David Manley is a male artist born in Australia, currently working in Australia.
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Artist Statement

Drawn to the latent psychology of space, my photographic and installation work dwells in the indifferent architectures and vacant spectacles of urban industry and social institutions, seeking out the leftover signs of forgotten utopias.

Resume

Education

2013 – current
Masters of Fine Art by Research
Supervisor – Lynne Roberts Goodwin
College of Fine Arts (COFA), The University of New South Wales

2012
Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours 1st Class, College of Fine Arts, The University of New South Wales

Awards Grants and Prizes

2014
Finalist, Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award

University of New South Wales Travel Grant, 2014 Ulsan International Photography Festival, Ulsan, South Korea

2013
Finalist, William and Winnifred Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery Art Foundation

2013 Moran Photographic Portrait Prize-Open semi-finalist

Art Month Sydney and Fortynine Studio Award, ARC @ COFA Emerging Artist Awards

Recipient of the Australian Post Graduate Award (APA)

2012
Winner Head On Portrait Prize, Brian, Surry Hills Boarding House

Juror Award of Merit, Eastern Distributor Exhaust Stack. Grand Prix de la Decouverte, International Fine Art Photography Competition, Paris, France

The Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, The University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts

2011
Finalist, ARC at COFA Emerging Artist and Designer Award

Finalist, William and Winnifred Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery Art Foundation

Giclee Airport North Gallery Award for Best Performance in Photo-media, UNSW College of Fine Arts Annual Awards

Artist Profile Magazine Award, ARC at COFA Annual Emerging Artist and Designer Award

Finalist, ARC @ COFA Annual Emerging Artist and Designer Award

Published/Reproduced

2014
DCM South Korea – Ambivalent Structures by David Manley Photo-media Artist, September, (2014): 186 – 189

2014 Ulsan International Photography Festival Catalogue, Ambivalent Structures, UIPF Publications, Ulsan, South Korea

Capture – Award Winning Photographer, March/April, (2014): 22

2012
Hijacked III – Contemporary Photography from Australia and the UK. Louise Clements, Mark McPherson and Leigh Robb, Big City Press and Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg, Berlin

Incubate 8 – COFA Art, Design and Media Magazine

Head On Portraits 2012. The Head On Foundation

2011
The Final Word, The University of New South Wales Press

2011
Halfway House, The University of New South Wales Press

2011
William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize. MGA Foundation

Dr Marcus Bunyan, 2011 ‘Bowness Photography Prize’ at Monash Gallery of Art Melbourne, Art Blart, October 2011

2011
COFA Annual Catalogue. The University of New South Wales Press

2010
COFA Annual Catalogue. The University of New South Wales Press

COFA 3rd Year Photomedia Catalogue 2010.
The University of New South Wales Press

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2014
Ambivalent Structures, Black Eye Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney

Group
2014
The 2014 Ulsan International Photography Festival
Ulsan, South Korea

Burnout, Archive Gallery, Newtown

Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Gallery

2013
Bring Your Own Beamer, (BYOB). Archive Gallery Performance Space, Newtown

Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne

“We live as we dream, alone.” – Archive Gallery, Newtown

Perspektiva 2, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales

ARC at COFA Emerging Artist and Designer Award,Kudos Gallery

2012
Hijacked III – Contemporary Photography from Australia and the UK. The Australian Centre for Photography, Paddington

Transience – Selected Works. Louis Vuitton Winter Art Exhibition, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick

What Now? Index Space, St Peters

Head On Showcase. The Australian Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Below 42 – COFA X. Bondi Beach Road Hotel, Bondi

Head Off. Paddington Reservoir Gardens, Paddington

Head On Portrait Prize. The Australian Centre for Photography, Paddington

Head On Photography Festival Opening. Customs House Sydney

Hijacked III – Contemporary Photography from Australia and the UK, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane

Format International Photography Festival. Hijacked III – Contemporary Photography from Australia and the UK. QUAD Gallery, Derby, UK

Divergence: Photography from Elsewhere. FORM Gallery at Midland Atelier, Fremantle, WA

Hijacked III – Contemporary Photography from Australia and the UK, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, WA

2011
COFA Annual 2011, The Round House, Kensington

The Final Word, COFA Honours Exhibition, Woolworths Building, Sydney

Perspectiva 2, COFA Space Paddington

Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne

ARC @ COFA Annual Emerging Artist and Designer Award, KUDOS Gallery Paddington

Perspectiva 1, COFA Space, Paddington

Wall Space, Airport North Gallery, Alexandria

Half Way House, COFA Space Paddington

2010
COFA Annual at CarriageWorks, Eveligh

ARC @ COFA Annual Emerging Artist and Designer Award, Kudos Gallery Paddington

2008
Chrome Addicts, COFA Space, Paddington

Employment/Professional Experience

2013 – current
Lecturer, Photomedia, College of Fine Arts, The University of New South Wales

Guest Lecturer in Photomedia, St Vincents Mental Health Services, Short Course in Photography, July – November 2013

Private/Corporate Acquisitions

George Patterson Young & Rubicam Group, Sydney

Monash Gallery Art Foundation