Art Cert NASA, BA Hons ANU, MA BIAD, PhD ANU
|Current role/s||Lecturer /Subject Chair
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.
Mellor investigates the convergence of culture, environment, history and people.
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award,
Museum and Gallery of the Northern Territory
2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Curious Colony: A 21st Century Wunderkammer Newcastle Region Gallery
The Indigenous Ceramic Art Award, Shepparton Art Gallery February 2009
Menagerie, Australian Museum/Object Gallery September 2009
MCA Collection: New acquisitions
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney November 2009
Bravura, Art Gallery of South Australia Deccember 2009
Culture Warriors: National Contemporary Indigenous Art Triennial
National Gallery of Australia October 2007
Artbank: Celebrating 25 Years of Contemporary Art National touring exhibition
Voyages of Recovery or An Ongoing Catalogue with Moments of Reason from the Cabinet, Canberra Museum and Art Gallery July 2006
Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney September 2005
Bridget O'Brien, PhD, 'Post-,Semi-, Neo- and other prefixes to colonial (silence and monologues)'
Wayne Pearson, PhD, 'Reading the glass: From its Stories to the Sublime,
(An analysis of the contexts for engagement within contemporary Australian glassmaking)'
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'
Jessie Czaban, MFA, 'Taking up the Challenge: Imagining theoretical conversations and speaking between histories in performative and installation memories'
Kate Dunn, MFA, 'The Garden of Earthly Delights'
Daniela Limpert, MFA, 'Cross-cultural communication as goal of sustainability in the field of Indigenous arts'
Stefan Smith, MFA, 'The Democratisation of Art'
Belinda Howden, Hons, 'No Artist is an Island'
Elizabeth Robinson, Hons, 'Fracture in the Art of William Kentridge'
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