David Noonan

David Noonan’s collage works, films, paintings, sculptural objects, tapestries and installations are characterised by a complex layering of found historical and contemporary images. In his work, he is interested in the liminal and temporal; in the dialogue between figuration and abstraction and a de-linear sense of time; in ambiguities, contradictions and in-between spaces. His work often displays a monochromatic palette that references his source material and presents a distilled aesthetic. He explores how materials behave together and influence each other to create a form of visual and material harmonics that inform his creative processes.

Works from this artist






  • Vesper, V.II

    David Noonan

  • Signe, V.II

    David Noonan

  • Nile, V.II

    David Noonan


David Noonan was born in Ballarat, Australia in 1969. He now lives and works in London, UK.


David Noonan’s work is part of public collections worldwide. These include the The Museum of Modern Art (New York), Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), Dallas Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, MAMCO – Modern and Contemporary Art Museum (Geneva), National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), National Gallery of Australia (Canberra), National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne), Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), Art Gallery of Ballarat, Mona – Museum of Old and New Art (Hobart) and the British Council (London).


Noonan studied at the Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne) and graduated with a BFA from the Ballarat University College.


His work has been featured in exhibitions at Super Super Markt, Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Chisenhale Gallery (London), Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (Melbourne), Contemporary Art Museum (St. Louis), Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery (Philadelphia), Foxy Production (New York), David Kordansky Gallery (Los Angeles), HOTEL (London), Modern Art (London), Xavier Hufkens (Brussels), Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery (Sydney) and Anna Schwartz Gallery (Melbourne).


  • woven roots

    Shannon Bool, Rob Crosse, Peles Duo, David Noonan

    Curated by Peles Duo

    August 31 – October 1, 2023

    Brunnenstr. 22, Online