“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.
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
Departures: David Symons – Photographs, 2009
Spectral Evidence: David Symons, 2013
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.
2008 – 12 Works bound – Private Collection
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Edith Cowan University
Private Collections throughout Australia
Interview by Michael Corbin, a US based art writer