David van Nunen has been President of the Australian Watercolour Institute since 2009 and was a founding executive member of the Painters and Sculptors Association of Australia. In 2020, David van Nunen was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for service to the visual arts. Born in Grafton, New South Wales, van Nunen graduated from the National Art School in 1974 and subsequently obtained a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts.
He has been awarded a number of Artist-in-Residencies, notably at the Power Studio, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris; the Museum and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory; Arthur Boyd’s Bundanon Trust property on the Shoalhaven River and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, in conjunction with that institution’s 1991 Bohemians in the Bush exhibition, which culminated in his solo exhibition there, David van Nunen: Paintings from the Curlew Camp, Sirius Cove. In 2013, van Nunen was artist-in-residence at the Zendai Himalayas Art Museum, Zhujiajiao, culminating in a solo exhibition there of Chinese ink and watercolour paintings based on his expeditions to Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) and Suzhou.
Since 1974, van Nunen has had 41 solo exhibitions, including the Australian Embassies in Paris, Washington DC and Mexico City, and participated in over 170 group exhibitions in Australia, the United states, France, Italy, England, Scotland, Ireland, Mexico, China, Taiwan, Ireland, Korea and Thailand.
In his tenure as President of the Australian Watercolour Institute, David van Nunen has consolidated strong cultural links with China. A sinophile with a particular interest in Chinese ink painting, he has made numerous trips to China, including as an international guest artist, judge and opening speaker at the Lushan International Watercolour Festival, Lushan, China (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016).
David van Nunen 自 2009 年以来一直担任澳大利亚水彩画协会主席，并且是澳大利亚画家和雕塑家协会的创始执行成员。 2020 年，David van Nunen 因对视觉艺术的贡献而被授予澳大利亚勋章 (OAM)。范努南出生于新南威尔士州格拉夫顿，1974年毕业于国立艺术学院，随后获得新南威尔士大学美术学院美术硕士学位。
他曾多次获得驻地艺术家奖，特别是在巴黎国际艺术城的 Power Studio；北领地博物馆和美术馆；亚瑟·博伊德 (Arthur Boyd) 在肖尔黑文河 (Shoalhaven River) 和新南威尔士州美术馆 (Art Gallery of New South Wales) 的 Bundanon Trust 财产，以及该机构 1991 年在布什 (Bohemians in the Bush) 展览中举办的展览，最终以他在那里的个展“大卫·范·努南 (David van Nunen)：天狼星湾 Curlew 营地的绘画”而告终. 2013 年，范努南成为朱家角证大喜玛拉雅美术馆的驻馆艺术家，并在该馆举办了他在黄山（黄山）和苏州探险的中国水墨和水彩画个展。
自1974年以来，范努南先后在澳大利亚驻巴黎、华盛顿特区和墨西哥城大使馆举办过41次个展，并在澳大利亚、美国、法国、意大利、英国、苏格兰、爱尔兰、墨西哥等地参加过170多次群展，中国、台湾、爱尔兰、韩国和泰国。David van Nunen 在担任澳大利亚水彩画协会主席期间巩固了与中国的牢固文化联系。作为对中国水墨画特别感兴趣的中国人，他曾多次前往中国，包括作为国际客座艺术家、评委和中国庐山国际水彩画节的开幕演讲者（2010 年、2012 年、2014 年、2016 年）。