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, 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. As a mixed media artist previously working as a professional producer and animator in commercial television, I have an understanding of media as a whole and have found that this experience has influenced my artistic development across the last 7 years. I have come to realise that my past experiences and work focus has been on studying the motion and potential energy of matter. From activities ranging from my strong engagement with state-level soccer right through to my work as an animator and my continued exploration of electronics and media technology. New projects involve my study of what I once considered a hobby or a talent of mine to now being the device for my art and community awareness. In commercialised hobbies such as skateboarding and drumming I have found the rhythm and energy that connects artistic practice. This newfound method of connecting and engaging with society has informed my art. “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.

Artist Australia, contemporary artist servicing
Alpine Shire Council Ararat Rural City Council Ballarat City Council Banyule City Council Bass Coast Shire Council Baw Baw Shire Council Bayside City Council Benalla Rural City Council Boroondara City Council Brimbank City Council Buloke Shire Council Campaspe Shire Council Cardinia Shire Council Casey City Council Central Goldfields Shire Council Colac Otway Shire Council Corangamite Shire Council Darebin City Council East Gippsland Shire Council Frankston City Council Gannawarra Shire Council Glen Eira City Council Glenelg Shire Council Golden Plains Shire Council Greater Bendigo City Council Greater Dandenong City Council Greater Geelong City Council Greater Shepparton City Council Hepburn Shire Council Hindmarsh Shire Council Hobsons Bay City Council Horsham Rural City Council Hume City Council Indigo Shire Council Kingston City Council Knox City Council Latrobe City Council Loddon Shire Council Macedon Ranges Shire Council Manningham City Council Mansfield Shire Council Maribyrnong City Council Maroondah City Council Melbourne City Council Melton City Council Mildura Rural City Council Mitchell Shire Council Moira Shire Council Monash City Council Moonee Valley City Council Moorabool Shire Council Moreland City Council Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Mount Alexander Shire Council Moyne Shire Council Murrindindi Shire Council Nillumbik Shire Council Northern Grampians Shire Council Port Phillip City Council Pyrenees Shire Council Borough of Queenscliffe South Gippsland Shire Council Southern Grampians Shire Council Stonnington City Council Strathbogie Shire Council Surf Coast Shire Council Swan Hill Rural City Council Towong Shire Council Wangaratta Rural City Council Warrnambool City Council Wellington Shire Council West Wimmera Shire Council Whitehorse City Council Whittlesea City Council Wodonga City Council Wyndham City Council Yarra City Council Yarra Ranges Shire Council Yarriambiack Shire Council SOLO EXHIBITIONS May, 2014 Nexus Modern Art Jan, 2013 City of Casey Council Chambers Mar, 2012 Brick Lane Gallery exhibition, East London, UK Jun, 2012 JL Gallery, London Olympics Feb, 2012 AAF Brussels, Tour and Taxis, Brussels
 Feb, 2012 AAF Milano, Superstudio Piu, Tortona Dec, 2011 East London Design Show, Shoreditch Town Hall
 Oct, 2011 Buy Art fair, Manchester City, Uk Nov, 2011 Art Singapore, AAF 3 Tank Rd, 3/F Singapore May, 2011 Art Melbourne, A5, Royal Exhibition Buildings, Carlton May, 2011 Hawthorn Studio and Gallery, solo show, Burwood Rd, Hawthorn May, 2010 Art Melbourne E20, Royal Exhibition Buildings Carlton Aug, 2010 Art Sydney Gallery C2 Moore Park, Sydney 
 GROUP EXHIBITIONS Jan, 2014 Louey and Lane Gallery, Glen Huntly Dec, 2013 Casey Contemporary Art Show May, 2013 Camm Art Apr, 2013 Casey Mobile Art iMax Dec, 2012 100th Gallery, Prahran Aug, 2012 N.gym exhibition, Liechtenstein Sep, 2012 European Driving Escapade Art Tour May 2012 AAF Melbourne, A5, Royal Exhibition Buildings, Carlton Jun, 2011 Kodak Salon, Centre of Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy Apr, 2011 Herald Sun, Camberwell Rotary art show Feb, 2011 Hawthorn Studio and Gallery (summer show) AWARDS 2011 Milan Art Prize, Winner, Blindonkey New York, New Atlantic Gallery 2011 Tastes of Chapel, ART-Town Chapel off Chapel, March 2011 (Winner)
 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 PROFESSIONAL 2007-2014 Professional artist- photomontage, painting, animation, professional mixed media artist 2001-2014 Photographer- private, professional commissions 2007-2009 Senior Producer/EFP and ENG cameraman- WIN TV ACHIEVEMENTS 2014 Wireless Art- Artist in residence- Run out of education program, Victoria Digital Artist Residencies: Documentary photographer/ Artist. 2011 London and Europe- Private/ group exhibitions. Residency around Europe- European Escapade, UK- curator, professional artist- 2 years 2009 Southern USA documentary: Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Durango, Cortez, San Juan Mountains, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Amarillo, Dallas, Little Rock, Memphis, New Orleans, Pensacola, Miami, Orlando, Saint Augustine, Savannah, Charleston, Raleigh, Richmond, Washington Dc, Philadelphia and New York 2007 Europe documentary: London, Paris, Nice, Canes, Barcelona, Madrid, Liechtenstein, Lyon, Florence, Venice, Vienna, Rome, Berlin, Hamburg, St Goar, Brussels, and Amsterdam 2006 English documentary: London, Derbyshire, Manchester, Devonshire, Birmingham, Nottingham, Yorkshire, Edinburgh, Warwickshire and Newcastle COLLECTIONS 2014 Louey and Lane Gallery, Glenhuntly Nexus Modern Art LG&GR Ashby Pty ltd. 2006-2014 Private COMMISSIONS Private Commissions 2014 Painting-Officer, Victoria 2013 Photographic/Painting- Toorak Towers, South Yarra, Victoria 2013 Art in houses- Bathroom. Carnegie, Victoria 2013 Sculpture- photomontage record player, South Yarra, Victoria 2013 Photomontage- Mulgrave, Victoria 2013 Sculpture- Photomontage chair. Richmond, London, UK. 2012 Portrait- motor cross champion. Vaduz, Liechtenstein Public Commissions Nov, 2014 Artist in residency Beaconhills College, Pakenham Nov, 2014 Art in Year 8 centre commercial interior artworks, Beaconhills College, Pakenham Oct, 2014 Sculpture by the sea, Sydney Aug, 2014 StreetWORKS City of Maribyrnong Council, Footscray bridge public art Aug, 2014 City of Casey- Public art Casey Fields Rugby Pavilion, Berwick Cranbourne Jul, 2014 Health and well-being, video youth services, City Of Greater Dandenong Jun, 2014 Outr, Morwell winter arts festival, projection project Jun, 2014 City of Casey- Artist Ping Pong Project, Doveton, Victoria May, 2014 Art Town 2014- Art Almanac prize artist. May, 2014 Heritage Hill Museum and gardens, resident artist Feb, 2014 Cardinia Shire- Public art on glass at Cardinia Life, YMCA Feb, 2014 Contemporary artist guest speaker, Eltham High School Oct, 2013 Stonnington Council, Arts Burst feature artist, Art Van Aug, 2013 Artist collaboration cover art- Deondrae Porter, New York Jul, 2013 Artist in residency art/ education project Beaconhills College, Berwick Dec, 2012 City of Casey public art, The Photo Connection, Berwick REVIEWS AND PUBLICITY Jun, 2014 Herald Sun, PoPP table paint and skate Jul, 2014 City of Casey, Leader Newspaper Jun, 2014 Stonnington Leader, Art Town May 2014 Star News, Berwick, Pakenham Aug, 2013 Art furniture- Grand Designs Home Australia Aug, 2013 Art Book Guy, USA Jun, 2013 Courier Mail, Brisbane Y column May, 2013 Beacon Hills College Lux Lucent society dinner presentation Dec, 2012 Casey Leader, Casey Gazette, Photo Connection May, 2012 Q + A Desktop Magazine, Melbourne May, 2012 Acclaim Magazine, Melbourne, ‘Go Hard, Risk it All’ Apr, 2012 East Thames online, Public Art exhibition at Taylor Place, London Feb, 2012 Art map.Tv Milan Jan, 2012 Il Globo, Milano news paper- Milan, Italy May, 2011 Art Shine, Sydney, Interview with artist Brett Ashby, online May, 2011 Manchester Confidential, Buy art fair is back Jul, 2010 Illawarra Mercury, Ashby’s love of the gong lights up busy street, Wollongong, NSW Jun, 2010 Casey Weekly, In the mind of Brett + How he colours the world Jan, 2010 Illawarra Mercury. Mt Keira man takes on Obama, Sydney, NSW