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Dave Smith Biography

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Bachelor of Fine Art/Bachelor of Education 2003 – 2007
Queensland College of Art, Griffith University
Fine Art component completed in 2005

Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies 1999 – 2001
Queensland University of Technology


Albury Art Gallery, Albury LibraryMuseum
Learning and Outreach Officer, Oct 09 to current.

Craigslea State High School
Teacher – Art, Media, SOSE, English. Aug 08 to June 09.

Pine Rivers State High School
Teacher – Photography, Art. April 08 – Aug 08.



Documentary, Nyst Gallery, Gold Coast, March 2009
Transit, Old Post Office Gallery, Benowa, Feb 2007

Scam Productions, MSSR, New Farm, Sept 2008


The Fourth Estate, Nyst Gallery, Gold Coast, Nov/Dec 2009
The Point of No Return, Flipbook Gallery, Brisbane, Nov 2009
Innocence, Nyst Gallery, Gold Coast, July/August 2009
Artworkers Award, Metro Arts, Brisbane, Feb 2009
5 x 5, Gadens Lawyers, Brisbane, Sept 2008
If you can’t stand the heat…, Nyst Gallery, Gold Coast, Sept 2008
Launch: Clayton Utz Travelling Scholarship (finalist), Metro Arts, Brisbane, July 2008
22 of the Best, Nyst Gallery, Gold Coast, Feb 2008
Gadens Top 10, Gadens Lawyers, Brisbane, Oct 2007
The Prometheus Visual Arts Award (finalist), All Saints Anglican School, Gold Coast, May 2007
One Night Only: 4 Painters, Ark Atelier, Spring Hill, April 2007
Reverentia, Deka, Fortitude Valley, April 2007
Lorraine Pilgrim Presents #2, Deka, Fortitude Valley, July/Aug 2006
Forever Young, John Gordon Gallery, Coffs Harbour, May/June 2006
Lorraine Pilgrim Presents, Deka, Fortitude Valley, Feb 2006
The Thiess Art Prize, Dell Gallery, South Bank, Nov 2005/Jan 2006
Chimaera, Queensland College of Art, November 2005
Six May, White Space Gallery, QCA, Aug 2005

Exposure, Metro Arts, Brisbane, June/July 2009


The Thiess Art Prize 2005 (Highly Commended)


Clayton Utz, Brisbane Office.
Mater Hospital, Brisbane.
Private Collections, Brisbane and Gold Coast.


Art Almanac Feb 2007, Profiles, p.178
The Gold Coast Bulletin, Feb 17-18 2007, p.26
Craft Arts International No. 67 2006, pp.78-84.
Straight Out Of Brisbane (SOOB) Arts Festival 2004
Limited Edition Prints of Datsun Painting on drink coasters.
Funded and distributed by Artworkers Alliance’s Emerging Artists sub-committee.


‘Nicola Chatham: With or With Drought You’. 2009. Catalogue essay. Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland.