Anthony Breslin | The Art of Performance | The Art Hunter | Ep 52 | Now LIVE
In this episode of the Art Hunter, David Hunt talks to extraordinary artist Anthony Breslin who is a master of combining performance and art.
Anthony Breslin has been an original force within the Australian art scene ever since the late 90s. Up until his illness, he created more than 50 solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally, these include shows in Hong Kong, Zurich, Prague, Barcelona, Shanghai, Bern, London, and Dublin.
Anthony’s career spans over 30 years in a myriad of creative and artistic pursuits including painting, performance, poetry, design, and production. Now after battling blood cancer and surviving a bone marrow transplant, Anthony has refocused on his roots of visual art, drawing, and painting.
In 2016 Anthony sold his iconic gallery – The Breslin Gallery; an arts hub, community space, and cafe in Carnegie. The gallery and that chapter in the colourful kaleidoscope of his life and career were farewelled with his first Melbourne-based exhibition in 6 years ‘Exit the Blood Machine’.
His collection from that time contained 23 artworks that portrayed his journey through blood cancer, transplant, and beyond, many of the works included images of bones, cells, and death, and many of which were created during treatment, from his hospital room in The Alfred.
Anthony has produced and delivered many large-scale community and charity projects, he is passionate about working with various communities, marginalized groups, and schools to build awareness and focus on the importance of community, belonging, and rites of passage.
In The Art Hunter, David Hunt explores the artist with an in-depth look into their background; where they came from, the type and work they do, their latest work, and where they see the future.
Host: David Hunt
Producers: David Hunt and Simon Barnett (https://etainment.com.au/)
Director: Tim Barnett
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