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David Keeling

his work uncovers and expresses the beautiful, tragic, surreal poetry of the Tasmanian environment.

About

David Keeling was born in Launceston in 1951 and now lives and works in Hobart with his wife and fellow artist, Helen Wright.

David is one of Tasmania’s most celebrated artists, known for his striking portrayal of the Tasmanian landscape and his unique usage of figuration to create a narrative within it.

Using an artistic language inspired by classicism, David’s work uncovers and expresses the beautiful, tragic, surreal poetry of the Tasmanian environment and describes Australia’s history of invasion and ecological destruction.

David’s work is held in the National Gallery of Australia; National Gallery of Victoria; Art Gallery of South Australia; Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery; Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery; Gippsland Regional Gallery and the Artbank collection, as well as in corporate and private collections in Australia and overseas.

CV

Select items from year 200 onwards, click here to view David’s full CV.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014 – The way we live now, Part II, Bett Gallery Hobart
2013 – The way we live now, King Street Gallery, Sydney
2012 – Views From The Dream Palace, Bett Gallery, Hobart
2011 – New Rooms, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
2011 – David Keeling, King Street Gallery, Sydney
2010 – Chromium Oxide, Bett Gallery, Hobart
2010 – Three sixty degrees…, Deakin University Gallery, Melbourne
2009 – Witness, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
2007 – 20/20, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
2005 – Closer to Home, Bett Gallery, Hobart
2005 – 10°, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
2004 – David Keeling, Liverpool Street Gallery, Sydney
2003 – Love Song, Carnegie Gallery, Hobart 2003 – Second Love Song, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne 2002 – David Keeling, Bett Gallery, Hobart
2001 – David Keeling, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne 2000 – Second Nature, Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013/14 – A Dreamer’s Keepsake, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston
2013 – Salon de Refuses, S H Erwin Gallery, Sydney
2013 – Glover Prize Winners, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston
2013 – Blue Chip XV: The Collectors’ Exhibition, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
2013 – Tasmania Today: An Island State, Academy Gallery, Launceston
2012 – The Lie of the Land, Australian Embassy, Washington DC, USA
2010 – Finalist, The Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of NSW
2010 – On this island, meeting and parting, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney and touring Bowen Gallery Wellington, New Zealand
2010 – Look out, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart 2010 – Muster: A Round Up of Works from the Stockroom, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
2010 – The Catalano Collection, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Victoria
2010 – Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
2010 – Niagara Presents… Can’t See the Wood for the Trees, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
2009 – A Natural World, Glen Eira City Council, Melbourne 2009 – Finalist, The Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of NSW 2009 – Four Tasmanian Painters, Holmes à Court Gallery, Perth
2009 – Glover Prize, Falls Park Pavilion, Evandale, Tasmania 2008 – Glover Prize, Falls Park Pavilion, Evandale, Tasmania
2008 – Who Let the Dogs Out, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery; Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, New South Wales
2008 – Finalist, The Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of NSW 2007 – Cuisine and Country, Orange Regional Gallery, and touring
2006/7 – From An Island south, Asia Link touring Asia, Australia
2006 – Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
2006 – Senses of Place, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart
2006 – Glover Prize, Falls Park Pavilion, Evandale, Tasmania
2005 Academici, Monash University Faculty Gallery, Melbourne and The British School at Rome Gallery, Rome, Italy
2005 – Rhapsody: Tasmanian Contemporary Art, Academy Gallery, Hobart
2005 Glover Prize, Falls Park Pavilion, Evandale, Tasmania
2004 – Imaging the Apple, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Victoria and touring
2004 – New Social Commentaries, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria 2001 – Working Life, Art and Public Buildings, Carnegie Gallery, Hobart
2000 – Art and Land, Contemporary Australian Visions, Noosa
2000 – Regional Gallery, Queensland, touring Asia and Australia
2000 – John Leslie Prize, Art refers to landscape, Gippsland Art Gallery, Victoria

 

SELECTED AWARDS AND GRANTS
2006 – Winner, Glover Prize, Evandale, Tasmania
2001 – Overseas Development Grant, British School at Rome studio, VACB, Sydney

 

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Past events

oil on linen painting by David Keeling
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Group Show

Exhibitions

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‪Level 1 /65 Murray Street‬, Hobart

A rotating group exhibition showcasing painters, print makers, sculptors and ceramicists.
Selected works in 40 Years of collecting featuring Edith Holmes, Jill Ferral, Owen Lade, Philip Wolfhagen, Patrick Grieve & Anne Morrison
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Salon Tour

Workshops + seminars

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45-47 Stewart Street, Devonport

Join the curators, Ellie Ray and Emily Kennel on a tour of 40 Years of Collecting: DCC Permanent Collection
Exterior of Bett Gallery at night
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Bett Gallery

Galleries

‪Level 1 /65 Murray Street‬, Hobart

Museum quality contemporary Tasmanian art