David Burrows



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David Burrows was the first Australian to complete the 2 year post graduate program at the esteemed French contemporary art institute Le Fresnoy National Studio (2007). After which he was awarded a 2-year residency at the Cite International des Arts in Paris by the the French Ministry of Culture (2007 - 2009), where he completed several new works as well as a commission overseen by Le Laboratoire to create in a collaborative work.

His short film morning/evening/morning (2006) has toured to several international film festivals as well as being sold to Russian television. In his time in France he worked very closely with eminant filmmaker / artist Chantal Akerman, traveling to Shanghai and Siberia with her. He also made a short reportage on the forest activists in Tasmania which he sold to Franco-German television subculture show TRACKS screened on ARTE.

While living in Paris David worked as artist assistant to renowned Japanese sound artist Ryoji Ikeda.

David returned to Australia in 2010 with a sweep of local residencies including Bundanon, Nillumbik Shire's Laughing Waters and the La Trobe Universities Visual Arts Center in Bendigo.

In 2011 he was awarded the Australian Antarctic Divisions Artistic Fellowship, which allowed him to travel to Antarctica for the Austral summer 2011/12, an experience that has inspired several works, most notably the large scale stereoscopic outdoor installation Mirage Project [iceBerg], commissioned by Federation Square (2012) and the Mirage Project [salt] for the 9th Mildura Palimpsest festival commissioned by LUMA (2013), as well as works for the Liquid Architecture Antactic Convergence Exhibition curated by Philip Samartzis (2012).

David has been the recipient of several grants (Australia Council, Vic Arts, City of Melbourne, The Besen Family Foundation, Ian Potter Cultural Trust) and has been awarded numerous commissions by both private and public commissioners ranging from large budget permanent public art works (Maribynong City Council 2014) to obscure experimental media projects (Tim Divine's SIPA project 2014).

Since 2012 David has been engaged as a tutor in Melbourne University's Masters of Architecture elective subject Representing and Remembering Place.

David Burrows CV