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Creative Arts Forum | David Thomas


Arts Forum is a public program of the School of Creative Arts

Start Date

25 Aug 2017 12:30 pm

End Date

25 Aug 2017 1:30 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre

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All current students and members of the public are welcome

Arts Forum - David Thomas. Image credit: David Thomas, Waterloo Bridge from the Impermanence series, 80 x 1.3, 2016

David Thomas was born in Belfast N. Ireland in 1951. He was educated in Australia studying at the University of Melbourne, Monash University and RMIT University, Melbourne. He holds an Fine Arts and a Ph.D. from RMIT University where he is a Professor of Fine Art (Painting,) in the School of Art.

David’s work explores the contemplative function of painting, photopainting and installation in the contemporary world, in particular how new iterations of the monochrome tradition can address issues of the perception of time and space, complexity, knowing and feeling. He exhibits widely in Australia, Asia- Pacific and Europe, and has curated many international exhibitions and has written on eastern and western art.

David has been awarded grants from Australia Council, AGNSW, Arts Victoria and residencies (selected) from The Cité Internationale des Arts Paris, France, Two Rooms Gallery Auckland, New Zealand, The Centre for Drawing Research, Wimbledon College of Art, UAL and in 2013 at the Porthmeor Studios St Ives.

His work is represented in private and public collections in Australia, USA, France, Germany, S. Korea, NZ, and the UK.

David’s upcoming exhibition IMPERMANENCES ( CHANGING ) featuring photopaintings, wall painting and small scale paintings, opens at the Plimsoll Gallery, School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmania, Hunter St, Hobart at 5.30pm, Friday 25th August.

Image credit: David Thomas, Waterloo Bridge from the Impermanence series, 80 x 1.3, 2016

Arts Forum is a weekly series of free public lectures held at the School of Creative Arts, Hunter Street Campus, during the semester. The series provides a unique opportunity to hear local, national and international visiting artists, scholars and presenters from diverse sectors of the Creative Arts discuss their area of professional practice. All current students, prospective students, and members of the public are welcome.