Press Release: Brendon Darby & Ian Dickinson 'Duet Two' Exhibition


Yallingup Galleries is thrilled to announce the third striking exhibition under new ownership.

Brendon Darby and Ian Dickinson - “Duet Two”

Saturday 21st January to Saturday 4th February

This exhibition will bring together the works of Brendon Darby and Ian Dickinson - showcasing two iconic Western Australian Landscape Artists in a “Duet Two”. Both Artists focus their painting on the beauty of West Australia’s environment, its preservation, and our place within it.


Brendon spent his formative years in Perth and, from an early age had a passion for, and connection to the environment. The freedom to explore this during his youth encouraged a pathway to combine his love of the Australian bush with his profession as a musician and an artist.

“Apart from the privilege of showing with Ian Dickinson in this exhibition ‘Duet Two’, I’m also going to paint ‘two’ of my favourite subjects, the North West and South West of Western Australia’s incredible landscape.

I’m still amazed, that I have such a diverse selection of subjects here in my home in WA.

These opportunities are best represented with the contrast between the rugged beauty of the North West’s Kimberley and Hammersley and the subtle forests and waterways of our Southwest region. As opposites attract, I hope the resulting works sit comfortably together. as in a harmonious Duet.” – Brendon Darby.


After obtaining a Diploma in Art (Industrial Design) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Ian worked as a graphic designer and illustrator in Melbourne and Canberra for ten years. Moving to WA in 1988, first to Cape Range National Park near Exmouth and then to Roleystone in 1996 he continued to work as a freelance illustrator and artist, preparing artwork based on Western Australia’s natural history.

“In my art I try to deconstruct the Western Australian landscape into simpler picture elements of form, line, colour and space, using their interplay to compose an aesthetic, abstract design whilst attempting not to destroy its identity and mood.

I make no political or social comment in my art.  My work is focused on the beauty and expanse of the WA environment and our place within it. The reality and consequences of our impact provide another layer of interest.” – Ian Dickinson

These two artists are masters of painting the WA landscape with uniquely different styles. Join us in celebrating these Iconic Australian artists with important pieces to invest in.

Exhibition Opening: Saturday 21st January at 5.30pm

Open 10am – 4pm every day until Saturday 4th February.

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