David Edgar CV

Represented by:
Handmark, Hobart and Evandale, Tasmania

Education
2014-(current) Tasmanian College of the Arts
PhD (Tasmanian Research Scholarship)
2008-2010 Tasmanian School of Art, UTAS, Hobart, TAS
MFA (Research) (Australian Postgraduate Award)
1998-2001 Tasmanian School of Art, UTAS, Hobart, TAS
BFA with Honours (1st Class) (Deans Roll of Excellence)
1991-1994 National Art School, East Sydney, NSW
DipFA & CertFA

Prizes / Awards
2015 Hutchins Art Prize, Hobart, Tasmania
2014 Kedumba Drawing Prize (invitational), New South Wales (work acquired into the Kedumba Drawing Collection)
2014 Heysen Prize for Interpretation of Place, Hahndorf, South Australia (Judges Commendation)
2013 Artist in Residence, Cradle Coast Campus UTAS, North West Tasmania ($5,000 award)
2012 Corangamarah Art Prize, Colac, Victoria (WINNER)
2012 Australia Council for the Arts, (ArtStart grant)
2012 Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Queensland (finalist)
2012 Bay of Fires Art Prize, Gallery Parnella, St Helens, Tasmania (finalist)
2011 Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing, Jugglers Art Space, Fortitude Valley, Queensland (finalist)
2011 City of Hobart Art Prize (paper), TMAG, Hobart, Tasmania (finalist)
2009 City of Hobart Art Prize (drawing) TMAG, Hobart, Tasmania (finalist)
1999 Trust Bank Art Award, Royal Launceston Show, Launceston

Solo exhibitions
2017 Handmark, Hobart
2017 Full Void, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (during 10 Days on the Island arts festival), Hobart
2015 Handmark, Hobart
2015 Makers Workshop & Atrium Gallery UTAS, (Tasmanian International Arts Festival, formally 10 Days on the Island) Burnie
2014 William Henry, Cambridge MA, US
2014 Poimena Gallery, Launceston
2013 Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Burnie
2013 Handmark Gallery, Hobart
2011 Left Behind, Handmark Gallery, Hobart
2011 Drawing; an Evolving Installation, Inflight (ARI), Hobart
2010 MFA Examination Submission, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart
2008 Gaze, Inflight (ARI) Project Space, North Hobart

Selected exhibition history
2016 Summer Exhibition, Handmark, Hobart
2016 Inappropriate Appropriate Idea, The Curated Shelf, (on-line and pop-up shelf), West Hobart
2016 Lola Greeno's birthday celebration, Handmark, Hobart
2016 Landscape exhibition, Handmark, Evandale
2016 Let Sleeping Ducks Lie for Duck Lake, activist performance, Moulting Lagoon
2015 Maatsuyker Collection Exhibition, Moonah Arts Centre, Moonah
2015 Annual works on paper exhibitions, Handmark, Hobart & Evandale
2015 The Glover Landscape, Handmark, Evandale
2015 Exquisite, Rosny Barn, Clarence
2015 Exquisite, Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart
2014 Summer Exhibition, Handmark, Hobart
2014 Works on paper, Handmark Galleries, Hobart and Evandale
2014 Corangamarah retrospective, Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery, Cororooke, Victoria
2014 Still Life, Handmark Galleries, Hobart and Evandale
2014 Summer show, Handmark Galleries, Evandale and Hobart
2013 New works by gallery artists, Libby Edwards Galleries, Armadale, Victoria
2013 Foyer display of new work, Contemporary Art Tasmania, North Hobart
2013 Annual works on paper show, Handmark Galleries, Evandale and Hobart
2013 Tasmanian Landscape, Handmark Galleries, Evandale and Hobart
2012 Over & Over, Poimena Gallery, Launceston
2012 Annual Print & Works on Paper Exhibition, Handmark, Hobart and Evandale
2012 Tasmanian Landscape Exhibition, Handmark Gallery, Hobart
2010 Weather & Atmosphere, Caladan Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
2010 Trajectories, Long Gallery, Salamanca Place, Hobart
2010/09/08/07/06 CAST Members Show, CAST Gallery, North Hobart
2009 Scum Fighter 2, South Hobart
2008/09 Work In Progress, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart
2008 Recent Drawings, Staley and Son, Sandy Bay
2008 Inflight (ARI) 5th birthday show, North Hobart
2005 Paul Staley and David Edgar, Staley and Son, Sandy Bay
2005 Images 8, Long Gallery, Hobart
2003 CAST Members Show, North Hobart
2001 Images Exhibition, Long Gallery, Hobart
2001 Verge, Honours Exhibition, Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart
2001 Peace Works, Long Gallery, Hobart
2001 Modo De Volar, works by Honours Printmaking, Entrepot Gallery, Hobart
2001 The Nature of Place, Peter Anderson and David Edgar, Entrepot, Hobart
2000 Inked Out, Printmakers from the University of Tasmania, Hobart
2000 Red Fish Blue Butterfly, David Edgar & Katie Dutch Entrepot, Hobart
1999 Scratching and Biting, Tasmanian Print Society, Inka Art Gallery, Hobart 1999 Penultimate, Side Space Gallery, Hobart
1994 David Edgar & Kristi Furner, Newtown Gallery, Newtown Sydney
1994 Graduate Exhibition, The Cell Block Theatre, Sydney
1994 Diesis: Print Exhibition, The Cell Block Theatre, Sydney
1993 EDDIE at bare gALLery, Newtown, Sydney
1993 Prints: A National Art School Exhibition Cell Block Theatre, Sydney
1992 Group Printmaking Show, Balmain, Sydney

Selected collections and commissions
Public Art (Tasmanian Government Art Site Scheme) Tasmania Parks and Wildlife
Spirit of Tasmania
Cancer Council
Kedumba Drawing Collection
Maatsuyker Collection Group
Burnie Regional Art Gallery
Corangamarah/Colac Area Health Art Prize Collection
Numerous private commissions
Office of Senator Lisa Singh (former Minister, Tasmanian Government), Claremont
Tasmanian Aboriginal Land Council, North Hobart
Network Gaming Offices, Sandy Bay
The Lansdowne Café, West Hobart
Experimental Figure Drawing…with artist Alan Tulloch, Brisbane
Metro Theatre, Sydney
Taralba Australia, Central Railway, Sydney

Curatorial / Residencies
2016 Sedona Summer Colony—a new American residency program established in 2016 by Sedona Arts Center and Verde Valley School, Arizona, USA
2014 (co-curator) formed & unformed, an exhibition of drawing (co-curated with Dr Mary Scott), 146 ArtSpace, Hobart
2013 Rocky Cape National Park, as Artist in Residence, Cradle Coast Campus UTAS, North West Tasmania
2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 Tasman Island (self-initiated residencies)

Presentations
Maatsuyker Collection group
Artsforum, School of Visual and Performing Arts, University of Tasmania
Launceston Christian Grammar School
ArtScape, Wynyard
University of Tasmania, Cradle Coast Campus, Burnie
Burnie High School, Burnie
Hellyer College, Burnie
Spirit of Drawing workshop, Burnie Coastal Art Group
Picturing the Wilderness, invited speaker at a 2-day symposium, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania
University of Tasmania, post-graduate research symposiums in 2008 and 2009, Hobart, Tasmania
Blind Dates: Foreign Affairs, international Asialink Arts Residency forum on the topic, ‘Examine what residencies have contributed to communities and how this work impacts on artists.’ Melbourne University, Victoria.
Seeking Successful Solutions, Parks and Wildlife Tasmania conference, Coles Bay, Tasmania
Hunter Island Press, guest Speaker to open 2nd exhibition at the Schoolhouse Gallery with the Mayor of Clarence Council during 3rd Tasmanian Living Artists’ Week festival, Rosny, Tasmania
Inflight, guest speaker opening a new project space gallery and annual member’s exhibition
Speaker at numerous forums and seminars to the University of Tasmania, TAFE Tasmania, Colleges, High Schools and arts organisations around Tasmania.

Selected Other Arts Activities
Tutor (casual), Drawing, Art and Design Core Studies & Life Drawing, Tasmanian College of the Arts, UTAS (since 2008)
Panel member, 146 ArtSpace section committee, Arts Tasmania (2015-2017)
Panel member, 2017 Venice Biennale Team Leader section committee, Arts Tasmania and Australia Council for the Arts
Peer Advisor, Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board, 2015 Register of Peers
Panel Member, Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board, 2010 & 2011 Assistance to Individuals Panel
Judge, MyState Financial Student Film Festival, Tasmania (since 2007)
Arts Advisor, Tasmanian Young Achiever of the Year Awards, Arts Category (2002-2014)
Program Officer: Artsbridge, Loans & Residencies (part-time); Visual Arts, Craft and Design and Contemporary Music (full-time), Arts Tasmania, Department of State Development (2001-2014)
Arts Advisor, Tasmanian Asialink residency applications, Asialink, Melbourne Victoria (2001-2014)