Dave Williams, independent Australian Artist, surfer and sailor.
Dave works from his studio in Tasmania creating quirky Paintings, Sculpture, Surfboards, Skateboards, Prints, T Shirts and Jewellery.
He is passionate about Ocean and Nature conservation.
’s fresh, natural, free range art shirts are fair trade, carbon neutral, 100% certified organic cotton and hand printed with love in Australia using water based inks. Renewable/recycled timber and sustainable materials are utilized wherever possible and hand crafted into unique, timeless works of art.
EXHIBITIONS – EVENTS – COMMISSIONS – CONSERVATION PROJECTS
1998 Opened Art Gallery Prarahan Melbourne
1998 Archiball Prize (football exhibition) Brunswick st Melbourne
1999 Surf Rider Exhibition. Surfing Museum. Torquay Victoria
1999 Invited by Billabong Australia – design new website homepage.
1999 ‘Big Sunset’ painting selected – Avant Card art card project.
1999 Invited to submit designs – Australian Surf Brands
2000 Invited – Stonnington City Council to contribute ideas – urban art spaces
2000 Designed several commercial logos – Australia
2000 Gone Surfing Exhibition – own gallery Melbourne
2001 Quicksilver Europe purchased artworks for their ‘board rider’ stores across Europe
2001 Ningaloo Reef Campaign – painting donation
2001 Opened Gallery QLD. Painted Mural on Building
2002 Australian Surf Expo, Australian Embassy, Tokyo Japan
2002 Commissioned to design ‘Ride’ drinks – 3 labels. ‘Surf’ ‘Snow’ ‘Skate’
2003 Austrade ‘Australian Beach Culture Show’, Paris, France
2004 Indoor Art Exhibition, Noosa Regional Gallery
2004 Sunshine Coast Environment Council – painting donation
2004 ‘Expressions of love between Australia and Indonesia’ Group exhibition Byron Bay
2005 Designed artwork – CD covers various bands.
2006 Commission paintings – Internet based virtual life surfing game
2006 Emporium Gallery, group show Brisbane
2006 Infusions Gallery, Group exhibition Los Angeles USA
2007 Solo show Emporium Gallery, Brisbane
2007 Invited to Exhibit – Uluru Gallery N.T.
2007 ‘Framed’ Gallery Darwin, group show
2007 RSPCA Darwin – painting donation fundraiser event
2007 Australian Government Exhibition and Live Painting. Marina Square Singapore
2007 Bloodstone Boots, Singapore Agent- commissioned painted boots.
2007 Singapore government Fairfax school commission Mural
2007 Singapore Government commission Jurong Bird Park tour buses Mural & Design clothing range
2007 RSPCA Brisbane fundraising painting
2007 Invited to Exhibit KL Malaysia Australian Embassy
2008 Queensland Gov. Lifestyle Exhibition, Live Painting. Guangzhou, China
2008 Interviewed by design magazine ‘De-Fun’ Taiwan.
2009 Sea Shepherd exhibition Brisbane Museum – Erwin family purchase and permanent display of ‘Placebo Soup’ sculpture in Australia Zoo Animal hospital
2009 Sea Shepherd fundraiser Brisbane city
2010 Sea Shepherd fundraiser ‘Stone and Wood’ brewery Byron bay.
2011 Opened Art Studio Fremantle WA.
2012 Commissioned works for Environmental consulting offices Perth
2012 Cossack Art Awards Group Exhibition Pibara WA
2012 Sea Shepherd fundraiser Perth, group Exhibition ‘Little Creatures’ Fremantle
2013 Commission paintings, theatre sets Freemantle WA.
2013-15 Designed, developed ‘dave’ ethical ocean conservation T shirt brand.
2014- Sea Shepherd Fundraiser ‘Art for the Sharks’ Blinco st cafe Fremantle WA
2014 Burleigh heads Shark Rally/Fundraiser for #nowasharkcullurliegh Heads Protest –
2015 Wrote/story board Childrens Picture Book on Ocean conservation.
2016 ‘Art for Trash’ recycled art group exhibition Long Gallery Salamanca Hobart.
2016 ‘Tarkine in Motion’ Project. 120 Artists NW Tasmania. Art in response to threatened Wilderness. Bob Brown Foundation
2016 Opened studio Hobart CBD Tasmania
2016 ‘Tarkine in Motion’ Brisbane Exhibition Jugglers Art Space.
2016 ‘Shipsterns’ painting selected – Avant Card art card project.
2016 ‘Wild Winter’ Group exhibition Wild Island Gallery Tasmania
2016 ‘Threatened Species Day’ Exhibition Wild Island Gallery Tasmania
2016 Sea Shepherd Tasmania – Fundraiser Event. Art Donation
2003 Highly Commended Sculptural Award, Outdoor Art Exhibition, Noosa Regional Gallery
2006 First Prize –‘Forests For Water, Water for Life’ t-shirt competition. The Wilderness Society, Tasmania.
Featured in the Contemporary Australian Art magazine Australian Trade Commission 2005.