David Hemingway, along with other contemporary local artists, has applied his talents in a variety of intersecting ways. These include painting, illustration, music, and architecture.
He was born in Bradford in 1972, lived in the district, and studied illustration and fine art at Bradford School of Art, graduating in 2000. After graduation he worked as a resident artist at the Woolston Art Gallery in Bradford, culminating in Beautiful Monster!, a large scale exhibition of his artwork. Other group exhibitions of his artwork included shows at Dean Clough Gallery, South Square Art Centre, and Keighley Arts Factory; and with solo shows in Bradford at the Woolston Art Gallery, Love Apple Café, and Bradford Playhouse.
In parallel to the visual arts, David has been a significant participant in the Bradford music scene, including writing songs, recording and performing, with acts such as Water, Galores, Super Mofo, Sol Gravy and The Red Room. He is still active:
I currently run a recording studio near Bradford University with my band mates, and organise local gigs in and around Bradford. The need for record covers, posters and flyers has required many forays into the world of graphic design. I’ve also enjoyed working on set design.
The connection between David’s music and his graphic illustration can also be seen in The Red Room video: ‘Summer Wine’.
His interest in 3D design eventually lead him to architectural design:
That is what I do now for my bread and butter. I started out helping out on designs for a local architects firm, working on prestigious projects such as Halifax Minster, Brighouse Waterfront and various high-end private commissions. In 2009 I set up Cave Architects in Halifax with my partner and friend Andrew Bottomley (RIBA). We’ve since become one of the most celebrated, forward thinking architects firm in the area. Building a great reputation for delivering first class designs, while maintaining a friendly personal approach.
Examples of David’s architectural designs:
Artist contact: via Facebook: Cave Architects