Dr Danie Mellor

BA(Visual Arts)(Hons) (ANU) MAFA (BIAD) PhD (ANU) ArtCert (NASA)
Senior Lecturer, Theoretical Enquiry

N01P - Sydney College Of The Arts - Rozelle - (Kirkbride)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 1030
Fax +61 2 9351 1199

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Biographical details

Danie Mellor was born in Mackay, Queensland. His work utilises a broad range of media including drawing, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture and installation. It addresses the complex histories of Australia's Indigenous, colonial and settler communities.

Mellor is currently lecturing in Theoretical Enquiry at Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts (Visual) with Honours from Canberra School of Art and an MA (Fine Art) from Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, University of Central England, UK, he completed his doctorate at the School of Art, National Institute of the Arts, ANU, in Canberra in 2004.


Mellor has gone on to win many national awards, including the 26th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award in 2009, the 2006 Canberra Critics' Choice Award for Visual Arts, and most recently, the 2010 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing. In 2006 he also received Research and Development funding from the University of Sydney.

Mellor's work is held in numerous private and public collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, the Queensland Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Victoria, Artbank and the Kerry Stokes Collection.

Photo: Courtesy Jacqueline Mitelman, 2012

Research interests

Mellor investigates the convergence of culture, environment, history and people.Mellor investigates the convergence of culture, environment, history and people.

Teaching and supervision

Corinne Brittain, PhD

Jessie Czaban, MFA, Taking up the Challenge: Imagining theoretical conversations and speaking between histories in performative and installation memories

Janelle Evans, MFA

Kate Scardifield, PhD, Into theatre and Under the Knife: The spectacle of the cut in the anatomised body of the 17th century and its relationship with the practice of silhouettes and cut-outs

PhD and master's project opportunities

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Selected grants

2014

  • Create work responding to ancestral and dreaming stories of rainforest country in North Queensland; Mellor D; Australia Council for the Arts/New Work Grant.

2013

  • Contemporary International Aesthetics; Elias A, Colless E, Gibson R, Hauser K, Mellor D, Millner J, Tsoutas N, Tyler L, Behrens R; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

2006

  • Reflective metaphors: Researching innovative material processes for the reinterpretation of indigenous rainforest shiedl forms using glass and print mediums; Mellor D; University of Sydney/Early Career Researcher.

2002

  • ARC Indigenous Researchers Development Grant; Mellor D; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Indigenous Researchers Development (DI).

Selected publications & creative works

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Journals

  • Geczy, A., McLean, I., Mellor, D., Hill, A. (2013). Appropriation: no longer appropriate? Contemporary Visual Art + Culture: Broadsheet, 42(1), 23-25.
  • Mellor, D. (2009). The great work of China. Celsius, 1(July 2009), 35-44.

Visual Art

  • Mellor, D. (2014). Exotic Lies Sacred Ties. In: Exotic Lies Sacred Ties. University of Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2013). 1. A SuperNatural Landscape 2. Bayi gijiya (an other Savage Spirit Fantasy) 3. Views near Bellenden Ker (Bala Mungan) 4. A Moment of Ceremony 5. The Sanctuary (savage legends of life in the rainforest). In: Sydney Contemporary 13. Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2013). Bayi Minyjirral 2013. In: Debil Debil. Anna Schwartz Gallery. Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2013). Maba-I Bala Rugu (of Power in Darkness), 2013. In: Sakahan: International Indigenous Art. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Mellor, D. (2013). SuperNatural 2013. In: Preview Berlin 13. Preview Berlin Art Fair. Opernwerkstatten Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
  • Mellor, D. (2012). 1. A New Earth 2. Amidst Theatre and Ritual 3. Forbidden Fruit of the 17th Parallel 4. A Real Estate of the Heart 5. Still waters run deep 6. Of Man, Myth and Magic 7. A Cultivated Ceremony 8. Aboriginal boy holding a spear 9. A Man from the Tablelands. In: Danie Mellor - Between history and paradise. Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2012). 1. A reflective moment 2. The Story Place (a History of Two Worlds). In: Omission. Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2012). 1. An Elysian City (of picturesque landscapes and memory). In: unDisclosed: 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2012). 1. Paradise Garden (Different Country, Same Story) 2. A Shared History 3. A Bountiful Harvest 4. In Lands of Plenty 5. Days upon Days 6. A Cause for Reflection 7. Landscape with melon tree 8. A man holding a club 9. A Terrestrial Wonder 10. Paradise Generations. In: Paradise Gardens. Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2012). 1. Wambool Yuibera 2. A changing ecology. In: Two Works by Danie Mellor. Artspace Mackay. Cox Rayner Gallery, Artspace Mackay, Mackay, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2012). A tale of two worlds (of history divided). In: Korea International Art Fair 2012. Korea International Art Fair. COEX Hall A and B, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South).
  • Mellor, D. (2012). Bulurru Storywater. In: Blake Prize Exhibition. Blake Prize. S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2012). Of crafted customs (A typical scene near Bellenden Kerr). In: Melbourne Art Fair 2012. Melbourne Art Foundation. Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2012). Tempting Fruit (the peaches of Georges Heights). In: Bungaree: The First Australian. Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2012). The Reality of Myth (in the presence of History). In: Redlands Westpac Art Prize. National Art School Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2011). Multiple Histories. Jan Murphy Gallery, Queensland, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2011). 1. True Blue and White (The Collector). In: Global Backyard. Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2011). Imitation of Life: 1. A picturesque scene (the development of nature) 2009. In: Imitation of Life: Memory and Mimicry in Canberra Region Art. Canberra Museum and Gallery. Canberra Art Gallery and Historical Museum, Canberra, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2010). Non Sufficit Orbis. Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2010). 1. Cyathea cooperi 2004 2. Dreaming beyond paradise (let sleeping giants lie) 2008 3. The Native's Chest 2010. In: Curious Colony: A twenty first century Wunderkammer. Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2010). 1. Old Macquarie promised them farms E-I-E-I-O. In: Interpreting Portraits: Macquarie 1810-1820. Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2010). A Transcendent Vision (of life, death and resurrection). In: 27th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2010). Of Monuments and Memories (in search of questions unanswered). In: 15 years of contemporary art : Redlands Westpac Artprize. Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2010). The Fruits of Labour 2010. In: Australian Artists Play Chess. Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria, Bendigo, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2010). The Offerings (a custom ritual). In: Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing. The Adelaide Perry Gallery. Adelaide Perry Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2009). NEW WORLD, NEW ORDER A Complex Vision. Jan Murphy Gallery, Fortitude Valley, QLD. Jan Murphy Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2009). A Balance of Power. Caruana & Reid Fine Art, Elizabeth Bay, NSW. Caruana & Reid Fine Art, Elizabeth Bay, NSW, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2009). 1. At rest near a place in the country 2. At home in the heart of the country. In: Small Works Christmas Show. Jan Murphy Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2009). From Rite to Ritual. In: 26 NATSIAA. Telstra and MAGNT. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2009). MCA Collection: New Acquisitions 2009 | Native Gold. In: MCA Collection: New Acquisitions 2009. Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2009). titles?. In: Spectrum. The Australian Commercial Galleries Association (ACGA). ACGA gallery, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2009). titles?. In: Animal attraction. Newcastle Regional Gallery. The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2009). titles?. In: Now and Then. Campbelltown Art Centre, NSW, Campbelltown, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2009). titles?. In: Bravura. Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2008). 'The great creative Golden Age of long ago and here and now. Caruana & Reid Fine Art in association with Holmes a Court Gallery, Perth, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2008). ..and the Boys came in from the bush - of trials, treasure and tribulation. In: Important Aboriginal Art. Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2008). 1. I know, you are, I am (a lyrical scene of an elevated life) 2. A graceful scene in history. In: Melbourne Art Fair – Gregor Kregar. Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2008). Exotic lies and sacred ties (the heart that conceals, the tongue that never reveals). In: 25 NATSIAA. Telstra and MAGNT. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT), Darwin, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2007). 'From the Landscape of the Curious'. Uber Gallery, St Kilda, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2007). Visions of a Curious Wonderland. Caruana and Reid. Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2007). 1. Big Blue 2. It's in the bag 3. - 11. ADD titles. In: Voyage + Discovery. Fireworks Gallery, Newstead, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2007). 1. The contrivance of a vintage Wonderland 2. In memory (absentia) 3. Of dreams the parting 4. £5 of culture 5. The Heart's tale 6. The biggest yet. In: Culture Warriors: National Indigenous Art Triennial. Curator: Brenda Croft. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2007). Plucked from the landscape of the curious. In: 24 NATSIAA. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern, Darwin, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2006). 1. A New Topography II 2. Untitled IV (of dreams the heart which cast its’ own). In: three large rooms. Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2006). 1. Of dreams the heart (a passing) 2. The Davidson 3. Banday Banday 4. A mountain passage 5. A Reclamation 6. In Memory. In: Art Sydney '06. RHI and Hordern Pavillion, Afghanistan.
  • Mellor, D. (2006). 1. The Collector (Blue Roo) 2. True Blue Roo. In: Important Aboriginal Art. Caruana and Reid Fine Art, Elizabeth Bay, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2006). 1. Through Here 2. A Shadow Cast 3. Nellie 4. The Davidson 5. Banday Banday. In: Through Here: Indigenous Alumni from The ANU School of Art. School of Art Gallery, ANU, Canberra, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2006). Tablelands Ceremony. In: Artbank: Celebrating 25 Years of Australian Art. artspace mackay, Mackay, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2006). TITLES DM. Solander Gallery, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2006). Untitled (Ernie Grant in Blackman Street). In: 23 NATSIAA. Telstra. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern, Darwin, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2006). Voyages of Recovery or An Ongoing Catalogue with Moment of Reason from the Cabinet. In: Voyages of recovery or An ongoing catalogue with moments of reason from the cabinet. Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2005). A Backward Glance. Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2005). 1. Moving out, moving on 2. A new geography (of dreams the heart which cast its own) 3. Fig 1.100 (This particular collection made sense). In: Primavera 2005: Exhibition by Young Australian Artists. Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2005). Of fragile dreams the heart which nevermore. In: 22 NATSIAA. Telstra. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern (MAGNT), Darwin, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2004). Moving On, Moving Out. In: 21st Telstra NATSIAA: National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Touring Exhibition. Telstra & Northern Territory Museum and Gallery. Northern Territory Museum and Gallery, Darwin, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2003). 1. The ranger 2. Sea hund (hound) 3. Wachter dein kultur (Guardian of culture). In: Story Place: Indigenous Art of Cape York and the Rainforest. Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2003). Cyanthea cooperi. In: 20NATSIAA. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern (MAGNT), Darwin, Australia.

Textual Creative Works

  • Mellor, D. (2010). Death and the Feather. Curious Colony : A twenty first century Wunderkammer, (pp. 41 - 45). Newcastle, Australia: Newcastle Region Art Gallery.

2014

  • Mellor, D. (2014). Exotic Lies Sacred Ties. In: Exotic Lies Sacred Ties. University of Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Australia.

2013

  • Mellor, D. (2013). 1. A SuperNatural Landscape 2. Bayi gijiya (an other Savage Spirit Fantasy) 3. Views near Bellenden Ker (Bala Mungan) 4. A Moment of Ceremony 5. The Sanctuary (savage legends of life in the rainforest). In: Sydney Contemporary 13. Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia.
  • Geczy, A., McLean, I., Mellor, D., Hill, A. (2013). Appropriation: no longer appropriate? Contemporary Visual Art + Culture: Broadsheet, 42(1), 23-25.
  • Mellor, D. (2013). Bayi Minyjirral 2013. In: Debil Debil. Anna Schwartz Gallery. Carriageworks, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2013). Maba-I Bala Rugu (of Power in Darkness), 2013. In: Sakahan: International Indigenous Art. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Mellor, D. (2013). SuperNatural 2013. In: Preview Berlin 13. Preview Berlin Art Fair. Opernwerkstatten Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

2012

  • Mellor, D. (2012). 1. A New Earth 2. Amidst Theatre and Ritual 3. Forbidden Fruit of the 17th Parallel 4. A Real Estate of the Heart 5. Still waters run deep 6. Of Man, Myth and Magic 7. A Cultivated Ceremony 8. Aboriginal boy holding a spear 9. A Man from the Tablelands. In: Danie Mellor - Between history and paradise. Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2012). 1. A reflective moment 2. The Story Place (a History of Two Worlds). In: Omission. Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2012). 1. An Elysian City (of picturesque landscapes and memory). In: unDisclosed: 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2012). 1. Paradise Garden (Different Country, Same Story) 2. A Shared History 3. A Bountiful Harvest 4. In Lands of Plenty 5. Days upon Days 6. A Cause for Reflection 7. Landscape with melon tree 8. A man holding a club 9. A Terrestrial Wonder 10. Paradise Generations. In: Paradise Gardens. Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2012). 1. Wambool Yuibera 2. A changing ecology. In: Two Works by Danie Mellor. Artspace Mackay. Cox Rayner Gallery, Artspace Mackay, Mackay, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2012). A tale of two worlds (of history divided). In: Korea International Art Fair 2012. Korea International Art Fair. COEX Hall A and B, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South).
  • Mellor, D. (2012). Bulurru Storywater. In: Blake Prize Exhibition. Blake Prize. S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2012). Of crafted customs (A typical scene near Bellenden Kerr). In: Melbourne Art Fair 2012. Melbourne Art Foundation. Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2012). Tempting Fruit (the peaches of Georges Heights). In: Bungaree: The First Australian. Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2012). The Reality of Myth (in the presence of History). In: Redlands Westpac Art Prize. National Art School Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

2011

  • Mellor, D. (2011). Multiple Histories. Jan Murphy Gallery, Queensland, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2011). 1. True Blue and White (The Collector). In: Global Backyard. Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2011). Imitation of Life: 1. A picturesque scene (the development of nature) 2009. In: Imitation of Life: Memory and Mimicry in Canberra Region Art. Canberra Museum and Gallery. Canberra Art Gallery and Historical Museum, Canberra, Australia.

2010

  • Mellor, D. (2010). Non Sufficit Orbis. Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2010). 1. Cyathea cooperi 2004 2. Dreaming beyond paradise (let sleeping giants lie) 2008 3. The Native's Chest 2010. In: Curious Colony: A twenty first century Wunderkammer. Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2010). 1. Old Macquarie promised them farms E-I-E-I-O. In: Interpreting Portraits: Macquarie 1810-1820. Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2010). A Transcendent Vision (of life, death and resurrection). In: 27th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2010). Death and the Feather. Curious Colony : A twenty first century Wunderkammer, (pp. 41 - 45). Newcastle, Australia: Newcastle Region Art Gallery.
  • Mellor, D. (2010). Of Monuments and Memories (in search of questions unanswered). In: 15 years of contemporary art : Redlands Westpac Artprize. Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2010). The Fruits of Labour 2010. In: Australian Artists Play Chess. Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria, Bendigo, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2010). The Offerings (a custom ritual). In: Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing. The Adelaide Perry Gallery. Adelaide Perry Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

2009

  • Mellor, D. (2009). NEW WORLD, NEW ORDER A Complex Vision. Jan Murphy Gallery, Fortitude Valley, QLD. Jan Murphy Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2009). A Balance of Power. Caruana & Reid Fine Art, Elizabeth Bay, NSW. Caruana & Reid Fine Art, Elizabeth Bay, NSW, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2009). 1. At rest near a place in the country 2. At home in the heart of the country. In: Small Works Christmas Show. Jan Murphy Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2009). From Rite to Ritual. In: 26 NATSIAA. Telstra and MAGNT. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2009). MCA Collection: New Acquisitions 2009 | Native Gold. In: MCA Collection: New Acquisitions 2009. Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2009). The great work of China. Celsius, 1(July 2009), 35-44.
  • Mellor, D. (2009). titles?. In: Spectrum. The Australian Commercial Galleries Association (ACGA). ACGA gallery, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2009). titles?. In: Animal attraction. Newcastle Regional Gallery. The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2009). titles?. In: Now and Then. Campbelltown Art Centre, NSW, Campbelltown, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2009). titles?. In: Bravura. Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.

2008

  • Mellor, D. (2008). 'The great creative Golden Age of long ago and here and now. Caruana & Reid Fine Art in association with Holmes a Court Gallery, Perth, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2008). ..and the Boys came in from the bush - of trials, treasure and tribulation. In: Important Aboriginal Art. Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2008). 1. I know, you are, I am (a lyrical scene of an elevated life) 2. A graceful scene in history. In: Melbourne Art Fair – Gregor Kregar. Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2008). Exotic lies and sacred ties (the heart that conceals, the tongue that never reveals). In: 25 NATSIAA. Telstra and MAGNT. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT), Darwin, Australia.

2007

  • Mellor, D. (2007). 'From the Landscape of the Curious'. Uber Gallery, St Kilda, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2007). Visions of a Curious Wonderland. Caruana and Reid. Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2007). 1. Big Blue 2. It's in the bag 3. - 11. ADD titles. In: Voyage + Discovery. Fireworks Gallery, Newstead, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2007). 1. The contrivance of a vintage Wonderland 2. In memory (absentia) 3. Of dreams the parting 4. £5 of culture 5. The Heart's tale 6. The biggest yet. In: Culture Warriors: National Indigenous Art Triennial. Curator: Brenda Croft. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2007). Plucked from the landscape of the curious. In: 24 NATSIAA. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern, Darwin, Australia.

2006

  • Mellor, D. (2006). 1. A New Topography II 2. Untitled IV (of dreams the heart which cast its’ own). In: three large rooms. Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2006). 1. Of dreams the heart (a passing) 2. The Davidson 3. Banday Banday 4. A mountain passage 5. A Reclamation 6. In Memory. In: Art Sydney '06. RHI and Hordern Pavillion, Afghanistan.
  • Mellor, D. (2006). 1. The Collector (Blue Roo) 2. True Blue Roo. In: Important Aboriginal Art. Caruana and Reid Fine Art, Elizabeth Bay, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2006). 1. Through Here 2. A Shadow Cast 3. Nellie 4. The Davidson 5. Banday Banday. In: Through Here: Indigenous Alumni from The ANU School of Art. School of Art Gallery, ANU, Canberra, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2006). Tablelands Ceremony. In: Artbank: Celebrating 25 Years of Australian Art. artspace mackay, Mackay, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2006). TITLES DM. Solander Gallery, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2006). Untitled (Ernie Grant in Blackman Street). In: 23 NATSIAA. Telstra. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern, Darwin, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2006). Voyages of Recovery or An Ongoing Catalogue with Moment of Reason from the Cabinet. In: Voyages of recovery or An ongoing catalogue with moments of reason from the cabinet. Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra, Australia.

2005

  • Mellor, D. (2005). A Backward Glance. Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2005). 1. Moving out, moving on 2. A new geography (of dreams the heart which cast its own) 3. Fig 1.100 (This particular collection made sense). In: Primavera 2005: Exhibition by Young Australian Artists. Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2005). Of fragile dreams the heart which nevermore. In: 22 NATSIAA. Telstra. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern (MAGNT), Darwin, Australia.

2004

  • Mellor, D. (2004). Moving On, Moving Out. In: 21st Telstra NATSIAA: National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Touring Exhibition. Telstra & Northern Territory Museum and Gallery. Northern Territory Museum and Gallery, Darwin, Australia.

2003

  • Mellor, D. (2003). 1. The ranger 2. Sea hund (hound) 3. Wachter dein kultur (Guardian of culture). In: Story Place: Indigenous Art of Cape York and the Rainforest. Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Mellor, D. (2003). Cyanthea cooperi. In: 20NATSIAA. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern (MAGNT), Darwin, Australia.

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