Wagga Wagga Art Gallery | David Green: Revisiting Yesterday Arriving Tomorrow
Image: David Green, ‘Where no keening knell will be heard’ (detail) 2016, indian ink, watercolour on Arches paper.
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery is proud to present an unprecedented survey of the works of acclaimed artist David Green, in the new exhibition Revisiting yesterday arriving tomorrow. Curated by Dr Neill Overton, the exhibition reveals the extraordinary creative scope of this pivotal figure in the visual and textile arts of Australia, and his career as a designer, painter, embroiderer, drawer and illustrative artist of sleeping surrealisms.
David Green graduated from the Royal College of Art (United Kingdom) in 1964 and taught at Croydon College of Art and Goldsmiths’ College of Art, before emigrating to Australia in 1978 as Senior Lecturer of Textiles at RMIT in Melbourne.
In 1985, Green moved to Wagga Wagga to take up the position of head of the School of Visual and Performing Arts at the now Charles Sturt University, where in 1989 he was appointed the inaugural Professor of Visual Arts. He was appointed Head of the Wagga Wagga Campus in 2001, and Emeritus Professor in 2011 following his retirement.
Throughout his extensive career David Green has held over a dozen solo exhibitions and participated in over fifty group shows nationally and across the globe. His work is held in numerous public and private collections including the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) in Sydney, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston, and the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery.
Describing his work, David Green has said that, “Being an artist is a bit like being a bricklayer, each experience and emotion is a new brick. Building upwards and outwards, row on row, towards a future merely glimpsed, the foundation is yesterday, the creation is today, the new reality is tomorrow.”
David Green: Revisiting yesterday arriving tomorrow is on display at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery from Saturday 16 September until Sunday 3 December, 2017. The exhibition will be officially launched on Friday 22 September at 6pm by the exhibition curator, Dr Neill Overton.