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David was born in Adelaide (Australia) in 1965. He now lives and works in Melbourne. 

David's Art reflects a sophisticated and satirical observer of society, history and current affairs. His paintings appear in private and public collections in Australia, Italy, Germany, USA, UK & Japan. 

David won the Sulman Prize in 2007 for his painting 'The Axis of Elvis'. He was a finalist in the 2009 edition of the Gallipoli Prize, and in the 2012 editions of the Black Swan Art Prize and Sunshine Coast Art Prize.

David teaches art at the Sol Green Centre in South Melbourne. He also offers informed tuition for professional, student and beginner artists in all media.

1985 Graduated, SA School Of Art
'David Disher' by Neil McIrvine
2008 | Oil on Canvas | 122 x 91cm
1986 Moved to Melbourne
1989 Travelled to Europe and USA
1990 1st solo exhibition, J & J Art Gallery, Melbourne
1991 'No Vacancies' exhibition, Collins St, Melbourne
1992 Solo exhibition, Greenaway Galleries, Adelaide
  Group show, J & J Art Gallery, Melbourne
1993 Travelled to India, Europe and the Middle East
1995 Solo exhibition, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
1996 Group show, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
1997 Solo exhibition, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
1998 Studio exhibition, Brunswick
1999 Group show, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2001 Group show, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick
2002 Solo exhibition, Rhumbarallah's, Fitzroy
  Travelled to USA, Italy and Asia
2003 Solo exhibition, Rhumbarallah's, Fitzroy
2004 Solo exhibition, Italian Waiters' Club, Melbourne
2005 Group show, Jackman Galleries, St Kilda
2006 Solo show, Jackman Galleries, St Kilda
2007 Solo show, Jackman Galleries, St Kilda
  'Living Elvis' Exhibition, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Solo exhibition, 'Depot Gallery', Sydney
  Group exhibition: Fear, Masks & New Beginnings, Melbourne
  Group show, United Galleries, Perth
  Group exhibition, Soma Galleries, Adelaide
  Solo exhibition, Jackman Galleries, St Kilda
  Travelled to Zimbabwe, Italy, Spain, UK, & Asia
2009 Solo exhibition, United Galleries, Sydney
  Solo exhibition, Jackman Galleries, St Kilda
  Travelled to Italy and India
2010 Solo exhibition, Jackman Galleries, St Kilda
2011 Travelled to India
2012 Solo exhibition, Jackman Galleries, St Kilda
  Finalist Black Swan Portrait Prize
  Finalist Sunshine Coast Art Prize
2013 Art tour in Italy
  Finalist Sulman Prize
  Semi Finalist Doug Moran Portrait Prize
 2014/2017  Art tours in Italy

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