Ryan Daffurn

Donald Friends Stove

By Ryan Daffurn

Medium: Oil on linen

Size: 51cm by 41cm

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Golden Gully

By Ryan Daffurn

Medium: Oil on linen

Size: 61cm by 96cm

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Ryan William Daffurn (b: Australia 1983) works between Australia and Germany. He was trained at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney. During 2009 he studied in Europe, UK and USA on the A.M.E Bale Travelling Scholarship. From 2010-15 he was a partner in a classical fine arts school in Brisbane. 

In 2015 Ryan moved to Leipzig, Germany participating in residecies and exhibitions. In 2018 he returned to Australia. Recently he has completed a residency at the historic town of Hill End, NSW.


2013 David Paulson. AU
2012 Australian National University. AU
2009 Florence Academy. IT
2000-05  Julian Ashton Art School. AU
1997-99  Arts Academy. AU


Solo Exhibitions

"Glossolalia" Lethbridge Gallery. Brisbane AU
“Walking Tapestry” Ernst & Young. Leipzig. DE

Group Exhibitions

Brisbane Grammar School. Annual Art Show. AU
Allison K Bellinger Gallery. AU
Annual Members Exhibition. RQAS. AU

“Leipzig in Hamburg” Greskewitz-Kleinitz-Galerie. Hamburg. DE 
“Sedimente” Werkschau, Spinnerei. Leipzig DE
Spring Spinnerei Rundgang. Leipzig DE
Moreton Bay Art Awards. Pine Rivers Gallery. AU
"CURIO" Lethbridge Gallery. AU
KAAF. Korean Cultural Centre. Sydney AU
Redlands Award Redland Art Gallery. AU
QLD Figurative Award RQAS. AU
R & A Richardson Drawing Prize RQAS. AU

“Strong Enough” Galerie Irrgang. Leipzig. DE
“PARADIGMA Blickwechsel” Tapetenwerk. Leipzig. DE
“Affects on Absorption” Spinnerei Summer Rundgang. Leipzig. DE
“Cheer-io” Heiser Gallery. AU
Rick Amor Self Portrait Award. Monaslavat. AU
Moreton Bay Art Awards. Pine Rivers Gallery. AU
Annual Members Exhibition. RQAS. AU

“Probed Light”. KTR Galerie/ Active Art. Leipzig. DE
“PARADIGMA II”. Tapetenwerk. Leipzig
International Residents Ausstellung. Kreativ Werkstatt. Aschersleben. DE
“If on a Winter's Night a Traveller” LIA. Spinnerei Winter Rundgang. Leipzig. DE
Wyndham Art Prize. Wyndham Art Gallery. AU
Glencore Percival Portrait Painting Prize. AU
Moreton Bay Art Prize. AU
AME Alice Bale Awards. AU

“Unheimlich” LIA. Spinnerei Summer Rundgang. Leipzig. DE
Ryan Daffurn + Adolphe Piche + Samantha Groenestyn. Old Museum Building. AU

“Journey West”. Orange Regional Gallery. AU
Redlands Art Award. Redland Art Gallery. AU
Qld Figurative award. AU
Moreton Bay Region Art Awards. AU
arc Yinnar Biennial Drawing Prize. AU
RQAS members exhibition. AU
 AME Alice Bale Awards. AU

Lloyd Rees Youth Art Award. AU
“Summer show”. Teachers section of Atelier Art Classes. AU


2012 ​
"The Julian Ashton Connection" RQAS. AU Annual Members Exhibition. RQAS. AU


“Evolving Traditions” Redcliffe City Art Gallery. AU 




Art Projects for Individuals and Groups. Australia Council. AU

Individuals Grant. Arts Queensland. AU
Kickstarter Campaign: Leipzig Residency

“Best in show” RQAS Annual Members exhibition. AU
1st: Works on Paper. RQAS Annual Members exhibition. AU

AME Alice Bale Travelling Scholarship. AU

Robert Lee Gay Brereton Prize. AGNSW. AU

Dobell Scholarship. Julian Ashton Art School. AU

Graduated 'Leading Student'. Arts Academy. AU


Hill End. Bathurst. AU 

Atelierhaus Salzamt. Linz. AT
Neo Rauch Graphic Foundation. Aschersleben. DE

LIA. Spinnerei. Leipzig. DE
Sculptors QLD. AU 



Atelier für Radierung. Leipzig. DE

Kreativ Werkstatt. Aschersleben. DE

Leipzig International Art Programme (LIA). DE

Royal Queensland Art Society (RQAS). AU

Sculptors QLD (SQ). AU

Private Collections worldwide 



Lynn, Lea. 2018. ”Leipzig in Hamburg” DE

Lewis, Miles and Van, Steven. 2017. “Tree People. Volume One”. Paper Earth. USA

Pietsch, Elke and Rolland, Anna-Louise. 2016. “PARADIGMA Blickweschsel II”. DE

Fitzgerald, Shane. “The Percivals 2016”. Glencore Percival Portrait Painting Prize. AU



2017 Private workshops. AT

2010-15 Atelier Art Classes. AU

2013 Queensland Rail. AU


Westpac. AU

2010 QCA. Griffith University. AU

2001-07 Julian Ashton Art School. AU


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