Bruce Goold is a highly respected and renowned Australian artist. His work covers a range of influences and interests and has asserted its own unmistakable influences on Australian contemporary art and design.
Bruce is particularly famous for his amazing linocuts and as a print designer for Mambo clothing in the early 90s but his work has encompassed a wide range of mediums that are both innovative and imaginative and always has a high degree of technical skill and creativity. Famous for his work as an artist, printmaker and designer he has a particular interest in linocuts, block prints, woodcuts and silkscreen.
Bruce’s first taste in art was in his own home; his father Wilfred who trained with Archibald prizewinner Henry Hanke. Wilfred Goold taught the young Bruce the basic principles of drawing and had many art books and classic comics bought at Central Station in Sydney that Bruce would pore over.
In the 80s Bruce worked with Arthur and Gabrielle Karvan on the interiors of the infamous Arthur’s nightclub on Victoria Street. He painted the mural that surrounded the dance floor and designed the curtains for the mirrors of the main dining room.
Over the years Bruce has produced work for Sydney Morning Herald, Harbourside Festival Market Place, Powerhouse Ultimo and for a plethora of others.
The founder of the iconic Mambo, Dare Jennings had seen one of Bruce’s prints at Josef Lebovic’s gallery. Mambo at the time were printing fascinating fabrics, startling and different. Dare asked Bruce to design a rose fabric which gave life to the art deco Woodcut Rose. The ‘Van Gogh Sunflowers’ linocut was also produced followed by Bogong Moths.
Bruce went on to design ‘Loud Shirts’ for Mambo for many years. His last design for the label was for the Olympic year 2000.
Bruce continues to create fabrics, limited edition prints, furniture, logos and continues to paint and sculpt all the while on the lookout for new mediums of expression.
BRUCE GOOLD X PUBLISHER THE COLLAB
Publisher has collaborated with Bruce Goold to print his hand coloured linocuts; Bogongs and Banana Grove onto our classic cut men’s tees. The collection will feature a total of seven colour ways. Each shirt is hand printed and handmade here in Sydney.
The Bruce Goold x Publisher collection is available now on pre-order. Shop the collection now.