artists represented


Born in Adelaide, South Australia Studies engineering and architecture


Survey work with an oil company in New Guinea


Four years at Melbourne National Art School


Awarded Italian Travelling Scholarship


Lived and worked in Rome


Lived and worked in London Travelled extensively in Europe, Russia, India, Mexico and USA

Awarded Silver Medal, São Paulo Biennial

Awarded the Wardle Invitation Art Prize, Perth


Returned to Australia and moved to Bribie Island, Queensland


Moved to Owl Creek farm in the Glasshouse Mountains


Awarded Georges Invitation Art Prize

Appointed member of Queensland Art Gallery Board of Trustees


Received honorary doctorate from Griffith University


Received honorary doctorate from University of the Sunshine Coast

Survey exhibition—‘Lawrence Daws: Asylum in Eden’, Brisbane City Gallery


‘The Promised Land: The Art of Lawrence Daws’, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery touring to QUT Art Museum; Redcliffe City Gallery; Tweed River Art Gallery; Hervey Bay Regional Gallery; Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville; Gladstone Regional Art Gallery; S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney; and Wollongong Regional Gallery

Selected solo exhibitions

Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
2017, 2014, 2011, 2008, 2005, 2002, 1999, 1996, 1993, 1990, 1987, 1982, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1975

Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
Touring to venues across Queensland and New South Wales

Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2008, 2006, 1997, 1994, 1991, 1988, 1983, 1980

Festival of the Arts, Adelaide
Greenhill Galleries and Hilton Hotel

Sophie Gannon Galleries, Melbourne

Nevill Keating Tollemache, London

Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne

Sam Hill-Smith Gallery, Adelaide

Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane

BMG Fine Art, Adelaide
1982, 1978, 1968, 1967, 1964, 1963, 1961

Rudy Komon Gallery, Sydney
1977, 1973, 1969, 1965

Skinner Galleries, Perth
1973, 1967, 1965, 1962, 1961

Johnstone Gallery, Brisbane
1972, 1969, 1968, 1966, 1963, 1957, 1956

Matthieson Gallery, London

La Salita Gallery, Rome

Australian Galleries, Melbourne and Sydney

Public collections

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
Australian National University, Canberra
University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
Bendigo Art Gallery
Brisbane Supreme Court
Broken Hill City Art Gallery
Cairns Regional Gallery
Mildura Arts Centre
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
New England Regional Art Museum
Newcastle Region Art Gallery
Parliament House, Canberra
Tweed River Art Gallery
Wollongong City Gallery
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland
National Gallery of China, Beijing
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
Tate Gallery, London
The Royal Society, London
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Yale University, New Haven
Shanghai Art Gallery, Shanghai
Musée des Beaux-arts de L'Ontario, Toronto
And other public and private collections