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Exhibition by leader in visual and textile arts in Australia

Wednesday, 4 Oct 2017

David Green keening knellAn art exhibition by a former leading Charles Sturt University (CSU) academic has opened at the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery and runs until Sunday 3 December.

The new exhibition, David Green: Revisiting yesterday, arriving tomorrow, is an unprecedented survey of the works of acclaimed artist and CSU Emeritus Professor, David Green.

Professor Green was formerly Sub Dean of the CSU Faculty of Arts from 1993 to 2009, and Chair of Academic Senate at CSU. Since 1990 he was the inaugural Professor of Visual Arts at CSU, as well as Head of Campus of CSU in Wagga Wagga, and the Head of the School of Visual and Performing Arts at CSU in Wagga Wagga from 1985-92.

The exhibition is curated by Dr Neill Overton, lecturer in art history and visual culture in the CSU School of Communication and Creative Industries in Wagga Wagga, and reveals the extraordinary creative scope of Professor Green as a pivotal figure in the visual and textile arts of Australia. It showcases Professor Green's career as a designer, painter, embroiderer, drawer and illustrative artist of sleeping surrealisms.

Dr Overton said, "Throughout his extensive career David Green has held over a dozen solo exhibitions and participated in over fifty group shows nationally and around the world. His work is held in numerous public and private collections including the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) in Sydney, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston, and the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery."

Describing his work, Professor Green said, "Being an artist is a bit like being a bricklayer, each experience and emotion is a new brick. Building upwards and outwards, row on row, towards a future merely glimpsed, the foundation is yesterday, the creation is today, the new reality is tomorrow."

The exhibition David Green: Revisiting yesterday, arriving tomorrow was officially opened at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery at 6pm on Friday 22 September by exhibition curator Dr Neill Overton. It is on display until Sunday 3 December 2017. For more information please contact the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery on (02) 6926 9660.

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Image from the exhibition: Where no keening knell will be heard, 2016, Indian ink, watercolour on arches paper, by David Green.

David Green graduated from the Royal College of Art (United Kingdom) in 1964 and taught at Croydon College of Art and Goldsmiths' College of Art, before emigrating to Australia in 1978 as senior lecturer of textiles at RMIT in Melbourne.

In 1985, Professor Green moved to Wagga Wagga to take up the position of Head of the School of Visual and Performing Arts at the now Charles Sturt University, where in 1989 he was appointed the inaugural Professor of Visual Arts. He was subsequently appointed Head of Campus of CSU in Wagga Wagga in 2001, and Emeritus Professor in 2011 following his retirement.

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