Wolfmother Drummer Launches Art Career

The multidisciplinary thing is common practice among creative types and Myles Heskett is no exception. Best known as the founding member and former drummer of Sydney band Wolfmother, Heskett now spends his days focusing on art.

Spurred on by his artist father, Heskett studied at the National Art School, attaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1999. Instead of luring groupies and drinking his own body weight in spirits, Myles would draw during his touring downtime, citing it as his “primary source of meditation when faced with the boredom of countless hours spent in transit.”

Excused from the rigors of being in Wolfmother, Myles has committed more time to his art focusing on experiments with oil on canvas and playing with ink/mixed media on paper. His influences range from “Miro, Cy Twombly, Basquiat, Stanley Donwood and David Lynch”. This month you can peruse his second solo exhibition “The Valleys of Ash” at the MART Gallery, 156 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills (midday-5pm, Tuesday through Saturday).

Words By Melissa Kenny