ABOUT

Tony Irving is a Melbourne-based artist, whose figurative work and often
ironic eye capture the world around, whether that world is an inner-urban
Australian street, a Baroque square in Sicily, a Los Angeles diner or a
contemporary perspective on still life.

He is represented by:

Fellia Melas
2 Moncur Street, Woollahra, NSW
Fellia Melas 61 2 9363 5616
felliamelasgallery.com.au

Lindberg Galleries,
High Street, Armadale, Vic

David Moulday,   P 0403 066 775
lindbergcontemporary.com.au
david@lindbergcontemporary.com.au

 

Exhibitions

2019 Finalist, Len Fox Award, Castlemaine, Vic
2018  Group show, ‘4 x 4’ , Fellia Melas, Woollahra, NSW
2018  Group show, ‘Slippery As”, Manningham Gallery, Vic 
2017  Beyond the Twilight Zone, Lindberg Galleries, Collingwood, Vic
2016  Studio Perspectives, Lindberg Galleries, Collingwood Vic
2015  Group show Lindberg Galleries, Collingwood Vic
2014  18 Paintings, Graham Geddes, Armadale Vic
2014  Group show, Vista, Charles Nodrum, Richmond
2013 Are we there yet? Eva Breuer Art Dealer

2010 Art fills the void, Eva Breuer Art Dealer
2009 Other places, other views, Eva Breuer Art Dealer

2009 40 x 40 group show, Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne
2009 ‘On paper’ group show, Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne
2008 ‘Who Knows Where, or Why’, Eva Breuer Art Dealer
2007 ‘On the edge’, Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne
2006 ‘Urbanscapes’, Eva Breuer Art Dealer
2005 ‘West world’, Eva Breuer Art Dealer
2004 ‘Streetside’, Eva Breuer Art Dealer
2003 ‘Memories and Imagination’, Dickerson Gallery, Richmond
2002 Selected works, Mahoney Gallery, Melbourne
2001 Selected works, Greythorne Galleries, Toorak
1996 Joint exhibition with Brian Dunlop and other realist painters,
1996 Charles Hewitt Gallery, Sydney
1995 Comic Art Images, Scope Gallery, Fitzroy
1990 ‘The Lanes of Melbourne’, etchings, Jester Press Gallery (Vic)
1990 Melbourne University Archives’ Sesquicentenary Exhibition
1986 David Dridan Gallery (McLaren Vale, SA)
1985 Sesquicentenary Exhibition, Melbourne Town Hall
1984 Howard Street Gallery (Perth)
1982 Ross Gallery (Melbourne)
1982 Artist-in-Residence, Trades Hall Council (Vic)
1981 Heyday Gallery, Melbourne
1976 D & S McFall, private exhibition of drawings & watercolours, completed in SE Asia
1975 Bartoni Gallery, Melbourne
1972 Winner, Camberwell Rotary Art Prize (Vic)
1971 Cremorne Galleries (NSW)
1968 Bear Lane Gallery (Oxford, UK), group show
1965 Australian Galleries, debut solo show
1966 Winner, John McCaughey Art Prize
1964 Victorian Artists Society, group show with Social Realists, Australian Galleries
1963 South Yarra Gallery, group show

A selection of portrait commissions

Jim Scott, Chairman, Pharmacy Guild of Australia
Julian Gardner, Public Advocate (commissioned by International House, Parkville, Melbourne University)
Commander Hailes, Royal College of Surgeons, Melbourne
Rector Jeremy Daily, Newman College, (University of Melbourne)
John Hepworth, memorial portrait

Private Commissions

1997-2012
Private commissions including copies of classical Dutch Master paintings, French Orientalist Gerome, Tiepolo and Velazquez; paintings for Crown Casino restaurant
Sculpture commission, Italianate frieze, based on Roman sarcophagus for Lady Potter’s private collection

1996
Commissions for private residences and commercial buildings in Jakarta (Indonesia) and Singapore, for South-East Asian design/interior company. Projects included three paintings (two panels, each 17′ x 9′ and one 17′ x 12 ‘) for the foyer of the Empire Tower building in central Jakarta and large murals for a major restaurant, as well as paintings in private residences

1989-97
Commissions for trompe l’oeil work including Raddison International Hotel (Melbourne) murals for Hayman Island Resort (Queensland);
panels for restoration work at Victorian Exhibition Buildings (Melbourne), Brunetti Cafe (Carlton, Melbourne);
Museum, Royal Australian Air Force Base, Wagga, NSW;
House & Garden magazine display for international interior design exhibition, plus many private commissions

Collections

Australian National Gallery, ACT
National Gallery of Victoria
Benalla Regional Gallery (Vic)
BHP Billiton Collection
Graham Geddes private collection (Vic)
Joseph Brown Collection (Vic)
Lady Potter private collection
McClelland Regional Gallery (Vic)
Melbourne City Council Collection
Macquarie University (NSW)
Monash University
Newman College, University of Melbourne
Pharmacy Guild of Australia (Vic)
Royal College of Surgeons (Vic)
St Vincent’s Hospital Art Collection (Vic)
State Bank of South Australia (SA)
Victorian School of Advanced Education (Vic)

1955-60 Dip. Art, Swinburne College, Melbourne; Studied at RMIT Melbourne and the National Art School, Melbourne
1966-71 Travelled through Europe, part-time study at Ruskin College, Oxford, England
1984-1998 Based in Melbourne. Taught part-time at Victorian Artists Society and private students
1982-83 Artist-in-residence, Trades Hall Council, Melbourne
1999-2001 Lived and worked part of each year in Indonesia and Singapore
2006 Travelled and worked in Italy
2006-2019  Travelling and painting, including on trips to Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Morocco, Spain, France, USA, Italy, Amsterdam, London, Mexico