David Eastwood

Lecturer and HDR Coordinator (Candidacy, Examination & Completion)
Lecturer

Dr David Eastwood is an artist and academic whose practice is primarily situated in drawing and painting. He uses the interior as a genre through which to construct composite images that reconfigure spatio-temporalities, reevaluating relationships across historical periods and locations. His recent research examines the “afterlife” of artists’ studios recontextualised as posthumous museum artefacts, revising our understanding of the modernist studio and its relationship to contemporary art practice. In 2018 he completed a PhD on this topic, proposing a nuanced reinterpretation of the artist's studio as an assemblage of distributed materialities and agencies, an approach informed by the thinking of Gilles Deleuze, and Jane Bennett’s notion of “vibrant matter.” Eastwood also has a continuing interest in model-making as a tool to inform imaging practices. Of key interest is the model’s status as a hypothetical object with agency to provoke speculative thinking. 

Dr Eastwood is represented by Robin Gibson Gallery in Sydney and is a Lecturer at UNSW Art & Design, where he teaches in the Fine Arts program and is available to supervise Higher Degree Research candidates in Masters and PhD programs. He has examined PhD candidates at ANU and Curtin University; Masters candidates at USyd, UniSA, NAS and UNSW; and Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design (Honours) at ACU.

Completed Postgraduate Supervision:

Theresa Darmody (MFA, 2015) The Continuous Line: transcoding knitted stitch patterns through painting in an investigation of the affective potential of pattern

Peter Nelson (MFA, 2012) Extensions of a No-Place: structure and narrative in invented landscapes

Alexander Sims (MFA, 2010) Synthetic Modernism and the Grid

Louise Zhang (MFA, 2016) Monstrous Masses: horror and slime in art

 

Creative Written Works
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Eastwood D, 2020, Isolation and the Artist's Studio, Art Monthly Australasia, Fitzgerald M, (ed.), Art Monthly Australia Pty Ltd, https://www.artmonthly.org.au/issue-326-summer-202021
2020
Creative Works (non-textual)
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Eastwood D, 2020, Casa Morandi, LOVE IN THE TIME OF COVID-19, Art Gallery of South Australia, 04 September 2020 - 15 November 2020, medium: Inkjet pigment print on paper, at: https://www.agsa.sa.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/love-time-covid-19/
2020
Eastwood D, 2019, Vue d'atelier, Vue d'atelier, Robin Gibson Gallery, 278 Liverpool St Darlinghurst NSW 2010, 02 November 2019 - 27 November 2019, medium: 7 paintings (oil and acrylic on polyester), at: http://robingibson.net/exhibitions/david-eastwood-2019
2019
Eastwood D, 2018, The Posthumous Studio, The Posthumous Studio, UNSW Galleries, 29 September 2018 - 03 November 2018, medium: Paintings and video installation, at: https://artdesign.unsw.edu.au/unsw-galleries/david-eastwood-posthumous-studio
2018
Eastwood D, 2017, 'Assemblage', 'Diorama', 'Casa Morandi' & 'Model', A Working Model of the World, UNSW Galleries, Sydney, 05 May 2017 - 22 July 2017, medium: Acrylic on polyester, at: http://www.workingmodeloftheworld.com/
2017
Eastwood D, 2017, 'Excavation', 'Imposture', 'Mirror' & 'Periphery', 9 Hours Underground, Sydney Opera House Cave, Sydney, 14 September 2017 - 29 September 2017, medium: Oil, enamel and acrylic on polyester., at: http://www.artesian4.com/
2017
Eastwood D, 2017, 'Casa Morandi' & 'Model', A Working Model of the World, Sheila C. Johnson Design Centre, New York, 28 September 2017 - 13 December 2017, medium: Acrylic on board, at: http://www.workingmodeloftheworld.com/
2017
Eastwood D, 2016, Replica, Wall-to-wall, Robin Gibson Gallery, 278 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, 11 June 2016 - 13 July 2016, medium: Acrylic on board, at: http://robingibson.net/exhibitions/wall-to-wall
2016
Eastwood D, 2016, Reconstruction, Wall-to-wall, Robin Gibson Gallery, 278 Liverpool St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, 11 June 2016 - 13 July 2016, medium: Acrylic on board, at: http://robingibson.net/exhibitions/wall-to-wall
2016
Eastwood D, 2016, The Atemporal Mirror, The Atemporal Mirror, Robin Gibson Gallery, 05 November 2016 - 30 November 2016, medium: Solo exhibition of paintings, at: http://robingibson.net/artists/david-eastwood
2016
Fish AR, 2015, Mirror, Well Red, Robin Gibson Gallery, 278 Liverpool Street Darlinghurst NSW 2010 Australia, 27 June 2015 - 22 July 2015, medium: oil and enamel on polyester
2015
Eastwood D, 2015, Mirror Study I & II, Drawing Now, ADspace, UNSW Art & Design, 02 March 2015 - 06 March 2015, medium: Ink on paper
2015
Eastwood D, 2015, Shift, Salon, Robin Gibson Gallery, 278 Liverpool Street Darlinghurst NSW 2010 Australia, 12 September 2015 - 30 September 2015, medium: Acrylic on transparent gesso on board, at: http://robingibson.net/exhibitions/salon
2015
Eastwood D, 2015, Catalogue, Salon, Robin Gibson Gallery, 278 Liverpool Street Darlinghurst NSW 2010 Australia, 12 September 2015 - 30 September 2015, medium: Charcoal and graphite on paper, at: http://robingibson.net/exhibitions/salon
2015
Eastwood D, 2013, Presence and Absence, Presence and Absence, Wollongong Art Gallery, Wollongong, 07 December 2013 - 23 February 2014, medium: Painting and mixed media
2013
Eastwood D, 2012, Pink Frost, Redlands Westpac Art Prize, National Art School Gallery; Darlinghurst NSW, 03 May 2012 - 02 August 2012, medium: acrylic on linen, 183 x 183 cm, at: http://www.redlands.nsw.edu.au/go/redlands-community/redlands-konica-minolta-art-prize/2012-art-prize
2012
Eastwood D, 2011, Decoy Decor, Decoy Decor, Robin Gibson Gallery; 278 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010, 17 September 2011 - 12 October 2011
2011
Eastwood D, 2009, Ulterior/Interior, Ulterior/Interior, Robin Gibson Gallery; Darlinghurst, 07 November 2009 - 02 December 2009, at: http://robingibson.net/exhibitions/david-eastwood
2009
Eastwood D, 2008, Gold Room, Metro 5 Art Award, Metro 5 Gallery; 1214 High St Armadale VIC 3143, 10 June 2008 - 06 July 2008, at: http://www.davideastwood.com.au/
2008
Eastwood D, 2008, Hiding All Away, The Noise of Carpet, Weave, Left, The Young Ones, Robin Gibson Gallery; 278 Liverpool Street Darlinghurst, 06 December 2008 - 20 December 2008, at: http://robingibson.net/exhibitions/the-young-ones-exhibition
2008
Eastwood D, 2007, Mise en scène, Mise en scène, Robin Gibson Gallery; 278 Liverpool Street Darlinghurst NSW 2010, 17 November 2007 - 12 December 2007, at: http://www.robingibson.net/
2007
Eastwood D, 2000, The First Show of the Last Year of the Millenium
2000
Eastwood D, 2000, Praxis
2000
Eastwood D, 2000, The Postcard Show
2000
Eastwood D, 2000, The Art of Drawing
2000
Eastwood D, 2000, Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship Exhibition
2000
Eastwood D, 2000, An Appointment with Reality
2000
Eastwood D, 1999, Tilt
1999
Eastwood D, 1998, Guess
1998
Eastwood D, 1998, Uncommon masters
1998
Eastwood D, 1997, Six Recent Graduates
1997
Eastwood D, 1997, Hatched: Healthway National Graduate Show
1997
Eastwood D, 1997, National Tertiary Art Prize
1997
Eastwood D, 1997, Royal Over-Seas League 14th Ann. Open Exhib.
1997
Conference Presentations
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Eastwood D, 2020, 'Out of The Field, into the dark', presented at Dark Eden: The Sixth International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections between Art, Science and Culture, UNSW Art & Design, Sydney, 06 November 2020 - 08 November 2020, https://blogs.unsw.edu.au/tiic/dark-eden-program/
2020
Eastwood D, 2019, 'Artistic Encounters via the Posthumous Studio', presented at AAANZ Conference 2019, The University of Auckland, Auckland NZ, 03 December 2019 - 06 December 2019, http://aaanz.info/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/FINAL-Full-Programme-of-Abstracts-and-Biographies-AAANZ-2019_Dec1.pdf
2019
Eastwood D, 2016, 'The Atemporal Mirror', presented at The Atemporal Image: The Fourth International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections between Art, Science and Culture, Plymouth University, 01 July 2016 - 03 July 2016, http://transimage.i-dat.org/
2016
Thomas PR; Eastwood D, 2014, 'What constitutes a contemporary transdisciplinary artist studio?', presented at Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools conference, The Future of the Discipline, 02 October 2014 - 03 October 2014
2014
Eastwood D; Thomas P, 2014, 'What Constitutes a Contemporary Transdisciplinary Artist’s Studio?', presented at ACUADS Conference 2014: The Future of the Discipline, Victorian College of the Arts and RMIT University, Melbourne, 02 October 2014 - 03 October 2014
2014
Theses / Dissertations
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Eastwood D, 2018, Studio Afterlife: The Function of the Posthumous Studio in Contemporary Art
2018
Zhang L, 2016, Monstrous Masses: Horror and slime in art, UNSW Australia
2016
Eastwood D, 1999, The hyperreal surface
1999
Book Chapters
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Eastwood D, 2017, 'The Studio As Cloud', in Aceti L; Thomas P; Colless E; Fisher L (ed.), Cloud and Molecular Aesthetics, Leonardo/ISAST, San Francisco, CA, pp. 64 - 71, https://www.pubpub.org/pub/the-studio-as-cloud
2017
Eastwood D, 2014, 'Contaminated Immersion and Thomas Demand: The Dailies', in Interference Strategies, edn. LEA Books, Leonardo/ISAST, San Francisco, pp. 36 - 49, http://www.leoalmanac.org/volume20-no2-interference-strategies/
2014
Other
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Eastwood D, 2017, Artist and Model, http://workingmodeloftheworld.com/Artist-and-Model
2017
Journal articles
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Eastwood D; Thomas P, 2015, 'Disruptive agents: Transdisciplinary and posthumous manifestations of the studio', Ubiquity: The Journal of Pervasive Media, vol. 4, pp. 3 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/ubiq.4.1-2.3_1
2015
Eastwood D, 2013, 'Speculative Spaces', Artist Profile, vol. 22, pp. 142 - 143, http://www.artistprofile.com.au/
2013
Books
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Thomas PR, 2014, Interference Strategies, Aceti L; Thomas PR, (ed.), Leonardo Electronic Almanac, Leonardo/ISAST, San Francisco, http://www.leoalmanac.org/volume20-no2-interference-strategies/
2014
Conference Papers
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Eastwood D, 2014, 'The Studio as Cloud', in The Studio as Cloud, The Third International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections between Art, Science and Culture, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, presented at The Third International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections between Art, Science and Culture, Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey, 26 June 2014 - 28 June 2014, http://blogs.unsw.edu.au/tiic/david-eastwood-2014/
2014
Eastwood D, 2013, 'The Function of the Posthumous Studio', in The Function of the Posthumous Studio, ACUADS CONFERENCE 2013, Locations of Practice, Sites for Creativity: From the Studio to the Cloud, University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, National Art School, presented at ACUADS CONFERENCE 2013, Locations of Practice, Sites for Creativity: From the Studio to the Cloud, University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, National Art School, 25 September 2013 - 27 September 2013, http://acuads.com.au/conference/article/the-function-of-the-posthumous-studio/
2013
Eastwood D, 2012, 'Contaminated Immersion: Art and the Space Between', in Interference: Strategies for Art, Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference 2012, Sydney, pp. 119 - 128, presented at The Second International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections between Art, Science and Culture, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, VIC, 22 June 2012 - 23 June 2012, http://blogs.unsw.edu.au/tiic/
2012
Curatorial Outputs
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Eastwood D; Muecke S; Gibson P; Ireland A; Haley R; Pailthorpe B; Drinkall J, 2013, The Carpentry of Speculative Things: An Art Experiment, exhibited at: Alaska Projects, Sydney, 02 July 2013 - 07 July 2013, The Carpentry of Speculative Things: An Art Experiment
2013
Eastwood D, 2013, Speculative Spaces, exhibited at: Robin Gibson Gallery; 278 Liverpool Street Darlinghurst NSW 2010, 02 March 2013 - 26 March 2013, Speculative Spaces, http://robingibson.net/exhibitions/speculative-spaces
2013
Eastwood D, 2013, Pseudo Studio, exhibited at: Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, 05 October 2013 - 30 October 2013, Pseudo Studio, http://robingibson.net/exhibitions/david-eastwood
2013
Eastwood D, 2010, Kedumba Drawing Award, exhibited at: Kedumba Gallery; Wentworth Falls, NSW, 31 October 2010 - 30 November 2010, Kedumba Drawing Award 2010, http://kedumba.org.au/2010-kedumba-drawing-award/
2010

2013-2017    University Postgraduate Award, UNSW (Scholarship)
2013-2017    UNSW Research Excellence Award (Scholarship)
2010    Kedumba Drawing Award
2008-09    Visual Arts Board Skills and Arts Development Grant: Paris studio residency (three months), Australia Council Studio, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
2003    Viewers’ Choice Award, Redlands Westpac Art Prize
2001    Commended, Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship
2000    Winner, Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award
1998    Willoughby City Art Prize People’s Choice Award
1998    Highly Commended, Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award
1998    Three month studio residency, UNSW studio,  Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
1997-99    Australian Postgraduate Award (Scholarship)
1997    University Medal, University of New South Wales
1997    First Prize, UNSW Union Art Competition

2008-09    Visual Arts Board Skills and Arts Development Grant: Paris studio residency (three months), Australia Council Studio, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris