About David Manley

Born and lives in Sydney, Australia. David Manley studied at the College of Fine Arts (COFA) UNSW, majoring in Photo-media and graduating in 2012 with 1st Class Honours and the Dean's Award for Academic Excellence. Manley was a finalist in the 2011, 2013 and 2015 Bowness Photography Prize and the 2014 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award. In 2012 he was a winner of the coveted Head On Photographic Portrait Prize. Solo and group exhibitions include Verge Gallery, Sydney University, Black Eye Contemporary Photography Space, Darlinghurst, The Australian Centre for Photography, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane, Customs House, Sydney, QUAD Gallery Derby, United Kingdom, Ulsan Cultural Arts Centre, Ulsan, South Korea. David Manley has recently completed a Masters of Fine Arts achieving 1st Class Honours and is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of New South Wales Art and Design.

Education

PhD Candidate
Supervisor - Associate Professor Phillip George
University of New South Wales, Art and Design

2013 - 2015
Masters of Fine Art by Research, Class 1
Supervisor - Lynne Roberts Goodwin
University of New South Wales, Art and Design

2007 - 2011
Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours Class 1
College of Fine Arts, The University of New South Wales

Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions

Solo

2016
Brutes, Verge Gallery, The University of Sydney

2015
Ambivalent Structures, Book Launch and Exhibition, Black Eye Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney

2014
Ambivalent Structures, Black Eye Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney

Group

2017
Synthetic
Curated By Claire Monnaeaye
The Australian Centre for Photography, Darlinghurst, NSW

Black Lines
Black Eye Contemporary Photographic Space, Darlinghurst, NSW

2016
Phenomenon and Exploration 2, Cheongju Cultural Arts Centre, South Korea

The Traumatic Landscape: The Photograph as Temporal Contagion
The University of New South Wales, Art and Design Spring Post Graduate Conference

Black Lines, Black Eye Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney

Head On Landscape Prize
New South Wales State Parliament House, Sydney

2015
Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne

The View, Wellington Street Projects, Chippendale.

Phenomenon and Exploration 1, Baedari Photography Gallery, Incheon, South Korea

2014
Take Home Archive, Archive Gallery Newtown

Ambivalent Structures, UNSW Art and Design Post Graduate Spring Showcase

The 2014 Ulsan International Photography Festival
Ulsan, South Korea

Burnout, Archive Gallery, Newtown

UNSW Art and Design Post Graduate Winter Showcase

Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, Gold Coast City Gallery

2013
Bring Your Own Beamer, (BYOB). Archive Gallery Performance Space, Newtown

Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne

"We live as we dream, alone." - Archive Gallery, Newtown

Perspektiva 2, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales
ARC at COFA Emerging Artist and Designer Award,Kudos Gallery

2012
Hijacked III - Contemporary Photography from Australia and the UK. The Australian Centre for Photography, Paddington

Transience - Selected Works. Louis Vuitton Winter Art Exhibition, Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick

What Now? Index Space, St Peters

Head On Showcase. The Australian Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Below 42 - COFA X. Bondi Beach Road Hotel, Bondi

Head Off. Paddington Reservoir Gardens, Paddington

Head On Portrait Prize. The Australian Centre for Photography, Paddington

Head On Photography Festival Opening. Customs House Sydney

Hijacked III - Contemporary Photography from Australia and the UK, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane

Format International Photography Festival. Hijacked III - Contemporary Photography from Australia and the UK. QUAD Gallery, Derby, UK

Divergence: Photography from Elsewhere. FORM Gallery at Midland Atelier, Fremantle, WA

Hijacked III - Contemporary Photography from Australia and the UK, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, WA

2011
COFA Annual 2011, The Round House, Kensington

The Final Word, COFA Honours Exhibition, Woolworths Building, Sydney

Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne

ARC @ COFA Annual Emerging Artist and Designer Award, KUDOS Gallery Paddington

Perspectiva 1, COFA Space, Paddington

Wall Space, Airport North Gallery, Alexandria

Half Way House, COFA Space Paddington

2010
COFA Annual at CarriageWorks, Eveligh

ARC @ COFA Annual Emerging Artist and Designer Award, Kudos Gallery Paddington

Press

Published/Reproduced/Conferences

September 2016
Deep Ends: The J.G Ballard Anthology 2016
Ballardian Topographies by David Manley
Rick McGrath (Editor), The Terminal Press, Toronto

2015
David Manley. Ambivalent Structures, 2015. Emblem Books, Sydney
Distributed by Perimeter

Ambivalent Structures - Ballarat International Foto Biennale - Borderless Futures, Reimaging the Citizen, August 29, 2015

Ambivalent Structures presented by Prudence Murphy, April 5th, 2015. The Sixth Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities, Osaka, Japan

2014
The Sydney Morning Herald, September 26th, 2014
The Shortlist Critics Picks - Ambivalent Structures at
Black Eye Gallery, Andrew Frost

DCM South Korea - Ambivalent Structures by David Manley Photo-media Artist, September, (2014): 186 - 189

2014 Ulsan International Photography Festival Catalogue, Ambivalent Structures, UIPF Publications, Ulsan, South Korea

Capture Magazine - Award Winning Photographer, March/April, (2014): 22

2012
Hijacked III - Contemporary Photography from Australia and the UK. Louise Clements, Mark McPherson and Leigh Robb, Big City Press and Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg, Berlin

Incubate 8 - COFA Art, Design and Media Magazine

Head On Portraits 2012. The Head On Foundation

2011
The Final Word, The University of New South Wales Press

Halfway House, The University of New South Wales Press

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize. MGA Foundation

Dr Marcus Bunyan, 2011 'Bowness Photography Prize' at Monash Gallery of Art Melbourne, Art Blart, October 2011 2011

COFA Annual Catalogue. The University of New South Wales Press

2010 COFA Annual Catalogue. The University of New South Wales Press COFA 3rd Year Photomedia Catalogue 2010

Influences

Jeffery Smart
W.G Sebald
Allora and Calzadilla
J.G Ballard