CONTACT - dalecollier(at)gmail.com
Dale Collier is an experimental artist and writer of Wiradjuri and Northern European heritage. His practice embraces the fusion of hyper-objects and global conditioning in order to challenge live sites of key cultural, geo-political and environmental concern. Dale's work re-examines the 21st Century roles of artist, activist and ally while utilising intertextuality to challenge and interrogate postcolonial frameworks, contemporary falsehoods and nationalistic propaganda. His work has been exhibited within the Art Gallery Of South Australia’s Ramsay Art Prize, 2019, and the Parliament Of New South Wales’ King & Wood Malleson Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award, 2018.
In 2019, Dale was awarded the Windmill Trust Scholarship facilitated by the National Association for the Visual Arts, for the commencement of a reciprocal project with the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery. In 2019 he also undertook artist residencies within the Bundanon Trust First Peoples Residency Program and the Arteles Centre for Creativity’s Enter Text program in Haukijärvi, Finland.
Dale is currently a visiting artist in residence with the City of Melbourne at the Boyd Studios Community Centre, where he is developing a project involving digital/data asset management systems as key tools for activism and social change in contemporary art. He has also recently published new creative works with the Runway Experimental Art Journal in Sydney and The Lock Up Contemporary Art Space in Newcastle.
For 2020-21 Dale will be developing new projects on Country with Cementa Contemporary Art Festival in Kandos, Mid-west NSW, as well as exhibiting with SEVENTH Gallery and West Space Centre for Contemporary Art in Collingwood, Melbourne.
Dale lives and works upon the Sovereign Lands of the Awabakal, Worimi and Wiradjuri Nations, where he pays deep respects and acknowledges the custodianship of Ancestors, Elders, Community and Kin past, present and future.
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 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