• Walking to the end of the street and back again

“Over the past four years my artistic practice has focused on creating quiet, contemplative images using my surrounds of Australian suburbia while investigating the border between art and everyday life. Inspired by my immediate surroundings as I find them, I enjoy focusing on the miscellaneous, sundry items that find their way into my daily routines. As such, my work documents my life and functions as an indirect kind of self-portraiture while deepening my understanding of the connection between myself, culture and my surrounds. My practice has become multidisciplinary, regularly utilising painting techniques alongside drawing, sculpture and video.”

-Alex Davern
 
Alex Davern lives and works in Hobart, Tasmania.
Represented by Bett Gallery.
 
 
 

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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Copyright is retained by artist.
© Alex Davern 2017. All rights reserved.

ALEX DAVERN
b. 1989 Lives and works in Hobart, Tasmania
 
Education
2012 Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Tasmania, Hobart
 
Solo Exhibitions
2016 Household Gods, Bett Gallery, Hobart
2015 Everything, Nothing, Bett Gallery, Hobart
2013 Great Feast, Top Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart
2011 Things & Stuff, Entrepôt Gallery, Hobart
 
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Tidal: City of Devonport National Art Award, Devonport Regional Gallery
         Winter Salon, Bett Gallery, Hobart
         Glover Prize, Falls Park Pavilion, Evandale
         Inappropriate Appropriate ideas, The Curated Shelf, Hobart
         Her Majesty's Favourite Really Great Graphical Festival, Hobart
2015 Members Exhibition, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart
         A Day on the Rat, Rat Palace, Hobart
2013 Art Auction Fundraiser, Constance ARI
         RACT Portraiture Prize, Hobart, Devonport & Launceston
         MONA staff prize, Stable Gallery, Moonah – winner
         The Sketchbook Project, Art House Co-Op, Victorian College of the Arts,
         Melbourne
2012 The Sketchbook Project, Art House Co-Op, Brooklyn, New York
         MONA staff prize, Stable Gallery, Moonah
2011 Continuum, UTAS Graduation Exhibition, Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart
         Open Doors II, (TUU Painting & Printmaking Society), Long Gallery, Hobart
2010 Transition, Studio Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart
         Open Doors, Entrepôt Gallery, Hobart
         Petite Painting Prize, Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart
         UTAS Students, Gone AWOL, Hobart
2009 Ctrl C / Ctrl V, Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart
         RACT Youth Portraiture Prize, Hobart & Launceston
         Rainy Days, Cube Art & Design, Hobart
2008 RACT Youth Portraiture Prize, Hobart & Launceston
 
Awards and Grants
2014 Australia Council ArtStart Grant
2013 RACT Portraiture Prize Winner, Hobart
2009 RACT Youth Portraiture Prize Finalist, Hobart
2008 RACT Youth Portraiture Prize Finalist, Hobart
2007 National Gallery of Australia, Sony Summer Scholarship, Canberra
 
Commissions
2014 Giant Australia, Mulgrave, VIC
 
Collections
Artbank
National Gallery of Australia
Brooklyn Art Library
Private Collections
 
Professional Development
2015 Night Window, Co-Founder & Curator, Hobart, Tasmania
2014 RACT Tasmanian Portraiture Prize Judge
 
Selected Bibliography
2013 Art Monthly Australia, 264 October 2013, p.61
2010 Thirteen, self published