DAVID SEQUEIRA is a visual artist, art/business consultant and freelance museum education professional based in Canberra, Australia.

Working in a range of media, David explores the notions of language and information through colour and geometry. A self confessed hoarder, David collects books, vases, flower petals, leaves, orange domestic ware and plastic plates which all find their way into his practice. David's interests include museums, libraries, flea markets and junk shops.

'Firstly, they furnish recollection; they constitute our picture of the past...Secondly, objects stimulate remembering...by the serendipitous encounter, bringing back experiences which otherwise would have remained dormant, repressed or forgotten...Thirdly, objects form records: analogues to living memory, storing information beyond individual experience.'
M. Kwint 1999, Introduction: The Physical Past

Over the last 20 years he has exhibited his work extensively through out Australia at venues including the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Museum of Contemporary Art. His work has been regularly profiled in art journals including the Sydney based magazine, Art and Australia and the Las Angeles based Art & Text. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Australia Councilís studio residency in Paris and the Collex Museum of Contemporary Art acquisitive prize.

David has been involved in visual art education for nearly two decades. Davidís commitment to education extends beyond the needs of schools and institutions. Working in a range of museums including the National Gallery of Australia, the National Museum and the National Portrait Gallery, he is skilled in bringing people of all ages, from all walks of life to a richer understanding and a deeper appreciation of the potential place of art and creativity in their lives. For further information about Art Business, Museum Education/ Public Programs and Curatorial Services see CONSULTANCY in the menu at the top of this page.


PUBLICATIONS about David Sequeira

Anthony Oats, Colour Music, Catalogue Essay

Fiona Davies, Op Shop, Catalogue Essay

Artist and Dealer Profile Tracey Clement, Art Guide Australia

Ric Spence, The Western Australian, review

Louise Teggart, Living by the Book, Catalogue essay

Margaret Moore, David Sequeira, Art & Australia, review

Professor Ted Snell, Eternal rhythms' catalogue essay. John Curtin University Gallery, Perth.

Jane Barney, 'A book-ish lad' catalogue essay
Din Heagney, 'The colours of Sequeira' Desktop magazine July

Robyn Daw, 'Material Witness' catalogue essay

Simon Rees, David Sequeira review Art/text
Peter McNeil, 'David Sequeira Projects' catalogue essay
Jane Barney, 'Rogue Plastic' catalogue essay

Brian Parkes, 'Plastic by Nature' catalogue essay
Melissa Chui, 'David as Akbar: Fiction in the work of David Sequeira', Art & Australia, December
Melissa Chui, Primavera catalogue essay
Giles Aughty, review of Primavera The Australian Newspaper
Kate Murphy, Broadsheet, March

Scott Brown, 'Give me something to believe in' Moet & Chandon touring exhibition catalogue essay
Andrew Sayers, 'The Possibilities of Portraiture' catalogue essay

Anna Clabburn, The Melbourne Age 30 Sept
Michael Desmond, 'Great Stories' catalogue essay
Dr Michael Brand, 'Looking into history' catalogue essay
Morris Low, 'Patterns of Intention' catalogue essay

Anna Clabburn, The Melbourne Age 31 Dec
Peter Naumann, 'thirty-one threads' catalogue essay
Merryn Gates, 'Patterning' catalogue essay

Sasha Grishin 'Dry and Introspective' Canberra Times, July 1995


Smarter Better Cities
Institute of Public Affairs National Conference

Creativity and Leadership
Education Leadership Conference, Darwin, Northern Territory

The Art of Leadership
International Leadership Association, Prague

Risky Business: Arts as intervention for young people at risk
University of Melbourne

Creativity and Corporate Social Responsibility: Australian inaugural summit

The Australian Association of Art Gallery Guides
National Museum of Australia

Sites of communication,
National Gallery of Australia, National Portrait Gallery

Australian Print Symposium, National Gallery of Australia

Artists and Museums
Museums Australia Conference, Australian National University