Born in Mackay, Queensland, Mellor is a contemporary Australian artist of Mamu and Ngadjon Aboriginal rainforest heritage. Mellor's revaluation of iconic landscape traditions is informed by his connection to place and ongoing preoccupation with Australia's landspace. His multidisciplinary practice explores the intersections of contemporary and historic culture. In considering the recent and ancient past, his work traverses the breadth and complexity of historical narratives and has received several major awards, acquisitions and commissions, including the MCA Sculpture Commission Matter Matters (2019), the National Gallery of Australia Member's Acquisition Fund (2018) and the 26th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award (2009). Mellor was recently appointed as a board member of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia.Read More
Mellor's selected solo exhibitions include Proximity and Perception, Cairns Art Gallery, Australia (2018); Pleasure and Vexation - the strata and spectacle of history, Pātaka Art + Museum, New Zealand (2018); Danie Mellor: Exotic Lies Sacred Ties, a 10-year retrospective survey and touring exhibition, University of Queensland Art Museum, Australia (2014); Primordial: SuperNaturalBayiMinyjirral, National Museum of Scotland (2014); Danie Mellor, The Australian Museum (2012).
His work is held in significant institutional collections around the world including the National Gallery of Australia; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia; the Art Gallery of Western Australia; Queensland Art Gallery, Australia; Art Gallery of South Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Australia; Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Australia; Artbank; University of Queensland Art Museum, Australia; Australian National University; the National Gallery of Canada; The British Museum, UK; National Museum of Scotland; and prestigious private collections including Sir Elton John, Kerry Stokes, Packer, Holmes à Court and Mallesons.
Text courtesy Yavuz Gallery.
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