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Exhibition History

2018

‘I come in peace, take me to your Leader’
~ Artspace Mackay, Mackay, QLD

‘Adelaide Festival Exhibition’
~ BMG Art, Adelaide, SA

2017

‘Wild’
~ Franque, Toorak, VIC

2015

‘Trickster’
~ Anna Pappas Gallery, South Yarra, VIC

2012

‘Infinite Variety’
~ Nellie Castan Gallery, South Yarra, VIC

‘David Ray Retrospective’
~ Ararat Regional Gallery, Ararat,VIC

2011

‘David Ray Contemporary Ceramics’
~ Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre, VIC

2010

‘Vessel’
~ Nellie Castan Gallery, South Yarra, VIC

2008

“Triumph”
~ Nellie Castan Gallery, South Yarra, VIC

2006

“Master and Servant”
~ Craft Victoria, part of Melbourne International Arts Festival, VIC

2005

“Funked Antique”
~ Nellie Castan Gallery, South Yarra, VIC

2004

“You’ll Look Good In This”
~ Skepsi on Swanston, Melbourne, VIC

“David Ray Displayed”
~The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA

2002

“David Ray Ceramics”
~ Haecceity Arts, Carlton, VIC

2001

“No Beginning No End”
~ Haecceity Arts, Carlton, VIC

“In Retrospective”
~ Maroondah City Gallery, Ringwood, VIC

1998

“Opulence”
~ Craft Victoria, Fitzroy, VIC

“Dog Show: How much is that doggie in the window?”
~ IT inc., Fitzroy, VIC

2018

‘Chameleon’
~ Chapter House Lane, Melbourne VIC

‘Accession’
~Darebin Arts, VIC

2017

‘Clay on Clay: Ceramic Artists Look Back’
~ The Clay Studio, Philadelphia USA

‘Regale – Crafting the Table’
~ Craft Victoria, VIC

2014

‘The Margaret Lawrence Australian Ceramics Collection’
~ Chapterhouse Lane, VIC

‘Big Ceramics’
~ Federation Square, VIC

‘Domestic Bliss’
~Deakin University Art Gallery, VIC

2011

‘Collaborative Witness’
~UQ Art Museum, QLD

2010

‘Childhood’
~ Craft Victoria (Craft Cubed Festival), VIC

‘A New Look’
~ Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong, NSW

2009

‘Sculpture by the Sea’
~ All Handmade Gallery, NSW

2008-10

‘New Under The Sun’
~ Jewish Museum of Australia (touring Australia various locations)

2008

‘Who Let the Dogs Out’
~ Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery & Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, NSW

2006

‘Common Goods’
~Cultural festival of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, Melbourne Museum in conjunction with Craft Victoria

2005

‘Boys Will Be Boys’
~ All Hand Made Gallery, Bronte, NSW

‘Chilli’
~ Cudgegong Art Gallery, Gulgong, NSW

‘The Home Show’
~ Glen Eira City Gallery, VIC

2004

‘Made at The Clay Studio’
~ The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA

‘Precious Platters’
~ Jewish Museum of Australia, East St Kilda, VIC

2003

‘Tea for Two Christmas Exhibition’
~ Skepsi on Swanston, Melbourne, VIC

‘Imperial Porcelain 4317’
~ Skepsi on Swanston, Melbourne, VIC

‘Masterworks at Montsalvat’
~ Montsalvat, Eltham, VIC

‘White Out’
~ Nellie Castan Gallery, South Yarra, VIC

2002

‘SOFA:Sculpture Objects & Functional Art’
~ Chicago, USA

‘Less Is More/Less Is A Bore’
~ Brisbane City Gallery, QLD

2001

‘Tilla Europa’
~ Linden Art Gallery, St Kilda, VIC

‘Tea Pot Show’
~ Clay Workers Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2000

‘Contemporary Australian Ceramic’
~ Fringe Pottery Gallery, Hong Kong

1999

‘Delegates Exhibition’
~ Australian National Ceramics Conference, Perth, WA

‘Good Bye Kind World’
~ RMIT University Storey Hall, Melbourne, VIC

‘Hybrid Creatures’
~ Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS

‘Tea Pot Show’
~ Distelfink, Armadale, VIC

‘The Australian Craft & Design Showcase’
~ Glen Eira City Gallery, Caulfield, VIC

1998

‘The Great Australian Tea Pot Show’
~ Distelfink, Armadale, VIC

‘Future Perfect, Past Tense’
~ Touring Exhibition, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne

‘Object’
~ Linden Art Gallery, (poster – seven bus stops, retail – IT Inc.) VIC

‘Inaugural Australian Craft Showcase’
~ Glen Eira City Gallery, Caulfield, VIC

‘Pursued Reality II’
~ Craft Victoria, Fitzroy, VIC

1995

‘New Wave’
~ Victorian Ceramic Group, Southbank, VIC

‘RMIT Graduate Show’
~ Meat Market Craft Centre, North Melbourne, VIC

1994

‘Home is Where the Art Is’
~ Artspace, Adelaide, SA

‘Pursued Reality’
~ Craft Victoria, Fitzroy, VIC

2017

‘Victorian Ceramic Art Award’
~ Manningham Art Gallery, VIC

2016

‘Basil Sellers Art Prize’
~ The Ian Potter Museum of Art, VIC

2015

‘Victorian Ceramic Art Award’
~ Manningham Art Gallery, VIC

2012

‘Cicely and Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award’
~ The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

2011

‘National Artists’ Self-Portrait Prize’
~ UQ Art Museum, QLD

2010

‘Basil Sellers Art Prize’
~ The Ian Potter Museum of Art, VIC

2005

‘City of Hobart Art Prize’
~ Hobart, TAS

2003

‘Festival Art Awards’
~ Cowra Art Gallery, Cowra, NSW

‘Castlemaine State Festival Ceramic Award’
~ Maldon Community Centre, Castlemaine, VIC

‘Gold Coast Ceramic Award’
~ Gold Coast, QLD

2000

‘National Trust Dame Nancy Buttfield Award for Decorative Arts’
~ Ayers House, Adelaide, SA

1999

‘Representing Australia at Talente’
~ Young International Design Craft Award, Germany

1998

‘Gold Coast International Ceramic Award’
~ Gold Coast, QLD

1995

‘Fresh!’
~ Craft Victoria, Fitzroy, VIC

1993

‘Fresh!’
~ Craft Victoria, Fitzroy, VIC

2018

‘The Wall: David Ray’
~ Artspace Mackay, Mackay, QLD

2013-14

Australia Council
~ Liverpool, United Kingdom. Royal Standard Studios.

2010

Yarra Valley Grammar School
~ (x1 month)

2004

Swan Hill Regional Gallery
~ Swan Hill, VIC,(x1 month)

Clay Studio
~ Philadelphia, USA, (x2 months)

2002

Open Bench
~Craft Victoria, Melbourne, VIC (x1 month)

2001

Jam Factory
~ Adelaide, SA (x3 months)

2000

Victorian College of the Arts
~ Melbourne, VIC (x1 month)

Notables

~ Minneapolis Institute of Art (USA)
~ National Gallery of Victoria
~ The Clay Studio Philadelphia (USA)
~ Deakin University Art Gallery
~ Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
~ Victorian College of the Arts (bequeathed from the Margaret Lawrence Australian Ceramics Collection)
~ Queensland University of Technology
~ Manningham City Council
~ Bayside City Council
~ Bundoora City Council
~ Darebin Art Collection,
~ Shepparton Regional Art Gallery
~ Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery
~ Yarra Valley Anglican School

~ Geelong College
~ Presbyterian Ladies College
~ Roxborough College
~ Yarra Valley Grammar School
~ Slow Clay Centre
~ Woori Yallock Primary School
~ Victorian College of the Arts
~ City of Glen Eira (Oak Tree House)
~ City of Whitehorse
~ Caulfield Park Community School
~ Mooroolbark Community Centre
~ The Council of Adult Education
~ Parkville Youth Residential Centre
~ Yarra Valley Arts Council Summer School
~ RMIT, Eastern Access Community Health
~ Shire of Yarra Ranges