David Oberdorf CV

Artist/ Photographer
Born Maitland, NSW 1953.

Education
1966/71 Maitland Boys High School- HSC

Employment
1972 Cadet Photographer Maitland Mercury Newspaper
1974 Appointed Chief Photographer

Exhibitions/ Photography
1983 Hunter River Agricultural and Horticultural Show, Thomas Morgan Pavilion, Maitland Showground.
1984 Invited Exhibition of Twenty Hunter Valley Photographers at Maitland City Art Gallery.
1984 Maitland & District Through the Eyes of The Mercury with Waide Maguire – a Selection of Studies of People, Places & Events from 1972 to1984, at Maitland City Art Gallery and below at the gallery
1985 Maitland 1984 to 1985 Through the Eyes of The Mercury
1986 Faces 1985 to 1986
1987 Press Prints 1986 to 1987 with Waide Maguire and Cathy Bowen

Exhibitions/ Art
1994 Left Maitland Mercury in August to pursue passion for art.
1994 November “Christmas” exhibition of fine ink artwork with Barry Maitland and Val Anderson, Maitland City Art Gallery.
1995 Artwork exhibited at Maitland City Council Admin Building.
1996 Demonstrated artwork before the Steamfest crowds at Maitland City Art Gallery, to help promote the city.
1997 Pender Place Shopping Centre. A selection of prints of local homes and public buildings.
2003 Pender Place Shopping Centre. A selection of prints of 174 buildings and tourist sites.

Achievements
1971 High School prize for illustrating weekly news sheet and annual magazine.
1976 Runner – up Best Picture Category, Wyndham Estate/ Black Hill Cellars Media Awards.
1987 High Recommendation for Best News Photography Section at the fourth annual Newcastle Media Club Press Radio and Television Awards.
1993 Selected for judging panel Maitland International Salon of Photography.
2002 Produced artwork for first of four heritage style calendars, sold by Maitland City Library to enable the purchase of computer equipment.
2009 Winner – I Heart Kirribilli Art Exhibition & Prize, Drawing/Sketching.
2009 Highly Commended Award, Art On Loftus, Open Section, 2009.
2014 Winner – 3 Village Art Festival Local Subject Section Prize, and Highly Commended Award for Local Subject Section

2014 Winner – Maitland Region Society of Artists Member’s Exhibition Works on Paper.