Brett Colquhoun


Lives and works in Melbourne

Brett Colquhoun's lightness of touch results in paintings and drawings that exude a strange and elegant mystery. Forever in search of ways to articulate states of being, moments in time and ways of seeing the world, Colquhoun produces moments of introspection where figurative elements provide a way into more timeless and profound issues.

Colquhoun has a distinguished exhibiting history, having been part of the pivotal Australian institutions Art Projects, Gertrude Street and Pinacotheca. Since 1982 Colquhoun has regularly exhibited paintings, holding numerous solo shows at Sutton Gallery, Melbourne. Recent group exhibitions include MELBOURNE/BRISBANE: punk/art/music, then and now, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2010, and The Shilo Project, curated by Chris McAuliffe, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne and Wangaratta Art Gallery, Victoria, 2009. He has also participated in many major exhibitions, including Phenomena New Painting in Australia: 1, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2001; 1st Adelaide Biennial, Art Gallery of South Australia, 1990; and Perspecta, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1983. In 2011 Colquhoun was a finalist in the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria. His work is held in several public collections including the City of Melbourne, Monash University Collection, National Gallery of Australia and Queensland Art Gallery.


Brett Colquhoun CV 2018

Artwork by Brett Colquhoun

Breath 1, 2011

acrylic on canvas
56 x 43cm