Biography

Over the past twenty years David Hawley has exhibited consistently in solo and group exhibitions in Australia and overseas. During May/June 2013 his most recent body of work titled Ghost World was exhibited at Anita Traverso Gallery in Melbourne.

Hawley completed a Master of Fine Art (Research) at the Tasmanian School of Art in Hobart in 2003. He has received multiple grants through both NAVA and state arts funding bodies and has been short listed for a number of awards including the Fremantle Print Award, the Burnie Print Prize and Tidal; the City of Devonport Art Award.

The process of making art, particularly in relation to abstract painting, is an ongoing source of investigation and experimentation for Hawley. He is interested in the notion of expanded painting as a repositioning of absolutes and conventions to enable the continuation of specific strategies and ideologies.

Hawley’s work is represented in private and public collections, including the Devonport Art Gallery, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Artbank and the Burnie Regional Art Gallery. He currently lives and works in Hobart.

 

Curriculum Vitae

1968
Born in Wynyard, Tasmania  

Education

2003
Master of Fine Art (research), University of Tasmania, Hobart

1991
Graduate Diploma in Art and Design, Phillip Institute of Technology, Melbourne

1990
Diploma of Teaching, University of Tasmania, Launceston

1989
Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art, Tasmanian State Institute of Technology, Launceston

Solo Exhibitions

2013
Ghost World, Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne

2012
Remote Control, New work by David Hawley, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Burnie
and 146 ARTSpace, Hobart

2010
Dark blue almost black, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne
Double Exposure
, Criterion Gallery, Hobart

2007/8
Something Else, Contemporary Art Services Tasmania, Hobart and Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne

2006
Timing, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne

2005
Space Travel, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne

2004
Zoom, Inflight, Hobart

2003
Equilibrium, Poimena Gallery, Launceston
Reinterpreting Pattern and Decoration (MFA submission), Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart

2002
Plumage, La Trobe Street Gallery, Melbourne

2000
Trance
, La Trobe Street Gallery, Melbourne

1998
Panoramic Paintings
, Hellyer College Artspace,Burnie

1997
Excavations and Mind Moments
, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Burnie
Internalised Structures, Newstead College Gallery, Launceston

1996
Physical Abstraction
, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston
Craftworks, Hellyer College Artspace, Burnie

1995
Subjective Spaces, Hellyer College Artspace, Burnie
Small Pictures, Serpentine Gallery, Cooee

1989
Paintings by David Hawley
, Cockatoo Gallery, Launceston

Group exhibitions

2013
Critical Operations, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart

2012
Tidal, City of Devonport Art Award, Devonport Regional Art Gallery

2011
Burnie Print Prize, Burnie Regional Art Gallery
Register, S.P.A.C.E Gallery, Launceston

2010
Zero, Poimena Gallery, Launceston
Group Action 7, Criterion Gallery, Hobart

2009
Burnie Print Prize, Burnie Regional Art Gallery
Brink, Poimena Art Award, Poimena Gallery, Launceston
Test, 146 Artspace, Hobart

2008
Fremantle Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle
Tidal, City of Devonport Art Award, Devonport Regional Art Gallery
Untitled, Burnie Regional Art Gallery

2007
Island to Island, Academy Gallery, Launceston, University Sains Malaysia, Penang and University of Hawai’i Art Gallery, Honolulu
Burnie Print Prize, Burnie Regional Art Gallery
Shine, Poimena Art Award, Poimena Gallery, Launceston

2006
Contingency Plan, Contemporary Art Services Tasmania, Hobart
Transport, Long Gallery, Hobart, Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Design Centre Launceston
City of Hobart Art Prize, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
Arts and Minds, Delmar Gallery, Sydney
Tidal, City of Devonport Art Award, Devonport Regional Art Gallery

2005
Exhibitionists, Contemporary Art Services Tasmania, regional touring exhibition
Rhapsody 21C; Tasmanian Contemporary Art, Academy Gallery, Launceston
Island Art Prize, Stanley
Veneer, Poimena Art Award, Poimena Gallery, Launceston
Art for Science, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne

2003
Painting the Home, Inflight Gallery, Hobart
Country Club Resort Royal Launceston Show Art Prize, Academy Gallery, Launceston
Looming Large, Burnie Regional Art Gallery
IXL Summer Salon, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart

2002
Pattern as Subject
, Contemporary Art Services Tasmania, Hobart
The Hutchins Prize For Works on Paper, The Long Gallery, Hobart
Launceston School of Art Alumni Exhibition, Academy Gallery, Launceston

2001
Half Way There
, recent works by current postgraduate students at The University of Tasmania School of Art, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart
Microcosm, University of Tasmania, Burnie, Carnegie Gallery, Hobart,
Burnie Regional Art Gallery
Wyndham City Contemporary Art Award, Melbourne
The Hutchins Prize For Works on Paper, The Long Gallery, Hobart

2000
The Hutchins Prize For Works on Paper, The Long Gallery, Hobart

1998
Burnie Painters, The Long Gallery, Hobart
G4, Painters in Progress, University of Tasmania, Burnie

1995
In a Practical Sense
, The Long Gallery, Hobart

1991
Philip Institute of Technology Post Graduate Exhibition
, ROAR 2 Gallery, Melbourne

1990
New Work New Artists
, Gallery Cimitiere, Launceston

Grants, awards and commissions

2012
Arts Tasmania Project Grant

2010
Arts Tasmania Project Grant

2009
NAVA Visual and Craft Artists’ Grant

2006
Arts Tasmania Project Grant

2005
Highly Commended, Poimena Art Award, Launceston

2004
NAVA Visual and Craft Artists’ Grant
Arts Tasmania Project Grant

2002
Australian Postgraduate Award

2001
Painting Commission, Humanities Building, University of Tasmania, Launceston

2000
Burnie City Council Financial Assistance Grant

1999
Arts Tasmania Project Grant

1997
Royal Sun Alliance Award for Highly Commended, Trust Bank Art Award, Launceston

1996
Arts Tasmania Project Grant

Collections

Devonport Art Gallery
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Artbank
University of Tasmania, Launceston
Burnie Regional Art Gallery
Newstead College
Wynyard High School
Private collections in Australia and Canada

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