Since its establishment in 1984, the Charles Nodrum Gallery’s exhibition program embraces a diversity of media and styles - from painting, sculpture & works on paper to graphics and photography; from figurative, geometric, gestural, surrealist & social comment to installation & conceptually based work.
— Biography of David Harley
Born in Melbourne in 1961, David Harley began painting abstract works before integrating computer technology into his practise. He creates his artwork in various forms of ‘paint’ programs, and these digital files are then printed on an extra-large scale to be installed as wall paper, or to be projected on screen or wall. These animations are sometimes coupled with audio. Heavily inspired by classical music, Harley had his first solo show at the Charles Nodrum Gallery in 2011, titled June 12th, 13th and 14th, listening to Haydn.
Harley’s primary interest and skill is in taking commissions for site-specific installations. Projects to date include:
The design of an internally lit column in ‘The NAB Village’, a public meeting foyer of the National Australia Bank’s new head office in Melbourne (2013);
A large scale installation of printed wall paper in the staircase of The University Library at Deakin University’s Burwood Campus (2013);
The collaborative design and installation of over 250m of wall paintings with Michael Jäger, Volker Saul and Jürgen Palmtag for the Schwarzwald-Baar-Klinikums (hospital) in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany.
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