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DAVID MUTCH 4 Ilma Grove, Northcote, 3070 http://davidmutch.blogspot.com/ mutch.david@gmail.com 0422 479 038


I have recently returned from an 18 month stint of traveling: photographing Europe and tending busy bars in London and Edinburgh. Prior to this I completed a 3 year Advanced Diploma in Photography and was a volunteer at the CCP. I retain a feverish intrigue in the medium and seek to re-immerse myself in Melbourne's arts. My recent occupational history has been based in the hospitality industry, where I have developed many valuable skills readily transferable to the role of a gallery volunteer. Management and leadership roles have reinforced an awareness of the need for effective communication with colleagues. I have an eye for detail and high levels of responsibility have honed my organisational skills throughout my employment. I'm easy-going a practical thinker which allows me to be a creative problem-solver. I work using my initiative and am always keen to take on extra training.


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2006 Tetsuson: Art and Design Exhibition, Tokyo/Melbourne 2006 Edge of Light, Cowwarr Art Space, Cowwarr 2006 Oculus Fallere: A Photographic Exhibition, Tomorrow Cafe, Fitzroy 2006 Linden Postcard Show, Linden Gallery, St. Kilda 2005 First Light, PSC Art Major Graduate Exhibition, Foundry Gallery, Nth Fitzroy 2005 Tales of Unstilled Places, The Foundry, Nth Fitzroy 2005 Autumn Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy ACHIEVEMENTS 2006 Recipiant of PSC’s “Gabrielle Emma Hayne Memorial Trophy” for most potential as a Photographic Artist 2006 “Hitchhikers” published in Black + White Magazine (Issue 84, p.33), as part of the Noise.net Young Australian Photographers Feature 2005 Noise.net SOYA Creative Awards Finalist: Photographic Category 2005 Silver Award winner, Australian Professional Photography Awards, AIPP


EDUCATION Tertiary

Advanced Diploma of Photography Completed 2005 Photography Studies College, 65 City Rd. Southbank

Secondary

Colac High School

RELEVANT SKILLS Experimental, versatile and contemporary photographic practice in both digital and analogue darkrooms. Participation in the conceptualisation, organisation and installation of exhibitions. Experience with studio lighting. A knowledge of all formats and a wide range of film and digital camera systems. An intrigue with early and alternative techniques, such as cyanotype, liquid light, photograms and the digital negative. Evolving awareness of art history and contemporary theory. High level of familiarity with PC and MAC operating systems and a range of graphic software. Strong knowledge of digital image retouching, montage and manipulation, digital colour correction and ICC Colour Management. Familiarity with fine art archival inkjet printing procedures and applications.


RELEVANT EXPERIENCE June 2005 - June 2006 Gallery Volunteer Centre for Contemporary Photography, George St, Fitzroy Exhibition installation Exhibition Opening Night Bar and Wait staff Miscellaneous building upkeep Administration tasks Jan 2006 - June 2006 Artist in Residence/Darkroom Technician Photography Studies College, 65 City Rd, Southbank, Melbourne General analogue Colour and B+W printing advisor Enlarger maintenance RA - 4 Colour processor and consumables upkeep REFEREES Neil Stanyer Tutor, Photography Studies College 37 Murray St Prahan 3181 Ph. +61 425 761 366 Carolyn Lewens Tutor, Photography Studies College 65 City Rd. Southbank Ph. +61 425 761 367


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