Having worked with thousands of students, and with his own discoveries as an artist and art educator it has resulted in this open-ended method to inspire, encourage and develop each students individual aims. These classes have developed over a long period of time and came out of a need to question the value and validity of the conventional art school system.
David Ryan. MA. BFA. Grad Dip Edu. David is a traditionally trained full time professional artist and former senior lecturer in art at RMIT University, Melbourne. With over two decades of teaching experience and over 21 solo exhibitions and over 31 curated group exhibitions in New Zealand, Australia and Europe including the Australian National Gallery, and National Galleries of Victoria, South Australia and NSW, and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. As well as being an artist he was also the Co-Director of Project Space gallery. Melbourne and curator for the emedia gallery, CCP. Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne and a senior lecturer / program coordinator at the Faculty of Art and Design, RMIT University, Melbourne. He has lived and worked in Australia, India and Malaysia and has resided in Nelson New Zealand since 2004. He currently exhibits in New Zealand with Whitespace, Auckland.