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Spring Digest

Welcome to the brucedaniel.ART new quarterly digest for lovers of art and the Australian landscape – we hope it does not cause you indigestion! Inside you will find some tasty morsels from Bruce's previous and current exhibitions with a minimal side serve of commentary.

It is critical for an artist to have an audience, so we would love you to share this with friends or family who may be interested. If there is something that you would like to see in the next edition (or never see again), your feedback and suggestions would be appreciated.

Bruce and Helen

Chronicles of the Accidental Nomads

In June, we set off on a short trip to Scotts Head with our painting gear, laptops and one small suitcase. When Sydney was subsequently plunged into lockdown, we chose to take our art making on the road and became accidental nomads. I hasten to add we are fully vaccinated, fully compliant with public health orders and were fully locked down for 5 weeks at Tathra Beach!
We spent three months painting and collecting new material for artworks in beachside ‘retreats’, three of these courtesy of generous friends. Along the way we encountered many iconic Australians - wallabies, echidnas, community minded vintners, snow-bound farmers in Crookwell, and salty surfers.
You can watch the Accidental Nomad Collection grow on Bruce's Instagram account or website!
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Recent Commissions

Weather Vanes - Oil on canvas - 101 x 101 cm

Completed during our sojourn on the Sapphire coast of NSW, Weather Vanes depicts stunning rock formations at Potato Point – home of traditional owners, the Yuin. We installed it on our way back to Sydney.

Bruce's approach to a commission is: tell him what you like, he'll paint a picture and if you don't like it you don't have to buy it. Win-win all round!
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New Works for Sale

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Glacial Jigsaw (Turimetta 1) - Oil on canvas -- 101 x 76 cm


This is one of the new artworks in Bruce's Accidental Nomad series. Turimetta's rock platforms shape shift with the seasons on Sydney's Northern Beaches.
The Ocean Slumbers (Depot Beach) - Oil on canvas -- 101 x 76 cm


Depot Beach is a hidden gem in the middle of Murramarang National Park.

There are more works underway or in planning, so feel free to inquire if you're looking for something different.

Recent Exhibition Update

Coastal Exposure: Rocks from Deep Time, was the theme of Bruce’s solo exhibition at Art Space on the Concourse Chatswood in June 2021. It was a thrill to welcome so many people to the opening night (we haven’t seen a crowd that big since) and we appreciate the support of all who attended.
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Current Exhibition

Love Where We Live II - Group Exhibition

Mist Gallery - Shop 3, 2-6 Pandanus Parade
Cabarita Beach, NSW 2488
Open to the end of November

Four of Bruce's artworks featuring Cabarita Beach are included in the exhibition, so do drop in if you're up that way. It's a great place for a summer holiday!
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Upcoming Exhibition

Crackpot Studios & Gallery - Group Exhibition

20 Lawrence St, Freshwater, NSW 2096
Opens December 2021

Bruce will be exhibiting a selection of paintings in the Crackpot Gallery Christmas exhibition.
Crackpot is a relatively new studio gallery established by four Sydney ceramicists - well worth a visit. Perhaps we'll see you there!

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