BA (Visual Arts), Grad Dip Prof Studies,
David Haines has been a practising artist for nearly 20 years and has exhibited in museums, festivals and alternative exhibition spaces, including installations for the Tate Gallery, Liverpool, Artspace, Sydney, Sao Paulo Biennale 2004, CACSA in Adelaide 2005, The Physics Room (NZ), the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Museum of Contemporary Art, the 13th Biennale of Sydney (The World May be) Fantastic and The Liquid Sea. He has been awarded several Australia Council grants for visual arts and new media projects, including a residency at the Australia Council's Tokyo Studio.
His collaborations with Joyce Hinterding have produced major works that have been shown in Tasmania, Sydney and Madrid, and have been featured in the opening exhibition for the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, as well as in Japan, Europe and North America.
Haines has also held academic positions in contemporary arts at COFA (UNSW) and at the University of Western Sydney.
Haines's research is not limited to one particular medium: it includes gallery-based installation art and sound performances that are exhibited and performed.
He is currently researching aroma – an underutilised sensation in contemporary art – and how to use the sense of smell more in his installation practice.
Haines is at the forefront of moving image technology, working with real-time 3D game engines to produce gallery-based virtual reality experiences that co-exist with more familiar forms of contemporary art. These works are made in the context of the 'White Cube' as the ideal platform for the dissemination of complex and challenging experimental work.
He is interested in unusual forms of image making, including computer-simulated optics and ray tracing, hydrogen alpha solar photography, digital imaging and computer art. Along with this, he has performed minimalist sound compositions in Europe, North America and Australia over many years.
His research has allowed the production of large-scale works in major museums, site-specific works, commissions and exhibitions, collaborations, and institutions.
Ideas are at the centre of Haines's practice and he conceives of his research as being unlimited, in terms of potential media: from complex scientific instruments such as the gas chromatograph, to holography, Kirlian photography, poetry, white noise, high-volume guitar, aroma chemistry, synthetic diamonds, feedback, computer software, and acrylic paint.
2011 Anne Landa Award for Video and New Media Arts, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Winner
Prix Ars Electronica , Ok-Centrum Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria, 2009
Queensland Premier's Award for New Media Art, Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Art Gallery, 2008
Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?, Te Tui Centre for the Arts, New Zealand, 2007
24th Sao Paulo Bienal, Bienal Pavillion, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2004
The Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, 2004
13th Sydney Biennale, MCA, Sydney, 2002
The Liquid Sea, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2002
Space Odysseys: Sensation and Immersion, AGNSW, Sydney , 2000
2008, ''Immaterial's Language – Molecules – Vibrations', Parramatta City Council
Matthew Hopkins, 'untitled'
Harley Ives, 'Deterritorialisation of a time-based continuity'
Julia Rochford MFA, 'Critical film and the framing of Social reality'
Awards & Grants
2009, Award of Distinction (EarthStar), Arts Electronica
2008, Telepathy, Performance Space, Sydney, Australia Council: Promotion/Presentation
2007, Australia Council: Promotion/Presentation, Purple Rain (part of (in)visible sounds exhibition, Netherlands Media Art Institute)
2004, Australia Council, Participation in Sao Paulo Bienal
2004, NSW Ministry for the Arts, Participation in Sao Paulo Bienal
2001,Australia Council: New Work, The Blinds and the Shutters (new work for AGNSW)
2000, Australia Council, New Media Arts Board: New Work Grant
1996, Australia Council, Australia Council: Tokyo studio
1993, Australian Film Commission: New Image Research, New work
1990, Australian Film Commission: New Image Research, New work
2007 -2010, Asialink - Myer Foundation, Melbourne University, Visual Arts Committee member