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Renew Participants: Brett Ashby – Inner Essence

Escala, 377 Docklands Drive, Docklands
gallery | live art

Brett Ashby is a multidisciplinary artist, performer, director and author from Naarm, Australia. Ashby’s art practice includes, sculpture, performance, film, painting, music, and major public commissions, framing Ashby as a prodigious figure in the contemporary experimental film world. Ashby is recognisable for his unique methods of practice employing a skateboard or surfboard as a tool to paint aura. His work is linked through a poetic and intuitive sensitivity to the expressive potential of space, light, colour, context and materials.

Ashby directed the short film ‘The One I Love’ and received Best Short Film awards in 2023, from countries such as Italy, Switzerland, Serbia, Russia and was awarded Best Inspirational Film at the 8 & Halfilm Awards.

His work is in various collections worldwide, including Berlin, Texas, Cape Town, Edinburgh, Geneva, Sri Lanka, London, Paris, New York, Miami, Tokyo, Dubai, Tennessee, and many parts of Australasia.