The David Giles Art Studios
Fremantle Studio & Art Gallery
49B High St, Fremantle, WA

David Giles


David Giles starting painting after a near death experience in 1993 propelled him to follow his passion. He has gone on to become a renowned artist with twenty art awards and more than fifty solo exhibitions to his name with shows in New York, Paris, Singapore, Bali, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and throughout Western Australia. The ABC made a documentary about him: How Art Changed my Life and he was cited by the Sunday Times as "One of Australias most exciting contemporary painters." He has also featured in numerous art and interior design books and magazines including Australian Art Collector, Australian Art Guide and International Contemporary Masters. David Giles owns two art galleries in Fremantle. The David Giles Art Gallery, 49B High St and Studio Eleven, 11 Captains Lane. The David Giles Art Gallery hosts regular exhibitions of guest artists and showcases work by twenty WA artists in its permanent stable. Studio Eleven houses seven artists in residence including David Giles, Ross Calnan, Karen Neville, Ingrid Holm, Carol-Ann Huging, Fefe Twaits, Hellen Hullamen, Liz Cooper and Tricia Maiorana. Giles also runs painting workshops and personal growth workshops in both Fremantle and Margaret River. More than five hundred people have participated in his Freedom School art workshops with many going on to become multi-award winning artists. Giles has also worked as an art teacher for TAFE and as an artsworker in the mental health and disability fields and in the Justice system. He has been curator of numerous exhibitions including many art awards and has worked as an arts and cultural development consultant for the City of Albany and City of Fremantle. He has been an Arts WA grants panellist and has served as Director and Board Member of Victoria Park Centre for the Arts. Giles' work has been described by the art critic Sonja Vujic as "intuitive, spontaneous and inspirational," as "profoundly numinous and deeply meditative" and as "taking us on a journey into a complex, fascinating and evocative field of visual and poetic engagement." Ric Spencer, Curator of the Fremantle Centre describes Giles' work as "a testimony to arts willingness to engage with non-closure, the aesthetics of continuity and the willingness to go on a journey without finality." Giles himself describes his work as "journeys into the limitlessness of the imagination, into the vertigo of the truly sublime." Held in numerous collections worldwide, including Albany Hospital, Rockingham Hospital, WA Mental Health Commission, Pilbara Development Commission and many others, an original Giles painting will be a thing to treasure for all time and a mystical and wonderful addition to the interior design of any home or office.


Price: $8000  Size : 120 x 150cm