My art explores the process of movement in society and humanity. My photomontage style is a process of production that tells a story of everyday life within the subject.
A word from an observer, Richard Sleeman. London, UK. “Just like his art shows, Brett curates imagery through the face of iconic symbolism creating a microcosm within reality. Ashby plays with the standards of beauty to communicate savagely funny messages that tell his story, your story, our story or whatever you see it to be.”
My recent work involved the ideas of movement and capturing our physical actions represented as art. This has developed from interest in educational theories and projects involving community engagement. These have directly related back to my exploration of society and reality. The impact of others has shifted my thought process within artistic practice to further engage and elaborate on the thoughts and actions of society as a collective.
“Exploration through present day realities, I document people, places and spaces through photography. Mixed media techniques lead to completed works on timber, pre-loved furniture, objects etc. Resin, oil and acrylics are found in my studio”... Brett Ashby.
2014 Louey and Lane Gallery, Glen Huntly April- present.
2013 Wireless Art Program
2013 Casey Contemporary Art Show 2013,
2013 Camm Art
2013 Casey Mobile Art iMax
2012 100th Gallery, Prahran, Dec.
2012 N.gym exhibition, Liechtenstein, Aug.
2012 European Driving Escapade Art Tour
2012 Brick Lane Gallery exhibition, East London, UK.
2012 AAF Melbourne, A5, Royal Exhibition Buildings, Carlton, May.
2012 ASHBYS PLACE, London Olympics
2012 Art Show, London, Mar - Aug.
2012 AAF Brussels, Tour and Taxis, Brussels, 9-12 Feb.
2012 AAF Milano, Superstudio Piu, Tortona, Feb.
2011 East London Design Show, Shoreditch Town Hall, 1-4 Dec.
2011 Buy Art fair, Manchester City, UK, 27-30 Oct.
2011 Art Singapore, AAF 3 Tank Rd, 3/F Singapore, Nov.
2011 Milan Art Prize, Winner, Blindonkey New York, New Atlantic Gallery.
2011 Art Melbourne, A5, Royal Exhibition Buildings, Carlton, May.
2011 Hawthorn Studio and Gallery, solo show, Burwood Rd, Hawthorn, May.
2011 Kodak Salon, Centre of Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy, June.
2011 Herald Sun, Camberwell Rotary Art Show, April.
2011 Tastes of Chapel, ART-Town Chapel off Chapel, March - (WINNER).
2011 Hawthorn Studio and Gallery (summer show) 1 Dec - Feb 12.
2010 Art Melbourne Solo gallery E20, Royal Exhibition Buildings Carlton.
2010 Art Sydney Solo Gallery C2 Moore Park, Sydney.
2010 Artist Wanted, Photographic prize, NYC.
2009 Tastes of Chapel, ART-Town Olsen Hotel, Chapel Street. (WINNER)
2009 Artoconecto BOmb 2, The American Dream, 941 NE 84th St, Miami FL. Art Basel
Artist in residency - youth collaborations, Heritage Hill Estate and Museum, Dandenong.
2014 City of Casey- Public artwork at Casey Fields Rugby Pavilion, Berwick & Cranbourne.
2014 City of Casey- Artist Ping Pong Project.
2014 Cardinia Shire- Public artist featuring new works on glass at Cardinia Life, YMCA.
2014 Artist in residency and Contemporary artist guest speaker, Etham High School,.
2014 Artist in residency Beaconhills College, Pakenham.
2013 Stonnington Council, Arts Burst feature artist, Art Van.
2103 Artist collaboration cover art- Deondrae Porter, New York.
2014 Art in Year 8 centre commercial interior artworks, Beaconhills College, Pakenham.
2013 Artist in residency art/ education project Beaconhills College, Berwick.
2012 City of Casey public art, The Photo Connection, Berwick.