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Conscientious objection suite 2016

The 2016 conscientious objection suite of 12 works completes the five suites of works commemorating 100 years since WW1 by Christchurch artist David Woodings. The first four suites comprised the exhibition ‘Somme/Silk Road’. The narrative behind this four suites of …

Somme/Silk Road exhibition

    September 2016 – February 2017 New Zealand National Army Museum Waiouru   This exhibition– through my embroidery styled photorealist painted silk cards, based on those crafted by women in France and Belgium during WW1 – traces the changing …

Altered State -Tim Walker on After the shaking stops

Altered State   Altered state   I first saw images of David Woodings’ eloquent Still Lives oils via the artist’s twitter feed during 2013. There’s nothing strange about that; the social media platform is the portal through which I and …

After the shaking stops

After the shaking stops review by Peter Dornauf for Eyecontact ARTSPOST Hamilton   David Woodings After the Shaking Stops   17 January – 17 February 2014 Artists have responded to the shocking phenomena of the Christchurch earthquake/s in their work and practice …

Last of the Out of order works. For Bob.

This work has been a while in gestation with the original underpainting completed in 2011 the work was then placed into storage whilst the focus changed to the Winners/Losers works exhibited in late 2012. Following on from the Winners/Losers works  …

Visions of Utopia

Visions of Utopia August 10 – September 5 2010 ‘….a number of the participating artists in ‘Visions of Utopia’ also draw attention to the folly of human behaviour in the search for complete and absolute contentment. The larger-than-life colour and …

David Woodings can provide cutting edge contemporary art on a 3- 6 month rotation. Rental costs are 5-20% of the work’s cumulative value.​​​​​​ ​Individuals​ can try work before they buy it allowing them to engage with art without having to …

Still Lives 2013

      Still Lives A Still life (plural Still Lifes) is a work depicting mostly inanimate subject matter,  most typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, plants, rocks, shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewellery, coins) or a combination …

KFC 1979

Professor Ross McCormick with KFC                   I received a note from Linda Tyler Director, Centre for Art Research The University of Auckland a couple of weeks ago to pass on the following …

New Year 2013

Gallery@109 for 2013. Happy New Year. After successfully converting the studio into a gallery for the Winners/Losers exhibition in November 2012 I have decided to reduce the studio footprint this year to allow for gallery space to exhibit completed artwork. With …

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