About

“I photograph because photographs sit precariously on the edge of the real and imagined.”

David Symons is a Brisbane based artist. David studied photography in at Perth Technical College in Western Australia in the 1980s.

David has exhibited in Western Australia and Queensland.

His work is held in the Art Gallery of Western Australia and private collections throughout Australia.

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Exhibitions

2016 – Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards, Pine Rivers Art Gallery

2015 – “Passages” (Installation) with Peter Annand, Judy-Ann Moule, Helen Malone , University of Queensland Library

2014 – Silent Auction, University of Queensland Art Museum

 

2013 – Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture, Tweed River Art Gallery

- Silent Auction, White Canvas Gallery

 

2012 – Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards, Pine Rivers Art Gallery

– Photo-Spectral –with Phoebe McDonald, Queensland Festival of Photography

Pine Rivers Art Gallery

– QFP4 Portrait Prize (Online Gallery), Queensland Centre for Photography

– FLOOD: Anniversary Project, Queensland Centre for Photography

 

2011 – Nudgee Art Prize

– Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards, Pine Rivers Art Gallery

 

2010 – SNAP! – Photography with a twist, Pine Rivers Art Gallery

 

2010 – Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards, Pine Rivers Art Gallery

 

2009 – Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture, Tweed River Art Gallery

 

1990 – VisPoex – Visual Poetry International Artrage, Perth

 

1986 – Works from the Collection – Art Gallery of Western Australia

 

1984 – Student Exhibition, Perth Technical College

 

Artist Publications

Departures: David Symons – Photographs, 2009

Spectral Evidence: David Symons, 2013

 

Other Publications

2010 – Australian Centre for Photography Newsletter

2009 – Photographs for Online Exhibition “Discovering Daphne: The Daphne Mayo Collection” The University of Queensland

1990 – Vispoex: Perth visual poetry

Fremantle, W.A. : Neologismic, c1990. 43 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

 

Commissions

2008 – 12 Works bound – Private Collection

 

Collections

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Edith Cowan University

Private Collections throughout Australia

 

Media

Interview by Michael Corbin, a US based art writer