David Mellows

A sporting mishap redirected David Mellows to art practice. Having attained a TAFE Diploma (Printmaking Major) in Western Australia and adding some competition results, including the Town of Vincent Art Award in 1998, a move to Melbourne in 2000 placed him in a much more vibrant market. A range of themes and scales in his individual representational style has grown a reputation that now sees his work in galleries in Adelaide and Brisbane as well.

Major popularity in Melbourne is in a newcomer’s look at that urban scenery. Vertical format paintings of Melbourne’s lanes trigger memory and with winning, at first attempt, the ANL Maritime Art Prize (2004), boat pictures are regularly shown in well-supported solo showings. “6+” is a continuation of crowd scenes added recently for fun and expansion.

David's work is represented in public collections including Midland College of TAFE, Family Law Court of Western Australia, Town of Vincent & ANL Shipping. He is also well represented in private collections in Australia, England, Singapore, Italy, Germany and USA.


Solo Exhibitions

2011 Jackman Gallery St Kilda

2010 Cricket Art Prize Finalist Touring Exhibition

2010 David Mellows, Pivotal Galleries, Richmond

2008 To See How Far, Pivotal Galleries, Richmond

2007 David Mellows & Tamara Watt, Pivotal Galleries, Richmond

2006 Urban Interruptions,, Pivotal Galleries, Richmond

2005 David Mellows Wall Gallery

2005 These Three Themes, Pivotal Galleries, Richmond

2004 Urban Scene, Pivotal Galleries, Richmond

2003 Location, Look & Feel, Richmond Galleries

2002 Nearly All Four Feet Tall, 69 Smith Street, Fitzroy

2001 Here, Richmond Galleries

1999 Middle-Age & A Haircut, Mundaring Art Centre, WA

1999 A View of Albany, Amity Arts & Crafts, Albany, WA

1999 Going Somewhere, Gadfly Gallery, Nedlands, WA

1997 Here and There, Ellis House, Bayswater, WA

1996 Rezoned Aspirations, Old Mill Gallery, York, WA

1995 Viewed from Here, Bickley Valley Gallery, WA


2016 Pyrenees Art Exhibition 1st Place

2015 Avoca Art Show 1st Place

2010 Cricket Art Prize Finalist

2010 Autumn VAS Undine Award

2008 ANL Maritime Art Prize Highly Commended

2008 Winter VAS Highly Commended Highly Commended

2006 Georgic Prize (VAS) Winner

2004 ANL Maritime Art Prize Joint Winner

2001 Northam Art Prize Section Eight Etching

2000 City of Albany Art Prize Honourable Mention

1999 Williams Art Awards Overall Winner

1999 Inaugural Fred Killick Memorial Art Award, Overall Winner and Highly Commended

1998 The York Society Art and Craft Awards, Highly Commended, Printmaking

1998 City of Melville Art Awards, Highly Commended

1998 Canning Art Award, Highly Commended Drawing

1998 South Perth Heritage Arts and Crafts, 1st Prize, Oil and Acrylics

1998 City of Bayswater Art Awards, Best Print

1998 Town of Vincent Acquisitive Award

1997 Ellis House Art Prize


Midland College of TAFE

Family Law Court of Western Australia

Town of Vincent and ANL Shipping

Private collections in Australia, England, Singapore, Italy,

Germany and USA