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Dale Collier

The cost of hot air, 2019, video installation, image courtesy the artist
The cost of hot air, 2019, video installation, image courtesy the artist

bio:

Dale’s work has been exhibited in the Art Gallery of South Australia’s Ramsay Art Prize (2019) and the Parliament of NSW King & Wood Malleson Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award (2018). Collier was also the recipient of the Windmill Trust Scholarship for regional NSW artists (2019, National Association for the Visual Arts) and The Brenda Clouten memorial travelling scholarship for young achievers in the visual arts (2016, Maitland Regional Art Gallery). Their current projects are published with The Lock-up Artspace, Runway Experimental Art Journal, SEVENTH gallery, Rabbit Poetry Journal, Kings ARI and UNprojects.

statement:

Dale Collier is an anti-disciplinary artist whose practice involves ecologies of deep listening and time-based spatial interventions. Their work fuses sculpture, sound, video, installation, painting and contemporary performance within a schismatic deep-fake-post-truth context in order to respond to the effects of global conditioning. Dale’s generative approach and experimental methodologies are situated within live spaces of key cultural, geo-political and ecological concern. Their grounded philosophies and the conceptual undercurrents embedded in their work are entangled with the paradoxical aesthetics of soft power and bio-security, which present enormous challenges to the ever-shifting constellation of social and biological energies surrounding the systems of contemporary art. Collier’s unique performance of cultural sovereignty and weaponised social critique belongs to a new generation of a perpetually emergent and unapologetically political, queer Koori diaspora.

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Manda Giwambang Warraal (Collaboration with Nicole Monks), 2020, Installation with living soundscape Mundubbera Grevillea, electro-conductive midi converter, alligator clips, analogue synthesizer, soil and water, image courtesy the artist
Manda Giwambang Warraal (Collaboration with Nicole Monks), 2020, Installation with living soundscape Mundubbera Grevillea, electro-conductive midi converter, alligator clips, analogue synthesizer, soil and water, image courtesy the artist