David Frazer

dfrazer.com Castlemaine, VIC


David Frazer has exhibited nationally and internationally with over 35 solo exhibitions since 1996 and a number of group exhibitions and prizes throughout Australia, China, the UK and Poland. In 2007, he was the major prize winner of the 1st Guanlan International Print Biennial, China. He also won the Broken Hill Outback Art Prize in 2004 and was runner up in the 2007 Burnie Print prize and received acquisition prizes at the Geelong Print Prize and the Silk Cut Award for Lino cut prints.

In 2007, the ABC produced a half hour documentary on David as part of the Artist at Work series. In 2013 Frazer won the peoples choice award at the Fremantle Print award and the Hutchins art on paper prize. His work is represented throughout Australia and overseas including the National Gallery of Australia, the art Gallery of NSW, the National Gallery Of Victoria, The National Library of Australia, the National Museum of China and most regional galleries in Australia.

Honesty is the key to understanding David Frazer’s art. It’s about truth and communicating love and despair with his fellow man. It’s about human frailty – wrestling the insecure desire for fame and fortune and the quest for a contented heart. Although his stage is typically Australian the story is universal. Frazer works in painting, wood engraving, etching, lithography and bronze. He’d probably dance if he could. His artist books belong in all the major library collections in Australia.