David Bateman

© David Bateman, Art Immuno Deficiency Syndrome, subtitle; Does This Giacometti Make Me Look Fat?, 2019. Photo Ignacio Pérez Pérez.


David Bateman is an arts journalist and performance poet currently based in Toronto. He was born in Peterborough, Ontario and holds a PhD in English Literature with a specialization in Creative Writing (University of Calgary), and an MA in Drama (University of Toronto). He has taught at a number of post-secondary institutions including Trent University (Peterborough), Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops), University of Calgary, and Emily Carr Institute for Art and Design (Vancouver). His performance work has been presented in Canada, the United States, and Europe He has four collections of poetry published by Frontenac House Press (Calgary), as well as collaborative poetry manuscripts with Hiromi Goto (Wait Until Late Afternoon) and Naomi Beth Wakan (pause)—also from Frontenac. His collection of short stories and creative non-fiction (A Mad Bent Diva) was published by Hidden Brook Press in 2017. His arts reviews can be seen online at Bateman Reviews.







Books & Ephemera

Artist Orange

Just as a performance artist uses their body as their medium, this is a fragrance composed entirely of the orange tree: fruit, leaves, bark, roots, and flowers. Artist Orange performs itself.

Top Notes

neroli, blood orange

Middle Notes

fresh orange juice, petit grain

Base Notes

orange twig, orange seed