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1959-60 Julian Ashton’s Art School, Sydney
1955-58 The National Art School, Sydney


1993-95 Painted in Europe
1985 Resumed full-time painting
1970 Ceased painting
1964-68 Painted in Amsterdam and Berlin


2016 Botanica - Brunswick, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne
2012 The Art of James Davis, exhibition and book launch, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne
2004 Gallery NewQuay
2003 Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne
2003 Qdos Gallery, Lorne
2001 Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne
2001 Dickerson Gallery, Sydney
1998 Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
1995 Foy & Gibson Gallery, Melbourne
1993 Lyall Burton Gallery, Melbourne
1992 Holdsworth Galleries, Sydney
1991 David Ellis Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne
1990 David Ellis Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne
1989 David Ellis Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne


2014 Twenty Fourteen, Scott Livesy Galleries, Melbourne
2003 'Fantastic and Visionary Art' (an Orange and Regional Gallery Touring Exhibition) Global Arts Link, Ipswich, Queensland
2001 'Fantastic Art', curated by Damian Michaels, Orange Regional Gallery, NSW
1998 'Luna Park and the Art of Mass Delirium', Museum of Modern Art, VIC
1996 Castlemaine Drawing Prize
1994 'Metropolis Now' Manley Art Museum, Sydney / Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
1993 'Metropolis Now' curated by Mark Bayley, Penrith Regional Art Gallery, Sydney
1992 Sulman Prize, Sydney / David Ellis Gallery, Melbourne / The R.M. Ansett Invitation Art Prize, Hamilton Art Gallery / Tattersall's Club Invitation Art Prize, Brisbane / Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
1991 The Andrew and Lillian Memorial, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland
1991 Space launch: Made in Fitzroy', Fitzroy City Art Space, Melbourne
1990 Australian Contemporary Art Exhibition, AZ Gallery, Tokyo
1990 Australian Contemporary Art Fair , Melbourne
1987 St Kilda acquisition Prize, Melbourne
1960 Blake and Sulman Prizes, Sydney


National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Bendigo Regional Gallery, Victoria
State Library of Victoria, Melbourne
Queensland State Gallery, Brisbane
Gladstone Art Gallery, Queensland
Private collections in Japan, Holland, Germany, Hong Kong, Canada, U.S.A., Hungary and extensive collections in Australia


1994 Alan and Susan McCulloch, The Encyclopaedia of Australian Art
1994 Max Germaine, Artists and Galleries of Australia Vol., Craftsman House
1989 Otis Rush, July, review by Kris Hemensley
1989 “Hell and Purgatory on Gertrude Street”, Melbourne Times, 18 July review
1989 “In the Picture”, The Age, 25 July, review
1989 Fitzroy: Melbourne’s First Suburb, cover
1990 The Age, 13 July, review by Jan Blensdorf
1991 “Correspondences” Queensland Art Gallery, catalogue notes by Clare Williamson,
1991 “The Good Oil on Fitzroy”, Melbourne Leader, 12 October, review
1991 Gary Disher, Flamingo Gate, cover
1992 The Sydney Morning Herald, “Black Images from a Migrant Childhood” 30 October, review by Bronwyn Watson
1992 The Australian, 31 October, review by Elwyn Lyne
2001 The Age, 13 October, review by Robert Nelson
2001 The Age, December, ‘Visual Arts: year in review’ review by Robert Nelson
2003 The Age, March, ‘Nexus’ Diary: Susannah McGregor
2004 The Sunday Age, February, ‘James Davis: new work’ review by Ashley Crawford
2004 The Age, February, ‘Of dreams and fantasy’ review by Megan Backhouse

Artwork 6422
James Davis
Brunswick Exotica

oil on canvas

152.00 x 152.00 cm


Artwork 6421
James Davis
Run Away

oil on canvas

137.00 x 122.00 cm


Artwork 6398
James Davis
The Cat's Lair

oil on canvas

122.50 x 122.50 cm


Artwork 5466
James Davis
White Lillies

oil on canvas

153.00 x 153.00 cm


Artwork 5465
James Davis
Auto Icon (Carlton)

oil on canvas

242.00 x 244.00 cm (triptych)


Artwork 5464
James Davis
Alien Shamen

gouache on paper

115.00 x 107.00 cm


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