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Malcolm Drysdale

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Malcolm Drysdale with his artwork titled 'Puy-L'evéque South of France' at the Victorian Artists Society

Malcolm Drysdale is an artist story teller. His paintings, books, cartoons and his 'Panodramas' are image stories.


Malcolm Drysdale, now in his early eighties, started drawing and painting early, both came easily to him.

As a teenager in Cranbourne Malcolm discovered the wonder of native orchids. He painted delicate watercolour botanicals of local flowers.

As a professional sociologist Malcolm's understanding of society, politics and the environment moved him to include more narrative artworks. Lately his paintings and cartoons show an emphasis on climate impacts.

'Panodramas' (panodrama is a panoramic drama like a set of 5 movie stills telling a story of the characters involved), a method he developed, was a highlight for Malcolm's story telling methods.

Selling his work has never been a high priority for Malcolm, though there have been successes and commissions. Today he is much more focussed on selling works to give profits to charity. Malcolm will donate all the proceeds to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to help save children in desperate situations around the world.

I have been an enthusiastic painter for more than forty years in a variety of mediums, mostly in oil and watercolour. In addition to my artistic practice, I have given classes in painting, art history and drawing, including life drawing.

As a lecturer in Social Sciences in my professional career, I conducted classes in a creativity stream at RMIT. I also create cartoons, illustrations and posters and have illustrated several books and book covers. I paint landscapes, portraits, cartoons, panodramas, nudes, abstracts, and works commenting on social issues. 

My styles swing, but not too wildly. I have visited and learned a great deal from many of the great galleries around the world. I am a keen photographer as well. My other hobbies include Spanish, philosophy, travel, writing, gardening, photography, science fiction, walking (it used to be hiking) and ballroom dancing.

Art related publications

 

2021: The Art of Malcolm Drysdale

2000-2023: Photo books: In Interesting Pair, The Kimberley, The French Experience

1997: PhD Monograph, Environment, Culture and the Experience of Nature Among Australian Visual Artists

Educatation

 

1997 Doctor of Philosophy, RMIT  

'Environment, Culture and the Experience of Nature Among Australian Visual Artists'

Exhibitions & Events by Malcolm Drysdale

Malcolm Drysdale—Retrospective of a Storyteller
15 Jun 2023 – 3 Jul 2023

Works by Malcolm Drysdale

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Heedless
Malcolm Drysdale
90cm (W) x 70cm (H)
Oil on canvas
$ 900.00
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Vlad
Malcolm Drysdale
24cm (W) x 36cm (H) x 30cm (D)
Plaster and paint
$ 700.00
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Pomegranates
Malcolm Drysdale
360cm (W) x 29cm (H)
watercolour
$ 300.00
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Tree on the Edge
Malcolm Drysdale
32cm (W) x 23cm (H)
Neocolour on apper
$ 300.00
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Pears
Malcolm Drysdale
29cm (W) x 24cm (H)
watercolour
$ 300.00
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Duet
Malcolm Drysdale
110cm (W) x 88cm (H)
$ 800.00
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Margaret Falls Milford Track NZ
Malcolm Drysdale
80cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Pastel on Black pastel paper

Not for sale
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Make Believe
Malcolm Drysdale
65cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Watercolour
$ 600.00
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Dancing on the Abyss
Malcolm Drysdale
90cm (W) x 105cm (H)
Oil on canvas
$ 900.00
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Milford Sound
Malcolm Drysdale
81cm (W) x 54cm (H)
watercolour
$ 400.00
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Yarra Northbank with Handrail
Malcolm Drysdale
90cm (W) x 112cm (H)
watercolour
$ 300.00
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Predator
Malcolm Drysdale
82cm (W) x 100cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Watercolour
$ 400.00
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Panodrama: The Hare, Tortoise and Fate
Malcolm Drysdale
122cm (W) x 90cm (H)
Acrylic on board
$ 1,000.00
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Orchid
Malcolm Drysdale
100cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Oil on canvas
$ 500.00
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Ice Castle
Malcolm Drysdale
105cm (W) x 90cm (H)
oil on canvas
$ 800.00
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Fools Checkmate
Malcolm Drysdale
78cm (W) x 78cm (H)
oil on canvas
$ 400.00
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Puy-l'Évêque
Malcolm Drysdale
273cm (W) x 130cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Oil on Canvas

Not for sale
Myth of Security
Malcolm Drysdale
224cm (W) x 140cm (H)
Oil on canvas
$ 1,200.00
Autobiography
Malcolm Drysdale
200cm (W) x 60cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on Canvas
SOLD
Leaving Home
Malcolm Drysdale
23cm (W) x 13cm (H)
Oil
SOLD
Orchid
Malcolm Drysdale
100cm (W) x 100cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on canvas
$ 500.00
Lake Liqusa Massacre East Timor
Malcolm Drysdale
99cm (W) x 68cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on board
$ 600.00
The Key
Malcolm Drysdale
40cm (W) x 50cm (H)
Oil on Fibre board
$ 500.00
Margaret Falls, Milford Track, NZ
Malcolm Drysdale
82cm (W) x 113cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Oil on wood
SOLD
Thorn Tree
Malcolm Drysdale
70cm (W) x 50cm (H) x 5cm (D)
Indian ink on paper
$ 700.00
Late Evening Ballet Practice
Malcolm Drysdale
40cm (W) x 50cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Oil on canvas
$ 500.00
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Malcolm Drysdale
70cm (W) x 80cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Charcoal on paper
$ 350.00
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Cup-in-a-Box
Malcolm Drysdale
25cm (W) x 50cm (H) x 25cm (D)
watercolour paper, card, wire, wood, cloth, printed material and water colour paint
$ 250.00
Flower Bomb
Malcolm Drysdale
40cm (W) x 40cm (H) x 40cm (D)
Watercolour paper, wooden base, watercolour paint.
$ 200.00
The Dancer
Malcolm Drysdale
121cm (W) x 91cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Oil on canvas
$ 900.00
Approaching Crescendo
Malcolm Drysdale
122cm (W) x 92cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on canvas
$ 800.00
Waiting for a Train II
Malcolm Drysdale
48cm (W) x 67cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Pencil
$ 700.00
Young Buddhist Monk
Malcolm Drysdale
35cm (W) x 25cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Watercolour on paper
$ 250.00
Lake Louise, Canadian Rockies
Malcolm Drysdale
60cm (W) x 90cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on canvas
$ 500.00
Morain Lake, Canadian Rockies
Malcolm Drysdale
90cm (W) x 60cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on canvas
$ 500.00
Low Tide, Loch Sport
Malcolm Drysdale
50cm (W) x 40cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Oil on canvas
$ 300.00
Storm Brewing
Malcolm Drysdale
124cm (W) x 60cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on canvas

Not for sale
Spanish Olives
Malcolm Drysdale
152cm (W) x 100cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on canvas
SOLD
Ei Capitan
Malcolm Drysdale
80cm (W) x 63cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Watercolour, ink and pencil
$ 500.00
Central Park Spring Blossom
Malcolm Drysdale
123cm (W) x 80cm (H)
Oil on Canvas
SOLD
Hidden Waterfall, Yosemite
Malcolm Drysdale
91cm (W) x 62cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on canvas
SOLD
The Noah's ark, Ball's Pyramid
Malcolm Drysdale
50cm (W) x 40cm (H) x 2cm (D)
Oil on canvas
$ 250.00
Pay L'evique South of France
Malcolm Drysdale
270cm (W) x 120cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on three canvases

Not for sale
Sunny Coast Kite Flyer
Malcolm Drysdale
105cm (W) x 90cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on canvas
$ 800.00
Shoalhaven (NSW) Tree Study
Malcolm Drysdale
105cm (W) x 90cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Watercolour on paper
$ 350.00
Lancefield Road
Malcolm Drysdale
50cm (W) x 40cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on canvas
SOLD
Pink Rose Abstract
Malcolm Drysdale
52cm (W) x 38cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Watercolour on paper
$ 350.00
The Rock
Malcolm Drysdale
70cm (W) x 40cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Watercolour on paper
$ 300.00
The Waiting Place
Malcolm Drysdale
91cm (W) x 121cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on canvas

Not for sale
The Forgotten Pathway
Malcolm Drysdale
110cm (W) x 89cm (H)
Oil on canvas
SOLD
Towards Desire
Malcolm Drysdale
122cm (W) x 92cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Oil on canvas
$ 800.00
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Malcolm Drysdale
169cm (W) x 90cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on canvas

Not for sale
Glacier Bay Alaska
Malcolm Drysdale
45cm (W) x 45cm (H)
oil on canvas

Not for sale
Data vs Wisdom
Malcolm Drysdale
122cm (W) x 98cm (H) x 4cm (D)
oil on canvas

Not for sale
I Love Antibiotics
Malcolm Drysdale
22cm (W) x 22cm (H) x 2cm (D)
unframed archival print on archival paper
$ 10.00
Reforestation
Malcolm Drysdale
22cm (W) x 22cm (H) x 1cm (D)
unframed archival print on archival paper
$ 10.00
Cartoon on Climate Change
Malcolm Drysdale
22cm (W) x 22cm (H) x 1cm (D)
unframed archival print on archival paper
$ 10.00
Dhalia
Malcolm Drysdale
67cm (W) x 48cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Watercolour on paper
$ 400.00
Yarra Northbank and Foot Bridge
Malcolm Drysdale
40cm (W) x 50cm (H) x 3cm (D)
Watercolour on paper
SOLD
Southbank Melbourne
Malcolm Drysdale
130cm (W) x 110cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Watercolour on paper
$ 800.00
The Myth of Security
Malcolm Drysdale
230cm (W) x 140cm (H) x 4cm (D)
oil on canvas
$ 1,500.00
Grand Canyon Vertigo
Malcolm Drysdale
100cm (W) x 100cm (H) x 4cm (D)
Oil on canvas
SOLD
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