My painting ‘El Muniria’ has been selected for the John Moores Painting Prize, at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. 14th July -18th November, 2018. Details here

I am also currently showing several paintings in ‘Creative Rage’ curated by Martin Green and James Lawler of Duovision Arts at Stoke Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Staffordshire. 27th April-1st September, 2018

I am pleased to announce a solo show ‘Fragmented Eros’ at studio 1.1, 57a Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, London. 5th July- 29th July, 2018. I will be showing recent paintings and a site-specific collage.

Full details on studio1.1’s website here

I will be exhibiting a new collage and several new paintings in a group show ‘The Performativity of Painting’ curated by Alex Roberts at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery, London. 16th January – 16th February, 2018

Please click on the following link for more details.

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I will be exhibiting a collage installation and new paintings in the exhibition ‘Crimes of Passion: The Story of Joe Orton’ at the National Justice Museum, Nottingham. 22nd July – 1st October, 2017.

I will be giving a talk about my art and influences at Tate Britain on 24th June, 2017. Details here at


The National Justice Museum, Nottingham has launched a crowdfundinding campaign to raise £10,000 towards it’s upcoming ‘Crimes of Passion: The Story of Joe Orton’ exhibition. Check it out at



Following the success of the MOCA, London run of ‘What the Artist Saw: Art Inspired by the Life and Work of Joe Orton’. The exhibition travels to the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester. Dates 24th July – 22nd October, 2017. I am showing new paintings and a collage installation.

This has been an exciting year for me, as it’s the first time I have made work directly responding to my uncle, playwright Joe Orton.

The other artists also showing new work are Louise Plant and Tim Youd.


I will be exhibiting in the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary (ARMB) Shortlist exhibition at Artlink, Hull. In association with Shape Arts as part of Hull UK City of Culture, 2017. Dates 8th April-13th May, 2017.

I will be giving a talk at Artlink, along with artist Aidan Moesby on 29th April, 2017

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I will be exhibiting a new painting in the Contemporary British Painting exhibition 30 x 30 x 32  at St Marylebone Crypt, London. Dates 8th November 2016- 4th January 2017


I have been invited by Sacha Craddock and artist Dan Coombs to exhibit in The Discerning Eye, where I will be showing three new paintings.

The Mall Galleries, London. Dates 17th November – 27th November, 2016

Candoco Dance Company have restaged ‘Set and Reset/Reset‘. I designed the set for this piece, based on Robert Rauschenberg’s original set for Trisha Brown.

I am in conversation with artist Susie Hamilton for the series ‘Painter to Painter‘.

It is on the website, where I discuss my art practice. The link is here:-

Following the success of its showing in Liverpool, Art of the Lived Experiment is travelling to Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA as part of its DisArt Festival. Showing in several locations. The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA), and Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD). My paintings will be shown at GRAM. Dates 10th April – 31st July 2015.

For more information, select the following links

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I am currently exhibiting work in DaDaFest: Art of the Lived Experiment. Curated by artist and curator Aaron Williamson. The Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool. Dates 8th November – 11th January 2015.

The exhibition will then travel to the US in 2015.

For more information, select this link

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I will be exhibiting in a curated section of The Threadneedle Prize. Curated by Sacha Craddock. The Mall Galleries, London. The exhibition runs from 25th September to 11th October, 2014

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David Lock will be showing several new paintings in a forthcoming group show for the annual ‘Arcus Pride Exhibition‘ at Clifford Chance, 10 Upper Bank Street, London E14 5JJ.  The show is curated by artist and curator Michael Petry and runs from 16th June to 18th July, 2014. The exhibition is open by appointment on Fridays between 12:00 and 18:00, contact Nigel Frank on 020 7006 5183 or

David Lock will also be showing several new paintings in a group show ‘Adam Reynolds Bursary Shortlist Exhibition‘ at Shape Gallery, Westfield, Stratford City, E20 1EJ. The show runs from 19th June to 16th August, 2014.



David Lock will be  showing a recent painting in ‘Together‘, a group show curated by artist Enzo Marra, at Occupy My Time Gallery, Deptford. The show runs from 6th June, until 6th July 2013.


David Lock will be showing new work in Masquerade-Be Another, curated by Eléonore Gros and Alicia Paz.

Stephen Lawrence Gallery

Greenwich, London

12th April – 10th May 2013

Opening Event: 6 – 8 pm Friday 12th April

– Featuring a performance by Plastique Fantastique



Currently showing in ‘A House of Many Windows‘ curated by Day and Gluckman. Collyer Bristow Gallery, London

06th March – 12th June


Currently also showing in ‘Unknown Sitter‘, curated by Covadonga Valdes. Lion & Lamb Gallery, Hoxton, London

28th March – 20th April


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