Bruce Baycroft

Bruce Baycroft obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Canada, majoring in painting and sculpture. After working in photography for several years, clay became his principal medium. He produced sculptural and functional ceramics, participating in craft fairs and supplying shops and galleries across Canada. Over the past two decades he has gradually returned to his first love, painting. The landscape has been his primary subject matter, influences being Tonalist painters such as Charles Eaton, George Innes and, after moving to Australia, Arthur Streeton.

Now based in Melbourne for more than a decade, Baycroft is currently working on a series of paintings and drawings that are about the proliferation of residential and urban development in Melbourne. He is particularly interested in the unintentional aesthetic created by ordinary materials used in the construction of buildings. Elements like shade cloth, ageing plywood, temporary supports and scaffolding produce a visual dialogue he finds more interesting than the finished building itself.
  
Exhibition history
solo
2024
An Unintended Aesthetic, Tacit Art, Melbourne|
2012 Bruce Baycroft, Group Gallery, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
2006 Bruce Baycroft, Artspace, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
2002 Bruce Baycroft, Artspace, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
1988 Vernacular Landscapes II, Other Art Gallery, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
1976 Vernacular Landscapes, Prince George Art Gallery, British Columbia, Canada

group
2023  Artbox, Tacit Art, Melbourne
2022  A1 Darebin Art Salon,  Bundoora Homestead Gallery, Melbourne
2020  A1 Darebin Art Salon,  Bundoora Homestead Gallery, Melbourne
2018  A1 Darebin Art Salon,  Bundoora Homestead Gallery, Melbourne
2017  Contemporary Art Society Burnley Harbour Show, Melbourne
Small Works Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
2016  Contemporary Art Society Burnley Harbour Show, Melbourne
40 x 40, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
2015  Contemporary Art Society Burnley Harbour Show, Melbourne
Small Works Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
2014  Small Works PrizeBrunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
2011 Group ShowGroup Gallery, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada