Welcome to my world, one where drawing is not subservient to any other art form, where the line is master of the whole story. A line that glistens and glides across the page, that dances between the dots and writ large the magic spots; a line that journeys between the dark of night and the dazzling displays of daytime colour. A line that joins a smudge to spread a pattern, a line that does not corral or fence but one that allows freedom to run riot, unleashing the imagination, gives substance and order to chaos and chaos to order – there are no boundaries to the imagination in a time and place where things are not always what they seem to be.
David Green was born in 1940 in Kent, during ‘The Blitz’ an event that has left a lasting impression on both the man and his art. Post graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1964 Green taught at Croydon College of Art, Goldsmiths’ College of Art and guest lectured and conducted workshops and seminars in the southern counties whilst maintaining a freelance design and arts practice profile. In 1976 Green was sponsored by the Australia Council to conduct a lecture tour and series of workshops around Australia and New Zealand. Green emigrated from the United Kingdom in 1978 having accepted a position as Senior Lecturer at RMIT in Textiles. Green left RMIT in 1985 to take up the position of Head of the School of Visual and Performing Arts at the now Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga and in 1989 was appointed the inaugural Professor of Visual Arts. In 2001 he was appointed Head of the Wagga Wagga Campus.
During this time Green continued to supervise a number of masters and doctoral candidates. He retired from the University in 2010. Green has successfully juggled his academic and artistic career for the past 50 years. During this time he has had a number of solo exhibitions and participated in excess of fifty group exhibitions. Green is represented in a number of public collections including the Power House Museum, Queen Victoria Museum Art Gallery Tasmania, State Craft Collection of Victoria, Ararat City Art Gallery, Albury City Art Gallery, Wagga City Art Gallery Warnambool City Art Gallery, Tamworth Fibre Collection.
He is the author of four books and a former Chair of the Crafts Board of the Australia Council, Green is still actively engaged in workshops and seminars in addition to pursuing his practice as an full-time exhibiting artist with two solo exhibitions in 2010. David now resides on the Sunshine Coast with his partner and three teenage children.