Dan Withey is an emerging artist now living in Adelaide, South Australia, after emigrating from the UK six years ago. He first started to paint 4 years ago having completed a Bachelor in Visual Communication at the University of South Australia in 2007. Whilst studying Dan was awarded first prize in the Design Institute of Australia student of the year awards in the Graphic Design category.
Dan’s work has been published in Monster Children Magazine as part of the Mooks Art Space competition 2009 and he has also completed work for the Tour Down Under 2010 and other companies. Dan works predominantly with acrylics and spray paint and has exhibited extensively in Adelaide over the last four years.
In Dan’s work he deals with his own personal desire to seek freedom from globalization and all the negative aspects that come with it. He portrays this through the use of images of Native Americans and other people that the artist considers to represent true freedom. In his eyes they represent something important that we have lost in our modern day world that has been replaced with fear, paranoia and greed. Dan hopes to help people cut the strings so to speak through his artwork.
The director of Jackman has nominated Withey as the gallery’s next great find. He states, "Dan Withey is an exciting newcomer with a very original style and subject and at this early stage in his art career is a fantastic ground floor investment opportunity. Dan’s first major solo exhibition in Victoria is not to be missed!"
2008 Certificate IV in Business (Small Business Management)
2007 Bachelor of Visual Communication (Illustration Design)
2004 BTEC National Diploma in Graphic Design
2011 Solo Exhibition, Jackman Gallery , VIC
2011 Solo Show, 19 KAREN, QLD
2010 Solo Show, No Vacancy Gallery, VIC
2010 Group show, Peter Walker Gallery, SA
2010 String’s solo show, No Vacancy, VIC
2010 Peter Walker Fine Art SALA Festival, SA
2010 Solo Show, Sugar night club, SA
2010 Surplus solo show, Carclew, SA
2010 It Came from Outer Space, Group, Nexus Gallery, Adelaide Fringe
2009 Solo Show, Urban Cow studios gallery, SA
2009 STK5 Format Festival, Adelaide Fringe
2009 1 year Anniversary, Paper Horse Studios, SA
2009 100 Bucks and Runin, 5000 gallery, SA
2009 Big 2% Format, Queens Theater, SA
2009 Portraits of the Forest, Paper Horse Studios, SA
2009 Solo show, tape deck Razorblade shop gallery, SA
2009 Group, Tape Deck Razorblade Shop Gallery, SA
2009 Our Days are Numbered, The Electric Light Hotel, SA
2009 Eat the Dead, Sugar Gallery, SA
2009 Die-O-Rama Solo show, Dragonfly Bar & Gallery, SA
2009 FundrAislinn, Helen Gorie Gallery, SA
2009 Mexican film festival poster exhibition, Mercury Cinema, SA
2008 Black & White, Paper Horse Studios, SA
2008 I Am Art, Irving Baby! store, SA
2008 Object Exhibition, Paper Horse Studios, SA
2007 Graduate Show, Uni SA
2007 First Solo Show, Worlds End Hotel, SA
2007 First Prize in the Design Institute of Australia, Student of the Year Awards, (Graphic Design category).
2009 Monster Children Magazine as part of the Mooks Art Space competition.