News of further events to be announced in due course.
Recent Events & Work in Progress
June 30th - August 29th 2021 : Out of this World Exhibition : Tetbury Goods Shed, Tetbury
Creative Wiltshire : A celebration of Art in Wiltshire. January - Extended to October 2019
Swindon Open Studios : September 2019.
Launch + Exhibition : New Saab Art Collection - July 2019
Out of the Box Exhibition, Swindon Museum and Art Gallery : 26th March - 1st June 2019.
Talk by Swindon Museum & Art Gallery Curator Sophie Cummings : 5th April . Extra date added: 31st May
Talk by David Bent for the Friends of the Museum and Art Gallery : 23rd May 2019
Swindon Open Studios : 23rd & 30th September 2018.
Solo exhibition, Royal International Air Tattoo : 13th - 15th July 2018.
Tribute 100 Exhibition : National Memorial Arboretum 30th March - 30th June 2018.
Breitling commission for RAF Tribute 100, March 2018.
The Lie of the Land Exhibition, including ÔBeach House West of LooeÕ, Swindon Museum & Art Gallery July 19th Ð November 18th 2017.
The Royal Air Force Club, Piccadilly, London : Solo Exhibition July 3rd - October 1st 2017.
Open Studios, Old Town, Swindon : September 17th 2017.
The Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford : Solo Exhibition and launch of 2017 painting titled 'Circus' July 12th - 14th
The Mall Galleries, London : The Guild of Aviation Artists Annual Exhibition - 'The Final Touchdown' painting exhibited : July 11th - 22nd 2017.
St George's Bristol : Solo Exhibition. The Art of Flight November - December 5th 2016
Russell Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth : Solo Exhibition. 16th August - 16th October 2016
Swindon Open Studios 3rd & 11th September 2016.
Royal International Air Tattoo, Patrons Pavillion Solo Exhibition: 8 - 10 July 2016
Unveiling of art commission at Nottingham UTC: July 2016
Participation in group show at the Guild of Aviation artists, Mall Galleries, London: 18 - 23 July 2016
Made in Swindon : participation in Art Trail June - July 2016
RAF Club, Piccadilly : Auction of model Spitfire painted by David and signed by Spitfire pilots , Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum DFC, Phill O Dell , Chris Hadlow and Fly2Help's patron, wildlife & military artist Mandy Shepherd - raising funds for Fly2Help. May 2016
Bonhams, London : Auction of Art Chair painted by David - raising funds for CHIVA Africa. March 15th 2016
Bournemouth Air Festival Residency and collaboration with Arts University Bournemouth
Great Western Hospital Swindon Exhibition, May - October 2015
Radnor Street Chapel Exhibition, Swindon 12th - 15th September 2015
Swindon Open Studios, 5th & 6th September 2015
Great Western Hospital Swindon Exhibition Talk & Tour 2nd September 2015
Bournemouth Air Festival Residency 20th August 2015
Auction of "Absolute Mood" at Aviators Ball November 2014.
Presentation of "WOW" painting to Bournemouth October 2014.
Charity Auction BFBS Big Salute October 2014.
Open Studios event 6th/7th September 2014
First Official Artist in Residence, Bournemouth Air Festival 28th-31st August 2014.
Presentation of "A Celebration of The Red Arrows" book to HRH Prince Charles by Red 1 at Royal International Air Tattoo July 12th 2014.
Launch of David Bent's Red Arrows Art Poster. July 2014.
Royal International Air Tattoo VIP Pavilion Exhibition July 11th-13th 2014.
"A Celebration of The Red Arrows" Book Launch, London 19th June 2014.
Charity Auction of Absolute Blue at President's Dinner, Marriott Hotel 23rd May 2014.
Charity Auction of 2014 Red Arrows Artwork at Fly2Help Gala Dinner, RAF Club Piccadilly. 15th May 2014.
Working visit to The Red Arrows, RAF Akrotiri. 2nd May 2014.
Krazy Horse Exhibition, Suffolk. April 2014
Auction for Flying Scholarships for the Disabled 27th March 2014.
Auction of "Out of this World" Aviators Ball for Aerobility Charity, Sofitel Hotel, Heathrow, London. November 2013
Goodbye Concorde, Bristol Aero Collection 10th Anniversary Event. November 2013
Charity auction at Aviator Hotel Farnborough. "Out of this World" for Fly 2 Help. September 2013
Open Studios Exhibition Weekend September 2013.
Launch of "Out Of This World" painting at Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford, Glos. July 2013.
Chief of the Air Staff and Red Arrows signing session at Royal International Air Tattoo. RAF Fairford, Glos. July 2013.
Air Tattoo poster signed by 320+ Air Crew and Display Pilots at Royal International Air Tattoo. RAF Fairford, Glos. July 2013.
Charity Auction/Raffle of Air Tattoo Artwork signed by 250+ international aircrews, RIAT 2012.
Solo exhibition and launch of RIAT 2012 artwork. RAF Fairford, Glos. July 2012.
Charity Auction of Timeless & Love Hearts signed by the Red Arrows pilots; Blades Summer Ball, Sywell Aerodrome, 23rd June 2012.
Fresh Air retrospective exhibition opening - RAF Museum, London May 21st 2012.
Launch of new collection December 2011
Donation of artworks for BFBS and British Heart Foundation fundraising November 2011
Open Studio Weekend September 2011
Launch of new Red Arrows painting Timeless July 2011
Display of Option 7 painting The RAF Museum, London July 2011
Launch of Image for RIAT 2011 & Solo Exhibition at Royal International Air Tattoo VIP Pavilion July 2011
Launch of merchandise by the Royal International Air Tattoo July 2011
Auction of Spitfire Light in Washington DC USA November 2010
Solo pop-up exhibition of David's Battle of Britain Collection at St Paul's Cathedral as part of the Battle of Britain 70th Anniversary Commemorations September 2010
Launch of new Red Arrows painting Love Hearts July 2010
Launch of Battle of Britain Collections June 2010
Solo Exhibition The Cotswold Airshow VIP Enclosure June 2010
Solo Exhibition Al Ain Airshow, The Royal Tent, Abu Dhabi January 2010
Research and photography - Invitation to North West Province Airshow, South Africa October 2009
Open Studios, September 2009
Solo Exhibition Patrons Pavillion Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford July 2009
Auction of Option 7 triptych at Kemble Airfield - fundraising for RAFBF & Fly2Help Charities June 2009
Solo Exhibition The Cotswold Airshow VIP Enclosure June 2009
Auction of artwork at Charity Ball, Swindon Marriott Hotel May 2009
Movement 2000 Exhibition at Post Modern, Swindon. April 2009
Installation of "Flight of the Red Arrow" in SBAC boardroom HQ, London March 2009
Opening of new Bent Gallery art space September 2008
Solo Exhibition Farnborough International Airshow July 2008
Launch of "Plane Tessellations"collection July 2008
Solo Exhibition The Cotswold Airshow VIP Enclosure June 2008
New painting "Option 7" commemorating 90th anniversary of RAF completed June 2008
Artist in Residency, Red Arrows, Cyprus, April 2008
Launch of Red Stardance and Reds Freestyling Through Milford Sound cards January 2008
Solo Exhibition Dubai International Airshow November 2007
Solo Exhibition Royal International Air Tattoo VIP Enclosure solo exhibition July 2007
Solo Exhibition The Cotswold Airshow VIP Enclosure June 2007
Artist in residency Red Arrows, Cyprus April 2007
Solo Exhibition Al Ain Airshow, The Royal Tent, Abu Dhabi January 2007
Solo Exhibition Farnborough International Airshow July 2006
Solo Exhibition Royal International Air Tattoo July 2006
Solo Exhibition Al Ain Airshow, The Royal Tent, Abu Dhabi January 2006
Society of British Aerospace Companies head office commission
Thales boardroom commission
Opening of Bent Art Gallery new space
First exhibition Royal International air Tattoo - tent, July 2000