David Bell designs and constructs large scale, 3D public art. Works include, Raising the Rattler Pole for the City of Melbourne, The Nest for Darebin City Council, Lake Mulwala Dreaming for Moira Shire Council (Yarrawonga), and, Reflections on High for City of Wodonga council.

David's 3D art is site specific and therefore eclectic. His pieces are designed with community in mind. Touching the work is encouraged, and the response from children is considered and tested. The pieces are designed to evoke stories - literal and created - and questions. This philosophy bridges generations and begin conversations.

Materials chosen for 3D public art are non-toxic, low to zero VOCs, sustainable, Australian-made, safe, and enduring.

As a writer, photographer and illustrator David has authored three published books. These include the award winning book, Spirit of Nature (1st prize, Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust Book Award). 

After growing up in a pottery David began his work life as a theatre stage management. He moved on to film and television where he worked as a senior props maker, set decorator, and art director. This twenty year career taught David how to use diverse materials and methods in reaching a result. It provided a grounding in good leadership skills, time management, budgeting and occupational health and safety. David often works with other artists in developing and realising artistic concepts, and enjoys collaborative pieces as well as solo works. He is a professional member of National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

Current work

David has recently installed a public artwork in Melbourne CBD; a major solo contract with the City of Melbourne called Raising the Rattler Pole: The last of the Connies.



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