David Ryrie is an Australian born artist currently living and working from the Southern Highlands, NSW. Ryrie works predominantly in the mediums of photography and text.

Photography became a serious process for Ryrie at an early age; he remembers first using a camera with some intention at the age of 14. “I have always taken photographs for myself. Sharing them has been a challenge. I felt that something was missing and that something was the stories that goes with them.”

Making photographs has always been about having something worthwhile to say. It was indeed the photographers who said most about there own lives, and in fact photographed them, that have had the most profound influence on his artistic practice. “I am interested in the evidence of our existence in this world, the mark we leave, and how we meet at times, and collide at others with the natural world in which we live.”

Furthermore, David Ryrie is constantly exploring the boundaries of photography as a language; “I want to notice things that may otherwise go unseen.”

Since 2013, David Ryrie has held solo exhibitions across NSW, and featured in a number of group exhibitions. His work is held in numerous private, corporate and public collections in Australia.

Piermarq is excited for David Ryrie’s upcoming solo exhibition Paradise is a Place, opening on Wednesday 17 May, 6 -8pm, and running until Saturday 3 June 2017.

View the online exhibition catalogue for Paradise is a Place

David Ryrie, This is Paradise (2016), pigment ink on archival art paper, 73.4 x 110 cm



2017  Paradise is a Place, Piermarq, Sydney, NSW
2017  Time Will Surely Tell, Goulburn Regional Gallery, Goulburn, NSW
2016  Sometime Before Now, Goulburn Regional Gallery, Goulburn, NSW
2015  This Ain’t Kansas Dorothy, Gallery Ecosse, Exeter, NSW
2013  Three Steps North of South, Gallery Ecosse, Exeter, NSW


2016  3:33 Art Projects, BCC Partners, Sydney, NSW
2015  Mugshot, Gallery Ecosse, Exeter, NSW
2014  Burrawang DnA Festival, Burrawang, NSW
2013  Autoportrait, Gallery Ecosse, NSW


Macquarie Group Art Collection
Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW
The Australian Club, Sydney, NSW
Germanos Collection, Sydney, NSW
Private Collections


2016  Collector, NSW, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery

Would you like to view more works by David Ryrie? Feel free to give us a call on (02) 9660 7799 or email us at [email protected]

David Ryrie, The Atheist #1 (2016),Pigment ink on archival art paper, 73.4 x 110cm (edition of 6 plus 2 APs)
David Ryrie, Dichotomy #1 (2011), Pigment ink on archival art paper, 73.4 x 110cm (edition of 6 plus 2 APs)
Untitled (2014) (DR2014.TAKD19.06.02), Pigment ink on archival art paper, 100 x 150 cm
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