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Conceptual artist Dale Collier fuses hyper-objects with digital technology in attempt to perform contemporary historical and environmental critique while re-examining their role as a First Nations artist, activist and ally. Dale's work utilises intertextuality to challenge and interrogate postcolonial frameworks, contemporary falsehoods, nationalistic propaganda and northern European convict settler tradition. While often manifesting as institutional critique, their site-specific practice traverses between live spaces of key cultural, geo-political and ecological security in order to address global conditioning. Dale was raised off Country in the Yuin Nation and now resides between the Wonnarua, Worimi & Darkinjung Nations.


As an emerging and experimental artist Dale's workcontinues to develop alongside an extensive exhibition history and while gaining significant recognition. With a practice that encompasses sound, writing, video, installation and performance, Dale has established a strong trans-disciplinary approach that is highly regarded within the context of collaborative projects and public programs across multiple cultural organisations, community networks and educational institutions. 


In 2010 Dale graduated with 1st class honours in a Bachelor of Digital Media from the Queensland College of Art receiving the Award for Academic Excellence. Collier has won numerous awards including the Margaret Olley Post Graduate Art Scholarship Award, University of Newcastle 2014; the Brenda Clouten Memorial Travelling scholarship facilitated by Maitland Regional Art Gallery 2016 and The Annual Student Art Prize, Wattspace student Gallery 2017. Dale was also recently awarded the 2019 Windmill Trust Scholarship to deliver a reciprocal project between Broken Hill and Newcastle in 2020. 


2019 The Arteles Creative Center - Enter Text Residency Program. 
Haukijärvi, Finland.


2019-20 Broken Hill Art Exchange & Broken Hill Regional Gallery: Artist in Residence & Exhibition Program 2019 - 2020

2019 Windmill Trust Scholarship - Winner - - News




2019 The Ramsay Art Prize, Art Gallery Of South Australia, SA. Finalist

2019 The Lewers House Penrith Regional Gallery, Penrith NSW. Don't Fence Me In. w Amala Groom

2019 The Bundanon Trust - First Peoples Residency Program Illaroo, NSW.

2019 ArtsHouse CultureLab 2019-2020 Collaboration w Amala Groom & Ian Sinclair Melbourne, VIC.

2019 City of Rockingham Art Awards, Rockingham WA. Finalist w Amala Groom

2019 The Lockup Arts and Cultural Centre, Newcastle NSW Collect Fundraiser Exhibition

2019 The Wyndham Art Prize, Wyndham VIC. Finalist w Amala Groom

2018 Josephine Ulrick & Win Shubert Photography Award Gold Coast Art Centre, QLD. Finalist w Amala Groom

2018 Fisher Ghost Art Prize, Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW. Finalist

2018 The Hahndorf Academy Heysen Prize For Landscape, SA. Finalist

2018 King & Wood Malleson ATSI Art Prize, Parliament House Sydney, NSW. Finalist

2018 Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, Newcastle, NSW. The 1818 Project

2018 AIRspace Projects Gallery & Artist Run Initiative, Marrickville, NSW. I Am Not An Island

2018 Catapult Choreographic Hub, Newcastle, NSW. Shapes of Restraint Collaborative Artist in Residence w choreographer Craig Bary (NAISDA) 2018

2018 ProHart Outback Art Prize Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, Broken Hill NSW. Finalist

2018 Art Atrium/Live in Art Sydney, NSW. Spiritual Connections II –  Curated by Simon Chan

2018 The Lock Up Contemporary Art & Cultural Centre, Newcastle, NSW. Seeing Red

2018 Artshouse Melbourne, VIC. Time Place Space: NOMAD - Invitational Artist Residency

2017 ARTSCAPE Gibraltor Point, Toronto Island, CANADA. Luminous Bodies - Invitational Artist Residency

2017 Josephine Ulrick & Win Shubert Photography Award Gold Coast Art Centre, QLD. Finalist

2017 The Annual Student Art Prize, Wattspace student Gallery, The University of Newcastle, NSW. Winner 

2017 Whyalla Art Prize, Country Arts. Middleback Arts Centre SA. Finalist

2017 Gosford Art Prize, Gosford City Galleries, Gosford NSW. Finalist

2016 Brenda Clouten Memorial Travelling Scholarship. Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW. Winner

2016 Redland Art Awards,  Redland Art Gallery, QLD. Finalist

2016 Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize, Campbelltown Arts Centre, NSW. Finalist