ARTISTS STATEMENT – QUELQUES MOTS
Stark, simple, severe, spartan, sublime if possible. This, I would want my drawings to be.
A distillation of my perceptions of ourselves into images of static, silent and reverent meditation.’ I made this remark in 1998 and it is essentially consistent with my work since then. I can detect however that I am endeavouring to acquire an increased aspect of empathy, intimacy and compassion into my work in recent years and the drawings in this exhibition may show some trace of that.
I engage a degree of restraint in this quest because emotional content readily becomes gratuitous and can easily lose its credibility and its veracity.
My manner of drawing is both conventional and idiosyncratic and it has emerged as a hybrid between the real and the ideal. I aspire to a truth that is elusive and a beauty that is enigmatic but we are trapped within our shadows and as artist I ricochet between describing in one moment our nobility and in the next our vulnerability and even our debasement.
Are we good? Or are we bad?
My men are as vulnerable as they are dangerous.
The pictures frequently risk the oppression of blackness, though the darkness in my work is intended to permit the possibility of radiant luminosity, just as stars and other universes are made visible by the cloak of night and diamonds emerge from the deepest and the densest carbon My evident subject is ourselves, the phenomenon and the miracle of our existence.
L’exposition “JOUR ET NUIT” (Day and Night) met en confrontation deux œuvres artistiques différentes,soit celle de Godwin Bradbeer avec le lyrisme de Nicol Rodriguez: Godwin dit: Même si diffèrent en style, il y a une unité de vision dans le langage pictural qui est fait de contraste. Peu importe la forme utilisée par chacun de NOUS, il y a le même questionnement sur le balancier de la vie, entre le “oui et le non”…soit le définitif et donc sans le “peut-être”.
Mes dessins peuvent sembler à la fois conventionnel dans un sens tout en étant assez particulier du fait de l’hybridation entre le réel et l’idéal. Ils comportent une vérité insaisissable qui s’allie à une beauté énigmatique tapie dans l’ombre de la vulnérabilité humaine et de son avilissement.
Toutefois, ils renferment en même temps les termes opposes tel que : vulnérabilité allie a puissance.
La touche sombre dans mon œuvre est intentionnelle afin de faire rejaillir du néant ou de l’enfer des points de brillance comme les étoiles scintillant dans le fonds de l’univers, ou comme les éclats du diamant depuis les profondeurs extrêmes de la terre.
Toutefois, depuis cette récente interaction artistique avec Nicol,
je sens déjà qu’un monde de création plus brillant en couleur s’est ouvert en moi-même.
Texte Godwin Bradbeer et Traduction Nicol Rodriguez 2019
1950 Born Dunedin, New Zealand
1950 – 55 Glasgow, Scotland
1955 – 2018 Melbourne, Australia
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, Australia.
1972 – 82 Art teaching Victorian secondary schools.
1983 – 86 Melbourne Coll. Adv. Ed. Lecturer Drawing and Painting
1987 – 89 Victorian College of the Arts. Lecturer Drawing and Painting
1990 – 92 Philip Institute. Senior Lecturer and Head of Painting
1993 – 98 Melbourne University Lecturer Drawing (part time)
1993 – 98 Monash University Lecturer Drawing and Painting (part time)
1993 – 2005 RMIT University Lecturer Drawing. (and Painting Hong Kong Program 1999 – 2006 (part time)
2005 – 10 RMIT University, Senior Lecturer and Head of Drawing.
2012 – 13 Australian Academy of Design, Sessional Tutor Visual Art (part time)
2014 – 18 Guest artist/lecturer various institutions.
1977 Godwin Bradbeer – Recent Drawings, Stuart Gerstman Galleries, Melbourne,
1979 Acts of Love, Stuart Gerstman Galleries, Melbourne,
1981 Ghosts, Stuart Gerstman Galleries, Melbourne,
1983 Empirical Memos, Stuart Gerstman Galleries, Melbourne,
1985 Catholic Sorrows, Gerstman- Abdallah Fine Art International, Melbourne,
1986 Black Drawings, Gerstman- Abdallah Fine Art International, Cologne, West Germany
1987 Ash Cartoons, Holdsworth Contemporary Galleries, Sydney- Ornaments of Mercy, Gerstman-AFine Art International, Melbourne,
1990 Imitation of Light, David Ellis Fine Art, Melbourne,
1992 An Illustrators Lullaby, David Ellis Fine Art, Melbourne.
1993 The Human Abstract, Lyall Burton Gallery, Melbourne.
1994 Empirical Paintings, R.M.I.T. Faculty Gallery, Melbourne.
1995 Disegno Interno, BMG Art, Adelaide, Drawings 1991-95- Fear of Painting, Paintings and Drawings. Lyall Burton Gallery, Melbourne.
1998 Man of Errors, Lyall Burton Gallery, Melbourne-Verisimilitude, Victoria University Gallery, Melbourne.
1999 Imago, John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong.
1999 – 2000 Apologia, Bulle Galleries, Melbourne.
2000 Apologia/Olympia, BMG Art, Adelaide.
2001 The Vessel of the Self, Photographs 1968-78, Bulle Galleries, Melbourne-P.Palmer Gallery, La Trobe University, Bendigo.
2002 Godwin Bradbeer – Selected Works, Annandale Galleries, Sydne-
2004 Human Shield, MOA Gallery, H. Art Valley, Paju et Soul-Godwin Bradbeer -Works. Blacksphere Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne.
2005 Godwin Bradbeer – Selected Works Blacksphere Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne.
2006 –2008 ‘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.
2007 ‘Aspects of the Metaphysical Body’ Annandale Galleries, Sydney.
2008 ‘Soliloquy’ James Makin Gallery, Melbourne.-‘Point Finale’ Drawing Space, RMIT University, Melbourne
2009 ‘Portraits in Exile’ Ardel Gallery of Modern Art, Bangkok, Thailand.
2010 ‘Gravitas’ James Makin Gallery, Melbourne.
2011 ‘Crimes Against Modernity’ Adelaide Central School of Art Gallery, Adelaide-‘Intermezzo’ James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2012 ‘Tabula Rasa’ Langford 120 Gallery, Melbourne
2013 ‘Pentimenti’. James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2014 ‘Godwin Bradbeer – Recent Drawings’ James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2014 ‘ Godwin Bradbeer – Lithographs’ Exhibition and Launch, Port Jackson Press in conjunction with Lancaster Press, Melbourne
2015 ‘Delinquent Sublime – Early and Recent Work’ James Makin Gallery, Melbourne.
2016 Godwin Bradbeer’, James Makin Gallery, Art Stage, Singapore.
2017 ‘Episodes: Then and Now’ James Makin Gallery, Melbourne-‘Godwin Bradbeer: Stigma and Enigma’ Survey exhibition. Curator: James Lynch, Deakin University, Burwood Campus Melbourne-Godwin Bradbeer in Seoul’, Space Zero Gallery, Seoul, Korea.
2018 « Jour et nuit » avec Nicol Rodriguez, La Capitale Galerie, Paris
TWO AND THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
1971 Photographs – Warren Breninger and Godwin Bradbeer Icarus Gallery, Melbourne
1973 Warren Breninger and Godwin Bradbeer, Student Union, Monash University, Paintings and Drawings. Melbourne.
1975 Mortal Trash is Immortal Diamond. Godwin Bradbeer and Warren Breninger. Brummells -Gallery of Photography, Melbourne
1976 Fragments of the Human Race, Godwin Bradbeer and Warren Breninger. Drawing and Sculpture. Gryphon Gallery, Melbourne.
1976 Eyelid on Eyelid (with Warren Breninger and Jamie Bradbeer). Brummells Gallery of Photography, Melbourne.
1978 The Way of Flesh, (with Rennie Ellis and Warren Breninger) Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney
1978 Vitreous and Aqueous Humour, Photography and Printmaking, (with W. Breninger and Jamie Bradbeer), G. Gallery, Melbourne.
1998 Facsimile, Warren Breninger and Godwin Bradbeer. Project Space, RMIT, Melbourne.
2000 Precieux Paradigms, Westbank Gallery, Australian Academy of Design., Melbourne.- Bridget Heller and Godwin Bradbeer.
2007 Lux in Tenebris Lucet RMIT School of Art Gallery, Melbourne. Inst. Drawings and Projected Works. Irene Barberis and G. Bradbeer
2009 The Axe Creek Project Peter Schipperheyn and Godwin Bradbeer Gallery Infinart, Axedale, Bendigo, Victoria
2012 Men of Paper Christopher Orchard and Godwin Bradbeer. BMG Gallery, Adelaide
2014 c Parallelo Christopher Orchard and Godwin Bradbeer, Adelaide Central School of Art Gallery, Adelaide
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1968 Zetetic 2. Curators: Fred Cress/Ken Scarlett, Argus Gallery, Melbourne.
1969 Student Works. Curators: Fred Cress/Ken Scarlett, Argus Gallery, Melbourne.
1969 Strines Gallery, Director: Sweeney Reed. Melbourne, Group Exhibition.
1971 Recent Photography, Icarus Gallery, Directors: Ray Moon and Veronica Holland, Carlton, Melbourne.
1976 Récent A. Photography, through South-East Asia, Japan, Pakistan, India and Africa Department of F.Affairs – Touring Exhibition.
1977 George’s Invitation Prize, Melbourne.
1980 Acquisitions for the Philip Morris Collection (Photography), Art Gallery of South Australia.-Drawn and Quartered, Australian
Contemporary Photography (Acquisitions), Art Gallery of South Australia,
1983 The L.J Harvey Memorial Prize for Drawing. Queensland Art Gallery.-New Art, N.G.V., Selections from the Michell Endowment.
1984 The International Art Fair, Basle, Switzerland. “Art 15 ‘85”.
1985 Gallery Artists, Gerstman-A.Fine Art Int., Cologne,Germany.Oz Drawing Now, Curated: A. McIntyre, H. Contm. Galleries, Sydney.
1986 Directors Choice, R.M.I.T. Gallery, Melbourne.-Selected Contemporary Drawings, Heide Park and Art Gallery. –The Figure,
The Andrew and Lillian Pederson Invitation-Drawing Prize, Queensland Art Gallery.
1988 Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
1990 Artists at Phillip at La Trobe, La Trobe University Art Gallery, Melbourne.
1992 The Nude, Heide Park & Art Gallery, Melbourne.
1994 R.M.I.T. Masters Students, Australian High Commission, Limkokwing, Kuala Lumpor
1996 Jacaranda Drawing Prize (First Prize) Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton,N.S.W.
1998-99 Stigma, Touring group show – Chris Barry, Godwin Bradbeer, Warren Breninger, Dean Home, Bernhard Sachs.⁃UTS Gallery,
University of Tech. of Sydney⁃Drill Hall, Canberra⁃Flinders Art Museum, Ad.⁃Bendigo Reg.Gallery⁃Latrobe Regional Gallery
1998 RMIT Artists, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong.-The Dobell Drawing Prize, (First Prize) Art Gallery of New South Wales.-
The Dobell Drawing Prize Exhibition (Touring), The George Adams Gallery, Victorian Arts Center, Melbourne
1999 The Dobell Drawing Prize Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.-Exposures, Linden Gallery, Melbourne.-Works on
Paper, Contemporary Australian Artists from RMIT. College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea-Australian Paper
Art Awards, George Adams Gallery, Victorian Arts Center, and touring Canberra, Sydney and Perth.-
Kedumba Invitation Drawing Award, N.S.W.-The Fabric of Labour, B. Galleries Melbourne.
2000 The Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales.-Identities, La Trobe University, Bendigo.
2001 Liberty, RMIT Storey Hall Gallery, Melbourne.-The Male Nude – A Private View, Charles Nodrum Gallery , Melbourne.
2002 The Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales.-RMIT Samyung Faculty Exchange Exhibition, Samyung University,
Seoul, Korea.-Recent Aquisitions, Australian National Gallery., Canberra.-First Birthday Exhibition, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne.
2003 Sex and Death, Stephen McLoughlin Gallery, Melbourne.-The Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales.-Reunion,
The Art of Sixteen Graduates, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne.-Reclaiming the Mainstream, Art and Humanist
Ideals, Curated by Bill Kelly. Counihan Gallery,Melbourne.-Love Letter to China, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, College of Fine Art,
Sydney,-Touring Xian and Beijing China.-Works on Paper, Annandale Galleries, Sydney.
2004 Works on Paper, John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong.-Male Order, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery. N.S.W.-The Fifth Australian Drawing
Biennale, The Drill Hall, Australian National University, Canberra.-Gong- ju International Festival of Arts, Gong – ju Art Museum,
Gong – ju, Korea.-The Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art Gallery of N.S.W.-The Melbourne Art Fair, rp.by John Batten Gallery (H. Kong),
2005 The Dobell Prize for Drawing’ Art Gallery of NSW.
2006 19 Australian Artists , Curated Robert Godfrey., Elizabeth Holden Gallery, Warren Wilson College, Asheville, North Carolina, USA-
Crisis,Catharsis and Contemplation Curated by David Rastus. St Patricks Cathedral, Melbourne.-Float Curated by Louiseanne
Zahra, Project Space, RMIT Melbourne.-Between Longitude 18’ 63” Dongduk Gallery, Insadon, Seoul, Korea.-he Dobell Prize for
Drawing, Art Gallery of New S.Wales, Sydney.-The J.Drawing Prize, Grafton R.Gallery and touring regional galleries NSW
2007 Australian and International Works on Paper, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne.-Bodies and Minds, Charles N.Gallery, Melbourne.
2008 Rolled Up/Rolled Out, Curated Irene Barberis, School of Art Gallery, RMIT University, Melbourne.-The Dobell Prize for Drawing, Art
Gallery of New South Wales. –The Naked and the Nude’ Ballarat Art Gallery, Curated by Elizabeth Cross, Ballarat,Victoria
2009 ‘Seven Suns Seven Moons’ 45 Downstairs, Melbourne-James Makin Gallery’ James Makin Gallery –Drawing of the World/World of
Drawing’ Museum of Art. Seoul National University
2010 ‘Drawing of the World/ The World of Drawing’ RMIT Prj. Space Melbourne-‘Contp. Australian Drawing’ RMIT Gallery, Melbourne.
2011 ‘Erotica ‘James Makin Gallery, Melbourne.-KIAF Korean International Art Fair – James Makin Gallery, Seoul, Korea-The Brummels
Years, Curated by Stephen Zagala, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, Victoria-Year of Friendship A. Artists Seoul Exhibition Hoim
Lee Korea Fd. Cultural Centre in Seoul,-The Dobell Prize for Drawing 2011, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2012 Contemporary Australian Drawing, Metasenta and the School of Arts London, London –Silver 1987 – 2012, Wangaratta Art Gallery,
Victoria-The Jacaranda Drawing Award, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW –The Dobell Prize for Drawing 2012, Art Gallery of New
South Wales, Sydney-Secrety Seeking, Curatorium, Guest Curator: Robert Godfrey, Hudson, New York
2013 What It Means To Be Human, Fremantle Arts Centre, Western Australia-Contemporary Australian Drawing, Curator: I.Barberis,
New York Studio School, New York –Godwin Bradbeer, Project Space, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2014 The Nude, Benalla Regional Gallery, Victoria-Melbourne Art Fair, James Makin Gallery, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne –
Artists Books 1, MARS Gallery, Curators: Amanda Camp and Andy Dynan, Melbourne-Locations, Small works on paper.
Irene Barberis, Langford 120 Melbourne & Dubai.
2015 S.Contemporary, Carriageworks, James Makin Gallery. Sydney.Contp. Australian Drawing, SACI Gallery, Florence, Italy.
2016 Art Stage Singapore 2016, with James M. Gallery, Singapore-We Are Here/ Mer Zehnen Do The Contp. Collective,
2017 Contemporary Australian Drawing, Curated Irene Barberis, Langford 120 Gallery, Melbourne.-Sydney Contemporary,
Carriageworks, Sydney. Represented by James Makin Gallery.-Jeonnam International Sumuk pre-Biennale, Curator;
Seung- mi Lee, Mokpo, South Korea.
2018 When Continents Meet-2, La Capitale Galerie, Paris
Essendon City Council Painting Prize Acquisitive (First Prize), 1976
Visual Arts Board Grant 1982.
Dominique Segan Castlemaine State Drawing Prize (First Prize).1991
Spring Festival of Drawing, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (Acquisitive award),1994
Jacaranda Aquisitive Drawing Prize, Grafton Regional Gallery (First Prize), 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, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007. 2008. 2011, 2012.
Australian Paper Art Awards (Acquisitive award), 1999.
GIAF Award, Gong – ju Art Museum, Gong – ju, Korea (Acquisitive award) 2004
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.-Australian Department of Foreign Affairs.-The Archive of Humanist Art, Victoria.-State Library of Victoria-La Trobe University Art Library, Melbourne.-Melbourne University Collection.-Monash University Collection.-Monash Gallery of Art-University of Southern Queensland Collection.-RMIT University Collection.-Deakin University Collection-Adelaide Central School of Art Collection-M.L.C. Collection.-Philip Morris Photographic Collection.-City of Fremantle Art Collection-City of Moonee Valley Art Collection.-City of Hume, Melbourne-Deutche Bank Sydney.-Ballarat Fine Art Regional Gallery.-Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.-Grafton Regional Gallery.-Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.-Australian Paper.-T2 Collection, Melbourne-Lowenstein Sharp Collection, Melbourne.-Gong – ju Art Museum, Gongju, Korea.-Haengchon Cultural Foundation, Korea-MOA Gallery, Heyri Art Valley, Paju, Korea.-Korean Art Institute, Seoul, Korea.-Sangmyung University Collection, Seoul, Korea.-Kaywon High School of Arts, Seoul, Korea.-University of Western Carolina, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Private Collections in Australia, Asia, Europe and U.S.A.
‘Godwin Bradbeer’ –Writer: Janet McKenzie, -Foreword: Ken Wach Editor: Jenny Zimmer,-Thames and Hudson 2018.
Artists & Galleries of Australia. Max Germaine, Craftsman House, 1984.-The Encyclopedia of Australian Art. Allan McCulloch. Hutchinson The Encyclopedia of Australian Art. Allan McCulloch Revised and Updated by Susan McCulloch, Allen and Unwin, 1994 Artists and Galleries of Australia Max Germaine. Boolarong 1984-The New McCullochs Encyclopedia of Australian Art McCulloch and McCulloch Childs, Aus Art Editions in association with Miegunyuh Press and Melb Univ Publishing 2006 The Refining Fire, Dawn Mendham. Albatross 1987 Anything Goes, Art in Australia 1970- 1980, Paul Taylor, Art Text, 1984.-Drawing in Australia, Contemporary Images and Ideas. Janet McKenzie, Macmillan 1986-Australian Contemporary Drawing, Arthur McIntyre, 1988 Boolarong 1988 The Visual Arts, 3rd Edition. Symonds, Portley and Phillips, Jacaranda, 1988-Artists & Galleries of Australia, Revised and Enlarged Third Edition. Max Germaine, Craftsman House, 1990.-Artistic Insights. Susan Haynes & Clair Gervasoni, Harcourt Brace Javanovich, 1992.-A Foucault Primer, Discourse Power and the Subject. Alec McHoul and Wendy Grace, Melbourne University Press (Cover), 1993.-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. 2002-Focus on Folio Harcourt Educational Publications. Helen Mammides 2005-Limited Recall, Ken Scarlett, Macmillan, 2006-A Skilled Hand and Cultivated Mind, A Guide to the Architecture and Art of RMIT University, Harriet Edquist and Elizabeth Grierson, RMIT University, 2008-‘Exploring Drawing’ A Look at Contemporary Drawing Vol 3 Issue 3. Celebrate Art Text Ursula Cranmer. New Zealand 2010-‘Critical Moments’ Writer: Jeff Makin Macmillan, Australia, 2011-‘Contemporary Australian Drawing #2’ Writer: Janet McKenzie, Palgrave – Macmillan 2012-‘Australian Contemporary Drawing – Twenty Years of the Dobell Prize.’ AGNSW 2012-Accounting for Taste -The Lowensteins Arts Management Collection, Sasha Grishen, Macmillan, 2013-The Drawn Word, Stephen Farthing and Janet McKenzie, Studio International & Studio Trust, 2014
‘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 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’, Catalogue,1998.
‘The Fabric of Labour’, Catalogue 1999.-‘As. Paper Art Awards’, Victorian Arts Centre 1999.-‘G. 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 2010.-‘Gong – ju International Festival of Art’s, Gong Ju, South Korea, 2004.-‘Crisis, Catharsis and Contemplation’ Catholic Education Offices. Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, May 2006.
‘Between Longitude 18’ 63” Dongduk Art Gallery, Insadon, Seoul, Korea. 2006‘G. Bradbeer – The Metaphysical Body’ Essays by Kirsten Lacy and Neill Overton. Shepparton Regional Gallery, 2006.
‘International and Australian Works on Paper’ James Makin Gallery, 2007.‘Bodies and Minds’ Charles Nodrum Gallery, 2007
20 JADA 08 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award Essayists: Jude McBean, Anne Kirker 2008
‘Seven Suns Seven Moons’ Introduction by Xersa. 2009-‘James Makin Gallery’ James Makin Gallery 2009-‘Contemporary Art Collection’ MLC Collection Introduction by Sheridan Palmer 2009-‘Drawing of the World/World of Drawing’ Museum of Art Seoul N. University, 2009
‘Gravitas’ Essay by Marguerite Brown, James Makin Gallery 2010-‘Melbourne Art Fair 10’ Catalogue 2010
‘KIAF/11’ Korean International Art Fair Catalogue 2011-‘Year of Friendship Australian Artists Seoul Exhibition’ 2011
JADA 12 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award Essayists: Jude McBean, 2012-Secretly Seeking, Curatorium, an Elwood Beach Production, Scion Press, Hudson, New York 2012
G.Bradbeer at Art Stage Singapore, James M. Gallery, –We Are Here/ Mir Zehnen Do, The Contp. Collective. Essay: Dr Helen Light, 2016
Godwin Bradbeer: Stigma and Enigma, Essays by Prof Ken Wach and James Lynch. Exhibition catalogue Deakin University 2017
‘Jeonnam International Sumuk pre-Biennale, Curator: Seung- mi Lee, Mokpo, South Korea 2017.
PERIODICALS AND JOURNALS (most important)
Australian Photo 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
Relatewell’Vol.1 No.5 .(Cover) August 1997.
Relatewell’Vol. 2 No.3(Cover) October 1998.
Vinculum Vol 1 No 1 (Cover) June 1999
City Magazine Hong Kong Issue 284 May 2000
CLA – Charles Leskie Auctions. Public Auction Catalogue. (Cover) September 2005
Antiques and Art ’Victoria Blacksphere vs whitecube’Dec 2005 – April 2006
Mosman Magazine, November 2007
Artist Profile’ Godwin Bradbeer by Steve Lopes Issue 12 2010
JMG Journal, Issue#1 Autumn, James Makin Gallery, 2013
Imprint, Vol 49, No 2 ‘Art and the Fugitive Image’ Godwin Bradbeer, Autumn 2014
Studio International Godwin Bradbeer Interviewed by Janet McKenzie, September 2017
1971. Carlton News (Melbourne Times). Critic: Kristin Button.
1975 Nation Review. ‘Photogarbology the Now Mythology’. Critic: Beatrice Faust.
1976. The Herald (Melbourne) Page 17. Letters to the Editor. Peter Yuid.- Sunday Press (Melbourne), Page 22. ‘A snap at $4
million’.Critic: Kevin Childs.- Nation Review, Page 617. ‘Small Harpoon for a Huge Con’.Critic: Beatrice Faust.-Nation Review,
Page 671. ‘Blunting a Small Harpoon’.
1977. The Herald (Melbourne). Art. Critic: Ronald Millar.-The Age (Melbourne). Art. Critic: Maureen Gilchrist. –The Age Weekender
(Melbourne). Critic: Kevin Childs.-The Sun (Melbourne), ‘Two Paths for the Young’. Critic: Jeffery Makin.-Nation Review,
Page 21. Visuals. ‘Photo Graffiti’.Critic: Jane Pennels.
1978 Sydney Morning Herald ‘Camera on the Threshold’. Critic: Nancy Borlase.-The Australian, Page 8. Critic: Sandra McGrath.
1979. The Herald (Melbourne). Critic: Alan McCulloch. –The Age (Melbourne).’Isms covered in Exhibition’Critic: Mary Eagle.
1980 The Herald (Melbourne). ‘New galleries’. Critic: Alan McCulloch.
1981 The Herald (Melbourne).’Threat to a Gallery, R.Millar.-The Age (Melbourne). ‘Much needed plug for Paton Gallery’ Robert Rooney.
1982 The Melbourne Times, p 11. ‘Self, self, nothing but self, Critic: Sarah Hawkins.
1983. The Age(Melbourne). ‘Art’Critic: Memory Holloway.-The Sun (Melbourne), ‘Past, Present and Presentable’. Critic: Rod Carmichael
1984. The Sun (Melbourne). ‘Gerstman opens with a winner’. Rod Carmichael.The Age. ‘G.takes stable to Basle’. Anthony Clarke.
1985. The Age (Melbourne). ‘Arts Critic: Gary Catalano.-The Sun’ (Melbourne) P.36. ‘Bradbeer the Master Surgeon uses his trusty pencil
instead of a scalpel’ Critic: Pamela Ashcroft. The Advocate, Vol. CXVII. ‘Exhibitions’Critic: Bernard Hoffert-The Herald
1986 The Age Art. ‘Modernist Debate Rages On, A. MacIntyre –The Australian, ‘The G. Drawing Revival’: Elwyn –Good Weekend
Magazine, Art in the New Parliament House. Author: Maria Renwick. The Herald (Melbourne). ‘Younger Talent Time’R.Millar.
1987. The Age (Melbourne). ‘ Drawing R. Finally Arrives’,A. McIntyre.The Age (Melbourne). ‘The Backlash Gesture’. A. McIntyre
1988. The Age (Melbourne). Sydney Art. ‘Establishment Tightens its Deadly Grip’ A.McIntyre.-The Herald (Melbourne).
‘Not all of Things Holy’. Critic: Ronald Millar.
1990. The Age – Good Weekend Magazine, Fast Forward, ‘Bones of Contention’ Critic: Anthony Dennis.Sunday Age (Melbourne).
Agenda ‘What Inspires the Artist’.Critic: Marjorie Johnson.-The Melbourne Times, Vol.25, No.11. Critic: Christina Lews
1992. The Australian, ‘Naked Truth’ Critic: Robert Rooney.
1995. Arts Monthly (Adelaide).Around the Galleries. ‘Getting the Big Picture’ Critic: Adam Dutkiewicz.
1996. Adelaide Advertiser. “Moran Ups Ante”. Critic: Adam Dutkiewicz.-The Australian. Weekend Review “High on Culture”.Giles Auty.
1998. The Age (Melbourne). ‘Portrait of the Artist…’Writer: Caroline Overington.The Australian. ‘Winner quickly learns…other winners’
Writer: Catherine Taylor.-The Australian Review. Critic: Giles Auty.-Openline Vol 6 No 2 RMIT Back Cover
1999 The Melbourne Weekly. Melbourne Confidential, Interviewer: Georgina Jerums-Panorama ‘Not for the Faint Hearted’ Sonia Barrow
2000 Sydney Morning Herald ‘Very well but lets see it on paper’Sebastian Smee-The Age Visual Arts ‘Seeing is Believing’ R.Nelson
2001 The Heald Sun (Melbourne) Visual Arts ‘Sex and Nudity of Man Jeff Makin-The Australian’Grace Notes Comm.: Leigh Warren.
2003 The Sydney Morning Herald Visual Arts – A Déjà Viewin,Critic: Peter Hill
2005 Adelaide Advertiser Dimensional Journey Adam Dutkiewicz-Herald Sun. Human Art Still Bears True. Jeff Makin
2006 Asheville Citizen Times North Carolina USA ‘Introducing Australian Art’ Writer: Robert Godfrey
2007 The Herald Sun V.l Arts; ‘The Metaphysical Body’. Critic: Jeff Makin.-The H. Sun Visual Arts; ‘Mind That Body Its Alive’,Jeff Makin
2008 Sydney Morning Herald, Controversy Amid the Calm, Visual Art, Spectrum, Critic; John McDonald
2011 Korea Joong Ang D.Culture: Modern T. from Downunder-The Age (Melbourne) Times ch. caught on camera Writer: G.Coslovich
2012 ‘Pentimenti ‘ The Age’ Melbourne, Sydney Morning Herald. Critic: Robert Nelson
2013 ‘Pentimenti’ Studio International. Writer: Janet McKenzie,
2014 ‘Council slated over public art’ Herald–Sun, Melbourne Writer: Christopher Gillett
The Discrete Human Figure in the Work of Warren Breninger. Godwin Bradbeer. Unpublished Thesis. Melbourne College of Advanced Education (now The University of Melbourne), 1984-‘Markers Along the Way‘ Catalogue essay by Godwin Bradbeer for Bill Kelly survey exhibition, Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria. -2006’20,000 Colours – Four Generations of Women’ Catalogue essay for Irene Barberis exhibition, Godwin Bradbeer. (Curated Irene Barberis & Kevin Wilson), Albury City Library/Museum, 2008-Andrew Sibley 1972 – 76 Catalogue essay by Godwin Bradbeer for Andrew Sibley selected retrospective works. Kick Gallery Melbourne, 2012-Imprint, Vol 49, No 2 ‘Art and the Fugitive Image’ Essay: Godwin Bradbeer, Autumn 2014-Half Truths in Lyric Verse, Godwin Bradbeer, (Volume of fifty poems) Metasenta Publications, 2014
Mortal Trash, Bradbeer – Breninger – Bradbeer, Vol 1 & 2 Photographs 1969 – 79 Limited edition. Godwin Bradbeer 2014
Juvenile Sublime, Bradbeer – Breninger, Vol 3 & 4. Photographs 1969 -79 Limited edition. Godwin Bradbeer 2015
SELECTED INTERVIEWS: VIDEO, RADIO & YOUTUBE
Some Men, Video Produced by Meg Mitchell, Interview by Denis O’Donnell, 1979.
Godwin Bradbeer interviewed by Ken Scarlett, Video Produced by Wayne Tindall.
Aardvark Studios for Gerstman-Abdallah Fine Art International, 1985
Godwin Bradbeer interviewed by James Pastouna. Audio. Interview at Gerstman Abdallah, Cologne, West Germany. 8 March 1986.
Gotham City Gossip. Interview by Roger Taylor. 3RRR Radio. 6 June 1987.
Artsview. Review. Mary Lou Jelbart. 3AR, ABC Radio. 15 March 1990.
Moorabbin T.A.F.E Lecture. Video. Retrospective Survey of Work.Bruno Callori. April 1991.
Sightings. Mary Lou Jelbart, Radio National. Discussion of Anselm Kiefer. Also with Julianna Engberg and Neil Chenery. 24 June 1992.
Works on Paper, Video. Godwin Bradbeer Studio Interview. Box Hill T.A.F.E. Produced by Sue Frankell, 1996.
Ghosts, Angels and Suburbia, Four Contemporary Artists, Video Classroom, Produced by Sue Kyte and Julie Raffaele, 1997.
Interview re ‘Apologia’ exhibition with Derek Guille ABC Radio National. 24 December 1999
Interview with Jonathon Gridwell ABC Radio National. 3 April 2001
Art and Erotica, Panel Discussion. Video on Youtube. Blah, Blah, Blah. Queer Visuals. Host Graeme Stephen. Bent TV Channel 32, Melbourne, 25 June 2001.
Godwin Bradbeer – Human Shield, Video. MOA Gallery, Paju, Korea. Produced by Hee Sung Song and Jai sung – Choi. 2004.
‘Godwin Bradbeer – Forum Lecture RMIT’ Video Invitation of Linda Williams. Introduced by Irene Barberis, PrD. by Cheng Chi Feng, 2006.
The Metaphysical Body-Godwin Bradbeer Video. Fl. talk and life class . Camera and editing David Senior. C.H. Regional Gallery, 2008-
Men of Paper – Godwin Bradbeer, Video/Youtube. Lindsay Smith, for BMG & JMG Galleries , 2012
Godwin Bradbeer, Art Info, Video/Youtube. Gary Willis (Interviewer) & Roy Chu (Producer) 2013
A Replicator Production made at Monash Gallery of Art (On Kanopy) 2013 (Vimeo). G.B. /2018