b. 1971, Australia

Danie Mellor Biography

Art, for Danie Mellor, is a reflective medium that mirrors not only the personal values, attitudes and beliefs of its creator, but also the society from which it comes. His work speaks both of his sense of his own ancestry and the diversity of the cultural milieu from which it emerges.

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Across a variety of forms, from printmaking and drawing to sculpture and installation, Mellor addresses the fact of Australia's shared history, often through the lens provided by his spiritual connection with his mother's country in the Atherton Tablelands of North Queensland. Quietly exploring the way in which the imposition of colonial settlement has transformed Australia's landscape and its people, Mellor's work provokes the viewer through its restrained frission - inviting us to delight in its charm, while challenging us to acknowledge the process of its evolution.

Mellor divides his time between his Canberra studio and Sydney, where he lectures in Art Theory at Sydney College of the Arts, having completed an MA (Fine Art) at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, UK, and a PhD from the National Institute of the Arts, ANU. Numerous awards and commissions over the past decade are testament to the increasing critical acclaim for this artist's varied oeuvre.

His work is held in prestigious collections across Australia - including the National Gallery of Australia, State, Regional and University collections, and many private collections.

Danie Mellor Featured Artworks

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The life of shadows: jujaba [the life of death] by Danie Mellor contemporary artwork print
Danie Mellor The life of shadows: jujaba [the life of death], 2021 Chromogenic print on metallic photographic paper
118 x 204 cm
Yavuz Gallery Contact Gallery
The deathless realm by Danie Mellor contemporary artwork print
Danie Mellor The deathless realm, 2021 Chromogenic print on metallic photographic paper
118 x 204 cm
Yavuz Gallery Contact Gallery
Jinganyu (a story of place) by Danie Mellor contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Danie Mellor Jinganyu (a story of place), 2021 Acrylic on board with gesso and iridescent wash
32 x 49 cm
Tolarno Galleries Contact Gallery
Certitude by Danie Mellor contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Danie Mellor Certitude, 2021 Acrylic on board with gesso and iridescent wash
57 x 65 cm
Tolarno Galleries Contact Gallery
Coolara (the boundary) by Danie Mellor contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Danie Mellor Coolara (the boundary), 2021 Acrylic on board with gesso and iridescent wash
42.5 x 42.5 cm
Tolarno Galleries Contact Gallery
History (untitled) by Danie Mellor contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Danie Mellor History (untitled), 2021 Acrylic on board with gesso and iridescent wash
43 x 65 cm
Tolarno Galleries Contact Gallery
A forest of dark spaces by Danie Mellor contemporary artwork painting
Danie Mellor A forest of dark spaces, 2020 Wax crayon, wash with oil pigment, watercolour and pencil on paper mounted on aluminium
147 x 98 cm
Yavuz Gallery Contact Gallery
Forever by Danie Mellor contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Danie Mellor Forever, 2020 Acrylic and oil on board with iridescent wash, 2 diptych panels, each 120 x 195 cm
Yavuz Gallery Contact Gallery

Danie Mellor Recent Exhibitions

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Danie Mellor Represented By

Yavuz Gallery contemporary art gallery in Singapore Yavuz Gallery Singapore, Sydney

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