Mr David Usher

Mr David Usher
NameMr David Usher
Job TitleLecturer (Ceramics)
QualificationsMVisArt USQ
DepartmentSchool of Creative Arts
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I am a Visual Art working in the mediums of ceramics and painting. My focus is upon reinterpreting the Australian Landscape through these mediums and exhibit my work through Solo Exhibitions and Group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. I have been exhibiting since 1988.


Ceramic's Lecturer University of Southern Queensland20202023


My research expertise is founded in Practice-led Research. My arts practice is focused on exploring and reinterpreting ways of seeing the Australian landscape through paintings on both canvas and ceramic surfaces. The major focus of my research involves creating new bodies of artwork for exhibiting.


I teach Ceramic courses including 3D Foundations VIS1010, VIS2010, VIS3010 and supervise a number of Honours and Master's candidates.


Individual works in group exhibition - Undercurrent: Arts and Wellbeing [Touring exhibition accompanying Creative Returns: Reformation, Recovery, Renewal Symposium]

Batorowicz, Beata, Batorowicz, Krystyna, Baguley, Margaret, Shantz, Susan, Johnson, Rhiannan, Webb, Jen, Castro, Jason, McLean, Tarn, Clark, Linda, Ward, Alistair, Usher, David, Hobbs, Lisa, Osborn, Peter, Baker, Alyson, Walker, Gwen, Akenson, David, Baker, Alyson, Carter, Joe, Oancea, Sorin, ..., Spurrier, Stephen. 2023. Individual works in group exhibition - Undercurrent: Arts and Wellbeing [Touring exhibition accompanying Creative Returns: Reformation, Recovery, Renewal Symposium]. St Andrew's Hospital, Cancer Care Centre, Toowoomba (Part One).

Contemporary Landscapes and Botanicals

Johnson, Rhi and Usher, David. 2023. Contemporary Landscapes and Botanicals. Toowoomba, Queensland 16 Feb - 11 Aug 2023

An Australian University Printmaking Exchange 2023

Johnson, Rhi, Mckenzie-Craig, Carolyn, Harding, Richard, Jolley, Emma, Spurrier, Stephen, Flynn, Kristen, Batorowicz, Beata, Usher, David, Jenkins, Kyle, McKie, Andy, Walker, Gwen, Cera, Toph Tri, Orme, Jane, Masotti, Luca, Edwards, Alexis, Crook, Bethany, Gordon, Julie, Sullivan, Judith, Elwell, Rora, ..., Weeks, Ruby. 2023. An Australian University Printmaking Exchange 2023. Australia.


Usher, David, Aldis, Summer, Abkin, Gary and Berner, Peter. 2022. Shapeshifters. Brisbane, Australia 14 - 25 Oct 2022

Moree, Mehi After the Flood: The Painted River Project Exhibition

Usher, M. David and Robba, Dr Leo. 2022. Moree, Mehi After the Flood: The Painted River Project Exhibition. Moree, Australia 14 Jan - 12 Feb 2022

Printmaking Exchange Portfolio 2022 [Creative Portfolio]

Spurrier, Stephen, Johnson, Rhi, Usher, David, Jenkins, Kyle, Batorowicz, Beata, Walker, Gwen, Weeks, Ruby, Jane, Sonia, Churchward, Ashley, Courtney, Jade, Jones, Amber, Baker, Jennifer, Hodges, Noelle, Digweed, Amanda, White, Jemma, Pitts, Maddy, Goodall, Susan, Masotti, Luca, Rasmussen, Julieanne, ..., Mackenzie-Craig, Carolyn. 2022. Printmaking Exchange Portfolio 2022 [Creative Portfolio].

The Places We Go

Usher, M. David, White, Naomi and Baker, Leisl. 2021. The Places We Go. Paddington, Brisbane 03 - 08 Sep 2021

Fragile States

Berghofer, Peta, Jenkins, Kyle, Usher, David, Spurrier, Stephen, Walker, Gwen, Young, Emily, Park, Johanna, Finlay, Olivia, Johnson, Rhi, Abkin, Gary, Elborne, Daniel, McLean, Tarn, McAleer, Damien, McPherson, Karri, Neuman, Sarah, Osborn, Peter, Oxenford, Laurie, Parker, Catherine, Payton, Stephen, ..., Taylor, Brodie. 2021. Fragile States. Toowoomba, Queensland 06 - 28 Aug 2021

When the Night Comes

Usher, M. David. 2021. When the Night Comes. Toowoomba, Australia Jun - Jul 2021

made. Reunion Show

Eastell, Joeli, Gogas, A. J., Hermann, Erin, Hermann, Suzie, Hollis, Evan, Isaac, Margaret, Jarrett, Sandra, Johnson, Rhi, Karl, Alister, KE, Kylie, McMaster, Sue, Mee, Simon, Parker, Catherine, Plowman, Nic, Quapoor, Danish, Rei, Elysha, Simpson, Cara-Ann, Spurrier, Stephen, Stalling, Alex and Usher, David. 2021. made. Reunion Show. Toowoomba, Australia Jul - Aug 2021

Gathering in the Light

Usher, M. David and Spurrier, Stephen. 2020. Gathering in the Light. Toowoomba, Australia 05 Dec 2020 - 24 Jan 2021

SICS Degrees

Quapoor, Danish, Carter, Lauren Jaye, O'Brien, Liz, Robertson, Margaret, Johnson, Rhi, Murray, Hannah, Usher, David, Ricardo, Erin, McPherson, Karri, Scott-Cumming, Lynne, Eastell, Joeli, Pope, Michael, Forsyth, Cameron, Gaemers, Marion and King, Oly. 2020. SICS Degrees. Townsville, Qld 13 - 29 Nov 2020

The Afternoon Mile

Usher, Malcolm David. 2020. The Afternoon Mile. Toowoomba 31 Jul - 09 Aug 2020


Lawson, Alexandra, Berghofer, Peta, Jenkins, Kyle, Johnson, Rhi, McLean, Tarn, French, Hayley Megan, Parker, Catherine, Pottinger, Sandy, Roberts, Jude, Ryan, Sarah, Shafran, Tiffany, Spurrier, Stephen, Usher, David and Usher, Monica. 2020. Satellites. Toowoomba, Queensland 09 Dec 2020 - 08 Jan 2021

In League with the Highway

Usher, M. David. 2018. In League with the Highway. Toowoomba 17 Nov - 16 Dec 2018

In League with the Highway (an endless panorama)

Usher, Malcolm David. 2018. In League with the Highway (an endless panorama). Toowoomba Nov - Dec 2018

Full moon fever

Usher, David Malcolm and Batorowicz, Beata. 2017. Full moon fever. Toowoomba 19 - 21 May 2017