David Perry is unique among Australian artists in that he is equally competent in making paintings, drawings, prints, posters, photographs, films and videotapes. In work encompassing more than half a century, he has demonstrated his proficiency in these media, with his art exhibited in international film and video festivals and leading art galleries. To some extent, this versatility has counted against him, since he has been unclassifiable, a hybrid for which there is no name, other than multimedia artist, though this has come to mean someone who combines mediums, which David rarely does.
Artfilms published David Perry’s experimental films, in a separate collection as well as part of
the UBU Experimental Films. This rich illustrated interview is about David’s paintings, drawings, photography and his ventures in life.