WEIR
DAVID

David Weir was born in Melbourne where he now lives and works. Weir spent ten seminal years living in Kakadu in the Australian outback working alongside Aboriginal artists and conservators, managing and protecting extremely fragile and important rock site works. He has also briefly lived in the South Island New Zealand.

Weir responds to place in Aboriginal terms, creating works that read somewhere between landscape and abstraction. The forms and earthy palette of browns, golds, reds and ochres, as well as Weir's masterful evocation of light that intones reflections and shadows, conjure the essence of the Kakadu.

TJ McNamara writes, "Weir's images capture effectively the mystery as well as the atmosphere of land."

 

after the burning

22 April - 10 May 2014

"You walk through the landscape and sense it, your emotions are stirred up when the smell of the bush intoxicates your body, or you simply feel the first rains of the wet season." - David Weir

blACK SAND

6 - 24 March 2012

In Black Sand, David Weir's recent experiences of the New Zealand landscape have coalesced with the ten years spent in the Australian outback area known as the Kakadu. These are landscapes, abstract perhaps, but Weir encourages us to see them as he does. He responds to place in Aboriginal terms, where it is more than where you come from - it is your skin, your dance.

NEW PAINTINGS

12 - 30 April 2011

In this series of work Weir continues to map the Australian Outback; he is still searching its vastness, its hills and hollows, remembering, discovering, being taken back, rediscovering the meaning and the spirit of place through its colours and forms.

PAINTINGS FROM THE KAKADU

11 - 29 May 2010

 

Alligator River, 2011. Acrylic and inks on canvas. 1070 x 2130 mm (3 panels)

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Nourlangie Mourning, 2011. Acrylic and inks on canvas. 600 x 600 mm.

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Black Sand and Gold (Haast River), 2011. Acrylic and inks on canvas. 1200 x 1800 mm

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My Skin III, 2011. Acrylic and inks on canvas. 900 x 900 mm.

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My Skin IV, 2010. Acrylic and inks on canvas. 900 x 900 mm.

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Ohai (Place of Stones), 2011. Acrylic and inks on canvas. 1200 x 1800 mm

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Timeless, 2013. Ink and acrylic on canvas. 1600 x 1200 mm

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After the Burning IV, 2013. Ink and silkscreen print on paper. 640 x 490 mm

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Ley Lines, 2013. Ink and acrylic on canvas. 1200 x 1800 mm

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Dreaming Track, 2013. Ink and acrylic on canvas. 1600 x 1000 mm

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After the Burning V, 2013. Ink on paper. 640 x 490 mm

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After the Burning III, 2013. Ink on paper. 640 x 490 mm

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