My adopted city of Melbourne, where I have lived for over fifty years, is evolving not only demographically but also physically. New buildings are erected; old buildings are demolished; some are iconic and have a story to tell. That's where I come in to show that story and give some sense to that landscape. I work from sketches done in situ, photographs, and preliminary studies. I research the significance of the buildings and how they are placed in their immediate surroundings; and then I place a solitary figure to give a sense of place. These figures are neither bitter nor ironic. Instead they are comfortable in their place. The city of Melbourne will be my inspiration for many years to come.
ALDO BELLEMO CV
Born in Chioggia (Venezia) Italy
Migrated to Australia in the early sixties.
Australian in 1966.
Graduated in Architecture in 1974 from R M I T
Registered as an Architect in 1975.
Won 3 Awards "The Age-RAIA House of the week citation".
taught Architectural Design and Drafting at Box Hill TAFE College.
1987 Venetian Night. Wyreena Community Art Centre. Croydon
1987 Just the beginning. Casareccia,Carlton
1987. 10 pastels of Phillip Island. Wyreena Community Art Centre.
1988. 6 pastels of Chioggia Chioggia (Venezia)
1989. Festa Della Repubblica Italiana secondo premio
2001. Bloom'n Nudes. The Hut Gallery. Ferntree Gully
2006. Painting From Nature. The Hut Gallery. Ferntree Gully
2012. Jack Montgomery award. Sherbrooke Art Society
2016. A sense of Place. Quadrant Gallery, Hawthorn
2017. Group exhibition. Quadrant Gallery, Hawthorn.
2018. Melbourne . Quadrant Gallery, Hawthorn.
In between my solo exhibitions I won many awards at shows:
Best in show
Best in oil- acrylics
Best in drawings