Dawson received a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons) and a Masters of Visual Arts from Sydney College of the Arts in 2003 and 2007 respectively. He has exhibited widely in artist-run-spaces, mostly in Sydney since 2001.Read More
Solo exhibitions include Trick Shop at Locksmith Project Space, Sydney (2009) and Marley Dawson (shed) at Chalkhorse, Sydney (2008).
Dawson’s group shows include the Helen Lempriere Travelling Scholarship at Artspace, Sydney (2008 and 2009); Batteries Not Included (curated by Malcolm Smith) at the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney (2009); OBLIVION PAVILION (curated by Amanda Rowell) at Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery (2008); Looking Out (curated by Christopher Hanrahan) at Macquarie University Gallery (2008); New ’06 at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne as part of the collaborative group, Makeshift (Anna Crane, Marley Dawson, Pep Prodromou, Ned Sevil) (2006). Dawson also exhibited in The Antipodes Project, Point Ephémère, Paris as part of an exchange project between Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney and Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris.