David FairbairnBiography | View select works by David Fairbairn
Since 1981 David Fairbairn has received over forty awards and prizes including the Dobell Prize for Drawing and the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize. In 2012 he was awarded the Mosman Art Prize and the Sunshine Coast Art Prize. Fairbairn teaches at the National Art School, Sydney. He has had twenty solo exhibitions since 1981 and has been in over eighty group exhibitions. Fairbairn is extensively represented in both public and private collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, Albury Regional Art Gallery; Artbank; Art Gallery of New South Wales; Art Gallery of South Australia; Baker McKenzie; Bathurst City Council; Bathurst Regional Gallery; Broken Hill City Art Collection; Burnie Regional Art Gallery; Caloundra Regional Art Gallery; Calrossy Girls School Collection, Tamworth; Camden Council Collection; Campbelltown City Bicentennial Gallery Collection; Canson Australia; Charles Sturt University; Clayton Utz Collection; Coffs Harbour Regional Art Gallery; Cowra Art Gallery; Croydon Galleries; Doug Moran Art Foundation; Faber - Castell Drawing Collection; Fairfield City Council Collection; Genazzano College; Gold Coast City Art Gallery; Grafton Regional Gallery; Hawkesbury City Council; Hunters Hill Municipal Art Collection; Goulburn Regional Art Gallery; Kedumba Drawing Award; Kinross Wolaroi School Collection; Lake Macquarie Art Gallery; Latrobe Valley Arts Centre; Maitland City Art gallery; Maroondah Gallery; Marsden's Solicitors & Attorneys; Mosman Art Gallery; Mudgee Council Collection; Myers Art Foundation Melbourne; New England Regional Art Museum; NSW Teachers Credit Union; Orange Regional Art Gallery; PCA Archive; Pymble Ladies College; Portland Art Purchase Committee; Port Stephens Shire Council; St Gregory's College Campbelltown; State Library of Victoria; Sunshine Coast Council Corporate Art Collection; Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority; Teachers Credit Union Collection; The State Bank; Toowoomba Regional Gallery; Tweed River Art Gallery; University of New England; University of Western Sydney; Warringah Shire Council Collection; Waverley - Woollahra Council Collection; Westminster School; Wollongong University Collection and numerous private collections. A major survey exhibition Lineage: David Fairbairn Selected Portraits 1998 - 2011, curated by Campbelltown Arts Centre, travelled to regional galleries across Australia in 2011 and 2012.