Liam’s works are held in permanent collections in Auckland, and private collections world wide .
Since 2007 he has been fulfilling private commissions and continuing with graphics work in South East Asia and Auckland, exploring the interaction of architecture, flora and the figure, particularly
the buildings of Arthur Sinclair O’Connor in AucklandLiam Davidson was born in Sydney in 1948. He studied at the Julian Ashton Art School 1968-69, then gained a BA at N.S.W. and Auckland universities, and studied print making under the tutelage of Marilyn Webb and Barry Cleavin.


Name Liam Robertson Davidson
Email art[at]
Date of Birth 19th March 1948
Place of Birth Sydney, Australia


1974-1976 Studied Printmaking in Dunedin under the tutelage of Marilyn Webb and Barry Cleavin.
1973 Graduated Bachelor of Arts
1968-1972 University of Auckland, New
Zealand, University of New South  Wales, University of Sydney (Australia)
1967-1968 Julian Ashton Art School Sydney, Australia


1994 “Six Paintings for the Key”. Watershed Theatre, Auckland,
New Zealand
1991 “Mural”. Station Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand
1985 “Silk and Bamboo” Stage Setting. Origins Dance Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand
1982 “Mural”. Unley School, Adelaide, South Australia
1981 “Mural”. Morington Pool, Adelaide. South Australia

Grants and Awards

1990 Award – First Prize, Waitakere Art Exhibition, Auckland, New
1987 Sculpture Project. Lotteries Commission Grant, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
1986 Sculpture Project. Manukau City Council Grant, Manurewa, Auckland, New Zealand

Selected Individual Exhibitions

2020 Carnets de Voyage, Grey Lynn Place Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
2018 Palms, People and Pangolins, Sangdee Art Gallery, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2010 The Naked Gesture, Waiheke Community Art Gallery, Oneroa
2007 New Works, Salamander Gallery, Christchurch
2007 New Paintings, Lane Gallery
2006 22 Modelities, Lane Gallery
2004 The Yoginiss and the Bathers, The Lane Gallery, Auckland
2001 A Distant Shore, The Lane Gallery, Auckland
1999 To Be Pacific, The Lane Gallery, Auckland
1996 Salamander Gallery, Christchurch
1995: Chiaroscuro Gallery, Auckland
1994 Chiaroscuro Gallery, Auckland
1994 Salamander Gallery, Chistchurch
1992 Chiaroscuro Gallery, Auckland
1991 Joan Livingston Galley, Auckland
1988 Words & Pictures Gallery, Auckland
1984 Room Service Gallery, Auckland
1984 Anima Graphics Gallery, Adelaide
Group Shows
2007 High Points, Statements Gallery, Napier
2006 Four Points of the Compass , Lane Gallery
2000 Sea Coast with Tom Burnett, The Lane Gallery, Auckland
2000 Manukau to Dusky Sound with Marilyn Webb, Statements Gallen1, Napier
1999 Finalist, Portrait Award, Wellington
1997 Figurations, The Lane Gallery, Auckland
1997 Art for Investment, The Lane Gallery, Auckland
1997 Shaping the Land, The Lane Galley1, Auckland
1996 The Garden, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Auckland
1995 Behind the Mark, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Auckland
1995 Still/Fire/Dance with Helen Pollock, Salamander Gallery, Christchurch
1994 Buy By Tender, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Auckland
1993 Modern Myth, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Auckland
1992 Inhibition, Chiaroscuro Gallery, Auckland
1990 ASA Portrait Exhibition, Nola Holmwood
1987 Wearable Art, Trafalgar Centre, Nelson
1978 Opening � Christchurch Community Arts Centre, Art Gallery, Christchurch