P.O. Box 346
Church Point NSW 2105
Born in Willow Street, Pennsylvania in the USA in 1959, Chuck Bradley has established an impressive reputation as an artistic and commercial photographer in Australia over the past 27 years.
A resident of Scotland Island north of Sydney, his arresting artistic work has taken precedence during the past three years and it has been acclaimed by crowds and critics alike.
His fascination with cricket and, inevitably, the legend of Don Bradman, began on his first visit to Australia in the 1980s when Clive Lloyd’s peerless West Indian team carried all before them.
His appointment as “Artist in Residence” at the Bradman Museum and International Cricket Hall of Fame at Bowral followed comparable engagements at the Manly Regional Art Gallery and Museum and the Manly Ocean Sanctuary in 2012.
The Manly Regional Art Gallery and Museum staged his solo exhibition “Nostalgica” – and indeed acquired two images for its collection – and Manly Arts Festival facilitated his solo installation, “Life Aquatic” which had its genesis at the Manly Sea Life Ocean Sanctuary.
He has also enjoyed success and won prizes at Group shows, in Sydney, Melbourne and at the Tweed River Regional Art Gallery for his magical “Life Aquatic” series, and wet plate collodion work in recent times.
Living on Pittwater at Scotland Island with his wife Marijo, Chuck commutes by tinny and revels in daily sightings of aquatic life. And when not on the water and seeking new subjects to photograph he is centre stage with his blues band Sly Dogs.
Well known for his love of Polaroid – he has three transfers in the Polaroid collection in Cambridge, MA. Chuck’s work also resides in other collection both here and overseas.