BIOGRAPHY

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, FORM Gallery at Midland Atelier Fremantle, Western Australia, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, Blender Gallery, Paddington and Perspektiva at COFA Space/UNSW, Paddington. Manley was also one of sixteen Australian artists selected for the publication Hijacked III Contemporary Photography from Australia and the UK which was published in 2012. In June 2014 Manley attended the Ulsan International Photography Festival in Ulsan, South Korea as an Australian representative artist. 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.



























Decelerative Architecture #1
From the Post-Traumatic Urbanist Series, 2017
Archival photographic print 1000 x 1250 mm
Edition of 5
























Post Traumatic Urbanist #4, 2017
Archival photographic print
900 x 900 mm
Edition of 5 
























Untitled, 2017
Archival photographic print, 420 x 550mm




















Post Traumatic Urbanist #1, 2017
Archival photographic print, 250mm x 250mm
Edition of 3





















Sirius -1.46, 2017
Archival photographic print, 500 mm x 500 mm
Edition of 5
























New World Structure, 2016
Archival photographic print 1000 x 1250 mm




















Blue Brute #1, 2016
Archival photographic print, 981.4 mm x 900 mm





















Substructure, 2015
Archival photographic print, 500 x 500 mm
Edition of 3





















Plume 2, 2015. 
Archival photographic print, 250mm x 250mm
























Spiral Cement Structure, 2014. 
Archival photographic print, 1250 x 1000 mm
























Modernist Structure, 2014. 
Archival photographic print, 1250 x 1000 mm

























Observation Post, North Korean Frontier, 2015. 
Archival photographic print 1250 x 1000 mm 













Ballardian 1 and 2, 2014. 
Archival photographic prints, 920 x 1250 mm each
























Blockbuster, 2015. 
Archival photographic print 1250 x 1000 mm





















Block, 2013. 
Archival photographic print, 240 x 240 mm

























Zoomorphic Cement Structure, 2013. 
Archival photographic print, 1250 x 1000 mm

























Street Light, 2014. 
Archival photographic print, 1250 x 1000 mm

























Art Bunker, 2014. 
Archival photographic print, 1250 x 1000 mm


























Blue Structures, 2013. 
Archival photographic print, 1250 x 1000 mm





















Background Noise 1, 2012. 
Archival photographic print, 240 x 240 mm





















Forest, 2013. 
Archival photographic print, 150 x 150 mm 





















Background Noise 6, 2012. 
Archival photographic print, 800 x 800 mm


Grey Cement Shaft, 2012. 
Archival photographic print, 240 x 240 mm 





















Exhaust Stack, 2011. 
Ink jet print, 240 x 240 mm 























Background Noise 8, 2011. 
Archival photographic print, 800 x 800 mm



Black Eye Gallery, September 2014. Installation view 

Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Hijacked III
 Installation view

Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne. 2013 Bowness
Photography Prize, installation view





Hijacked III, Contemporary Photography from Australia and the UK
Australian Centre for Photography, Installation view 















Entropy 1, 2011. Ink jet print 800 x 530 mm




Entropy 2, 2011. Ink jet print 800 x 530 mm

















Entropy 3, 2011. Ink jet print 800 x 530 mm



Entropy 5, 2011. Ink jet print 800 x 530 mm