Kerry Drysdale

Kerry Drysdale

  • Artist’s Statement

    My miniatures relflect my interest in history, story and in particular the way that the built environment ages and decays over time. They are an attempt to capture the beauty of decay and an attempt to preserve things before they are demolished or dissappear back into the earth. These miniatures are based on real buildings in Brisbane, Ipswich and southern Queensland. Or (in the case of 'Corner Store Ipwich')recreations of how existing buildings used to look in the 1950s and 60s.

  • Biography

    Kerry completed a Diploma in Creative Arts at the D.D.I.A.E in 1979. Since then he has been an art educator for adults and secondary schools in Brisbane. He has had several solo exhibitions. He is currently a fulltime artist living in Brisbane.

  • Influences

    When I was a boy I used to make models and dioramas. I recently discovered the work of miniature artists around the world, including Australians like Josh Smith and David Hourigan. It seems this form of sculpture is still in its infancy here in Australia.

  • Awards

    Courier Mail Brisbane River Prize winner 1981

  • Exhibitions

    Brisbane to Beowulf. Brisbane 1985
    Ways of Seeing. Brisbane 2008
    Land of the Unexpected. Brisbane 2011
    Save the Burrup. Brisbane 2012
    Beach Life Brisbane 2021
    1981 Group Exhibition. Nerang Gallery.
    1985 Solo Exhibition From Brisbane to Beowulf. Metro Arts Brisbane.
    1993 Group Exhibition McWhirters Gallery. Fortitude Valley.
    2007 Group Exhibition. RM Galleries. Brisbane
    2008 Solo Exhibition Ways of Seeing RM Galleries Brisbane.
    2008 Group Exhibition Robyn Bauer. Brisbane
    2009 Solo Exhibition Save the Burrup. The School of Arts Building. Brisbane
    2011 Land of the Unexpected. Percolator Gallery Brisbane.
    2021 Solo Exhibition Land Street Gallery Brisbane
    2021 Lethbridge Gallery Landscape art Prize Brisbane

  • Website

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Kerry Drysdale

Ipswich Corner Store 1950s
30 x 40 x 25cm Mixed Media on Plywood $1,500.00