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David Attwood (WA)

David Attwood (WA)

During his six-month Hyper Local residency at PICA, David Attwood will develop a body of sculpture using domestic appliances. His work will be informed by the ideas of Frances Gabe, an artist and inventor who spent much of her life exploring the possibilities of a self-cleaning house, as well as the writing of Helen Hester, a theorist interested in post-work alternatives to housework.

About the Artist

David Attwood (b. 1990) lives in Boorloo/Perth. His practice produces sculptural assemblages using contemporary commodities, especially those associated with work culture and discourses of productivity, entrepreneurialism and maintenance. In 2016 he received a PhD from Curtin University, and in 2019 completed the SOMA Summer program, SOMA, Mexico City. His recent exhibitions include The Post New, Moore Contemporary, Perth (2023); A Commodity Is A Strange Thing, Cellar Door, Sydney (2022) and Dust Blaster, Savage Garden, Melbourne (2022).

Alongside his studio practice, Attwood directs the independent project space Disneyland Paris.


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Image: David Attwood, The Post New,  2023,  installation view, Moore Contemporary, photo: Dan McCabe