Artist's Statement ::
Attended Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
Lectured in life and portrait drawing in final year.
Worked as scenic artist for theatre company.
Travelled in Europe, married Ronda, a New Zealander.
1967-74 Exhibition’s Officer at Auckland City Art Gallery,
New Zealand. Curated national and international exhibitions.
Queen Elizabeth Arts Council Award, 1973. Painted full-time.
Living and working in the U.K.
Selected Exhibitions: ::
1968 - 1978
Barry Lett Galleries, Auckland.
Palmerston North Art Gallery.
Survey exhibition touring N.Z. public galleries
Quay Arts Centre, Newport; One One Nine Gallery,London
ADT College, London
Duncan Campbell Contemporary Art, London
Christ Hospital, Horsham
Mitre Gallery, Chichester; The Maltings, Farnham
The Hawth Arts Centre, Crawley
Windsor Arts Centre; Hanover Gallery, Liverpool;
Seagate, Dundee; Star Gallery, Lewes; Mappin Gallery, Sheffield
Trinity Arts Centre,Tunbridge Wells.
Rye Festival Artist
Art 2000:Listening to Bruckner:Exhibition in Guildford Cathedral
Bridgeview Office Complex, Aberdeen
Modern Artists Gallery, Oxon.
Parkview Fine Paintings, Bristol;Bishop Phillpott Gallery, Truro
Steading Gallery, nr. Kirkudbright
Modern Artists Gallery:Oxon.
Trinity Arts Tunbridge Wells,
Many group exhibitions throughout New Zealand
Bonython Gallery, Sydney
New York; Young Artists 75
John Gruzelier Modern and Contemporary Art, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh,
Gardner Arts Centre, University of Sussex.
Rye Gallery, Star Gallery, Lewes: Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne.
Sussex Artists Abbeville Festival, France
Parkview Fine Paintings, Bristol
Bettie Morton Gallery, Brixton; Duncan and Jordanstone College, Dundee:
Australian High Commission, London
Represented in public and private collections in New Zealand, Australia, Europe, United Kingdom and USA
CROSSOVER: A MILLENIUM EXHIBITION
A major exhibition of David Armitage’s work was mounted by the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery from December, 1999 until February 2000.