David Disher

Mum promised to make us all little matching outfits out of old curtains for this exhibition, but she let us down. Obama promised change, yet he hasn't won the war or fixed the economy. I won the Nigerian lottery, yet I haven't received a cent of my winnings. Who can you trust these days? Certainly not your own family!

Well you can trust me! Each of my paintings has been thoroughly 'Googled'. All of the subjects have approved of my messages. It is all fair and balanced. Why would I lie to you! Well the fact is I don't have to lie; the irony of life is a fact. Family First does represent all those who have family (those who were hatched from an egg on their own can form their own party). Neil Mitchell does exist and is not a character made up by a talented team of comedy writers. The water/tourism minister was eventually found with very little water left just off the tourist track, and the CEO of Lehman Brothers was Mr. Dick Fold!

Opinion is more important than fact. There is no need for me to make any of it up, and my opinion can't be wrong because it is my opinion!

—David Disher, 2009

Artworks

Selected Exhibitions

2010 Solo exhibition, Jackman Gallery, St Kilda

2009 Solo exhibition, Jackman Gallery, St Kilda

2009 Solo exhibition, United Galleries, Sydney

2008 Solo exhibition, Jackman Gallery, St Kilda

2008 Sibling Rivalry, Soma Galleries, Norwood, SA

2007 Solo exhibition, Jackman Gallery, St Kilda

2006 Solo exhibition, Jackman Gallery, St Kilda

2005 ‘Melbourne’ group show, Jackman Gallery, St Kilda

2004 Solo exhibition of small works, Italian Waiters’ Club, Melbourne

2004 Solo exhibition, Rumbaralla’s, Fitzroy

2003 Solo exhibition, Rumbarallah’s, Fitzroy

2002 Travelled to USA, Italy & Asia

2002 Solo exhibition, Rumbaralla’s, Fitzroy

2001 Studio group show, Counihan Gallery, Brunswick

1999 Group show, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

1998 Studio exhibition, Brunswick

1997 Solo exhibition, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

1996 Group show, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

1995 Solo exhibition, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

1993 Travelled through India, Europe & Middle East

1992 Group show, J & J Art Gallery, Sth Yarra

1992 Solo exhibition, Greenaways Gallery, Adelaide

1991 ‘No Vacancies’ exhibition, Collins St, Melbourne

1990 First solo exhibition, J & J Art Gallery, South Yarra

Awards

2009 Finalist Gallipoli Prize

2007 Sulman First Prize Winner

Collections

Various collections in Australia, USA, Germany, Italy, UK and Japan