector

2003

2, January 2004

Peter Hill, “Critics Picks: Angela Brennan and Tony Clark,” Sydney Morning Herald, March 7 - 13
http://www.vceart.com/artists/brennan/index.html
2002
Anne Loxley, “Redlands prize judges spoiled for choice,” Sydney Morning Herald,
2001

23/10/02

Courtney Kidd, “Crammed Abstraction,” Sydney Morning Herald,
2000

7/2/01

Annmarie Kiely, “Kaleidoscope,” Bel e Magazine
Georgina Jerums, “Truecolours,”

, Aug/Sept 2000

Melbourne Weekly Magazine

Robert Nelson, “Angela Brennan,”

, 3/9/00

The Age

Brad Leonard, “Angela Brennan,”

, 16/8/00

Herald Sun

Jeff Makin, “The color of beauty

, 25/8/00

, Herald Sun

Megan Backhouse, “Angela Brennan,”

, 14/8/00

The Age

1999

, 9/8/00

Drusilla Modjeska, “Personal Space,” The Australian Review of Books,
1998

August 1999

Lisa Dabscheck, “Art for posterity,” The Australian Financial Review Magazine
Jenny Zimmer, “Driven to abstraction,”

, Sept 1998

The Age, 3/6/98

Courtney Kidd, “Goodwill Hunter,” Australian Art Col ector,
1996

Issue 5, 1998

Stuart Koop, The failures of modernism and the painting of Angela Brennan,” Art and Australia

Diane Dunbar, “Picture of the Month,” Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery,

, Vol. 34

No.2 Summer 1996

The Examiner

Robert Nelson, `That rare creature, charm',

, 4/11/1996

The Age

1995

31/7/1996

Robert Rooney, `The Moet & Chandon Touring Exhibition', The Australian
Robyn MacKenzie, `Audacious use of influences,'

, 28/8/95

The Age

Robyn MacKenzie, `Exhibition with room to view,' Moet & Chandon,

, 23/8/95

The Age

Marie Sierra-Hughes, `Temple Jacqui, Temple Angela,'

, 16/8/95

Herald Sun

1994

, 26/5/95

Robert Rooney, ` Re-inventing the Grid,' The Australian
Chris Heathcote, `Re-inventing,'

, 22/10/94

The Age

Felicity Fenner,

, 19/10/94

Sydney Morning Herald

Tim Sowden, `Angela Brennan, Everyday Saints',

, 7/10/94

World Art

Elwyn Lynn,

No.1, March 1994

The Australian

1993

, 1/10/94

Felicity Fenner, Sydney Morning Herald
Tim Sowden, `Angela Brennan, 200 Gertrude St,'

, 8/5/93

Art & Text

Robyn MacKenzie, ` What girls are like,'

, No. 44, 1993

Art & Text

Elwyn Lynn, The Australia, 8/5/93

, No. 46, September 1993

Felicity Fenner, Sydney Morning Herald, 8/5/93
Chris Heathcote, ` Allen Allen and Hemsley Collection Exhibition' The Age
1992

, 21/9/93

Robert Rooney, The Australian
1991

, 22/8/92

Chris Heathcote, The Age
Robert Rooney, `

, 4/9/91

Room for Abstraction

Kevin Murray, `I Think Therefore I Am,'

,' The Age, 4/9/91

Agenda

Jan Blensdorf,

, 1991

The Age

Chris Heathcote,

, 13/9/91

The Age

1990

, 7/8/91

Stuart Koop, `Angela Brennan: Recent Paintings,' Art Now: Contemporary Art in Melbourne, National
Gallery News,
1989

January 1990.

Elizabeth Newman, `Possible Worlds, Angela Brennan's Paintings,' Agenda
Julianna Engberg, `Contemporary Art in Melbourne,'

12/1989

National Gallery News

Robert Rooney, `Possible Worlds,'

, 12/1989

The Australian

John Emery, `More Than Just A Pretty Picture,'

, 25/11/89

Adelaide Advertiser

Chris MacAuliffe, `Proposals,'

, 18/10/89

Agenda

Robert Rooney, `Proposing Utopia,'

, 4/1989

The Australian

, 27/1/89

COLLECTIONS
Mont Blanc Art Collection, Switzerland

Tarra Warra Museum of Art, Victoria, Australia
Australian National Gallery
National Gallery of Victoria, Australia

Benalla Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia
Deakin University Collection, Victoria, Australia
University of Melbourne, Australia
LaTrobe University, Victoria, Australia
Leeuwin, Estate, Western Australia
Trinity Grammar School, New South Wales, Australia
Art Bank, New South Wales, Australia
Allen, Allen and Hemsley, New South Wales, Australia
National Bank of Australia
ANZ Bank, Australia
Council of Adult Education, Melbourne, Australia
City of Yarra, Victoria, Australia
The Vizard Foundation, Victoria, Australia
Western Mining Collection, Victoria, Australia
Collections of Sir James and Lady Cruthers, Perth Western Australia
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
World Bank, New York ,United States

Private Collections
Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, Singapore and the United States

 
 
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