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David Hawley

pushes the boundaries of process, time and visual statement.

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David Hawley makes demands from contemporary artifacts and mediums and pushes the boundaries of process, time and visual statement. Often working in monocramtic dialogues he creates artworks that take into account surface tension and contrasts and focus the viewer to a paused contemplation where less is more.

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1968 Born in Wynyard, Tasmania

EDUCATION
2014 – present Doctor of Philosophy candidate, Tasmanian College of the Arts, Hobart
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
2018 Movement, Colville Gallery, Hobart
2016 Untitled No Idea, Henry Jones Art Hotel and Colville Gallery, Hobart
2015 The Same As It Never Was, Moonah Arts Centre, Hobart
2013 Ghost World, Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne
2012 Remote Control, 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
2018 Paint 18, Poimena Gallery, Launceston
There Is No Abstract Art, Devonport Regional Art Gallery
2017 A Small Show Of Imperfect Paintings, Trocadero, Melbourne and La Trobe University Phyllis Palmer Gallery, Bendigo
2015 Exquisite, Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart
Burnie Print Prize, Burnie Regional Art Gallery
At Salon 2, Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne
2014 At Salon 1, Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne
Tidal, City of Devonport Art Award, Devonport Regional Art Gallery
2013 Critical Operations, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
Double Agency, Poimena Gallery, Launceston
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
Things We Denote To Keep, Sawtooth, 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 AARTSpace, 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, COMMISSIONS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
2014 Contemporary Art Tasmania Detached Shotgun Recipient
Arts Tasmania Project Grant
Australian Postgraduate Award
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

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2015 David Thomas, From Glitch to Eternity, The Same As It Never Was exhibition catalogue essay
2012 Dr Megan Keating, Remote Control, exhibition catalogue essay
2010 Eric Hiller, Double Exposure, exhibition catalogue essay
Andrew Benjamin, Writing Art and Architecture, re.press, Melbourne
2009 Philip Watkins, Indulgence, ‘Test’ exhibition catalogue essay
2007 Andrew Benjamin, Art that Matters. Hawley’s Work. ‘Something Else’ exhibition catalogue essay, Contemporary Art Services Tasmania, 2007
2006 Jeff Makin, Critics Choice, Herald Sun, p.99 27.5.06
Philip Watkins, Smart Art, Australian Art Collector, p160-161, Issue 37, July-Sep 2006
Brigita Ozolins, Transport, catalogue essay, Salamanca Arts Centre, 2006
Geoff Parr, Timing, catalogue essay, Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne
Kit Wise, Uncertain Moments, Contingency Plan catalogue essay, CAST, 2006
2005 Jane Rankin-Reid, Undiscovered Artists; David Hawley, Australian Art Collector, p.104, Issue 32, April-June 2005
2004 Jane Rankin-Reid, Time Flies with Hawley’s Spontaneity, Sunday Tasmanian, 12.12.04, p.31
2003 Briony Downes, Painting The Home, Eyeline, no.52 p.50
Philip Watkins, Equilibrium, catalogue essay, Poimena Gallery, Launceston
2002 Philip Watkins, Pattern as Subject, Artlink, Vol 22 no.2 June
Sean Kelly, Plumage, catalogue essay, La Trobe Street Gallery, Melbourne
2001 Eric Hiller, Microcosm, catalogue essay, Burnie Regional Art Gallery
2000 Jeff Makin, Critics Choice, Herald Sun, p.98, 7.8.00
1996 Jo McIntyre, Brash Spirit in Paintings, The Examiner, 10.5.97
Meaghan Doherty, Art and Burnie a Happy Mix for David, The Sunday Examiner, p.26, 3.8.97
Kirsty Eade, Local Abstract Artist Emerging, The Advocate, p.30, 16.8.97
1996 Jo McIntyre, Space Gets Cerebral, The Examiner, p.21, 3.8.96
1991 Ian McLean, Kath Farmer, David Hawley and Jules Taylor at Gallery Cimitiere,
Art Listing, June/July 1990 Issue No.21

Find this artist’s work
Garden Path, a painting by Zsuzsa Kollo, 2010
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Colville Gallery

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91a Salamanca Place, Battery Point

Specialising in modern and contemporary Tasmanian and Australian artists.

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