David studied sculpture at Ravensbourne College of Art and Design in London, UK. (1981-1985)
After graduating, he trained as a teacher of Art and Design. David was a regular exhibitor at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh. He also exhibited at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester at the New Contemporaries show and had sculptures sited at the world-renowned Yorkshire Sculpture Park. David emigrated to Canada in 2001.
David specializes in teaching sculpture, completing commission pieces, and mold making and casting. He formally taught sculpture at Brentwood College in Mill Bay on Vancouver Island. He also taught at Metchosin International School of the Arts in 2012 and also in 2014; Red Deer College in 2016; and in Pietrasanta, Italy each summer as part of the Sculpt Italy experience ( 2013 to present) In 2009-2010 David was commissioned to work on the Blue Whale project for University of British Columbia.
In 2012, David worked as artist-in-residence at the Gitskan Art Centre in Hazelton, teaching First Nation carvers how to mold and cast their artifacts, including an 8ft totem. In the Fall of 2017, David also completed molding and casting another major First Nation public sculpture which will be installed at Fraser Valley University.
His work displayed in Preso Museo Ugo Guidi in Forte del Marmi, Italy, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Michelangelo, as well as the 2018 Levigliani Wine Festival.
David’s sculptures are located in many private and public collections in The UK; Australia; Germany and Canada. Some of David’s public sculptures are on display at the Sidney Sculpture walk; Oak Bay sculpture trail; Kingsbrae sculpture garden, NB, and the Castlegar Sculpture walk.
David is serving as the president of the Vancouver Island Sculptor’s guild, as well as the founding organizer of the Sculpt Italy sculpting classes: www.icansculpt.com
Currently, David continues to sculpt and paint in his studio based in James Bay, Victoria. He is passionate about teaching sculpting, and allowing others to discover the joy of creating and releasing their potential.
David Hunwick will continue displaying at the Union Club until January 31, 2022.