Australian Art

DAVID MELLOWS

`Launceston`
`Launceston`

  • Contemporary
  • Landscape
  • Mixed Media
  • Painter
  • Print Maker
  • Established
`Within Fitzroy`
`Within Fitzroy`

David Mellows is a Western Australian descended from first settlers and grew up with the basic instruction of get a real job. This meant leaving the arts and design aside while doing the regular 40hours and five days. a long time as a key player in the drag racing scene of the west. Being Meeting Director or state correspondant for the national press of the sport did not satisfy completely and when a few dollars became available a racing bike was built. As He was already doing a drawing class in the TAFE system the retraining went to Diploma and University entrance. An impressive entry/result ratio in competitions in WA, critical support and an enthusiasm for results armed David for a trip to Melbourne with a new partner. The most satisfaction the artist gets is from hearing the buyers' narrative, how they saw themselves in the painting. These tales are of the continuing reality of life , which is what the prints and paintings are to the artist.

`Above the Street 2`
`Above the Street 2`

A former motorcycle racing journalist and race Meeting Director David Mellows trained as an artist after the effects of a motorcycle accident 17 years ago. A successful painter and printmaker with critical acclaim he arrived from Perth four years ago and has proceeded to explore the workings of Melbourne life and architecture. He has been received with great popularity.
‘The most satisfaction the artist gets is from hearing the buyers' narrative, how they saw themselves in the painting. These tales are of the continuing reality of life, which is what the prints and paintings are to the artist.’

Awards and Prizes:

1997 Award of Excellence Second & Final Years of Diploma Studies. Ellis House Art Prize (9 x 5)
1998 Town of Vincent Acquisitive Award March
1998 City of Bayswater Art Awards - Best Print
1998 1st Prize, Best Oil and Acrylics South Perth Heritage Arts and Crafts
1998 Highly Commended Drawing Canning Art Award
1998 Highly Commended Melville Scene,City of Melville Art Awards
1998 Highly Commended, Printmaking, York Society Art and Craft Awards
1999 Overall Winner and Highly Commended- (paintings) Inaugral Fred Killick Memorial Art Award
1999 Overall Winner- (painting) Williams Art Awards
2000 Honourable Mention,City of Albany Art Prize
2001 Section Eight – Etching, Northam Art Prize
2003 November -Opening Exhibition- Pivotal Galleries

Solo Exhibitions:

1995 ‘Viewed from Here’, Bickley Valley gallery
1996 ‘Rezoned Aspirations’, Old Mill Gallery, York
1997 ‘Here and There’, Ellis House, Bayswater
1997 ‘Including the Flag’, Liddelow Homestead, Kenwick
97/98 Artist in Residence, Liddelow Homestead, Kenwick
1998 ‘Going Somewhere’, Gadfly Gallery, Nedlands
1999 ‘A View of Albany’, Amity Arts and Crafts, Albany
1999 ‘Middle Age and A Haircut’, Mundaring Art Centre
2001 ‘Here’, Richmond Galleries
2001 ‘Mixed Bag’, Richmond Galleries
2002 ‘Nearly All Four Feet Tall’, 69 Smith Street
2004 ‘Urban Seen’ , Pivotal Galleries


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