David's CV

Born 1950
Now lives and works in North Gloucestershire. 1 Hawling Lodge Cottages, HAWLING, Glos. GL54 5SY
Telephone No 01451 850287 – email: durston330@btinternet.com
1969 – 70
Gloucestershire College of Art and Design (Foundation)
1970 – 74
St. Paul’s College, Cheltenham (cert Ed., B.Ed.Hons) Bristol University
1974 – 75
Birmingham Polytechnic (M.A. Fine Art – Painting)
1987
GlosCat, Pitville Campus (A.D.A.D Fellowship Printmaking)
Visiting Lecturer
Cheltenham, Coventry, Torquay and Exeter (1975 -1996)
1975 – 78
W.E.A Tutor North Gloucestershire
1975 – 78
Part-time Teaching
1979 – 88
Head of Art – Westwoods Grammar School, Northleach, Glos.
1988 – 2010
Head of Expressive Arts, Cotswold School, Bourton on the Water, Glos.
1984 – 2017
SEG/AQA Moderator (Visual Arts)

Former Group Member ART Collegium International Epernay, France
Works in Public and Private Collections in Britain, U.S.A., Netherlands, France, Australia, India, Singapore and Hong Kong
Formerly represented on www.Giclecdirect.co.uk; and www.themoretongallery.co.uk



Selected Bibliography

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Review – `16drawings’ – Gloucestershire Echo – April 1974
MUSEUM PIECE by David Addison – April 1974
Birmingham Polytechnic – M.A. Exhibition – Birmingham Eveing Post – September 1975
`First Exhibition by Young Artist’ – Gloucestershire Echo – August 1976
`David Durston Exhibition’ – News Shopper November 1975
Photograph of `Crewtria’ for Gottingen Exhibition, West Germany – Gloucestershire Echo
`Zeitgenoossische Funst aus Cheltenham’ – August 1976
`Den Traditionellen Verpflichet’ – Fewillerton – Sonnabend/Sonntag 28/29 – August 1976
The Midlands Open 25, (Photograph in catalogue) – April 1976
`The Midlands Open 25’ – Terry grimley – Birmingham Evening Post – April 1976
`Exhibition at Art College’ and `Cheltenham Artists Exhibition’ May 1978 – Gloucestershire Echo
`7 Artists de Cheltenham’ – ARTISTS STATEMENT – Catalogue March 1979
`Gravure en tout genre et peintres anglais’ – Philip Tomasive – Tribune de Genere – 13th March 1979
`Now and Upcoming’ – Arts Review – April 1980
`Five Artists’ – Frank Edmonds – B.A.G. Magazine March 1980
`Seven Young Gloucestershire Painters’ – Spacex Gallery, Exeter – Foreword by D.Durston – July 1980
`David Durston Exhibition’ – Cotswold Life – October 1980
`Bold Paintings on show at College’ – Deborah Collins – Gloucestershire Echo – September 1980
David Durston; Paintings 1975 – 1980 – Ian Burch (Catlogue – Park Gallery)
`Exhibiting in London’ – Wiltshire and Gloucester Standard – February 1982
Review – Peter Lyons – Severn Sound Radio – November 1982
`Award for Master of Arts’ – Gloucestershire Echo – January 1983
`Award for Northleach Teacher’ – Wiltshire and Gloucester Standard – January 1983
`David Durston – Paintings, Drawings, Prints’ – R. McGowan 1984 (Axiom Catalogue)
Interview on `Impromtu’ with Sue stephens, Severn Sound Radio, Axiom Exhibition – August 1984
David Durston – Paintings at Axiom – Review by Ian Burch – Winter Edition 1985 No. 29
`Aspects’ – contemporary Arts Magazine
`Impact in newshow at Gallery’ – Sandra Bisp – Gloucestershire Echo – December 1984
`David Durston – Paintings, Drawings, Prints’ – Foreword and Interview by John Davie, January 1985
(Cirencester Workshops Catalogue)
`Take another look around’ – Swindon Evening Advertiser – 15th January 1985
`David’s talented brush strokes’ – Gloucestershire Echo – 18th January 1985
Review by Jackie Rees – Wiltshire Radio – January 1985
`One man and his Daub’ – Review by N.S. – Wiltshire and Gloucester Standard – 1st February 1985
BBC TV – Pointswest Feature; interviewed by Rosemary Read – 13th February 1985
`Big is Beautiful’ – Exeter Weekender – 21st February 1985
Television South West – `What’s Ahead’ – Spacex Exhibition – 22nd February 1985
As through a Train Window – Tony Godfrey – Artscribe No. 53 July/August 1985
`Brewhouse News’ – Somerset and Dorset Arts Magazine – No. 8 January/February 1986
`Painting a Broad Canvas’ – louise Baker, Somerset County Gazette – 24th January 1986
David Durston – `Recent Work’ – Brewhouse Leaflet/ 29th December 1985 – 1st February 1986
`Four Painters’ – I K Danic – Catalogue for RBSA Galleries – September 1986
`Four Artists @ RBSA’ – Terry Grimley – Birmingham Evening Post – 3rd September 1986
`RSVP – Invited Artists’, Oriel – Introduction by Jeremy Theophilus – 22nd November to 3rd January 1987
David Durston, `Entrenched Paths’ – `A working Process’ @ Lanchester Gallery by Pete Symons used as an introduction to Stamford Arts Centre – January 1988
`One man show at the centre’ – Stamford Evening Telegraph, January 1988
`Lots happening…….’ – The `classified’ and Review in the `Stamford Mercury’ – January 1988
`Images pining for release’ by Tricha Passes: Bath Evening Chronicle 19th February 1988
David Durston, `Images for Decay’ – Edward Phelps, Arts Review, 26th February 1988 (Page 125)
`Corpse what a picture!’ – Tina Crowson, Herald Express, Torquay – 22nd April 1988
`Not the Arts Society’ -The Rat incorporating Double Standards ISSUE ONE Pages 4 & 5 St. Annes College May1988
BBC OXFORD RADIO – University News – Interviewed by Soma Hussain 27th May 1988
David Durston – A WORKING PROCESS – Arts West, August 1988, Pages 32, 33, 34 and 35
Durston/McGowan at the Holden Gallery – robert Calrk, The Guardian (page 21) 11th March 1989
David Durston, Richard McGowan – John Holden Gallery, Manchester polytechnic – David Lovely – ARTS
REVIEW (pages 180, 181) 10th March 1989
Dave Durston – sponsored by UNIBIND – Introduction by I G Burch (32 colour reproductions) February 1989
`Emergent States’ Responses to the Prints of David Durston, Poems by Richard Steward, March 1990
`David Durston display’, Source, Thursday August 20th, 1990 page 5
Axiom’s Abstract Images, Gloucestershire Echo, Friday 1st April 1994, page 39
Pupils brush up on tutor’s work, The Journal, Thursday 21st September 1995, page 7
Everyman exhibition `Interview with Peter McFarlane’, Cheltenham Radio, Thursday 30th May 1996, 3.30 pm
Responses to Digitised Images – Poems by Richard Steward, April 1996
`Movement and Space’ – Recent Paintings and Prints – Richard Steward. Catalogue October 1977
`From the Rural, Paintings by David Durston’ – Deborah Dean (Leaflet) November 1997
Durston @ 50 – A Retrospective – Perspective Number 8 Winter 1999 – 2000, Page 6
Exhibitions – Durston @ 50 – Midlands Metro, The Times March 25 2000 Page 42
Show is left in balance – Gloucestershire Echo – February 12th 2000
Theatre offers a lifeline – Gloucestershire Echo – February 14th 2000 Page 5
Artist return to Axiom – for now – Gloucestershire Echo – July 2000
Upon reflection – Independent – July 27th 2000 – Front page
Durston @ Fifty – a Retrospective – Catalogue, July 2000 (32 colour reproductions)
A New Exhibition – Stamford Arts Centre – Herald and Post. August 17th 2000.
Art teacher’s youth @ roots of exhibition – Wilts and Glos Standard, Thursday April 4th 2002, Front page
David’s in the swim with new exhibition – Gloucestershire Echo, Friday April 5th 2002, Page 21
Artful Weekend: First Friday and the Bite – Hood River News, Oregon, Wednesday April 12th, 2006.
Dave gets an artistic buzz – Gloucestershire Echo, Thursday February 8th 2007 Page 18
Catch this – A year’s painting an drawing, Gloucestershire Echo – Going out March 16th 2007 Page 10
Cotswold Landscape celebrated – Gloucestershire Echo – Events March 23rd 2007 page 5
Artist holds his 40th Exhibition – Wilts and Glos Standard Thursday March 22nd 2007 Page 35
Artist holds his 40th Exhibition/The Independent Thursday March 22nd 2007 Page 22
My Passion for – Painting the World with abstract strokes by Lucy Rutherford
Weekend – Glos Echo and Citizen. Saturday. March 24th 2007 Page 25
David’s planets – Crackerjack – Gloucestershire Echo, February 13th 2009 Page 10
Big impact art at centre exhibition, Gloucestershire Echo, Page 9 29th August 2012
David displays animals in abstract form – Whatson. Echo Saturday 1st September 2012
David ends his long absence with new exhibition – Glos Echo Thursday 30th August 2012
Animals or Abstract its all his style by Helen Blow-Weekend Magazine, Page 6 Saturday 15th September 2012.
Weekend Project – Photographs of Private View (Abstract to Animals’ Saturday 22nd September 2012.
Cheltenham Community Radio and T.V. interview and Podcast on Abstracts to Animals Exhibition at Beechwood Shopping Centre on Monday 3rd September 2012
BBC Radio Gloucestershire – Interview with Claire Carter 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm, Thursday 1st August, 2013.
‘Art Imitating Life’ – Stephen Delaney, Gloucestershire Echo (The Buzz) page 12, Thursday 15th August 2013.
Two GENRES – David Durston : Corinium Museum, What’s pn, Page 15 October 2014 – March 2015
Two GENRES – 8 Page Leaflet – 16 Reproductions and written statements – Dec 2014
‘Double Take’ – Cirencester Life – Two Page Review, Pages 10 & 11, Issues 36 Jan 2015 and Pages 2, 3, & 8
Artist mixes his styles for new exhibition’, Gloucestershire Echo 18th Jan 2015, Page 12
Community News’ – Photo Carl Hewlett, Gloucestershire Echo, 19th Jan 2015 Page 26
Painter David presents new exhibition – Wilts and Glos Standard, Jan 2015, Page 77
‘The nature of duality’ – Cotswold Life, January 2015, Page 22
COTSWOLD PREVIEW – Jan/Feb 2015, Pages 19, 20, 24, 27 & 57
‘Creative Corinium’ – Tracy Spiers, Cotswold Life, February 2015, Pages 90 – 95
What’s on, 19th Jan – 26 Feb 2015, Cirencester Life – Reproductions, Recalling Mr Turner Pages 4 & 11
50 Years of works on paper : 100 page colour book – 2017 – Photobox
5 decades of Printmaking : 100 page colour book – 2017 – Photobox
9 Places to Visit this Weekend – LouisaBaldwin @localworld.co.uk – November 11th 2017