to the Davson Arts Museum
peace and environment centre

At the opening of the <i>Davson Arts Museum</i>.

Friends at the opening of the Davson Arts Museum in its first premises.
photo by David Wallace

Our not-for-profit public arts museum hosts regular art exhibitions, and aims to become a focal point for peace and the promotion of gratitude in our community.
It fosters greater respect for the environment and everything with which we share our Earth. 

We are delighted to announce .....

The sale has created controversy among some Sydney art galleries and critics, with whom Davson has never dealt.  Davson has run her own professional studio galleries since the early 1980's, and she and her staff have mostly managed her 30 year career.

We have communicated with the new owner of the 1985 Points of View painting, and he states that he "is very pleased to have acquired this rare major Davson work of art for that value."

The sale was registered with the Australian Copyright Agency Resale Royalty Scheme in July 2012.  This agency scheme was set up in 2010 to protect artists so that they receive a royalty when their art is re-sold.  For the interest of other artists and collectors, the Resale Royalty Scheme  requests that re-sales are registered within 3 months of a re-sale.

Please go to home / welcome page on www.davsonart.com for the full story.

Jill Heffernan, Sharon Davson and Les Butterwoth from <i>DAM</i> committee after the unveiling of the painting Helping Our Earth To Win by Sharon Davson.

Jill Heffernan, Sharon Davson and Les Butterwoth from DAM
committee after the unveiling of the painting
Helping Our Earth To Win by Sharon Davson.
photo by Robert West

The Davson Arts Museum has an elected and voluntary Committee of Management, and is staffed by volunteers. It was conceived through 48 Hours Toward World Peace, whose charity’s Committee and members unanimously passed a resolution to form the Davson Arts Museum, peace and environment centre at their Annual General Meeting on 21 November 2004.

The organisation’s name honours the internationally accomplished Australian artist, Sharon Davson AFDA DipT, whose creative contribution to the well-being of many in our global community spans several decades and many walks of life.

Davson with Nia Ruwe - Whose Land?

Davson with Nia Ruwe -
Whose Land?

photo by David Wallace

Described as a Personal Globalist, she is a living example of inspiration and positive action. In 1990 she founded Artists For Life to promote endangered species awareness. In the year 2000, she founded the 48 Hours To World Peace initiative.

To learn more about Davson’s achievements, please view
Davson Biography.

Davson Arts Museum peace and environment centre is designed to inspire all who visit. Through art-based activities we can deepen our sense of gratitude and love for all creation.


introducing ourselves ...

about us

Davson Arts Museum Committee

At our opening exhibition, (from left) Bishop Brian Farren,
Aboriginal elder Mick Davidson,
Sharon Davson and
Newcastle Lord Mayor John Tate.

On 10 February 2010, the Davson Arts Museum opened its inaugural exhibition with Sharon Davson’s multi-million dollar touring retrospective collection of art, Davson ~ World Leaders & Enlightenment.

The Master of Ceremonies was
Vice-Chairman, Tony Lawder. Local Aboriginal elder, Mick Davidson,
gave a Welcome to the Land and explained the cultural significance
of the didgeridoo before providing a moving performance on this traditional musical instrument.

After Sharon Davson addressed the gathering, Councillor John Tate, the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, officially opened the Davson Arts Museum and its impressive inaugural exhibition.

The Davson Arts Museum has an elected voluntary Committee of Management, and the organisation is currently staffed by volunteers.

The Museum was initially conceived through the 48 Hours Toward World Peace committee and membership. A resolution was unanimously passed by members of 48 Hours Toward World Peace at their Annual General Meeting on 21 November 2004 to this effect and the Davson Arts Museum became an incorporated association in 2009.

On 2 April 2009, the first Committee of Management for Davson Arts Museum was elected.

The Museum is registered as a not-for-profit charity, meaning that donations of $2 and above are tax deductable.

our special affiliations:

Millicent Art Gallery Millicent SA
Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre Muswellbrook NSW
Win Davson Art Gallery & Museum Gatton QLD

our Partons include:

Councillor John Tate Newcastle Lord Mayor
The Hon. Pat Farmer MP World Record-holding Ultra-marathon Runner
Mark Richards World Champion Surfer 1979, 1980, 1981 & 1982
Sir Cliff Richard OBE British international singing legend

Our Inaugural Committee of Management:

Chairperson and Public Officer Sharon Davson ADFA DipT
Vice Chairperson Tony Lawder M Bus. (Finance & IR) B Bus. (Marketing)
Secretary Janine Thompson
Treasurer Phil Barnard Dip FS (FP) SSA
Gallery Coordinator Catherine Butterworth AISTD (Classical) AFATD (Mod. & Tap)
Functions Coordinator Julie Meyers Dip T
Building Development Coordinator Don Champagne Dip Architecture
Community Liaison Coordinator Ken Meyers Dip T
Gift Shop Development Coordinator Jill Heffernan L Mus, T Mus A, STEAA-T.T
Executive Member Chris Ryan BA Hons. LLB
Executive Member Rev. Bruce Ball BSW BTh
Executive Member Tom Jones MBA Dip. Ed. JP
Executive Member Rev. Lyn Collins BA BTh
Advisory Panel: Don Thompson M.Comm FP&A JP Accountancy
  Shaynee Statham Collection development
  Les Butterworth Documentation
Par Farmer web

Pat Farmer MP
with Davson.

cliff richard with davson web

Sir Cliff Richard OBE
with Davson.


Davson Arts Museum Committee

Following the 2009 election, (from left) a toast being enjoyed by
Catherine Butterworth, Phil Bernard (at back),
Shaynee Statham, Tony Lawder,
Don and Janine Thompson, Jill Heffernan, Ken Meyers
and (seated) Sharon Davson.
photo by Les Butterworth

Davson World