David James Brown
(1951 - 2016)
1970-72 Certificate in Graphic Design. Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town.
1973 Advanced Diploma in Fine Art (photography). Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town.
1976 Informal sculpture tuition with Cecil Skotnes.
1985 Winner of one of four commissions in the Johannesburg Centenary Sculpture competition.
1986 First quarterly winner of the AA Mutual Life VITA Art Now Award.
Runner-up for the AA Mutual Life VITA Art Now Award.
1988 Fourth quarterly award winner of the AA Mutual Life VITA Art Now Award.
1989 Winner of the AA Mutual Life VITA Art Now Award.
Winner of the HG Steyn Award for excellence in the arts, sculpture category.
1991 Fourth quarterly award winner of the AA Mutual Life VITA Art Now Award.
1974 Levison Fine Art, Cape Town - graphics and mixed-media works.
1975 Goodman-Wolman Gallery, Cape Town - graphics and mixed-media works.
1978 Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, wood sculptures.
1980 Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, wood and steel sculptures.
1983 ‘One man and his dog’, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, wood and steel sculptures.
1985 ‘Procession’, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, bronze procession and large wood and steel sculptures.
‘Procession’, World Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland.
1988 ‘Voyages’, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg multi-media, steel and bronze sculptures.
1991 ‘Dog Watch’, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg multi-media, steel and bronze sculptures.
1997 ‘Thomas and the Boneyard’, multi-media sculpture at Stellenbosch: Sasol Art Museum
2001 ‘On the Telephone’, multi-media sculpture and sculptural paintings. Everard Read Gallery AND Kunskamer, Cape Town.
2005 ‘Smoking room stories and other work’. Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town.
2009 ‘Two men and their Dog’, João Ferreira Gallery.
1975 ‘Response to the fact of detention’, Space Theatre complex, Cape Town.
1979 Cape Town Bienniale.
‘Crossroads’, Baxter Theatre Complex, Cape Town.
‘Cape artists’, Bloemfontein Museum, Bloemfontein.
1981 Invited, but DECLINED, to exhibit at International Biennial, Valparaiso.
1982 ‘Sculpture in the making’, South African National Gallery, Cape Town.
Invited, but DECLINED, to exhibit in the Republic Festival Exhibition adjudicated by Edward Lucie-Smith.
1984 ‘Fantasy and Obsession’, South African Association of Arts, Cape Town.
1985 ‘Art from the Cape’, Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg.
1986 AA Mutual Life VITA Art Now exhibition, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
‘Tributaries’ touring exhibition of Germany, curated by Ricky Burnett.
1988 Cape Town Trienniale.
1989 AA Mutual Life VITA Art Now exhibition, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
1990 AA Mutual Life VITA Art Now exhibition, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
1992 AA Mutual Life VITA Art Now exhibition, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg.
1993 South African art at Museum of Modern Art, Oxford.
1996 Sculptural work at Gelerie Anke, Dusseldorf.
2000 ‘Collaborations’. Curated by Russell Jones. Brendhan Bell Gallery, Cape Town.
2002 Spier outdoor Sculpture Biennale, Spier Estate, Stellenbosch.
2008 Making Waves touring SABC collection.
2010 100 years of South African Art. South African National Gallery.
20 years of South African Sculpture, Nirox Foundation.
‘Divisions’, Smac Art Gallery, Stellenbosch.
1984 Large wood and steel composite sculpture for the Revenue Building, Cape Town.
1986 ‘Tightroping’, for the Johannesburg Art Gallery Centenary.
1987 Bronze ‘Dog’ for the Milcetic collection, New York.
1992 Large scale composite sculpture for Hennerton House, England.
1996 Life size bronze figure composition – private collection, Cape Town.
1996-2010 Numerous large works for various private individuals
1988 Sculpture workshop, University of South Africa.
1996 on Various workshops for Disadvantaged sculptors, JK Gross foundation sculpture competitions.
South African National Gallery, Cape Town
Johannesburg Municipal Art Gallery, Johannesburg
Pretoria Art Gallery, Pretoria
Durban Municipal Art Gallery, Durban
Sanlam Collection, Johannesburg
Tatum Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg
University of South Africa, Pretoria
Sasol Collection, Stellenbosch and Gauteng
Bloemfontein Art Museum
University of Cape Town
Private collections in South Africa, United States of America, Italy, Great Britain, Australia, Swiss collections and Germany.
Various publications including a recent monograph in the International Sculpture Centre (ICA) Magazine, September 2002.
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