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mike adey

Mike Adey is an Illustrator and painter living in the inner-western suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. Born in Adelaide, South Australia in 1972, Mike trained as Illustrator at the University of South Australia (1995 – 1998). After graduating with a Bachelor of Design (Illustration Design) in 1999, he moved to Melbourne, Victoria in 2001.

Mike is influenced by many of the modern artists like Picasso, Warhol, and Lichtenstein. As well as the Australian modern artists of Nolan, Tucker, Blackman and Shead. But the 1990’s Australian surf clothing brand and artwork icon “Mambo” really opened his eyes to Illustration and painting while he was at University. Mambo brought colourful, graphic and sometimes humorous ideas with an Australian touch which inspired Mike, and he thought  “I can do that!”…so he did! In 2005, Mike moved away from the graphic design and illustration world and started to paint on canvas.

Since then, Mike has exhibited every year since 2007 with the Hobsons Bay City Councils “Art in Public Places” art program. In 2009 his art was judged by two guest judges from the VCA as “Highly commended”. Mike has also had successful group/solo exhibitions around Melbourne. In 2011 was the first time he exhibited overseas, in a group show in Denmark.

Mike’s paintings are already in private collections in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth (Australia), Århus (Denmark), Ventabren (France), and New York (USA).

one hundredth gallery is proud to be working as a sales agent for Mike Adey.

To inquire about, or purchase Mike’s work, please contact Charles at one hundredth gallery at charles@100thgallery.com or 0413 00 1234.

 

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Education

  • 1995-1998, University of South Australia, Bachelor of Design (Illustration Design)
  • 1994, Adelaide Central School of Art, Short Courses: Drawing 1&2,Life Drawing, Graphic Design, Illustration

Group Exhibitions

  • 2012, FanBoy vs. ArtBoy: Fairytales and fables exhibition, ArtBoy Gallery, Prahran VIC
  • 2011, FanBoy vs. ArtBoy: Sci-Fi exhibition, ArtBoy Gallery, Prahran VIC
  • 2011, The summer is magic, Galleri Tom Franke, Næstved, Denmark
  • 2011, FanBoy vs. ArtBoy: Comics exhibition, ArtBoy Gallery, Prahran VIC
  • 2011, StreetSmart: No Reserve Art Auction 2011, The Substation, Newport VIC
  • 2011, FanBoy vs. ArtBoy: Videogames exhibition, ArtBoy Gallery, Prahran VIC
  • 2010, BSG (Brunswick Street Gallery), Painting 10B Exhibition, Fitzroy VIC
  • 2010, ArtBoy Gallery, Prahran VIC
  • 2010, Old Post Office Gallery, Seymour VIC
  • 2010, Galerie Tara: May Fundraiser Group Exhibition, Galerie Tara, Kew VIC
  • 2010, LavART on the Wall : Art in Public Places, Laverton Community Centre, Laverton VIC
  • 2010, StreetSmart: No Reserve Art Auction 2010, Louis Joel Gallery, Altona VIC
  • 2009, StreetSmart Art Auction, Louis Joel Gallery, Altona VIC
  • 2009, Artistry Galleries, 10 x 4 exhibition: Malvern VIC
  • 1998, Rocket: Illustration Graduation Book Launch, Rubikon Room, Adelaide
  • 1997, Life Drawing Exhibition, FAD Gallery, Adelaide

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2011, ArtBoy gallery: Showcase exhibition, Prahran VIC
  • 2011, Hobsons Bay City Council: Art In Public Places, Famous Blue Raincoat, South Kingsville VIC
  • 2010, Famous Blue Raincoat, South Kingsville VIC
  • 2010, Hobsons Bay City Council: Art In Public Places, Famous Blue Raincoat, South Kingsville VIC
  • 2009, Cafe no.5, Melbourne VIC
  • 2009, Hobsons Bay City Council: Art In Public Places, Famous Blue Raincoat, South Kingsville VIC
  • 2009, Famous Blue Raincoat, South Kingsville VIC
  • 2008, Hobsons Bay Nursery and Gallery, Newport VIC
  • 2008, Hobsons Bay City Council: Art In Public Places, Iceberg Cafe and Bar, Williamstown VIC
  • 2008, Mike adey: al caffe numero cinque! Cafe No.5, East Brunswick VIC
  • 2007, Hobsons Bay City Council: Art In Public Places, Hobsons Bay Nursery and Gallery, Newport VIC

Awards

  • 2009, Hobsons Bay City Council: Art In Public Places, “Highly Commended” for exhibition by guest judges from VCA
  • 2009 Abaf awards: Toyota Community Award, Western region artists, Western region businesses and Hobsons Bay City Council.

Publications

  • 2011, Timeout Melbourne (Aus), Interviewed for FanBoy vs. ArtBoy: Comics group exhibition
  • 2010, D.A.M. Magazine (USA), Issue 12 February 2010