DAVID BENSON CV


DIPLOMA ART, PAINTER AND PRINTMAKER
1955BORN IN PADDINGTON-SYDNEY
1971COMPLETED SCHOOL CERTIFICATE
1970ATTENDED NATIONAL ART SCHOOL, DARLINGHURST,SYDNEY
1976-1982TRAVELLED ON STUDY TOUR TO BALI,JAVA, SINGAPORE,MALAYSIA,NEPAL,INDIA AND SRI LANKA
1982OPENED ART GALLERY IN NORTH SYDNEY DEALING IN FINE ART
1987ACTIVELY PROMOTING ART THROUGHOUT AUSTRALIA WITH TRAVEL EXHIBITIONS
OPENED GALLERIES IN HUNTER VALLEY AND PORT STEPHENS
1989COMMENCED OWN ART CAREER-PAINTING
1990MOVED TO BIRREGURRA IN VICTORIA TO CONCENTRATE AND DEVLOP CAREER
NUMEROUS EXHIBITIONS THROUGHOUT AUSTRALIA AND ASIA
1994ART PROMOTION AT AIREYS INLET
TEACHING WORKSHOPS IN AUSTRALIA
STUDY TOURS TO INDIA AND NEW ZEALAND
GALLERY/STUDIO OPENED IN RUSHCUTTERS BAY, NSW AND DEANS MARSH, VICTORIA
1995SUTTONS MOTO R GALLE RY, R US HC UTTERS BAY, NSW
EXHIBITIONS: GRAPHIS GALLERY, MICHAEL COMMERFORD GALLERY AND MELULA GALLERY,ANGLESEA,VICTORIA
1996COMMISSIONED WORK FOR COUNTRY ROAD, AUSTRALIA TO DESIGN GRAPHICS AND ORIGINAL WORKS FOR MERCHANDISING
1997ONE MAN SHOW: CONVERT GALLERY, VICTORIA
TEACHING WORKSHOPS IN MILTON NSW
GROUP SHOW: MICHAEL COMMERFORD GALLERY,NSW
STUDY TOUR NSW NORTH COAST
ONE MAN SHOW: CONVERT GALLERY, VICTORIA
OPENED NEW GALLERY/STUDIO MILTON, NSW
1998EXHIBITION- MELALUCA GALLERY, VICTORIA
TEACHING WORKSHOPS, MILTON.NSW
GROUP SHOW: MICHAEL COMMERFORD GALLERY,NSW
COMMISSIONS FOR NUTRA METICS INTERNATIONAL
1999STUDY TRIP TO CENTRAL AUSTRALIA FOR COMMISSIONS FOR PACIFIC PROPERTY HOLDINGS
ONE MAN SHOW: MICHAEL COMMERFORD GALLERY,NSW
TWO MAN EXHIBITION AT MICHAEL COMMERFORD GALLERY,MILTON
TWO MAN SHOW IN MILTON AS PART OF TABULA RASA CONTEMPORARY ARTS FESTIVAL, SHOALHAVEN
2000COMMISSIONED WORKS
2001EXHIBITION-MICHAEL COMMERFORD GALLERY RUSHCUTTERS BAY
2000-1MCGACCEY EXHIBITIONS
2005PERTH EXHIBITON
NUMEROUS GROUP SHOWS, EXHIBITIONS AND COMMISSION WORK
2006MOVED FROM MILTON TO NORTHEN RIVERS - ALSTONVILLE NSW
OPENED GALLERY, LIFESTYLE SHOP AND YOGA SCHOOL
2008OPENED STUDIO/GALLERY EMERALD BEACH
EXHIBITION MILTON JAN 08