Turnstile, a project by artist David Wills — — Copyright 2019

Grounded in the quotidian, I use photography, installation, drawing and collecting to map experience. My photographic focus is regularly drawn to the ground where various typologies lay evident: discarded plastics bags, wan Band-Aids adhered to the ground or abandoned mattresses to mention but a few. Resulting datasets form the basis of Wunderwalls and Shootin’ Gallery where futility, waste and human experience come together to present a vision of environmental destruction albeit with a brush of beauty.

My current base is Den Haag from where I edit This Is Ikon’s blog while I develop new installation projects centred on surveillance. I have held teaching positions within the photography departments of the University of Newcastle, the Australian National University, National Art School and Sydney College of the Arts. I have given guest lectures at the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam, Hong Kong Baptist University in Hong Kong as well as presenting a paper at UCLA. My editorial contributions include Art Guide Australia, Artist Profile, Artlook/Muse, Photofile, RealTime, The Australian and Time Out.

Editorial & Media Work

Education & Exhibitions