David Eastwood

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David Eastwood

Collage 2016 oil & acrylic on polyester 38×51cm

David Eastwood’s paintings and drawings are characterised by a hyperreal, collage-like aesthetic in which space is composed of multiple fragments that form a complex whole. Such an approach to pictorial space is evident in his early trompe l’oeil images, as well as in more recent interiors populated by disparate and often surprising objects, contradicting conventional notions of time and space. Recent works investigate the studio as a place of immersion and invention, informed by the museum practice of posthumously reconstructing the studios of artists such as Francis Bacon and Giorgio Morandi.

David exhibits regularly at Robin Gibson Gallery in Sydney where he is based, and has exhibited in numerous art prizes including the Dobell Drawing Prize, Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, Hazelhurst Art Award, Metro Art Award and Redlands Westpac Art Prize. He was awarded COFA’s first University Medal in 1997, as well as the Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award, an Australia Council Paris studio residency, and the Kedumba Drawing Award.

David Eastwood being interviewed at 2012 Redlands Westpac Art Prize on SMH Online
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Das Platforms visits David Eastwood at his studio to discuss the artist’s studio, maquettes, Morandi and an exhibition Eastwood has curated for Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney. Speculative Spaces explores practices that involve the construction and interpretation of dioramas or models in drawing, painting, photography and video
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Exhibitions

2016
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2013
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2013
Speculative Spaces
2011
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2009
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David Eastwood CV

Born in Sydney, Australia. Currently lives and works in Sydney

EDUCATION
1997-1999 Master of Fine Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales
1993-96 Bachelor of Fine Arts with First Class Honours & University Medal, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales

ACADEMIC POSITIONS
2011-present Associate Head of Painting, COFA, UNSW, Sydney
1999-present Lecturer, Drawing/Painting, COFA, UNSW, Sydney
2003-2009 Lecturer (sessional), Painting, National Art School, Sydney

AWARDS
2013 University Postgraduate Award, UNSW UNSW Research Excellence Award
2010 Kedumba Drawing Award
2008-09 Visual Arts Board Skills and Arts Development Grant: Paris studio residency (three months), Australia Council Studio, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
2003 Viewers’ Choice Award, Redlands Westpac Art Prize
2001 Commended, Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship
2000 Winner, Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award
1998 Willoughby City Art Prize People’s Choice Award
1998 Highly Commended, Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award
1998 Three month studio residency, UNSW studio, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
1997-99 Australian Postgraduate Award (Scholarship)
1997 University Medal, University of New South Wales
1997 First Prize, UNSW Union Art Competition

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 Pseudo Studio, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2011 Decoy Décor, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2011 Showroom, Australian Institute of Architects, Sydney
2009 Ulterior/Interior, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2007 Mise en scène, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2005 Marks, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2003 Split, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2001 Crumple, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1999 Tilt, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1999 COFA Exhibition Space, Sydney

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 Presence and Absence, Wollongong Art Gallery, Wollongong
2013 Drawing Now, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
2013 The Carpentry of Speculative Things, Alaska Projects, Sydney
2013 Speculative Spaces, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2012 Height x Width, Sheffer Gallery, Sydney
2012 Cut & Paste, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2012 Redlands Westpac Art Prize, National Art School Gallery, Sydney
2011 Paper Trail, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2010 Kedumba Drawing Award, Kedumba Gallery, Wentworth Falls, NSW
2010 Untitled, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2010 Metro Art Award, Metro Gallery, Melbourne
2010 Still Life Treasures, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2009 Small is the New Big, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2008 Drawcard, The National Art School Gallery, Sydney
2008 Metro 5 Art Award, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne and Benalla Regional Art Gallery, Victoria
2008 The Young Ones, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2007 Metro 5 Art Award, Metro 5 Gallery, Melbourne and Benalla
2007 Regional Art Gallery, Victoria
2007 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, Adelaide Perry Gallery, Croydon, Sydney
2007 Hazelhurst Art Award: Art on Paper, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Gymea, NSW
2007 Christmas Show, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2006 Praxis, Kudos Gallery, Sydney
2006 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, Adelaide Perry Gallery, Sydney
2006 Swan Hill Print and Drawing Acquisitive Awards, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Victoria
2006 Visions of a Municipality 2: The Second Exhibition of Lane Cove’s Art Treasures, Lane Cove Council, Sydney
2006 ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award, ABN AMRO Tower, Sydney
2006 Three, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2006 Shelf Life, The Delmar Gallery, Ashfield, Sydney
2006 Summery Christmas Show, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2005 Praxis, Kudos Gallery, Sydney
2005 Hazelhurst Art Award: Art on Paper, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Gymea, NSW
2005 Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
2005 Robert Jacks Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
2005 The Year In Art, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2005 The Alumni Prize, Kudos Gallery, Sydney
2005 From the Stockroom, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2004 Willoughby City Art Prize, Willoughby Civic Centre, Sydney
2004 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney
2003 Praxis, Kudos Gallery, Sydney
2003 Destination Drawing, COFA Exhibition Space, Sydney
2003 Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
2003 Still Life, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2003 The Year in Art, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2002 Paris Days: The UNSW Studio in Paris, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
2001 Praxis, Kudos Gallery, Sydney
2001 Preview, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2001 Alumni on Paper, Kudos Gallery, Sydney
2001 Context, Kudos Gallery, Sydney and Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle, Australia
2001 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney
2000 The First Show of the Last Year of the Millennium, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2000 Praxis, Kudos Gallery, Sydney
2000 The Postcard Show, Linden Arts Centre and Gallery, Melbourne
2000 An Appointment with Reality, Sir Hermann Black Gallery, Sydney
2000 Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award, Lane Cove Council Cove
2000 Room, Sydney and Atrium Gallery, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney
2000 The Art of Drawing, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2000 Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, Brett Whiteley Studio, Sydney
2000 Selected Works by Gallery Artists, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1999 50th Anniversary Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
1999 The King’s School Art Prize, The King’s School, Sydney
1999 Willoughby City Art Prize, Willoughby Civic Centre, Sydney
1999 MFA Graduates, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
1998 Uncommon Masters, COFA Exhibition Space, Sydney
1998 Willoughby City Art Prize, Willoughby Civic Centre, Sydney
1998 Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award, Lane Cove Council Cove Room, Sydney
1997 Six Recent Graduates, Crawford Gallery, Sydney
1997 Jenny Birt Award, College of Fine Arts, Sydney
1997 Hatched: Healthway National Graduate Show, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, Australia
1997 UNSW Union Art Competition, University of New South Wales, Sydney
1997 National Tertiary Art Prize, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle, Australia
1997 Royal Over-Seas League 14th Annual Open Exhibition, Over-Seas House, London and Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland
1996 Salon Des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
1996 Eight is Enough, College of Fine Arts Gallery, Sydney
1996 New Portraiture, College of Fine Arts Gallery, Sydney
1996 Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award, Lane Cove Council Cove Room, Sydney and
1996 Atrium Gallery, ABC Ultimo Centre, Sydney

CURATORIAL PROJECTS
Speculative Spaces, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, 2-26 March 2013.
Speculative Spaces examined the spatial and pictorial investigations of artists working with dioramas and maquettes, fabricated at tabletop scale and subsequently mediated through imaging techniques such as drawing, painting, photography, video, or a combination of these. The exhibition was curated for Robin Gibson Gallery as part of Art Month Sydney 2013.

COLLECTIONS
College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales;
International Drawing Research Institute Archive, University of New South Wales;
Kedumba Collection of Contemporary Australian Drawings;
Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award Collection, Lane Cove Council.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Anderson, Patricia, ‘City in Everyone’s Image’, The Weekend Australian, August 23–24, 2003, Review p21.
Burke, Justin, ‘The studio as subject’, The Australian, September 19, 2013, p14.
Carsley, Gary, David Eastwood: Mise en scéne, exhibition catalogue, 2007.
Edwards, A.J, ‘David Eastwood: Pseudo Studio’, Art Almanac, October 2013, pp44-45,
Eastwood, David, ‘Speculative Spaces’, Artist Profile, Issue 22, 2013, pp142-143.
Frost, Andrew, ‘Pleasure and Paint’, The Sydney Morning Herald, November 5, 2010, Metro p14.
Frost, Joe, ‘David Eastwood’, Artist Profile, issue 8, 2009, pp66–69.
Gibson, Prue, ‘Draped, folded and concealed’, Australian Art Review, Issue 23, May – July 2010, pp62–63.
Grant, Ian, David Eastwood: Decoy Décor, exhibition catalogue, 2011.
Low, Lenny Ann, ‘Rust For Life’, The Sydney Morning Herald, Weekend Edition, November 17–18, 2001, Metropolitan p13.
McDonald, John, A Guide to Australian Art and Galleries, Zhu Junbo, Shanghai, 2010, p196.
Schwartzkoff, Louise, ‘Open Gallery’, The Sydney Morning Herald, November 14–15, 2009, Spectrum p18.

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