David Horton

b. 1973

Dave Horton is a contemporary sculptor who uses a modernist aesthetic to create strong and lyrical compositions and dialogues through the use of materials such as metal and steel. Horton has completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture at the National Art School (NAS) in Sydney, and continues to hold strong ties with the school teaching the next generation of Australian sculptors.

Horton has exhibited in Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi over many years and has won several prestigious prizes in Australian sculpture over the past decade including Transfield Holdings Artist Grant Recipient in Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi (2019); first prize Sydney Airport 2000 Sculpture Award (1999); first prize Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi (2007) and the highly coveted National Helen Lempriere Sculpture Award for Emerging Artist (2010).┬áDavid’s sculptures are in the collection of several regional galleries and private collections across Australia.