My life so far.

Born Dampier, Western Australia, 12th of November 1974
Lives and works in Fremantle, Western Australia

1991-94 Completed Diploma of Fine Arts, Central College of Tafe, Perth
1986-91 Completed “Special Art Program”, Applecross SHS, Perth

Solo exhibitions

2020 “A desire to swim”, Stala Contemporary, West Perth (WA)
2019 “Somatosensory”, Wills Domain, Yallingup (WA)
2018 "Mirror", dual solo exhibition with Margaret Heenan, Gallows Gallery, Mosman Park (WA)
2018 "Slow days, fast years", Robert Oately Winery, Margaret River (WA)
2016 "Made you look", Black Brewing, Margaret River (WA)
2016 "The reason for flowers", Gallows Gallery, Mosman Park (WA) 
2014 “This is how I feel”, Gallows Gallery, Mosman Park (WA)
2014 “Traverse”, Hay Shed Hill, Margaret River (WA)
2012 “Everything so far”, Buratti Fine Art, Fremantle (WA)
2011 “Redux”, 19Karen Gallery, Gold Coast (QLD)
2010 “David Spencer Vs Johnny Romeo”, United Galleries, Perth (WA)
2009 “Tourist”, United Galleries, Perth (WA)
2008 “There’s a ghost in me”, United Galleries, Sydney (NSW)
2008 “32,000 days”, United Galleries, Perth (WA)
2006 “Finding Emily”, Code Red Art, Fremantle (WA)
2004 First one man show, “Spencertive”, Hudson Gallery, Perth (WA)

Percent for art | Commercial commissions | Creative consultancy

2019 Creative consultant and artist, Budget $9,000, Lalla Rookh, Perth (WA)
2019 Creative consultant and artist, Budget $12,000, Dilly Dally, Subiaco (WA)
2019 Awarded, $2,000 / Basket Ball Court / Phase Three Landscaping, Victoria Park (WA)
2019 Creative consultant, Budget $20,000, Freo Social, Fremantle (WA)
2018 Creative consultant, Budget $10,000, Otherside Brew House, Myaree (WA)
2018 Awarded, $18,000 / Kings Square, Sirona Capital, City of Fremantle (WA)
2017 Awarded, $19,500 / Eliza Ponds, Holden Developments / Sandtracks Design, City of Cockburn (WA) 
2017 Awarded, $5,800 / Aloft Hotel / BGC, City of Belmont (WA) 
2016 Awarded, $7,000 / "LDV Commercial", Lou Di Virgilio / City of Rockingham (WA)
2015 Awarded, $7,000 / "Ronald McDonald House", Gerry Kho architect / Doric, City of Nedlands (WA) 
2015 Shortlisted, $100,000 / "DoubleTree Hotel" (Hilton), Design Inc architect / SKS, City of Fremantle (WA)
2014 Shortlisted, $55,000 / “Icon”, Tim Bloomfield architect / Greenhaven, City of Vincent (WA)
2014 Awarded, $9,000 / McDonalds FIFA World Cup campaign, Market Store / McDonalds Corp (USA)

Awards | Acknowledgments

2016 Acknowledged, "Artist of the Day" by Saatchi Art Online (Worldwide)
2014 Awarded, selected to represent Australia in the McDonald’s FIFA World Cup Campaign (USA)
2013 Finalist, SCGH Biennial Art Award, Perth (WA)
2012 Awarded, Artlike Competition, CAL Australia, Sydney (NSW)
2012 Finalist, Black Swan Portrait Prize, Perth (WA)
2008 Finalist, Artitude - YAWA Exhibition, Crown Metropol, Perth (WA)
2007 Selected for Avant Card [Finding Emily], Sydney (NSW)
1989 Merit Award, City of Melville Art Awards, Perth (WA)


Melissa Juneau Collection (USA)
Victor Smorgon Collection (NSW)
Ronald McDonald House (WA)
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Collection (WA)
Central College of Tafe (WA)
Various private collections worldwide

Selected group exhibitions

2019 “Art Aviso Event 1.0", No Vacancy Gallery QV, Melbourne (VIC)
2019 “Creatives collide”, Larry Cherubino Winery, Margaret River (WA)
2018 “Undercurrent", Moores Contemporary Gallery, Fremantle (WA)
2016 "The Other Art Fair", Commune, Sydney (NSW)
2016 "A Stray Alien", Moores Contemporary Gallery, Fremantle (WA)
2016 "Reunion", Temple of the Muse, Northbridge (WA)
2016 "Painting 2016", Brunswick Street Gallery, Brunswick (VIC)
2016 "Creative Circles", JShed, Fremantle (WA)
2015 "40 x 40", Brunswick Street Gallery, Brunswick (VIC)
2015 "A Christmas Feast", Gallows Gallery, Mosman Park (WA)
2015 "Party", Studio 2, Leederville (WA)
2015 "Public Salon", FORM, Victoria Park (WA)
2014 “AOHF", Private home, Fremantle (WA)
2014 “On show”, ARI, Swanbourne (WA)
2014 “PAWA Contemporary Print Awards”, Moores Gallery, Fremantle (WA)
2014 “Cause & Affect”, Brand X Artist Space, Central Park One, Chippendale (NSW) 
2014 “Un/Masked”, Moores Gallery, Fremantle (WA)
2013 “Sir Charles Gairdner Biennial Art Award”, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands (WA)
2013 “The Figure”, Buratti Fine Art, Fremantle (WA)
2012 “Black Swan Portrait Exhibition”, Linton & Kay, Perth (WA)
2012 “Toyota Community Spirit Exhibition”, TCS Gallery, Melbourne (VIC)
2011 “Wool Stories”, Wool Stores Building, Fremantle (WA)
2011 “Buratti Fine Artists”, Buratti Fine Art, Fremantle (WA)
2011 “Clothes Peg Project”, Perth (WA)
2010 “Make Friend III”, Norfolk Basement, Fremantle (WA)
2009 “30 x 40”, United Galleries, Sydney (NSW)
2008 “Unwrapped”, United Galleries, Perth (WA)
2007 “Unwrapped”, United Galleries, Perth (WA)
2005 “Affordable Art Show”, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne (VIC)
2004 “Roll out the carpet”, Yallingup Galleries, Perth (WA)
1994 “At least one eye”, Graduate exhibition, Perth (WA)

Curation | Charity | Community participation

2019 "MLC Art Exhibition 2017", MLC, Claremont, (WA)
2018 “Beats for bravery” by Amnesty International, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle (WA)
2018 “Art for Epilepsy”, On-line auction
2017 "Mt Lawley HS Art Auction", Mt Lawley High School, Mt Lawley (WA)
2017 "MLC Art Exhibition 2017", MLC, Claremont, (WA)
2017 "32nd Annual Art Exhibition, Perth College, Leederville (WA)
2016 "The State Collection", CAN Support Arts, PSAS, Fremantle (WA)
2015 "Secret Walls Vs Fabcar" [Judged], Light Up Leederville, Leederville (WA)
2015 "Cystic Fibrosis Charity", Woodside Plaza, Perth (WA)
2015 "The art of dining" (Camp Quality) [Donated artwork], Rockpool Restaurant, Perth (WA)
2015 "Mt Lawley HS Art Auction", Mt Lawley High School, Mt Lawley (WA)
2015 Canning Vale College, Art extensions, Art tutor Y11-Y12 (WA)
2014 Canning Vale College, Art extensions, Art tutor Y8-Y10 (WA)
2014 “Nedlands Emerging Art Awards” [Judged], Nedlands (WA)
2014 “Spring Unveiled”, Hyatt Regency, Perth (WA)
2014 “Artitude”, Crown Metropol, Perth (WA)
2013 “Amnesty International Group Exhibition”, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle (WA)
2012 “Amnesty International Group Exhibition”, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle (WA)
2012 “Inspired by” [Opening speech], Moores Contemporary Gallery, Fremantle (WA) 
2011 “Make Friend VII” [curated], Norfolk Basement, Fremantle (WA)
2007 “Celebriart” [with Alicia Gorey], Crown Metropol, Perth (WA) 
2007 “Great deck chair auction”, Deck Chair Theatre, Fremantle (WA)
2006 “Great deck chair auction”, Deck Chair Theatre, Fremantle (WA)


Fremantle Social Hall
Aloft Hotel
Xanadu Wines
Otherside Brewing Co
Black Brewing Co
TOMS Shoes
OTIS Eyewear
Relative Magazine


Australian Art Magazine
Australian Art Collector
Academy For Men Magazine
Artabase (online)
Augusta-Margaret River Times
Augusta-Margaret River Mail (online)
Box Magazine
Broadsheet Magazine (online)
Complete Homes Magazine
Community News
Contemporary Magazine (online)
C-Net (online)
Daily Art Fix (online)
Daily Imprint (online)
Houses Magazine
It’s Now Cool (online)
Insite Magazine
Kurve Magazine
Lost at E-Minor (online)
Love Freo Website
Perth Now (online)
Relative Magazine
Scoop Magazine
Sunday Times Magazine
Sunday Times Home
Sunday Times Prestige Property
The Age (online)
The Boyfriend Shirt (online)
The Rabbithole (online) 
The West Australian
Threadless Magazine
WA Today (online)
Western Suburbs Weekly
X-Press Magazine


2008 "Spencertive - The Art of David Spencer", by Buratti Fine Art


George Negus Tonight (ABCTV) 
Blackswan Portraiture Prize Interview
Gallery Watch (WTV)

Artwork leased to

Riverstone Homes (WA)