The Bromley Room located in the historic Peters Ice Cream Factory at West Village will open for the last time on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March, before going into hibernation to make way for building renovations. The temporary close will not end the Bromley & Co West Village partnership, with the renowned Australian artist’s sculptures and paintings to reappear in a few months in an exciting new space.
Multiple Archibald Prize finalist David Bromley first opened the doors to the Bromley Room in April 2017 as an arts and events studio that included a specially commissioned exhibition of Bromley’s works. After 12 months and thousands of visitors, the Bromley Room art studio will close to allow renovation works to start on West Village’s latest development.
Bromley and his wife Yuge curated the exhibition as part of a 12 month artist-in-residence project that resulted from a commitment by West Village to bring art onto the site and invest in the local community. The studio has also included some of the Blackman by Bromley series, original works painted in collaboration with famed Australian artist Charles Blackman and his family.
Works by Brisbane street artist Lucks, who has been mentored by Bromley, have also been featured previously in the studio. Events hosted at the Bromley Room have raised more than $17,000 for charities, including Alzheimer’s Australia, Anglicare, Beanies for Brain Cancer, Youngcare, Chhori Chhari Children’s Foundation and Australian Cancer Research Foundation.
The Peters Ice Cream Factory and adjacent Ice Cream Cone Factory are both heritage listed properties, forming a central part of the $1 billion 2.6 hectare West Village master planned urban renewal.
Readers also enjoyed this story about the CEX art project.