Buderim artist David Green was born in 1940 in Kent, during 'The Blitz', an event that has left a lasting impression on both the man and his art.
After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1964 Green taught at Croydon College of Art, Goldsmiths' College of Art. He was a guest lecturer and he conducted workshops and seminars in the southern counties whilst maintaining a freelance design and arts practice profile.
In 1976 Green was sponsored by the Australia Council to conduct a lecture tour and series of workshops around Australia and New Zealand. Green emigrated from the United Kingdom in 1978 having accepted a position as Senior Lecturer at RMIT in Textiles.
Green left RMIT in 1985 to take up the position of Head of the School of Visual and Performing Arts at the now Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga and in 1989 was appointed the inaugural Professor of Visual Arts. In 2001 he was appointed Head of the Wagga Wagga Campus. During this time Green continued to supervise a number of masters and doctoral candidates. He retired from the University in 2010
Green has successfully juggled his academic and artistic career for the past 50 years. During this time he has had a number of solo exhibitions and participated in excess of fifty group exhibitions.
Green is represented in a number of public collections including the Power House Museum, Queen Victoria Museum Art Gallery Tasmania, State Craft Collection of Victoria, Ararat City Art Gallery, Albury City Art Gallery, Wagga City Art Gallery Warnambool City Art Gallery, Tamworth Fibre Collection.
6.30pm Thursday 7 July
David GREEN Bayside Café–table for thirteen 2014. Indian ink (dip pen) on paper, 78cm x 112 cm. Courtesy of the artist.