Somewhere in the City: Urban Narratives by Robert Brownhall

“Robert Brownhall’s quirky painting style and signature birds-eye view of scenes, characterised by a strong connection to place, was informed by his day-job as a tree-climber for a tree lopping business run by his father (1990−2010). The moody nocturnes, broad sweep panoramas and gritty vignettes of urban life witnessed and translated into paint by Brownhall have extended the poetry associated with his city, Brisbane. Given the resonance of his largely south-east Queensland subject matter, the Brisbane-born and educated painter has garnered a loyal following. This exhibition, the first survey of his work, encompasses 20 years of painting and records, by the bye, the changing face of Brisbane during one of the most dynamic periods of its history.”

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