David Waters CV


1986 – 87 Graduate Diploma, Fine Art (Sculpture) Victorian College of the Arts

1982 – 85 Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art (Sculpture) RMIT


2014 FoodCourt ARI Docklands Melbourne. Mud on glass stencils.

2007 Laughing Waters, Eltham. Victoria

2004 Gisborne Secondary College, Vic – Artist in Residence, Sandblasting Glass

2003 Bundanon, NSW – Artist in Residence


2005 Montalto Sculpture Prize. (Winner)

2004 Yering Station, Yarra Glen – Sculpture Prize (Highly Commended)

2003 Moreland Sculpture Prize (Highly Commended)

2002 Moreland Sculpture Prize (Highly Commended)


2016 Mt Lofty, Victoria. Installations

2015 &Gallery. Melbourne

2015 Old Bar, Fitzroy. SpongeDeath

2015 Stockroom, Kyneton. Grandstand.

2014 Australian Galleries, Collingwood. Sculpture and drawings

2013 Unicorn Gallery Ballarat Monrians Mattress. Foam Rubber.

2011 Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford. Stone and Glass

2011 Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford, Para Site, Scrap iron installation with Jason and Noah Hartcup.

2010 Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford, Mud on Glass, interactive installation.

2010 Stockroom Kyneton. “ Domain.” Installation.

2009 Brightspace, StKilda. Works on paper

2009 Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford. “Art of Incidence”

2008 Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford. “ROOF”

2007 Tarpaulin BRIGHTSPACE, St Kilda

2007 Kings ARI, Melbourne. “INDENT”

2006 Citylights, Until Never Gallery, Melbourne. Works in Foam Rubber

2006 Watch This Space, Alice Springs – “Football” Installation

2005 Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford – “Gallery” Sculpture Installation

2005 Brightspace, StKilda – “Compaction” Works on canvas

2005 Über Gallery, St Kilda – Suburban Picnic

2003 Goya Gallery Courtyard, Melbourne – Works in stone

2003 Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Collingwood – Bus Farm

2002 Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Collingwood – Crossover

2001, Mistake Creek, Kimberly, WA. ‘Bell’ earth carving.

2000 Band Hall Gallery, Kyneton – Bluestone and Earthworks

1999 Fitzroy Gallery, Fitzroy – Fooling the Moon with a Broom – Sculpture

1999 Preston Creative Living Centre Recent Works

1998 Convent Gallery, Daylesford – Um – Leadlight and Bluestone Carvings

1996 Fitzroy Gallery, Fitzroy – Sculpture and Drawings

1995 Gasworks Theatre Foyer, Port Melbourne – Leadlight

1988 Storey Hall, RMIT – Installation/Performance


2016 Lorne Sculpture Biennale. Sculpture Trail & Sculpturescape

2015 Gasworks, PortMelbourne. From Nature. Man-U-Her

2015 Upstairs Napier. Fitzroy. Fragility.

2014 Brunswick St Gallery. Celtic Cross, Foam rubber.

2014   Lorne Sculpture Biennale.  Bluestone Pills.

2013   The Front, Docklands Melbourne. Artful Dodgers Mentoring program.

2013   Williamstown Contemporary Art prize. Foam Memorial.

2013   Mt Buller Sculpture Prize “Sentinal”

2012   Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford, Chicken, Egg?  Drawing/sculpture.  Giant             Salt Molecule.

2012 Caspa Castlemaine, Stone and Clay with John.A.Smith

2011   Lorne Sculpture 2011 Lorne, Victoria. “Birdbath”

2011 Yarra Sculpture Gallery,  Para Site

2011 Toorak Village Sculpture Prize

2010 Wiliamstown Contemporary Art prize

2010 Toorak Village Sculpture prize

2009 Toorak Village Sculpture Prize “Milieu”

2008 Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford  METAL

2008 Brightspace, St Kilda, Winter Salon “Tongue”

2008 Toorak Village Sculpture Prize. “The Gun”

2007 Brightspace, St Kilda. The Summer Salon.

2007 Yarra Sculpture Gallery. Water. Installation

2007 Yarra Sculpture Gallery. Posted

2007 Contempora 2. Docklands. Public Bone.

2006 Brightspace, St Kilda. The Boat Show.

2006 Brightspace, St Kilda, The Winter Salon

2006 The Alice Prize. Araluen Centre, Alice Springs

2006 Toorak Village Sculpture Prize. “Jet Engine” Bluestone

2006 Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford – Soft Centre

2006 Qdos Gallery, Lorne, Victoria. Concrete Casting

2006 Montalto Winery, Red Hill – Sculpture Competition

2005 Yering Station, Yarra Glen – Sculpture prize

2005 Contempora 2, Docklands – Outdoor Sculpture

2005 Montalto Winery, Red Hill – Sculpture Competition

2004 Penny School Gallery, Maldon – The Tree Show

2004 Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford – The Motor Show

2004 Yering Station, Yarra Glen – Sculpture Prize

2004 Contemporary Sculptors Association, Abbotsford – International Touring Slide Show

2004 Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford Wet and Dry – Water Exhibition

2004 Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Plastic Fantastic Lover, inorganic materials

2003 Castlemaine Self Portrait Competition, Castlemaine Regional Gallery

2003 Toorak Village Sculpture Show, ANZ Bank – Jet Engine in Bluestone

2003 Mildura Palimpsest – Giant Salt Molecule Installation

2003 Yarra Sculpture Gallery – Hearing Place – sound installations

2003 Yarra Sculpture Gallery – Plastic Fantastic Lover – inorganic materials

2002 Yarra Sculpture Gallery – Members Show

2002 St Kilda Botanical Gardens, St. Kilda – Selected Artists

2001 Yarra Sculpture Gallery – All to Dirt

2001 Band Hall Gallery, Kyneton – Horizons

2001 Castlemaine Fringe Festival, Castlemaine – Sculpture

2000 Wallace Brothers Gallery, Castlemaine – Selected Artists

2000 Lancefield Winery, Lancefield – Bluestone Sculpture and Leadlight

2000 The Boilerhouse Gallery, Sunbury – The Erotic Art Show – Bluestone

1999 Castlemaine Fringe Festival, Castlemaine – Leadlight and Stone Sculpture

1999 Band Hall Gallery, Kyneton One Foot Square

1999 The Artists’ Garden, Fitzroy

1998 Maribyrnong Arts Project, Footscray – Sculpture

1998 Australia Felix, Benalla

1998 Construction in Process VI – The Bridge

1998 The Artists’ Garden, Fitzroy

1997 Sydney College of the Arts, Ausglass Members’ Show

1997 Michael Nagy Gallery, Kings Cross – Drawing on the Diaphanous

1996 Maribyrnong Arts Project, Footscray – Leadlight.

1992 Gold Street Gallery, Collingwood – Spoke

1989 – 93 Gasworks Outdoor Sculpture Show, Port Melbourne

1988 Ian Potter Gallery, University of Melbourne – VCA Post – Graduate Show

1988 Mildura Sculpture Triennial – Performance and Sculpture Installation

1985 Mildura Sculpture Triennial – Installation

1985 Roar Galleries, Fitzroy – Lemniscate


2012 Castlemaine. Anglican Church. Chartres Labyrinth replica. Stone

2007 Araluen Centre, Lower Plenty, Victoria. “Trio” with Araluen Artists

2004 Gisborne Secondary College, Sandblasted glass installation

2003 Union Street Windsor Commission Flats, In Flight – installation, six birds

2001 Walcha, NSW – Public Sculpture Furniture, Locomotive Bench Seat

2001 Abbotsford Primary School, Abbotsford – Bluestone Snake and Indigenous Garden Installation

2000 Darebin Enterprise Centre, Alphington – Bluestone Sculpture and Indigenous Garden Installation

1999 W. Ruthven Reserve, Preston, with Down Street Studios – Bluestone Drinking Fountain.

1998 Olympic Village, Heidelberg, with Down Street Studios – Construction in Stone.

1997 Antarctic Leadlight, with Down Street Studios and Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct, Southbank

1991 Barwon Valley Spiral Aqueduct, Geelong, with Cameron Robbins and David H. Thomas

1985/86 Benalla Ceramic Mural Garden, Benalla – Front Façade and Thongaphones


2011  Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford. ‘ Heater’

2008  Installation. Boat shed 11. Williamstown with David Sinclair, “Polar” Photographs from Arctic and Antarctic regions

2007  Eltham Wood Workers Exhibition

2004  Contemporary Sculptors Association, Abbotsford – The UFO Show (50 Artists)


2014 Australian Galleries Silo.

2012 Australian Galleries. Birdbath.

2006 Araluen Arts and Entertainment Centre, Alice Springs. “Tanker”

2005 Brightsace, St Kilda. “Compaction”,  Clay on canvas. Cypress Bone

2005 Monash Art Gallery, Temporary installation – “The Set” Cast Concrete