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b. 1959, Australia

Mikala Dwyer Biography

Mikala Dwyer has been exhibiting internationally since 1982. Solo exhibitions include Costumes and Empty Sculptures, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2008); Moon Garden, Aratoi Museum, Masterton NZ (2008); Mikala Dwyer: an Australian artist’s project, City Gallery Wellington (2002); Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2000).

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Group exhibitions include The Ecologies Project, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, curated by Geraldine Barlow and Kyla McFarlane (2008); Lost and Found: An Archaeology of the Present, TarraWarra Biennial, curated by Charlotte Day, Healesville (2008); Mystic Truths, Auckland Art Gallery, curated by Natasha Conland (2007); Den Haag Sculptuur 2007 De Overkant/Down Under, The Hague (2007); High Tide, CAC Vilnius and Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw; Face Up: Contemporary Art from Australia, Hamburger Bahnhoff, Berlin, curated by Britta Schmitz; Contempora 5, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne (1999); OrientATION, 4th International Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul (1995); Australian Perspecta, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, curated by Victoria Lynn (1993).

In 2009 Dwyer was the recipient of the prestigious Australia Council for the Arts Fellowship Grant.

Mikala Dwyer Featured Artworks

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Bird Mug 2 by Mikala Dwyer contemporary artwork sculpture
Mikala DwyerBird Mug 2, 2021ceramic
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Bird Mug 1 by Mikala Dwyer contemporary artwork sculpture
Mikala DwyerBird Mug 1, 2021ceramic
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Contact Gallery
Pyjamas by Mikala Dwyer contemporary artwork sculpture
Mikala DwyerPyjamas, 2021cotton
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Contact Gallery
Pyjamas by Mikala Dwyer contemporary artwork sculpture
Mikala DwyerPyjamas, 2021cotton
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Contact Gallery
Eggs by Mikala Dwyer contemporary artwork sculpture
Mikala DwyerEggs, 2021ceramic, galze
8 x 24 x 12 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Contact Gallery
Pigeon by Mikala Dwyer contemporary artwork moving image
Mikala DwyerPigeon, 2021digital animation
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Contact Gallery
Vertical Bird by Mikala Dwyer contemporary artwork painting
Mikala DwyerVertical Bird, 2021acrylic on canvas
91 x 60.5 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Contact Gallery
Horizontal Bird by Mikala Dwyer contemporary artwork painting
Mikala DwyerHorizontal Bird, 2021acrylic on canvas
198.5 x 244 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Contact Gallery

Mikala Dwyer Recent Exhibitions

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A Circle is a Sun: A Review of Mikala Dwyer’s ‘Earthcraft’ Related Press A Circle is a Sun: A Review of Mikala Dwyer’s ‘Earthcraft’ 16 August 2019, The Pantograph Punch

Geometry, science fiction and appropriation of ancient forms collide in the multi-faceted sculptural work Earthcraft by Australian artist Mikala Dwyer. Victoria Wynne-Jones reviews. Trembling slight

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Cutting edge contemporary art creates bridge between Australia and Turkey Related Press Cutting edge contemporary art creates bridge between Australia and Turkey 24 July 2015, Asialink

Neverwhere brings together the work of eight contemporary Australian artists to disturb distinctions between our real and imagined selves, between authentic and fantastical scenarios. Works in this exhibition perform and postulate identity however narratives are largely informed by external - often mysterious - forces, both seen and unseen. The...

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Mikala Dwyer Is The Winner Of The 2014 Melbourne Art Foundation Artist Commission Related Press Mikala Dwyer Is The Winner Of The 2014 Melbourne Art Foundation Artist Commission 14 August 2014, Lucy Stranger for Artist Profile / 13 August 2014

Artist Mikala Dwyer’s sculptural work 'The weight of shape', 2014, was revealed yesterday as the greatly anticipated 2014 Artist Commission, by the Melbourne Art Foundation. Created especially by Sydney-based artist Dwyer, it will be on display at the Melbourne Art Fair from Thursday 14 August until Sunday 17 August 2014, and...

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Ten Most Memorable Australian Artworks Of 2013 Related Press Ten Most Memorable Australian Artworks Of 2013 19 December 2013, Nicholas Forrest for Artinfo / 17 December 2013

As 2013 comes to an end, BLOUIN ARTINFO Australia takes a look back at the year that was and has picked 10 of the most memorable Australian artworks to have emerged during 2013. In no particular order, the top 10 most memorable Australian artworks of 2013 are: “Skywhale,” 2013 by Patricia Piccinini Commissioned to celebrate...

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