Bryan Dawe – Passage

Trapeze Girl (detail)
Trapeze Girl (detail)

Exhibition Opening
Saturday 30 June, 2018 at 2pm The Octagon ArtSpace, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

Opening By
Greg Hoy Journalist, Writer

Meet the artist Sunday
1 July, 2018 at 1pm to 3pm The Octagon ArtSpace, Bungendore Wood Works Gallery

Exhibition continues to 5 August 2018


Passage is the product of two recent stays by Bryan in the port city of Tangier, Morocco.

Bryan talks on his imaginative past exhibitions and his latest Passage:

“I was born in Port Adelaide.

By nature, port towns have a unique openness and acceptance of diversity. This is true of where I grew up and echoed very much in Tangier. The city’s history, architecture, old cafes and bars, the wonderful stories, the colour and most of all, the delightful humour and genuine warmth of her people, continue to inspire and inform my work.”

Bryan’s previous exhibition, Tangier Illusions was first shown in Tangier in February 2017. It was an exciting collection of artistically enhanced images that go far beyond the usual touristic depictions. Surrealistic, with more than a hint of humour, the works delved into the psyche of Tangier: the old bars, the abandoned theatres and cinemas, the grand and not so grand cafes inhabited by the famous writers of the 50’s and 60’s like Paul and Jane Bowles, William Burroughs, Truman Capote, as well, the musicians, artists, spies, the wealthy, and the smugglers.

“Bryan’s imaginative collage technique is fascinating.”

David Sánchez. Spanish art historian and critic.


Sunday 06 May 2018