Events

David Keeling: Inside Out

Summary

Presented as part of the Academy Gallery Mini Blockbuster Series

Start Date

1st Apr 2015

End Date

18th Apr 2015

Venue

Academy Gallery, Inveresk campus

Exhibition artist: David Keeling
Exhibition opening: 5.00 – 6.30pm Thursday 19 March
Exhibition guest opening speaker: John McPhee, Art Historian
Exhibition dates: 21 February – 18 April
Exhibition curator: Dr Malcom Bywaters

David Keeling: Inside Out will showcase the innovative brilliance of this nationally recognized Tasmanian artist. The exhibition will span artwork from three decades including painting and sculpture, focusing on the major themes that have driven Keeling's artistic output.

David Keeling (b1951, Launceston) has achieved significant national recognition for his landscapes, which have become a powerful voice in the development versus conservation debate, especially within the Tasmanian context. Exhibited in Inside Out will be a body of new work focusing on the coastal landscape of the mid-north coast of Tasmania.

Keeling graduated from the former Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania, Hobart in 1976. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma, Alexander Mackie College and a Masters of Fine Art, RMIT, Melbourne. His development as an important post-modern Australian painter has been acknowledged by several prestigious prizes including in 2006 the Glover Prize; three European studio residences in London, Rome and Verdaccio funded by the Australian Federal Government; national and international exhibitions; and wide representation in public and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of South Australia, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery.

Presented by The University of Tasmania as part of Ten Days' Tasmanian International Arts Festival.

David Keeling: Inside Out is presented as part of the Academy Gallery Mini Blockbuster (MB) series. The MB Series aims to promote and educate the contemporary arts as accessible cultural enjoyment.

Arts Forum: David Keeling Presentation 12.30 – 1.30pm Thursday 26 March.
Special Night Art Viewing: Artist Floor Talk by David Keeling and tours of the Academy of the Arts, fine Tasmanian food and beverages, and student performances 5pm – 7pm Friday 17 April.

*The Academy Gallery will open on the Ten Days weekends in March – Sat & Sun 1pm – 4pm, (Sat 21 & Sun 22, Sat 28 & Sun 29) and for every other Saturday of David Keeling exhibition 1pm – 4pm.

**Please note that the gallery is CLOSED during the Easter period and on Public Holidays.