About

David Tatnall is an Australian fine art photographer renowned for his luminous images of the Australian Wilderness. He is an authority on large and medium format film photography, as well as pinhole film photography.

Tatnall’s work is held in public institutions including: National Gallery of Victoria, State Library of Victoria, Monash Gallery of Art, Warrnambool Art Gallery, the Australian Embassy Washington USA and many other galleries and private collections throughout Australia.

David handcrafts his silver gelatin photographs in his Northcote studio and darkroom.

David Tatnall

Photographs in public collections

2008 Australian Embassy Washington, USA
2007 Australian Consul-General Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2005 City of Melbourne
2002 City of Melbourne
2001 Warrnambool Art Gallery
2000 Rural City of Ararat
1998 City of Yarra
1998 Ararat Art Gallery
1998 Warrnambool Art Gallery
1996 Surf Coast Shire
1995 Monash Gallery of Art
1994 Shire of Yarra Ranges
1994 State Library of Victoria
1993 State Library of Victoria
1992 National Gallery of Victoria
1991 State Library of Victoria
1988 Australian Heritage Commission
1981 National Gallery of Victoria

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Time and Tide, Colour Factory Gallery, Fitzroy
2014 The Last Summer, 45 Downstairs Gallery, Melbourne
2013 Coastal Pinholes, Gold Street Studios & Gallery, Trentham East
2011 The Quiet Landscape, Gold Street Studios & Gallery, Trentham East
2010 Field of View, Point Light Gallery, Sydney
2010 The Natural Camera, Michaels Photographic Gallery, Melbourne
2009 Galada Tamboore – Merri Creek Gorge, Synergy Gallery, Northcote
2009 Pinhole, Michaels Alpha Gallery, Melbourne
2008 Melbourne: Pinhole, Warrnambool Art Gallery
2008 Transience, PhotoSpace, Collingwood
2007 Melbourne, Pinhole, Gallery @ City Library, Melbourne
2006 26under, RMIT University Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2005 Seeing The Forest And The Trees, Monash Gallery of Art
2005 26under, Gallery @ City Library, Melbourne
2005 A Portrait of Trees, Warrnambool Art Gallery
2003 Seeing The Forest And The Trees, Castlemaine Art Gallery
2002 Portrait of Trees, Zetta Florence, Fitzroy
2002 Himalaya, Photographers’ Gallery, South Yarra
2000 Merri Creek, Northcote Library
2000 Himalaya, Warrnambool Art Gallery
1998 Uluru-Kakadu-Purnululu, Warrnambool Art Gallery
1997 Coast, Red Sage Café, Clifton Hill
1996 Northern & Central Australia, Tin Pot Café, North Fitzroy
1996 Snow Gums, Red Sage Café, Clifton Hill
1994 Projected Images, Tin Pot Café, North Fitzroy
1992 Portrait of Merri Creek, Arts Victoria, Melbourne
1988 The Alps & East Gippsland, Wilderness Society Gallery, Melbourne
1986 Coventry Gallery, South Melbourne
1982 The Grampians, Kodak Gallery, Melbourne

Group exhibitions

2017 Photokina 2017, Cologne, Germany
2017 For Love of the Dark, Colour Factory Gallery, Fitzroy
2017 Group Chemistry, Colour Factory Gallery, Fitzroy
2016 Southern Exposure, Blanco Negro, Sydney
2015 Dark & Kooky, Strange Neighbour, Fitzroy
2015 Earth Matters, Monash Gallery of Art
2015 The Printers’ Print, Blanco Negro, Sydney
2014 Khem, Strange Neighbour, Fitzroy
2014 Wildcards: Bill Henson Shuffles the Deck, Monash Gallery of Art
2012 Northern Exposure 2012, 236 Palomino, Northcote
2012 A Shared Vision, ARB Gallery, Albert Park
2011 The Gathering 2011, Michaels Photographic Gallery, Melbourne
2011 Northern Exposure 2011, 236 Palomino, Northcote
2011 Natural Forests, Cyclone Gallery, South Melbourne
2011 Diversity III, Michaels Photographic Gallery, Melbourne
2010 The Gathering 2009, Michaels Photographic Gallery, Melbourne
2009 National Pinhole, Escuela Nacional de Fotografia, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2009 Senza Lenti, Archivio Contemporaneo Stampa D’Arte Fotografica, Florence, Italy
2009 The Gathering 2008, Michaels Alpha Gallery, Melbourne
2009 Senza Lenti, Atelier Foto Paolo Aldi, Rovereto, Italy
2008 Preserving The Past, Enriching The Future, Ballart Art Gallery
2008 Australia Pinhole, Parliament House Canberra, Vivid Festival
2008 Photo/Not Photo, University of Canberra, Vivid Festival
2008 Preserving The Past, Enriching The Future, National Gallery of Victoria
2008 Art, Craft & Science of Photography, Falkner Gallery, Castlemaine
2008 Celebrating Pinhole Photography, PhotoSpace, Collingwood
2007 Bowness Prize 2007, Monash Gallery of Art
2007 The Gathering 2007, PhotoSpace, Collingwood
2006 The Body Show, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy
2003 Mamunya, Buda Historic Home, Castlemaine
2003 Summer Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy
2002 Summer Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy
2000 Ararat Revisited, Ararat Art Gallery
2000 Summer Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy
1999 Mamunya, Castlemaine Market Building
1999 Ararat In Focus, Ararat Art Gallery
1998 Unique South, Old Treasury Gallery, Melbourne
1998 Summer Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy
1995 Location, Landscape and Lies, Monash Gallery of Art
1994 Little Big Picture Show, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy
1994 A For Art, A For Art Space, North Melbourne
1994 Summer Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy
1993 Little Big Picture Show, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Fitzroy
1993 Pleasure and Profit, The Exhibitions Gallery, Wangaratta
1992 Parks In Focus, Daimaru Gallery, Melbourne
1992 Sites of the Imagination, National Gallery of Victoria
1991 Alpine Huts, The Station Resort, Jindabyne
1990 Wild Eyed, Friends of the Earth Gallery, Fitzroy
1988 Thousand Mile Stare, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
1982 Year of the Tree, Castlemaine State Festival
1978 Victoria’s National Parks, Garden State Festival, Melbourne
1977 Australia’s Wilderness, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney