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Dan Withey

Dan Withey was born in Birmingham England in 1986. In 2004 he immigrated to Australia and studied a Bachelor of Visual Communication (specialising in Illustration) at the University of South Australia. Upon graduating in 2007 with the Design Institute of Australia’s student of the year award, Withey decided to transition into a career in Visual Arts. Since this time he has had over 17 successful solo shows.

His art, although addressing dilemmas of modern day society such as consumerism, the environment and freedom, are still imbued with a playful humour and humbleness that make them completely unpretentious and accessible to all audiences. As Dan’s work continues to develop in both skillfulness and substance he is certainly an artist to follow.

Artist Statement - The Seas of Limbo

I am articulating the space in-between, a limbo where things are uncertain, it’s neither this nor that. It’s the idea of a carnival where things are both dark and light and the sinister and the friend both inhabit the same place but on a slightly different plane.

Through this body of work I portray the many parts of one’s persona as well as the emotional armour we all possess. I show this through multiple parts including faces and limbs which depict the way we grow, melding life experiences into our existing personality.

The carnival was traditionally held as a last hurrah before Lent – the religious period for purification though fasting. I have been reflecting on what would be the modern equivalent. I see the weekend playing the part of the carnival where your inner self is allowed to come out and Lent would be the working week where you remain in control.

Solo Exhibitions – Selected

2018        
The Nature of Reality, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
Bits of Forever, Penny Contemporary, Hobart

2017
External Drivers, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
The day the world was ok, 19 Karen Contemporary Art Space, Gold Coast

2016
Stranger than usual, Penny Contemporary, Hobart
Back to Abnormal, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
An Encounter with Dan Withey, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne

2015
Strange Realities, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide

2014
Three's Company, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide
The Collections Project, Guildhouse & Art Gallery South Australia
Influx, 19 Karen Contemporary Art Space, Gold Coast
Humans, Penny Contemporary, Hobart

2013    
Happiness INC, 19 Karen Contemporary Art Space, Gold Coast

2012    
Withey or Withoutey, Magazine Gallery, Adelaide
Dan Withey Solo Exhibition, Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
Melbourne Affordable Art Fair, Melbourne

2011   
The House of Dan, A P Bond Gallery, Adelaide
Dan Withey, Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
Milk and Honey, 19 Karen Contemporary Art Space, Gold Coast
Quantum, Magazine Gallery, Adelaide

2010    
Dan Withey Solo Exhibition, Fad Gallery, Melbourne
Strings, No-Vacancy Gallery, Melbourne

Group Exhibitions - Selected

2018
Directors Choice Group Exhibition, 19 Karen, Gold Coast

2017
Directors Choice – Stockroom Show, 9 Karen Contemporary Art Space, Gold Coast

2015
PAIN/TING, Open Walls Gallery, Berlin2013    
Starting Small, Porter Contemporary, New York

2012    
Artists & Fleas, Chelsea Market Art fair, New York
SA Illustrated, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

2011
Homage to Frida, 19 Karen Contemporary Art Space, Gold Coast

2010   
Down the Rabbit Hole, World Bar, Sydney
Creature Feature, Monstrosity Gallery, Sydney
SALA Group Exhibition, Peter Walker Fine Art, Adelaide
It Came From Outer Space, Nexus Gallery, Adelaide

2009    
Fundraising, Helen Gory Gallery, Melbourne

Awards

2016
Finalist, Highly Commended, Adelaide Parklands Art Prize

2015
Finalist, The Advertiser Contemporary Art Prize, Adelaide
Finalist, Whyalla Art Prize, Adelaide
The Collections Project, Aelaide City Council / Guildhouse

2014
The Collections Project, Art Gallery of South Australia / Guildhouse Finalist, Substation Contemporary Art Prize

2013
Artist in Residence, St Peter's College
Guest Speaker, Analogue / Digital Creative Conference

2009
First Prize, Mooks Art Space Competition

2007
Student of the Year Award (Graphic Design Category), Design Institute of Australia

Dan Withey

Limbo


Acrylic on canvas

120 x 180cm

 

$8,000

Dan Withey

The inevitable Clash


Acrylic on canvas

147 x 84 cm

 

$3,500

Dan Withey

Duel


Acrylic on canvas

120 x 90cm

 

$3,500

Dan Withey

Smiles All Round


Acrylic on canvas

120 x 90cm

$3,500

Dan Withey

Perspective


Acrylic on canvas

120 x 90cm

 

$3,500

Dan Withey

Persona Guy


Acrylic on canvas

71 x 50 cm

$1,950

Dan Withey

Something somewhere


Acrylic on canvas

45 x 35 cm

$1500

$1,500

Dan Withey

Slight Unease


Acrylic on canvas

45 x 45 cm

 

$1,500

Dan Withey

It’s Great to Get Old


Acrylic on canvas

61 x 61 cm

$1,500

Dan Withey

First Impressions


Acrylic on canvas

61 x 61 cm

 

$1,500

Dan Withey

Big Mask


Acrylic on canvas

90 x 90 cm

 

$1,500

Dan Withey

Armour


Acrylic on canvas

45 x 28 cm

 

$750

Dan Withey

Smile Mask


Acrylic on board

69 x 36 cm

 

$750

Dan Withey

Rainbow Mask


Acrylic on board

63 x 34 cm

 

$750
SOLD

Dan Withey

The Struggle of Natures


Acrylic on canvas

35 x 45 cm

$1,500
SOLD

Dan Withey

The Sum of His Parts


Acrylic on canvas

46 x 25 cm

 

$750

Dan Withey

I’m something else


Acrylic on canvas

46 x 25 cm

 

$750
SOLD

Dan Withey

Tripping through hoops


Acrylic on canvas

25 x 25 cm

$650
SOLD

Dan Withey

The Escape


Acrylic on canvas

25 x 25 cm

 

$650

Dan Withey

Contrary to outward projections


acrylic on canvas

40 x 27.5 cm

$750

Dan Withey

Thought's on Janus (God of The Doorway)


Acrylic on canvas

45 x 45cm

 

$1,500

Dan Withey

Holding on to the intangible


Acrylic on canvas

150 x 150 cm

$7,000

Dan Withey

once broken never the same


Acrylic on spade and stick

155  x 22cm

 

$1,500

Dan Withey

Men in Smoke


acrylic on canvas

120 x 90 cm

$3,500

Dan Withey

Past, present in the future


Acrylic on canvas

120 x 90cm

 

$3,500

Dan Withey

Two Weeks a Year


Acrylic on canvas

70 x 50cm

$1,950

Dan Withey

Good Cover


Acrylic on canvas

124 x 84 cm

 

$1,950
SOLD

Dan Withey

Man on a long branch


Acrylic on canvas

120 x 90cm

 

$3,500
SOLD

Dan Withey

They Come Smiling


Acrylic on canvas

61 x 61 cm

 

$1,500
SOLD

Dan Withey

Oscar’s Mask


Acrylic on board

23 x 26 cm

$650
SOLD

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