My drawings have been predominately inspired from old family photographs. They explore themes of family relationships, aloneness and isolation, memory and nostalgia, and the mysterious in nature and in urban settings.

I see my drawings as being akin to stills from an imaginary newsreel – where the camera is able to capture aspects of a world not normally visible. The medium I use is predominately graphite – in particular the 2B pencil.

Over the past few years I have been exploring more abstract themes, focusing especially on the subjectivity and dream-life of childhood, parallel worlds and the supernatural, along with the symbolism and workings of the subconscious.

– Angus Cummings

VIEW SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND COLLECTIONS

ANGUS CUMMINGS

Born Melbourne 1957

Education

1978 Diploma of Art, Film and Television, Swinburne, Melbourne

Selected Exhibitions

1988 David Ellis Fine Art, Fitzroy

1989 David Ellis Fine Art, Fitzroy

1990 David Ellis Fine Art, Fitzroy

1992 Lyall Burton Fine Art, Fitzroy

2002 Level 11 Gallery, Melbourne Ballan and Pannan Galleries, Beaumaris, Group Show

2003 Hilton Hotel, Melbourne Airport

2006 Ballan and Pannan Galleries, Armadale, Group Show Brightspace Gallery, St Kilda, Group Show

2010 Ballan and Pannan Galleries, Sorrento, Group Show

Collections
Victorian State Library,

Griffith University Queensland

Selected Bibliography & Documentaries

1988 Terry Lane interview on ‘Views of an East Ringwood Childhood’ Exhibition, Radio 3LO

1988 Article on ‘Views of an East Ringwood Childhood’ Exhibition, The Herald

1988 Film story on ‘Views of an East Ringwood Childhood’ Exhibition, 7.30 Report

1990 Program closer on 1990 Exhibition of Recent Works, 7.30 Report 1990 Mary Lou Jelbart review on 1990 Exhibition of Recent Works, ABC Radio

 

Selected Filmography

1991 Art Director, ‘Cruelest Plague’, Music Video, Hellveln

1992 Art Director, ‘Male Monster from the Id’, Music Video, The Chills

1992 Art Director, ‘Faith’, Music Video, The Dukes (featuring Sean Kelly)

1992 Script Editor/Consultant, feature film ‘Romper Stomper’, director Geoffrey Wright

1993 Director, Editor, Writer ‘Days of Rust’, Music Video, INXS

1994 Script Editor, feature film ‘Metal Skin’, director Geoffrey Wright

1996 Script Consultant, feature film ‘To Have and to Hold’, director John Hillcoat

1997 Script Editor/Consultant, ‘Possum’, director Brad McGann

2006 Composer (Smedley & Rolphe), electronic music score, feature film ‘Macbeth’, director Geoffrey Wright

Bad Leanne 2010
Bad Leanne 2010
Birthday party 1988 (detail)
Birthday party 1988 (detail)
Father 2011
Father 2011
Maurice 2010
Maurice 2010
Eye (detail) 1998 (1)
Eye (detail) 1998 (1)
Dreaming 1989
Dreaming 1989
Remembrance 2010
Remembrance 2010
Life is Different Here 2007
Life is Different Here 2007
Marie 2011
Marie 2011
Return of the Firstborn 1990
Return of the Firstborn 1990
The Eager Collegian 1988
The Eager Collegian 1988
The Gardens 1988
The Gardens 1988
Wantirna South 2010
Wantirna South 2010