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I'm a Illustrator & artist from the inner-western suburbs of Melbourne‚ Australia. I moved to Melbourne from Adelaide in 2001. My style is Illustrative & graphic from my commercial art experience. I paint with acrylic paint on stretched canvas on made to order frames. Gloss varnished when finished. My paintings are in collections in Adelaide‚ Melbourne‚ Sydney‚ Perth‚ Hobart (Australia)‚ Singapore‚ Hong Kong‚ Aarhus (Denmark)‚ Ventabren (France) and New York (USA).

Education

University of South Australia (Bachelor of Design - Illustration design) 1995 - 1998
Adelaide central school of art (Drawing 1&2‚ Life drawing‚ Graphic Design‚ Illustration) 1994
Hyde Park School of Art & Design - Adelaide (Certificate of Graphic Design) 1993

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions: 
Hobsons Bay City Council: Art In Public Places 2007
Hobsons Bay Nursery and Gallery
342 Melbourne Rd‚ Newport VIC
1st of March to 30th of April 2007

Mike adey: al caffe numero cinque!
Cafe No.5
86 Lygon Street‚ East Brunswick VIC
9th of November 2007 to 3rd of January 2008

Hobsons Bay City Council: Art In Public Places 2008
Iceberg Cafe and Bar
Nelson Place‚ Williamstown VIC
1st of March to 30th of April 2008

Hobsons Bay Nursery and Gallery
342 Melbourne Rd‚ Newport VIC
April to September 2008

Famous Blue Raincoat
25b Vernon Street‚ South Kingsville VIC
From 3rd September 2008 to March 2009

Hobsons Bay City Council: Art In Public Places 2009
Famous Blue Raincoat (Food & Wine Exhibition)
25b Vernon Street‚ South Kingsville VIC
From 1st March 2009 to 10th of May 2009

Cafe no.5
5 Centre Place‚ Melbourne (off Flinders Lane) VIC 
14th September 2009 – November 2010

Hobsons Bay City Council: Art In Public Places 2010
Famous Blue Raincoat 
25b Vernon Street‚ South Kingsville VIC
From 1st March 2010 to 18th of April 2010

Famous Blue Raincoat 
25b Vernon Street‚ South Kingsville VIC
From 19th of April 2010 – November 2010

Hobsons Bay City Council: Art In Public Places 2011
Famous Blue Raincoat 
25b Vernon Street‚ South Kingsville VIC
From 7th March 2011 to 17th of April 2011

ArtBoy gallery: Showcase exhibition
99 Greville Street‚ Prahran VIC
From 23rd June 2011 to 30th June 2011

The Mike Adey Experience: exhibition
The Walkway Gallery - Tatiara Civic Centre & Keith Institute
43 Woolshed Street‚ Bordertown SA
From 6th September 2013 to 27th September 2013


Press

Art/Edit Magazine (AU)‚ Art Collector Magazine (AU)‚ Australian Artists United - Blog‚ Home Concept Magazine (Malaysia)‚ Curvy-world.com (AU)‚ Same-Same website (AU)‚ Time Out Magazine (Melbourne)‚ D.A.M magazine (USA).

Influences

Mike is influenced by many of the modern artists like Picasso‚ Warhol‚ and Lichtenstein. As well as the Australian modern artists of Nolan‚ Tucker‚ Blackman and Shead. But the 1990's Australian surf clothing brand and artwork icon "Mambo" really opened his eyes to Illustration and painting while he was at University. Mambo brought colourful‚ graphic and sometimes humorous ideas with an Australian touch which inspired Mike‚ and he thought "I can do that!"…so he did! In 2005‚ Mike moved away from the graphic design and illustration world and started to paint on canvas.

80cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Acrylic on stretched cotton canvas
$1,015
30cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Acrylic paint on wooden circular panel
$290
60cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas/gloss varnished
$825
121cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas/gloss varnish
$1,090
154cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas/gloss varnished
$985
198cm (W) x 102cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas/gloss varnished
$1,270
60cm (W) x 60cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas/gloss varnish
$825
76cm (W) x 101cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas/gloss varnished
$1,320
150cm (W) x 80cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas/gloss varnish
$2,700