David Green

Safe Harbour – For To Get Out Of The Rain

Sunset Over Mount Ararat

The Traveller

The Tower Of Babel – The Scattering

Burning The Stubble

Daylight’s Last Hurrah

Red Sky At Night Shepherds Delight


Ring A Ring A Roses On Mount Ararat

The Last Kiss Of The Sun Before The Storm Crashes The Party

Portrait Of A Fun-Fair Fish Called Myrtle

Ms Havisham In The Shadow Of 9:40am

Seen In Other Scenes

One, Two, Three, Four, Five Dreams Don’t Count

And Who Invited You

We Come Bearing Gifts

Sharps Green – When It Got Dark We All Went Home For Tea

First Light


David Green was born in Kent England in 1940.

After graduating from the Royal College of Art, London, in 1964, Green taught at Croydon College of Art, Goldsmiths’ College of Art and guest lectured and conducted workshops and seminars in the southern counties whilst maintaining a freelance design and arts practice profile.
He undertook a three-month lecture tour and workshop programme throughout Australia and New Zealand sponsored by the Australia Council in 1976 and emigrated to Australia in 1978 having accepted an academic position as a senior lecturer at RMIT, Melbourne.
Leaving RMIT in 1985 to take up the position of Head of the School of Visual and Performing Arts at the now Charles Sturt University he was appointed the inaugural professor of visual arts in 1989 and in 2001 was appointed Head of the Wagga Wagga Campus.
During this latter time he continued to supervise a number of masters and doctoral candidates and has successfully juggled an academic and artistic career for 50 years.
During this time he also had a number of solo exhibitions and participated in excess of fifty group shows.

Green is represented in a number of public collections including the Power House Museum, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Tasmania, State Craft Collection of Victoria, Ararat City Art Gallery, Albury City Art Gallery, Wagga City Art Gallery Warnambool City Art Gallery, Tamworth Fibre Collection. Author of four books and a former Chair of the Crafts Board of the Australia Council, he retired from the University mid 2009 and moved to the Sunshine Coast of Queensland where he is actively re-establishing his practice as an exhibiting artist through national competitions, solo exhibitions and group shows.

Selected Finalist: Awards and Prizes

Waterhouse Art Prize South Australia Museum, South Australia
Lethbridge small works (online gallery)
Prometheus Visual Art Awards, Gold Coast, Queensland
Moreton Bay Regional Art Award, Brisbane, Queensland
Goulburn Regional Gallery Art Award Goulburn NSW
Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, Adelaide Perry Gallery, Sydney, NSW

Solo Exhibitions

2021 Weathervanes And A Fish Called Myrtle Anthea Polson Art, Qld (upcoming – October)
2010 Coming Up for Air Martin Galleries, Brisbane, Queensland
2010 Vestiges of Reason Sheahan Gallery, Clifton, NSW
2003 Because I Can Charles Sturt University, HR Gallop Gallery, NSW
1989 Exhibition, Canberra ACT
1988 Disposals Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW
1987 Devise Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
1986 Huon Gallery, Albury, NSW
1985 Devise Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
1984 Weswal Gallery, Tamworth, NSW
1983 Crafts Centre, Melbourne, Victoria

Group Exhibitions

2011 Martin Galleries, Brisbane
2001 Arts Labour Parliament House, Brisbane Queensland
2011 Martin Galleries, Brisbane, Art Auction donation of work to the Premier’s Flood Relief appeal
2001 Bleeding, Heart Gallery Brisbane, , Cathartic, Art Auction, donation of work to the Queensland Premier’ s Flood Relief Appeal
2001 ArtNuvo Gallery Buderim Queensland
2010 Brunswick Street Gallery Melbourne
2010 Art Sydney NSW, Sheahan Gallery
2010 Tamworth Fibre Textile Collection 1975-2010, Tamworth NSW
2010 Donation Fund Raiser, Flying Doctor Service Martin Galleries, Brisbane
2010 Arts Labour, Martin Galleries Brisbane
2008 Summer: Docker Street Gallery
2008 Text / Object: Collaboration Wagga RegCity, Art Gallery
2008 Sheahan Gallery Clifton NSW
2007 Rebirth: Docker Street Gallery Wagga
2006 Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery
2000 Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery
1997/8 Reflection Tour Grafton Regional Gallery
1997/8 Charles Sturt Exhibition Space, Albury
1997/8 Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery
1997/8 Mildura Regional Art Gallery Art
1997/8 Hamilton Regional Art Gallery
1997/8 Orange Regional Art Gallery
1976/96 Thirty five group shows; Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland Tasmania, Northern Territory
1964/75 United Kingdom; Group Exhibitions include;-
Gallery B, London, Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, Royal Exchange Exhibition London, New Grafton Gallery, London, St Paul’s Centenary Embroidery Exhibition. London

Public Collections

Charles Sturt University
Albury City Art Gallery, NSW
Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery NSW
Victorian State Craft Collection
Queen Victoria Museum Art Gallery, TAS
Ararat City Art Gallery, VIC
Warrnambool City Art Gallery, VIC
Power House Museum, NSW
Tamworth Fibre Collection, NSW
Shire of Diamond Valley, VIC
Private Collections: Australia, New Zealand, United States of America, United Kingdom

Professional Employment

2000-2009 Head of Campus: Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga
2007- 2008 Head, School of Visual & Performing Art
1993-2003 Sub Dean: Faculty of Arts
1990 Inaugural Professor of Visual Arts
1985-1992 Head, School of Visual & Performing Arts, Charles Sturt University
1978-1985 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology: Department of Design
1973-1978 University of London, Goldsmiths’ College: School of Art
1964-1965 Croydon College of Art.

Weathervanes And A Fish Called Myrtle

October 16, 2021 - October 30, 2021

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