Anthony Breslin

Anthony Breslin

Artists Statement

Anthony Breslin’s career spans over 24yrs in a myriad of creative and artists pursuits including painting, performance, poetry, design and production. Now after battling blood cancer and surviving a bone marrow transplant Anthony’s career veers back to it’s roots of visual art, drawing and painting, as he prepares to settle into a new home studio in bayside Melbourne.

In 2016 Anthony sold his iconic gallery “The Breslin Gallery”; an arts hub, community space and café’ in Carnegie. The gallery and that chapter in the colourful kaleidoscope of his life and career was farewelled with his first Melbourne based exhibition in 6 years “Exit the Blood Machine” His most recent collection 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 Breslin has been an original force within the Australian art scene ever since the late 90’s. 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. Breslin has also attained great success as a unique theatrical performance and installation artist, creating an abundance of performances and presentations at a diverse range of events and venues. Anthony performed at the Melbourne Convention Centre for the closing ceremony of the Parliament of World Religions, as well as performing at the “Signature of M” art prize gala night at the Central Pier Venue in Docklands, Melbourne and the Conscientia Festival in Salt Lake City, United States.

Breslin has also produced and performed in his own productions at New Quay, Docklands, Greenwood Gallery, Wax Studios and Theatreworks, along with a unique project in the Myer window, Bourke St Melbourne and a variety of festivals and concerts including an Australia Day concert at Federation Square. Breslin’s groundbreaking production “TRYBE” An opera in Paint” has been performed over three seasons in ever evolving incarnations to much public acclaim since 2006.

Breslin has produced and delivered many large-scale community and charity projects, he is passionate about working with various community, marginalized groups and schools to build awareness and focus on the importance of community, belonging, and rites of passage.


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