born 1968 Wynyard, Tasmania
lives and works Hobart
 

David Hawley was awarded a Master of Fine Arts (Research) from the Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart in 2003. Recent solo exhibitions include Untitled No Idea (2016) at the Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart and The Same As It Never Was (2015) at the Moonah Arts Centre. He has received numerous state and federal arts grants including an Arts Tasmania project grant (2014) and has been a finalist in The City of Hobart Art Prize, Tidal; The city of Devonport Art Award, The Hutchins Art Prize and The Fremantle Print Award. Hawley’s work is represented in public collections such as The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Artbank, The Devonport Gallery and The University of Tasmania. In 2014 he was a recipient of a Contemporary Art Tasmania Shotgun professional development award. Hawley is a current PhD candidate at the School of Creative Arts in Hobart.

 

Movement; New Work by David Hawley Artists Statement

I apply paint unconventionally with brooms, squeegees, rags and canvas boards; these amplify body gestures and actions. After days of preparation, multiple works are made during one brief painting session. Intuitive method increases the scope of possibility as things considered external to painting may be internalised into its systems. There is a movement of what painting is and what it may become.

Reality no longer appears essentially static, but affirms itself dynamically, as continuity and variation. What was immobile and frozen in our perception is warmed and set in motion. Everything comes to life around us, everything is revitalized within us. A great impulse sweeps forward beings and things. We feel ourselves uplifted, borne along, carried away. We are more fully alive and this increase of life brings with it the conviction that grave philosophical enigmas can be resolved…
Henri Bergson La Pensée et le mouvant 1934

 

Education

2014-current 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
1989 Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art, Tasmanian State Institute of Technology, Launceston
 
 

Solo Exhibitions

2018 PhD Exhibition Plimsoll Gallery, UTAS
2016 Untitled No Idea, Henry Jones Art Hotel and Colville Gallery, Hobart
2015 The Same As It Never Was, Moonah Arts Centre, Hobart
Annual Artists Show
Colville Gallery, 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
2007-08 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
 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018 Paint 18, Poimena Gallery, Launceston
There Is No Abstract Art, Devonport Regional Art Gallery
Finalist, Bay of Fires Art Prize
Hutchins Australian Contemporary Art Prize, Hobart
2017 A small show of imperfect paintings, Trocadero, Footscray
Annual Artists Show Coville Gallery, Hobart
2015 Exquisite, Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart
Burnie Print Prize, Burnie Regional Art Gallery
At Salon 2, Anita Traverso Gallery, Melbourne
Annual Artists Show Coville Gallery, Hobart
CAT Members Show
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
1990 Philip Institute of Technology Post Graduate Exhibition,ROAR 2 Gallery, Melbourne
New Work New Artists, Gallery Cimitiere, Launceston
 

Grants, Awards, Commissions And Professional Development

2018 Finalist, Bay of Fires Art Prize
Hutchins Australian Contemporary Art Prize, Hobart
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
1998 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