David Wallace was born and grew up at Ltyentye Apurte (Santa Teresa) south-east of Mparntwe (Alice Springs). His Dreaming is Arlatyeye (yam). Upon leaving school David worked as a stockman, breaking in horses, fixing bores and mustering cattle throughout the region. David demonstrates great ingenuity of design by recycling elements from discarded ‘modern day’ toys (such as roller blades) and cleverly transforming these into ‘bush toys’ and figurines such as trail bike riders. David is a prominent member of the Titjikala community, where he resides with his wife and family. He creates artwork in his spare time and is passing on his skill and knowledge to his son Francis and other young men of the community. He has exhibited across Australia since 1997.