gallery practice biography


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davisthomas is the collaboration of artists Adrian Davis & Lubi Thomas.


davisthomas seek to create works that weave subliminal connections between the work and the viewer by subtly highlighting the interplay between the artwork and one’s sensorial and inner dialogue responses. Utilising the diversity of the audiences personalized libraries of iconography, material associations and experiences, their practice foregrounds the experience of viewing. Equally, their practice is driven by their interested in liminal moments and the capturing, extending and expressing of the fleeting - the moment between one clear state and another. 



Adrian Davis

1993 Foundation Art & Design, Hastings College of Art, Hastings, UK.
1996 BA Hons - first class, Falmouth College of Art, Cornwall, UK.

Lubi Thomas

1992 Fine Art Hons, Newport College of Art, Newport, Gwent, UK.
2006 Fine Art BA - distinction, QUT, Brisbane, Qld.
2015 Masters Creative Industries, QUT, Brisbane, Qld.

solo exhibitions

2013 musing with materials, Pinnacles Gallery, Thuringowa, Townsville, Qld.
2011 poised steel, The Shooting Gallery, Brisbane, Qld.
2010 sprung steel Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane, Qld.
2010 unravel v.1, No Frills*, Metro Arts, Brisbane City, Qld.

group exhibitions

2018 Sculptors Exposed curated by Gerry O'Connor, Moreton Bay Regional Gallery, Brendale, Qld. 

2013 poised steel v3, GENERATESkyring Terrace, Newstead, Brisbane, Qld. 

2006 interstice, ReActive, The Block, Creative Industries Precinct, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Qld.

2005 bob, Strand Ephemera 05, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery. Ergon award for Art Excellence.

2005 soundish v. 4, QUT Art Museum, George St. Brisbane, Qld.

2005 drift, QUT Art Museum, George St. Brisbane, Qld.

2005 drift, in IDAA, Today Gallery, Beijing, China.

2005 waver, in Hail, The Block, Creative Industries Precinct, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Qld.
2004 snap 2, in Motlee Crew, The Terrace, C I Precinct, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Qld.
2004 pop, in Jack of Jacks, The Block, C I Precinct, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Qld.
2004 tidal mass, in Swell, Currumbin Sculpture Festiva, Qld.
2004 soundish v3, Soapbox Gallery, Brunswick St. Fortitude Valley, Qld.
2003 tidal mass, Strand Ephemera 03, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville.
2003 read earth, in Stethoscope, Metro Arts, Brisbane City, Qld.
2003 city crossing country, in Popcorn, Metro Arts, Brisbane City, Qld.
2003 soundish v2, in Synaesthetic Headache, SOOB. The Jubilee, Brisbane, Qld.


2014 gateway, Burt private collection. 
2012 poised steel V2, Hassel Architects, Brisbane.
2008 fossil, Cornwell private collection.
2008 wall work, Cornwell private collection.
2005 tidal mass - Beached, The Ray Group. 2005 drift, private collection.



2018 Corian® design awards – Edition 4 – category Commercial

2018 Australian Sign and Graphics Association Awards - Bronze Award for Excellence Led illumination Kindred 

2011 Australia Council new works grant.

2005 Strand Ephemera 2005 Ergon Energy Award For Artistic Excellence - bob.
2003 Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Art Award Strand Ephemera 2003 for the work tidal mass


2016 Hassell Architects - davisthomas art practice
2015 QUT Visual Arts. davisthomas a public arts practice 
2007 QUT Art Museum.Demystifying Public Art. Artist talk on public art practice.
2006 QUT The Block. Exhibition Reactive artist talk on Practice and work interstice.
2005 Publication title: Machine, issue 4. Critical reviews and media coverage.
2003 Perc Tucker Regional Gallery. Strand Ephemera public programs, artist practice.