Godwin Bradbeer

Godwin Bradbeer’s work reflects an enduring inquiry into depicting the human figure. In doing so he draws upon the primitive, the classical and the contemporary aesthetics of many cultures and disciplines.

Bradbeer has been exhibiting since the early 1970’s, and whilst he has substantial experience as a photographer and a painter, his most definitive practice is in various modes of drawing. As such this Melbourne based artist is an acclaimed virtuoso draftsman, and the recipient of many major drawing awards in Australia. He creates compelling figurative imagery that seeks to establish credible descriptions of human beauty, physical ordinariness and individual and collective tragedy. In a significant respect his work also examines the viability of hand rendered imagery in an age of electronic media.

Bradbeer has exhibited widely throughout Australia, including a curated major retrospective exhibition ‘The Metaphysical Body – A Survey’ which travelled between 2006-2008 around prominent regional galleries throughout Victoria and NSW.

His works are represented in public and private collections in Australia and overseas, including the Australian National Gallery, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Art Gallery of South Australia and Parliament House, Canberra amongst others. Since his first solo exhibition at James Makin Gallery in April 2008, Bradbeer’s work has also been acquired by Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Tweed River Art Gallery, Shepparton Art Gallery, and Deakin University.

 

Thames & Hudson are currently producing a major monograph due for release mid 2018 to co-inside with his next solo exhibition at James Makin Gallery.

GODWIN BRADBEER

1950 Born Dunedin, New Zealand
1950 – 55 Lived Glasgow, Scotland
1955 Arrived Melbourne, Australia

EDUCATION

1971 Higher Diploma of Sec. Ed. (Art/Craft) Melbourne Teachers College. (now University of Melbourne)
1984 Bach. Educ. (Art/Craft) Melbourne College of Advanced Education (now University of Melbourne)
1994 Master of Art RMIT University, Melbourne
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PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

1983 – 86 Melbourne Coll. Adv. Ed. Lecturer Drawing and Painting
1987 – 89 Victorian College of the Arts. Lecturer Drawing and Painting(P/T)
1990 – 92 Philip Institute. Senior Lecturer and Head of Painting
1993 – 98 Melbourne University Lecturer Drawing(P/T)
1993 – 98 Monash University Lecturer Drawing and Painting (P/T)
1993 – 2005 RMIT University Lecturer Drawing. (and Painting Hong Kong Program 1999 – 2005 (P/T)
2005 – 08 RMIT University Senior Lecturer and Head of Drawing.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011 Intermezzo, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2011 Crimes Against Modernity: Selected Drawings 1975 – 2011 Adelaide Central Gallery, Norwood, S.A.
2010 Gravitas James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2009 Portraits in Exile Ardel Gallery of Modern Art, Bangkok, Thailand
2008 Soliloquy James Makin Gallery, Melbourne.
2007 Aspects of the Metaphysical Body Annandale Galleries, Sydney.
2006 – Godwin Bradbeer – The Metaphysical Body – A Survey Curator Kirsten Lacey -Shepparton Regional
Gallery, VIC
McClelland Art Gallery and Sculpture Park,VIC.
Orange Regional Gallery, N.S.W.
Icon Museum of Art, Deakin University, Melb., VIC.
Latrobe Regional Gallery, VIC
Grafton Regional Gallery, N.S.W.
Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, N.S.W.
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, N.S.W.
2005 Godwin Bradbeer – Selected Works Blacksphere Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne.
2004 Godwin Bradbeer – Selected Works. Blacksphere Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne.
2004 Human Shield, MOA Gallery, Heyri Art Valley, Paju, Korea.
2004 Human Shield 11, Byuk Kang Hall of Arts, Kaywon Arts School, Seoul, Korea
2002 Godwin Bradbeer – Selected Works, Annandale Galleries, Sydney.
2001 The Vessel of the Self, Photographs 1968 – 78, Bulle Galleries, Melbourne.
2001 Man of Paper, Phyllis Palmer Gallery, La Trobe University, Bendigo.
2000 Apologia/Olympia, BMG Art, Adelaide.
1999 Apologia, Bulle Galleries, Melbourne.
1999 Imago, John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong.
1998 Verisimilitude, Victoria University Gallery, Melbourne.
1998 Man of Errors, Lyall Burton Gallery, Melbourne.
1995 Fear of Painting, Paintings and Drawings. Lyall Burton Gallery, Melbourne.
1995 Disegno Interno, BMG Art, Adelaide, Drawings 1991-95.

1994 Empirical Paintings, R.M.I.T. Faculty Gallery, Melbourne.
1993 The Human Abstract, Lyall Burton Gallery, Melbourne.
1992 An Illustrators Lullaby, David Ellis Fine Art, Melbourne.
1990 Imitation of Light, David Ellis Fine Art, Melbourne,
1987 Ornaments of Mercy, Gerstman- Abdallah Fine Art International, Melbourne,
1987 Ash Cartoons, Holdsworth Contemporary Galleries, Sydney,.
1986 Black Drawings, Gerstman- Abdallah Fine Art International, Cologne, West Germany
1985 Catholic Sorrows, Gerstman- Abdallah Fine Art International, Melbourne,
1983 Empirical Memos, Stuart Gerstman Galleries, Melbourne,
1981 Ghosts, Stuart Gerstman Galleries, Melbourne,
1979 Acts of Love, Stuart Gerstman Galleries, Melbourne,
1977 Godwin Bradbeer – Recent Drawings, Stuart Gerstman Galleries, Melbourne,

SELECTED TWO AND THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2008 The Axe Creek Project, Gallery Infinart, Victoria. Peter Schipperheyn and Godwin Bradbeer.
2007 Lux in Tenebris Lucet RMIT School of Art Gallery, Melbourne. Installation Drawings and
Projected Works. Irene Barberis and Godwin Bradbeer
1998 Facsimile, Project Space, RMIT, Melbourne. Warren Breninger and Godwin Bradbeer. 2000 Precieux
Paradigms, Westbank Gallery, Australian Academy of Design., Melbourne.
Bridget Heller and Godwin Bradbeer.
1999 Facsimile, Project Space, RMIT, Melbourne. Warren Breninger and Godwin Bradbeer. 2000 Precieux
Paradigms, Westbank Gallery, Australian Academy of Design., Melbourne.
Bridget Heller and Godwin Bradbeer.
1978 Vitreous and Aqueous Humour, Photography and Printmaking, (with Warren Breninger and Jamie
Bradbeer), Gryphon Gallery, Melbourne.
1978 The Way of Flesh, (with Warren Breninger and Rennie Ellis).Gryphon Gallery,
Melbourne.
1976 Eyelid on Eyelid (with Warren Breninger and Jamie Bradbeer). Brummells Gallery of Photography,
Melbourne.
1976 Fragments of the Human Race, Godwin Bradbeer and Warren Breninger. Drawing and
Sculpture. Gryphon Gallery, Melbourne.
1975 Mortal Trash is Immortal Diamond. Godwin Bradbeer and Warren Breninger. Brummells Gallery of
Photography, Melbourne,
1973 Warren Breninger and Godwin Bradbeer, Monash University Student Union,
Paintings and Drawings. Melbourne.
1971 Photographs – Warren Breninger and Godwin Bradbeer Icarus Gallery, Photographic
Exhibition, Melbourne.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011 Brummels: Australia’s first gallery of photography, Monash Gallery of Art, Victoria
2011 Year of Friendship Australian Artists Seoul Exhibition, Seoul, KOREA
2011 James Makin Gallery Exhibition at Korean International Art Fair (KIAF), Seoul, KOREA
2010 Drawing Out Festival and Conference of Drawing, RMIT University, Melbourne
2009 The Winter Collection 2009, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne.
2009 The Autumn Collection, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne.
2009 New Figuration, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne.
2008 The Winter Collection 2008, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne.
2007 Keep It In The Ground, Anti Uranium Mining Exhibition, Collingwood Gallery, Melbourne.
2007 Australian and International Works on Paper, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne.
2007 Bodies and Minds, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne.
2007 Contemporary Australian Drawing 2, John Buckley Fine Art, Melbourne.
2007 The Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
2006 19 Australian Artists , Curated Robert Godfrey., Elizabeth Holden Gallery, Warren Wilson College,
Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
2006 Crisis,Catharsis and Contemplation Curated by David Rastus. St Patricks Cathedral, Melbourne.
2006 Float Curated by Louiseanne Zahra, Project Space, RMIT Melbourne.
2006 24 Hours Human Centre, Sangmyung University, Je Ju Island, Korea.
2006 Between Longitude 18’ 63” Dongduk Gallery, Insadon, Seoul, Korea.
2006 The Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
2006 The Jacaranda Drawing Prize, Grafton Regional Gallery and touring regional galleries NSW
2005 The Dobell Prize for Drawing’ Art Gallery of NSW.
2005 Gong – ju International Arts Festival, Gong – ju Art Museum, Gong – ju, Korea.
2004 Works on Paper, John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong.
2004 Male Order, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery. N.S.W.
2004 The Fifth Australian Drawing Biennale, The Drill Hall, Australian National, University, Canberra.
2004 Gong- ju International Festival of Arts, Gong – ju Art Museum, Gong – ju, Korea.
2004 The Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of N.S.W.
2004 The Melbourne Art Fair, John Batten Gallery, Exhibition Building, Melbourne.
2003 Sex and Death, Stephen McLoughlin Gallery, Melbourne.
2003 The Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales.
2003 Reunion, The Art of Sixteen Graduates, George Paton Gallery,Univ of Melb.
2003 Reclaiming the Mainstream, Art and Humanist Ideals, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne.
2003 Love Letter to China, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Art, Sydney, Touring Xian and Beijing China.
2003 Works on Paper, Annandale Galleries, Sydney.
2002 The Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales.
2002 RMIT Samyung Faculty Exchange Exhibition, Samyung University, Seoul, Korea.
2002 Recent Aquisitions, Australian National Gallery., Canberra.
2002 First Birthday Exhibition, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne.
2001 Liberty, RMIT Storey Hall Gallery, Melbourne.
2001 The Male Nude – A Private View, Charles Nodrum Gallery , Melbourne.
2000 The Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales.
2000 Identities, La Trobe University, Bendigo
1999 The Dobell Drawing Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales Sydney.
1999 Exposures Linden Gallery Melbourne.
1999 Works on Paper Contemporary Australian Artists from RMIT. College of Fine Arts Seoul National University Seoul Korea
1999 Australian Paper Art Awards George Adams Gallery Victorian Arts Center and touring Canberra Sydney and Perth.
1999 Kedumba Invitation Drawing Award N.S.W.
1999 The Fabric of Labour Bulle Galleries Melbourne.
1999 Works on Paper. Contemporary Aust Artists from RMIT. College of Fine Arts Seoul National University Korea.
1998 Stigma University of Technology of Sydney Group Show Touring Sydney Canberra Adelaide
Bendigo La Trobe Valley Hamilton and Swan Hill.
1998 RMIT Artists Hong Kong Arts Cente Hong Kong.
1998 The Dobell Drawing Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales.
1998 Metamorphosis Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery Group Show.
1998 The Dobell Drawing Prize Exhibition The George Adams Gallery Victorian Arts Center Melbourne.
1994 R.M.I.T. Masters Students Australian High Commission Limkokwing Kuala Lumpor.
1992 The Nude Heide Park & Art Gallery Melbourne.
1990 Artists at Phillip at La Trobe La Trobe University Art Gallery Melbourne.
1988 Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair Los Angeles U.S.A.
1986 The Figure The Andrew and Lillian Pederson Invitation Drawing Prize Queensland Art Gallery.
1986 Directors Choice R.M.I.T. Gallery Melbourne.
1986 Selected Contemporary Drawings Heide Park and Art Gallery.
1985 Gallery Artists Gerstman-Abdallah Fine Art Int. Cologne West Germany.
1985 Oz Drawing Now Holdsworth Contemporary Galleries Sydney.
1984 The International Art Fair Basle Switzerland. “Art 15 ‘85”.
1983 The L.J Harvey Memorial Prize for Drawing. Queensland Art Gallery.
1983 New Art N.G.V. Selections from the Michell Endowment.
1980 Acquisitions for the Philip Morris Collection (Photography) Art Gallery of South Australia.
1980 Drawn and Quartered Photographs Acquisitions Art Gallery of South Australia
Australian Contemporary Photography.
1977 George’s Invitation Prize Melbourne.
1976 New Generation Victorians. Mornington Peninsula Arts Center.
1976 Recent Australian Photography through South-East Asia Japan Pakistan India and Africa department of Foreign Affairs- Touring Exhibition.
1971 Recent Photography Icarus Gallery Melbourne.
1969 Strines Gallery Melbourne Group Exhibition.
1969 Student Works. Argus Gallery Melbourne.
1968 Zetetic 2. Argus Gallery Melbourne.

COLLECTIONS

Australian National Gallery Canberra.
National Gallery of Victoria Melbourne.
Art Gallery of New South Wales Sydney.
Art Gallery of South Australia Adelaide.
Parliament House Canberra.
Commonwealth Artbank Sydney.
Australia Council.
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs.
The Archive of Humanist Art Victoria.
La Trobe University Art Library Melbourne.
Melbourne University Collection.
Monash University Collection.
Deakin University Collection
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
Shepparton Art Gallery
University of Southern Queensland Collection.
R.M.I.T. Collection.
M.L.C. Collection.
Philip Morris Photographic Collection.
City of Moonee Valley.
Deutche Bank Sydney.
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.
Grafton Regional Gallery.
Tweed River Art Gallery
Australian Paper.
Australian Academy of Design Melbourne.
Lowenstein Sharp Collection Melbourne.
Julian Burnside Collection Melbourne.
John Batten Gallery Hong Kong.
Gong – ju Art Museum Gongju Korea.
MOA Gallery Heyri Art Valley Paju Korea.
Korean Art Institute Seoul Korea.
Sangmyung University Collection Seoul Korea.
Kaywon School of Arts Seoul Korea.
Broadfoot and Broadfoot Gallery New York U.S.A.
University of Western Carolina North Carolina U.S.A.
Private Collections in Australia Asia Europe and U.S.A.

AWARDS

Essendon City Council Painting Prize Acquisitive 1976
Visual Arts Board Grant 1982.
Dominique Segan Castlemaine State Drawing Prize.1991
Spring Festival of Drawing Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery 1994
Jacaranda Aquisitive Drawing Prize Grafton Regional Gallery 1996.
The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize Touring Exhibition Finalist 1996.
The Dobell Drawing Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales
First Prize 1998. Finalist; 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Australian Paper Art Awards 1999.
GIAF Award Gong – ju Art Museum Gong – ju Korea. 2004
Prometheus Art Award 2011 Finalist

ARTIST IN RESIDENCES

National Gallery of Victoria February-April & November 1995 and April 1998
Australian Academy of Design Docklands Melbourne. 1998 – 2002
Kaywon School of Arts Seoul Korea. July – August 2004

PUBLICATIONS

Artists & Galleries of Australia. Max Germaine 1984.
The Encyclopedia of Australian Art. Allan McCulloch. 1984 Hutchinson.
The Encyclopedia of Australian Art. Allan McCulloch Revised and Updated by Susan McCulloch 1994 Allen and Unwin.
Artists and Galleries of Australia Max Germaine. Boolarong 1984
The New McCullochs Encyclopedia of Australian Art 2006 McCulloch and McCulloch Childs Aus Art Editions in association withMiegunyuh Press and Melb Univ Publishing
The Refining Fire Dawn Mendham. Albatross 1987
Anything Goes Art in Australia 1970- 1980 Paul Taylor 1984 Art Text.
Drawing in Australia Contemporary Images and Ideas. Janet McKenzie 1986 McMillan (Illustrated).
Australian Contemporary Drawing Arthur McIntyre 1988 Boolarong (Illustrated).
The Visual Arts 3rd Edition. Symonds Portley and Phillips 1988 Jacaranda.
Artists & Galleries of Australia Revised and Enlarged Third Edition. Max Germaine 1990 Craftsman House.
Artistic Insights. Susan Haynes & Clair Gervasoni Harcourt Brace Javanovich 1992.
A Foucault Primer Discourse Power and the Subject. Alec McHoul and Wendy Grace 1993 Melbourne University Press (Cover).
Art and Humanist Ideals. Contemporary Perspectives. William Kelly. MacMillan 2003
The Dobell Prize for Drawing The First Ten Years 1993 – 2002 Art Gallery of N.S.W.
Focus on Folio Harcourt Educational Publications. Helen Mammides 2005
Limited Recall Ken Scarlett 2006 MacMillan

MAJOR CATALOGUES

‘Recent Australian Photography’ International Touring Exhibition. 1976
‘Australian Photographers’ The Philip Morris Collection. 1979
‘Art 15 ‘84’The International Art Fair Catalogue Basle Switzerland. 1984
‘Stuart Gerstman Galleries’ Catalogue 1984
‘Gerstman – Abdallah Fine Art International’ Catalogue 1985
‘The Parliament House Construction Authority Report’ 1984-5
The Figure’ The Andrew and Lillian Pederson Memorial Prize for Drawing 1987
‘The Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair’ Catalogue 1988
‘The Australian Contemporary Art Fair’ Catalogue. 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996
‘The Nude’ Sara Weiss Award Heide Park and Gallery 1992
‘Lyall Burton Gallery’ Catalogue of Artists ACAF 1994
‘Lyall Burton Gallery’ Catalogue of Artists ACAF 1996
‘The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize’ Catalogue 1996
‘RMIT Fine Art at the Hong Kong Arts Centre’. RMIT University and Hong Kong Arts Center 1998
‘Stigma’ 1998.
‘The Fabric of Labour’ 1999.
‘Australian Paper Art Awards’ Victorian Arts Center 1999.
‘Godwin Bradbeer’ Bulle Galleries 1999.
‘Metro 5 Gallery’ Catalogue 2002
‘Reunion’ the Art of Sixteen Graduates. George Paton Gallery The University of Melbourne 2003.
‘International Contemporary Drawing Art’ College of Fine Arts Sydney and Beijing Central Academy of Fine Art China 2003 – 4.
‘Male Order’ Wagga Wagga Gallery N.S.W.
‘The Fifth Australian Drawing Biennale ’ Drill Hall Gallery Australian National University Canberra.
‘The Melbourne Art Fair’ Melbourne Art Fair Foundation. 2000 2002 2004.
‘Gong – ju International Festival of Art’s Gong Ju South Korea 2004 2005.
‘Crisis Catharsis and Contemplation’ Catholic Education Offices. Melbourne and Sydney Australia May 2006.
‘Between Longitude 18’ 63” Dongduk Art Gallery Insadon Seoul Korea. 2006’
‘Godwin Bradbeer – The Metaphysical Body’ Shepparton Regional Gallery 2006.
‘International and Australian Works on Paper’ James Makin Gallery 2007.
‘Bodies and Minds’ Charles Nodrum Gallery 2007.
‘Winter Collection 2008’ James Makin Gallery.
‘Winter Collection 2009’ James Makin Gallery.
‘Gravitas’ James Makin Gallery 2010

PERIODICALS AND JOURNALS

‘Australian Photo’ Recent Australian Photography Craig McGregor 1976
‘Vogue’ Australia Eye view – Art Showcases Carol Parker. April 1976
‘Australian Photo’ Special Edition Recent Australian Photography Craig McGregor 1976
‘Camera and Cine’ At the Centre Deborah Marlowe. March 1978
‘Art and Australia’ Vol. 18 No. 2 Summer 1980
‘Art and Australia’ Vol23 No.4 Winter 1986
‘Art and Australia’ Exhibition Commentary. Vol 28 No. 1 Spring 1990
‘Art and Australia’ Exhibition Commentary. Vol 29 No. 4 Winter 1992
‘Art and Australia’ Art Nationwide. Critic: Kirsten Rann Vol 44 No 3 Autumn 2007
‘The Medical Journal of Australia’ Vol 142 No. 1(Cover)7 Jan 1985
‘Tension’Australian and International Arts Jan 1990
‘Good Weekend’ The Age Magazine. ‘Fast Forward’ 17 Feb 1990
‘Relatewell’ Vol.1 No.5 .(Cover) August 1997.
‘Relatewell’ Vol. 2 No.3(Cover) October 1998.
‘Vinculum’ Vol 1 No 1 (Cover) June 1999
‘Imprint’ Vol.34. No.3. ‘Australian Paper Awards’ Sheridan Palmer. 1999.
‘City Magazine’ Hong Kong Issue 284 May 2000
‘CLA – Charles Leskie Auctions’. Public Auction Catalogue. (Cover) September 2005
‘Artdate’ Cover Article ‘Godwin Bradbeer Man of Paper. Man of Errors’ Writer; Christopher Orchard Issue 71 August – Sept 2005
‘Artdate’ Cover Article ‘Godwin Bradbeer – Masterclass’ Writer; Annalise Rees Issue 72 Oct – Nov 2005
‘Antiques and Art’ Victoria Blacksphere vs whitecube’Dec 2005 – April 2006
‘Art in Culture’ Korea Vol 6 No. 12 ‘The Space of the Heart’ Young – Taek Park. The Art if Kim Yong Sik.Dec 2005
‘Trouble’ (Cover) August 2006 Melbourne 2006
‘Mosman Magazine’ #41 Mosman Art Gallery.Writer; Tony Geddes November 2007

REVIEWS

14 April 1971. Carlton News (Melbourne Times). critic: Kristin Button.
11 August 1971. Melbourne Times Page 16. Critic: John Williams.
1975 Nation Review. “Photogarbology the Now Mythology”. Critic: Beatrice Faust.
4 March 1976. The Herald (Melbourne) Page 17. Letters to the Editor. Peter Yuid.
April 1976. Vogue Page 19. Critic: Carol Parker.
4 April 1976. Sunday Press (Melbourne) Page 22. “A snap at $4 million”.Critic: Kevin Childs.
2-8 April 1976. Nation Review Page 617. “Small Harpoon for a Huge Con”.Critic: Beatrice Faust.
16-22 April 1976. Nation Review Page 671. “Blunting a Small Harpoon”. Jamie Bradbeer.
1 April 1976. The Herald (Melbourne). “Refocused”. Critic: A. McCulloch.
24 June 1976. The Herald (Melbourne) Page 28. “…. a couple of Revivalists”.Critic: A. McCulloch.
4 August 1976. The Age (Melbourne). Critic: Maureen Gilchrist.
12 May 1976. Essendon Gazette (Melbourne) Pages 1 and 6. “Artists Big Prize”. Critic: Judy Allen.
May 1976. Broadmeadows Observer (Melbourne). Critic: Judy Allen.
11 July 1976. Sunday Press (Melbourne) Page 26. “Here’s to Success”. Critic: Kevin Childs.
1976. Australian Photo Special Supplement. Recent Australian Photography. “Major Touring Exhibition for Asia and Africa”. Critic: Craig McGregor.
24 February 1977. The Herald (Melbourne) page 32. Critic Allen McCulloch.
30 June 1977. The Herald (Melbourne). Critic: Ronald Millar.
6 July 1977. The Age (Melbourne). Critic: Maureen Gilchrist.
July 1977. The Age Weekender (Melbourne). Critic: Kevin Childs.
6 July 1977. The Sun (Melbourne) “Two Paths for the Young”. Critic: Jeffery Makin.
2-8 February 1977. Nation Review Page 21. Visuals. “Photo Graffiti”. Critic: Jane Pennels.
4 February 1978 Sydney Morning Herald “Camera on the Threshold”. Critic: Nancy Borlase.
31 January 1978. The Australian Page 8. Critic: Sandra McGrath.
March 1978. Camera & Cine Page 31. “At the Center”. Critic: Deborah Marlowe.
5 February 1978. Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) Page 105. Critic: W.E. Pigdeon.
23 February 1978. The Herald (Melbourne). Critic: Alan McCulloch.
August 1978. The Age (Melbourne). Critic: Tony Perry.
July 1979. The Herald (Melbourne). Critic: Alan McCulloch.
28 June 1979 The Age (Melbourne).’Isms covered in Exhibition’ Critic: Mary Eagle.
4 September 1980. The Herald (Melbourne). “New galleries”. Critic: Alan Mcculloch.
September 1981. The Herald (Melbourne).’Threat to a Gallery’ Critic: Ronald Millar.
23 September 1981. The Age (Melbourne). ‘Much needed plug for Paton Gallery’ Critic: Robert Rooney.
16 June 1982. The Melbourne Times p 11. ‘Self self nothing but self’ Critic: Sarah Hawkins.
16 November 1983. The Age(Melbourne). ‘Art’ Critic: Memory Holloway.
November 1983.The Sun (Melbourne) “Past Present and Presentable”. Critic: Rod Carmichael.
November 1983. The Clarion (Melbourne). “A darkly original talent”. Critic: Richard Wright.
22 February1984. The Sun (Melbourne). “Gerstman opens with a winner”. Critic: Rod Carmichael.
10 July 1984. The Age (Melbourne). “Gerstman takes stable to Basle”. Critic: Anthony Clarke.
8 May 1985. The Age (Melbourne). ‘Arts’ Critic: Gary Catalano.
11 May 1985 ‘The Sun’ (Melbourne) P.36. ‘Bradbeer the Master Surgeon uses his trusty pencil instead of a scalpel’ Critic: Pamela Ashcroft.
16 May 1985. The Advocate Vol. CXVII. ‘Exhibitions’ Critic: Bernard Hoffert
11 July 1985. The Herald (Melbourne). ‘Art’ Critic: Ronald Millar.
10 May 1986. The Australian “The Great Drawing Revival”. Critic: Elwyn Lynn.
1 August 1986. Good Weekend Magazine Art in the New Parliament House. Author: Maria Renwick.
September 1986. The Herald (Melbourne). ‘Younger Talent Time’. Critic: Ronald Millar.
20 September 1986. The Australian. “In Search of the Younger Artists.” Critic: Robert Rooney.
20 February 1987. The Age (Melbourne). “A Drawing Revival Finally Arrives”. Critic: Arthur McIntyre.
2 April 1987. The Age (Melbourne). “The Backlash Gesture”. Critic: Arthur McIntyre.
2 May 1987. The Australian. “Images from a Fertile Gloom.” Critic: Elwyn Lynn.
14 May 1987. The Age (Melbourne) Page 14. Critic: Arthur McIntyre.
4 June 1987. The Age (Melbourne). “Intercity Dialogue hard to Come By” Page 14. Critic: Arthur McIntyre.
15 June 1987. The Herald (Melbourne) Page 17. Critic: Ronald Millar.
27 June 1987. The Australian. ‘Art’ Critic: Elwyn Lynn.
14 July 1987. The Herald (Melbourne) ‘Around the Galleries’ Critic: Ronald Millar.
13 January 1988. The Age (Melbourne).’Sydney Art’ Critic: Arthur McIntyre.
November 1988. The Herald (Melbourne). “Not all of Things Holy”. Critic: Ronald Millar.
17 February 1990. The Age – Good Weekend Magazine Fast Forward ‘Bones of Contention’ Page 8. Critic: Anthony Dennis.
11 March 1990. Sunday Age (Melbourne). Agenda “What Inspires the Artist”. Critic: Marjorie Johnson.
21 March 1990. The Melbourne Times Vol.25 No.11. Critic: Christina Lews
12 December 1992. The Australian “Naked Truth” Critic: Robert Rooney.
7 March 1995. Arts Monthly (Adelaide).Around the Galleries. ‘Getting the Big Picture’Critic: Adam Dutkiewicz.
April 1995. The Adelaide Review. Critic: John Neylon.
November 1995. The Age (Melbourne). “At the Heart of the Renaissance”. Critic: Robert Nelson.
June 1996. The Age (Melbourne). “Visual acumen displayed by artists trained with confidence’ Drawing from the Visible. Critic: Robert Nelson.
27 June 1996. Adelaide Advertiser. “Moran Ups Ante”. Critic: Adam Dutkiewicz.
28 Oct 1996. The Daily Examiner. ‘Everyone Agreed on Winner’.
9 Nov 1996. The Australian. Weekend Review “High on Culture”. Critic: Giles Auty.
14 March 1998. The Age (Melbourne). ‘Portrait of the Artist…’ Writer: Caroline Overington.
14 March 1998. The Australian. ‘Winner quickly learns…other winners’ Writer: Catherine Taylor.
14 March 1998. The Sydney Morning Herald.
19 March 1998. The Age.Artsbeat’ critic: Robin Usher
22 March 1998. The Australian Review. Critic: Giles Auty.
April 1998 Openline Vol 6 No 2 RMIT Back Cover
May 1998. Openline Vol 6 No3 RMIT. Critic: Bernie Ryan.
June 1998. Openline RMIT. Critic: Bernie Ryan.
27 July 1998 The Age Visual Art ‘The High Acheiver…’ Writer: Rebecca Lancashire
27 July 1998 The Age Drawn to Creativity Writer: Anthony Catalano
July 1998 Inpress ‘Godwin Bradbeer – A Body of Work’ Writer: Myfanwy Warhurst.
17 August 1998 The Sun In the Frame ‘The Dobell Drawing Prize’ Critic: Jeff Makin
24 August 1998 The Sun In the Frame – Choice Views Critic: Jeff Makin
27 August 1998 The Age Visual Art – Taking Erotic Art Back to the Temple’ Critic: Peter Timms
12 December 1998 The Age Extra – ‘Art – the weekends best’ Critic: Frances Atkinson
12 – 18 January 1999 The Melbourne Weekly Melbourne Confidential Interviewer: Georgina Jerums
20 January 1999 Panorama ‘Not for the Faint Hearted’. Critic: Sonia Barrow
7 June 1999 The Sun (Melbourne) In the Frame. Critic: Jeff Makin
3 September 1999 Hong Kong Magazine No 287 . Commentator: John Batten
29 September 1999 The Age Visual Art. Critic: Robert Nelson
8 December 1999 The Age Visual Arts.Critic: Robert Nelson
13 December 1999 The Sun In the Frame. Critic: Jeff Makin
29 December 1999 The Age The Year: Visual Arts. Critic:Peter Timms
December 1999 South China Morning Post ‘Forging Ahead’ Interviewers: Natasha Ting and Vikki Chow with John Batten.
11 January 2000 Sydney Morning Herald ‘Very well but lets see it on paper’ Critic; Sebastian Smee
6 May 2000 South China Morning Post Illustration P 12
November 2000 The Australian Visual Arts. ‘Trappings of Success’ Critic: Anna Clabburn
24 November 2000 The Age Visual Arts ‘Seeing is Believing’ Critic: Robert Nelson
27 December 2000 The Age ‘Visual arts year in review’ Critic: Peter Timms
January 2001 The Heald Sun (Melbourne) Visual Arts ‘Sex and Nudity of Man’ Critic: Jeff Makin
9 March 2001 The Australian’Grace Notes Commentator: Leigh Warren.
14 April 2001 Bendigo Advertiser – Weekender Perspectives – ‘Drawings of True Beauty’

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