Anthony’s large canvases, with their dislocate structure, inevitably transport the viewer through a fantasy world where powerful and bright figurative structures, quirky collage, assorted ephemera, waggish biomorphic images and abundant colour all pulsate, intersect, cross over, reshape and gather on a visual journey, the full force of which, as with all art, may only be understood within the creative resource of the individual viewer.
To achieve this state of private intimacy it is essential to be rid of inhibition, to boldly dare and in doing so muse with the vigorous expressionist surfaces and cubist presentation that summon imaginativeness, fantasy and curiosity. Breslin’s often light-hearted canvases depict worlds of pure fun and colour that are popping with explosive, ejaculatory humour and pranks. His carnival characters are noisy, hilarious grotesques, chattering to us on their way to the next circus event. The future is a rich one for this young and charismatic painter whose art form is propelled by the impulse of his own authentic life’s force, revealing a freedom of expression that sheds the panoply of timorous restraint.
2016 The Plight Of The Purse Fish, traffic jam galleries, Sydney
2013 Solar City Sights, Jahroc gallery, Margaret River
2012 The End of Arithmetic, Murano and Gullotti gallery, Perth
2012 Business as Usual, Trevor Victor Harvey Fine Art, Sydney
2011 Frantic Bloom, Murano and Gullotti gallery, Perth
2010 199 portraits of fruit and vegetables, Balaclava fruit centre, St-Kilda
2010 Frantic Bloom,. Greenwood gallery, South Melbourne
2009 Evolution of the head, Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston
2009 Special Collection, Yarraville Melbourne
2009 Figurescope, QV.1 Building lobby, Perth
2009 The beginning of the end of something new, Greenwood gallery, Melbourne
2008 Anthony Breslin at Art Brisbane, Brisbane convention centre, Queensland
2008 Anthony Breslin at Art Brisbane, Brisbane convention centre, Queensland
2008 Anthony Breslin at Art Melbourne, Exhibiton buildings, Melbourne
2007 Anthony Breslin returns, Art gallery collections, Queensland
2007 I miss the Lighthouse too!, Delshan Gallery, Armadale, Melbourne
2007 Anthony Breslin at Art Melbourne, Art Gallery collections stand, Melbourne
2007 Anthony Breslin, Trevor Victor Harvey Fine Art, Seaforth Sydney.
2006 Trybe the exhibition!, Victoria Gallery, Docklands
2006 Anthony Breslin at Manyung, Manyung Gallery Mt Eliza, Victoria
2006 Anthony Breslin Exclusive exhibition, Art Gallery Collections Coll. Surfers P, Queensland
2006 Anthony Breslin at Art Melbourne, Art Gallery Coll, Gold Coast
2006 Anthony Breslin, Trevor Victor Harvey Fine Art, Seaforth
2006 Art for Everyone, life for all, A live exhibition, Myers Bourke St windows, Melbourne
2005 Operatica, The new Gullotti Gallery Perth
2005 Anthony Breslin at the Brisbane art fair, solo with Art Gallery col, Queensland
2005 New Works, Gallery TenEleven, Armadale, Melbourne
2005 Featured at Art Sydney, by Art Gallery Collections, Gold Coast
2005 Eclectica P1, Le Siants Galerie, Prague, Czech Republic
2005 Eclectica P2, Le Siants Galerie, Barcelona, Spain
2005 Anthony Breslin at the Affordable Art Fair, Melbourne
2005 The Bug Series, St-Kilda Writers Festival, St-Kilda Town hall, Melbourne.
2005 Troubadour, Manyung Gallery, Mount Eliza, Victoria
2004 Frantic Bloom 2, Zurich International Art Fair, Switzerland
2004 Frantic Bloom, Gallery TenEleven, Armadale, Melbourne
2004 Pablo, Yarra sculpture gallery, Abbotsford, Melbourne
2004 Anthony Breslin at the Affordable Art Fair, Melbourne Exhibition buildings
2004 A Night and Day In Orbit, Rushcutters Bay Gallery, Sydney
2004 Urban Snatch, Melbourne Design Fashion Incubator-Fashion Festival, Melbourne
2003 Frogs, Exhibition of frog paintings, Melbourne Zoo
2003 Conglomeration, Elliot’s hair studio, Toorak, Melbourne
2002 Conversations, Gallery 5-opt Princess Terrace, Hong Kong
2002 Imaginary Friends, The Patrizia Autore Gallery, Stkilda, Melbourne
2002 Collection, An Exhibition at Elliots, Toorak, Melbourne
2002 Juxtapositions, The Jackman Gallery, Stkilda, Melbourne
2001 The Pretty Pouting of Peruvian Purse fish, Artefacts Inter, Melbourne
2001 The Journey of my Jellyfish, Bulle Gallery, Flinders St, Melbourne
1999 Clive Potter: POET! ‘A Theatrical Installation’, Theatreworks, St Kilda
1998 To be or not to be in 2D, The Lounge, Melbourne
2020 Talking Heads, traffic jam galleries, Sydney
2008 Finalist of Signature of Melbourne Art Prize, Central pier venue Docklands, Melbourne
2008 Art Sydney, Art Gallery Collections, Fox Studios, Sydney
2008 Contemporary Show, Ronald Coles Investment Art, Kenthurst
2007 Gifts, Studio 717 Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2007 Art Gallery Collections Stand, Art Sydney, Fox Studios
2007 Modern Contemporary Works, Manyung Gallery, Victoria
2006 Coathangers, In Conjunction with C.W.C.A
2006 Nov “Coathangers” In conj with C.W.C.A Shep Art Gallery. Shep. Vic.
2006 Oct “Coathangers” In conj with C.W.C.A Yarra sculpture gallery, Rich. Melb.
2006 Jun Art Sydney- Fox studios-Sydney featured by Art Gallery Collections, Qld.
2005 Dec “The Christmas show” Bloxham Galleries, London.
2005 Nov “Balmain Art Show” Balmain, N.S.W. Aust.
2005 Oct London Affordable Art Show, with Bloxham galleries, London.
2005 Oct “Face Off” Port Art Gallery, Port Melbourne, Melb, Aust.
2005 Sep “Outback at Manyung” Manyung Gallery, Mt. Eliza, Vic. Aust.
2004 Nov “Bug Series” shown with Galerie Le Siants, Czech. At the Irish Art Fair.
2004 Oct “Port Art Prize Show” Melbourne, Australia.
2004 July Sydney Affordable Art Fair-with Rushcutters Bay Gallery
2004 Feb “New works” Rushcutters Bay Gallery, Sydney.
2003 Dec “The Blue show” Jackman Gallery, St Kilda, Melb.
2003 Oct “Mind-a-maze” Warehouse E2E4 Melbourne fringe fest. Nth Melb.
2003 July “The Urban Show” Jackman Gallery, Stkilda, Melb.
2003 Apr “Wyndenham Art finalists show” Werribee Arts Centre, Vic, Aust.
2003 Jan “New Works” Rush cutters Bay Gallery, Sydney, Aust.
2002 Dec “The Black and White Show” The Jackman Gallery, Stkilda, Melb.
2002 Sep “5 on 5 show” 5 OPT Gallery ,Princes Terrace, Hong Kong.
2002 July “Group Show” Mira Gallery, Flinders St. Melb.
2002 Jun “The R-rated show” The Jackman Gallery, St Kilda, Melb
2001 Dec “Christmas Show’’ The Artshop, Dublin, Ireland.
2001 Dec “The Red Show’’ The Jackman Gallery St-Kilda, Melb.
2001 Nov “St Kilda life’’ finalists exhibition, Wilson Pride, St-Kilda.Melb.
2000 Oct “Three” Modern Art Gallery Café Group Show, Stkilda, Melb.
2000 Jul “Emerging Artists Exhibition”, Ardwolf Gallery, Melb.
2000 Mar “Emerging Artists Exhibition”, Bulle Galleries, Melb.
1999 Nov “RMIT Graduation Show”, RMIT University, Melb.
1999 Apr “Vic. Sculpture Assoc. Show”, Melb. Flower Show, Exhib. Buildings,Melb.
1998 Jun “Victorian Sculpture Association Show”, Telstra Building, Melb.
1998 Feb “Ficifolia Art Show”, Drouin, Victoria
1997 Sep “Robert Fischers’ Australian Tour, Fad Gallery, Melb.
1997 Oct “Racing Victoria’s’ Spring Carnival, Myers Window, Bourke St, Melb.
1995 Feb “Ficifolia Art Show, Drouin, Victoria.
1995 Jun “International Opening Exhibition, Stone Heritage Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe.
2008 Nov Top 12 Finalist Signature of Melbourne art prize. Melb. Aust.
2007 Nov Winner emerg. Invitation- international artists exhib. Asia/Pacific region Shanghai Art Fair China.
2007 Oct Selected for invitation exhibit at Shanghai Art Fair- Artist of Now!
2004 Sep Winner, Port Art Prize, Melbourne.
2005 Jun Winner, Port Art Prize, Melbourne, People’s Choice Award
1999 Bachelor of Fine Art, RMIT University, Melbourne
1997 American Art lecture series, RMIT, New York, USA
1995 Workshops in Shona Sculpture, Stone Heritage Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe
1993 Performing Shakespeare, Beverley Philips Tuition, Melbourne
1992 Acting for Camera, Armstrong Production, Melbourne
1992 Design, Performance, Music, Oxford Children’s Theatre, Box Hill
1985 T.O.P Art & Design, Huntingdale Technical College
2007 Oct- Jan 08 Point b studios Williamsburg, New York
2008 Dec Luna Park, Melbourne, Aust.
2008 Jan Digital Force, Broadway, New York, United States.
2007 Nov Zhejiang Everflourish Electrical Co.Ltd Shanghiai, China
2006 Mar Masada Hospital – Caulfield, Melb. Aust.
2004 Apr Paintings-Third Earth cocktail bar Malvern.
2003 Nov Paintings- Artistic, Melb. Aust.
2003 Nov Paintings- Melbourne Zoo, Aust.
2003 Oct Painting- T.L.C Melb. Aust.
2003 Jan Paintings x 3, Opal Cars,Frankfurt, Germany.
2002 Oct Painting. Langwarrin sports medical centre, Langwarrin.
2002 Jun Mural-painting, Café Vous, St-kilda East, Melbourne.
2002 Apr Outdoor rave design for feature film, One perfect day, Lightstream Films
2002 Mar Installation” QBH nightclub-feature Film‘’One Perfect day Lightstream Films.
2002 Feb Mural, St Kilda Inn Hotel, St Kilda, Melb.
2002 Oct Painting – featured rock video clip – ‘’20 years’’, Something for Kate.
2001 Oct Painting – Bella Blooms Holistic Health Centre, Armadale, Melbourne
2001 Jun Painting – featured rock video clip – ‘’Truly’’,Angelfish.
2001 Jan Painting – One plus One Business Consultants, Malvern, Melbourne
2000 Jul Painting – Bella Blooms Holistic Health, Armadale, Melbourne
2000 Jun Set design & Construction-Beaumauris Theatre Co, Melb.
2000 Mar Mural, Daily Planet, Elsternwick, Melb.
1999 Jan Production Design & Construction-Jack of all Trades Theatre Co. Melb.
1998 Aug Out door Sculpture- Parkdale Secondary College, Melb.
1998 Mar Sculptures – Wax Studios, Richmond
1997 Sep Painting for Window Exhibition, Vic. Racing Com. & Myers, Melb.
1997 Jun Permanent Installation – Private Residency, St Kilda, Melbourne
1995 Feb Mural (outdoor) – Wax Studios, Richmond
1995 Jan Mural- Cloudbreak Hotel, Capetown, Sth. Africa.
1992 Dec Scenic Art – Seneca Productions, Melbourne
Organization/ Selected Private Collections
2007 Nov Shanghai Barsel Art Centre collection, Shanghai, China.
2007 Nov Louis Gao, collection Ningbo. China
2007 Feb Art Gallery Collections, Gold Coast, Qld
2006 May Sarchi Property Developments, Melb. Aust
2006 Mar Trevor Victor Harvey collection
2005 Feb Rick Allert, Chairman Coles Myer, Australia
2004 Nov Vernissage Art Magazine, Vienna, Austria
2004 Jun Ken Bruce, furniture entrepreneur/personality
04 & 06 Apr The Honorable Paul Guest. Private collection
2003 Nov Tender Loving Care, Melb. Aust
2003 Oct The French Corner, Kew, Melb. Aust
2003 Mar Southern Media Group, Melb. Aust
2002 Sep Elliots, Toorak, Melb
2000 Mar Julian Burnside Q.C private Collection, Melb
2000 Mar Artward Bound, Melb
2001 Feb Artward Bound, Melb
1997 Oct Myer, Melb
2008 Feb “Trybe an opera in paint” dvd in NGV collection melbourne.
2006 Apr Trevor Victor Harvey Fine Art Gallery, Sydney.
2004 Oct The Art Factory, Lucerne, Switzerland.
2003 Nov Jackman Gallery, Melb. Aust.
2002 Nov Artefacts International, Melb, Aust.
2001 Feb The Art Collection Centre Co, Klongtoey, Bangkok,Thailand.
2002 Oct The Art Gallery Café, Dalat. Vietnam.
1995 Jun Stone Heritage Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe
2008 Jun “Melbourne the essence” Melb. Leader, Photo and ed. With sporting great Ron Barrassi
2008 Jun “An Amorosi Christmas” City weekly photo and ed. With singer Vanessa Amorosi
2007 Aug “Anthony Breslin exhibition” Gold coast Bulletin magazine- pics and ed.
2007 Aug “Trybe” Goald coast life weekly” Story and pics.
2007 Aug “Breslin art exhibition!” Brisbane mail- events & people- pics and ed.
2007 Jul “Anthony Breslin” Art & Antiques Editorial & pictures.
2007 Apr “Don’t Miss Anthony Breslin!” Madison Magazine, Pic & Info.
2007 Apr “Distinct palette colors a life less ordinary” Feature story & pic the Age Metro.
2007 Feb “Anthony Breslin” international Gold coast leisure mag. Feature- Pic and story
2006 Nov “Art lives and grows” City Weekly Ed and Pic.
2006 Nov “Trybal influence paints an opera with a difference” MX Feature Ed and Pic.
2006 Nov “View” The Good Weekend, The Age. Pic and ed in whats on
2006 Nov “Must do!” “Boom crash opera!”Sunday Mag Herald Sun. pic and details.
2006 Jun “Lights, Camera, Art!” Feature editorial. The Gold Coast Bulletin.
2006 Jun “Out and About” Photo Editorial. Tuesday Magazine-The Gold Coast Bulletin.
2006 Jun “Anthony Breslin set to dazzle to gold coast” Label mag. Feature article.
2006 Jan “Buy your fresh from the artists window” MX Melb. Photo Ed.
2005 Oct “Artist with a mission” Front cover picture and editorial Melb. Leader.
2005 Aug “Art and Antiques” QLD edition-article/editorial.
2005 Aug Sydney Telegraph- photo/editorial
2005 Aug “Art and Antiques” N.S.W edition- feature article & pictorial.
2005 May “Artist Profile-Anthony Breslin- Feature Article & Pics. Art & Antiques, Syd, Aust.
2005 May “Melb Affordable Art Show” Feature Article & Pictures-Vernissage mag- Austria.
2005 Apr “The price of good Art” Melb. Weekly- Photo & Article.
2005 Apr “Hang the Expense” Photo and article-Feature story-(Metro)-The Age.
2005 Mar “Art auction for charity” photo and article. Port Phillip leader.
2004 Oct “Artist one jump ahead” photo & article, Stonington leader.
2004 July “Great body of work” feature spread Herald Sun- journalist Neil Kearney.
2004 Apr “Whimsy in new exhibition” Images and article Sydney city times.
2004 Mar “Celebrating artist Anthony Breslin” Story- Images. Black and White Magazine.
2003 July “Hair studio the setting for new show” Port Phillip Leader. Photo and article.
2003 July “Art takes on a life of its own” Stonington Leader. Photo and Article.
2003 Jun “Snaparazzi” Herald Sun, Photos and Article.
2003 Feb “Pop in for Art” Herald Sun, photo.
2003 Feb “What’s On” South China Morning Post. Quote/Article.
2002 Nov “Art” Article, Hong Kong Magazine, Hong Kong.
2002 Sep “Creative Bloke and his Imaginary Mates” Port Phillip Leader-Photo and article
2002 Sep “Creative Bloke and his Imaginary Mates” Glen Eira Leader-Photo and Article.
2002 Aug “Art amongst the curlers” Herald Sun, photo and article.
2002 July “The art of posing” Article and Photo. Melbourne Express
2002 Feb Article and photo. Port Phillip leader.
2002 Feb “An Artistic Oasis”. Front Page-Article and photo. Glen Eira leader.
2001 May “An Artistic Oasis” Article and Photo-Melb. Yarra Leader,
2001 May ’’The Pretty Poutings of Peruvian Purse Fish. Article-Herald Sun,Good Weekend,
2000 Jan Review – Herald Sun,”Three Little Pigs”
1999 Sep Review – La Trobe University Magazine, “Clive Potter: POET!”
1999 Sep Review – Herald Sun, “Clive Potter: POET!”
1999 Aug Interview – Melbourne Weekly, “Clive Potter: POET!”
1999 Aug “Mission impossible” Interview & Photo, Beat Magazine, “Clive Potter: POET!”
1999 Aug “A Feast for the Senses” Front Page Article & Photo Melbourne Leader.
1998 Mar Review – Herald Sun, For exhibit pieces in “Beyond the Inadequate Word”
1998 Mar Front Page Article & Photo-Melb. Leader, “Beyond the Inadequate Word”
1996 Sep Photo & Article – Large Magazine, For Myers window painting launch.
2008 Jun “Myer canvas perf. Painting Ron Barassi Channel 9 news story.
2008 Jun “Myer canvas perf. Painting Channel 10 news team, Ch.10 weekend news.
2008 Jun “Myer canvas perf. Painting Ron Barassi Channel 10 news story.
2007 Apr The Today Show channel 7 feature with Steve Jacobs.
2006 Jan “Art for everyone, life for all”- exhibition- story channel 9 news
2006 Nov The breakfast show channel 31 special live guest Public Talks/Lectures
2008 Sep Presented film of my opera “trybe” at Conscientia- festval, Salt Lake cit, .U.S.A
2007 Jul “Anthony Breslin presnts his opera “Trybe” ”- Cube 37 Frankston Arts Centre
2005 Sep “The Artists Lounge with Anthony Breslin”- Cube 37 Frankston Arts Centre
2005 Apr “Arts speak with Anthony Breslin” Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, Melb. Art Fair
Art Direction and Design Installation/event
2007 July “Design of fruit-vegetable post box for launch of new Australian stamp on Victoria Markets, Melb.
2006 Nov The wedding of Greg and Susan Long, Melb.
2004 Mar Original Anthony Breslin ART t-shirt launch-Melb-Fash-Incubator. For Melb. Fash. Fest.
2004 Mar Design and installation offices/boardroom for Simple I.T. Design Co.
2003 Nov “Animus Day Function” art direction and art. Melbourne Zoo. Melb. Aust.
2003 Nov “Frog Day” Melbourne Zoo.-incl. 8 large paintings-Melb. Aust. Music Video
2003 Dec “Shower” Sandrine. Black Cat Prod. Melb. Aust.
2003 Aug “Song for a Sleepwalker” Something for Kate. Swish Prod. Melb. Aust.
2003 Jan “Back to You” Low Frequency Occupation. Ripple Films, Melb, Aust.
2002 Sep “World at my feet” Dan Greenwood. Melb. Aust.
2002 Aug “Maddona”, The Androids.Ripple Films, Melb, Aust Winner of Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) ‘Best Video’
2002 Jul “Here Comes September” Wakiki and Ben Lee. Black Cat Prod. Melb. Aust.
2002 Jun ‘’Dirty Deeds’’ Tex Perkins and You am I. Ripple Films. Melb. Aust.
2001 Nov “Heaven Sent” Killing Heidi, Ripple films Melb, Aust.
2001 Sep “20 years” Something for Kate. Ripple Films. Melb. Aust.
2001 Feb ‘’Take me Away’’. Lash. Ripple Films. Melb. Aust.
2001 Jan “Secret agent man’’ The Superjesus. Ripple Films. Melb. Aust.
2001 Jan “Get Up’’, You am I. Ripple Films, Melb. Aust.
2008 Mar “Lovers and Haters” Adelaide Festival, Norwood concert hall. Adelaide Australia.
2007 Feb “The Object of Desire” La Mama, Carlton. Melbourne
2005 Jun “Homme Fatale” Fly on Wall Prod.-Pleasance Theatre, London, U.K.
2005 Jun “Fresh Pleasures” Fly on Wall Prod.-Pleasance Theatre, London, U.K.
2004 Jul “The Lost” Chapel off Chapel. Performing Arts Projects. Melb.
2004 Feb “1001 Night Stands” Midsummer Festival, Theatreworks, Melb.
2004 Feb “Home Fatal” Midsummer Festival Theatreworks, Melb.
2003 Aug “The Edge of Zero” Browns mart theatre. Darwin, Northern Territory, Aust.
2003 May “The War against Short Trousers” Chapel off Chapel, Melb. Aust.
2000 Jun ‘’Skylight’’ Beaumauris Theatre Co. Melb. Aust.
2000 Jan ‘’The Three Little Pigs’’ Jack of all Trade Prod. Melb Aust.
1994 Aug ‘’The three Musketeers” Seneca Productions. Melb. Aust.
2007 Feb Animation for documentary “Fearless” Screened at A.C.A Fed, Sq. Melb.
2006 Apr “Yellow glen TV commercial- art direction & design
2004 Jan “My Sister” Elizabeth Green Prod. V.C.A Melb. Aust.
2002 Jun ‘’Behave’’ (short film). Ripple Films. Melb .Aust.
2003 Mar ‘’One Perfect Day’’ Feature Film. Lightstream Films. Melb Aust.
Nominated for Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award for Best Art Direction