The Ernest Brothers – Daydream at Studio Gallery Melbourne

Digby and Neil Tomkins are having a joint exhibition at The Studio Gallery in Cheltenham, Melbourne from 6th August to Sunday 22nd August. Ten of the large canvasses are collaborative landscape works, some painted in Jervis Bay and some on the subject of Sydney’s Luna Park. Other works will include recent individual works by Digby and Neil.

Olympic Park mural

Digby has partnered with Nadia Odlum to produce a large ground mural at Olympic Park Station. Working along the idea of the ‘Snakes & Ladders’ board game it quickly developed into a broader wildlife theme where the players can spin a ‘Digby-dice’ on their phones and advance through the game by a series of ladders. The wildlife, including frogs, eels, snakes and lizards take the player backwards.

Make your Mark at Museum of Sydney

Digby was invited to collaborate with Georgia Norton Lodge ( and indigenous poet, songman and didgeridoo player Gumaroy Newman in an installation at Museum of Sydney which opened in December 2020 and will been installed until February 2021. It is open to the public to participate in the Mark making.

Digby and Neil attend Archibald winners announcement at nanda\hobbs gallery.

Due to Covid19 social distancing measures a small gathering of artists gathered at nanda\hobbs gallery in Chippendale to catch the winners announcements live at 12 noon Friday 25th September 2020.

Double~entry in this year’s Archibald portrait prize

Digby and Neil painted portraits of each other for the Archibald Portrait Prize. They both painted in acrylics on canvases of the same size and decided to enter them as one entry. These photos taken on 14 August 2020 as they delivered to AGNSW.

The van arrives

Artist’s book commission for the artist’s archive at AGNSW

Digby was invited by Danielle Gullotta from the Art Gallery of NSW to submit work which has been done over the Coronavirus lockdown period. It will be the start of an ongoing archive documenting Digby’s art practise.He met and spoke to Steven Miller, the gallery archivist.

Digby delivers a folio of drawings and sketches to Steven Miller.
Steven and Digby enter the photography studio for the handover
Looking at the sketches and drawings for the Artist’s book
The interview was recorded and will become part of the archive

Platform 2019/Articulate Project Space Leichhardt

Digby was invited by Tess de Quincy to contribute some work to this performance event in June 2019.

Large black marker on paper work for upper level
Paper masks being fitted with hatbands
Masked performers moving slowly down Parramatta Road

Australia Council for the Arts – Bushfires relief auction

Digby’s works contributed $3000 to the bushfire relief auction in February this year.

Project Ugly

Digby partnered again with Neil Tomkins to paint a large mural on panels which will be installed as a billboard in Leichhardt. Based on a work in acrylics which was exhibited in Chatswood mid 2016 it is inspired by the corals and sealife on the Great Barrier Reef.

Neil Tomkins

Cushman & Wakefield Melbourne commission reveal

Digby and James Patterson reveal the long awaited commissioned work for Cushman & Wakefield Melbourne. Made up of six panels of Digby’s work, most of which were completed during his 10 day residency at Bundanon in 2018 ‘Bringing the laneways inside’ was a response to the laneways area of Melbourne’s CBD.

Digby at work on ‘coffee cup’ element