Danie Mellor

Danie Mellor’s work is at once beautiful and a calling to account. Finely crafted, embellished and framed, with images and devices that disarm with humour, narrative and a play on the ‘exotic’, the work nonetheless confronts and confounds our understanding of the past. Mellor tells stories that are neither simple nor complete. Instead, the view is presented with multiple layers that challenge assumptions. Stories collide and metaphors reach further than expected.

Dr Campbell Gray, Danie Mellor: Exotic Lies Sacred Ties, The University of Queensland Art Museum, 2014, page 11.

The Sun Also Sets, August 2020 – Online Viewing Space
Click to download artist text by Danie Mellor
Click to download exhibition essay by Tony Magnusson
Watch the film with Danie Mellor in conversation with Tyson Yunkaporta

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Danie Mellor ‘The Sun Also Sets’ installation view. Photography by Andrew Curtis, August 2020
Danie Mellor ‘The Sun Also Sets’ installation view. Photography by Andrew Curtis, August 2020
Danie Mellor ‘The Sun Also Sets’ installation view. Photography by Andrew Curtis, August 2020
Danie Mellor ‘The Sun Also Sets’ installation view. Photography by Andrew Curtis, August 2020
Danie Mellor, ‘The Sun Also Sets’ installation view. Photography by Andrew Curtis, August 2020
Danie Mellor ‘On the edge of darkness (the sun also sets)’ 2020. Acrylic with gesso and iridescent wash on board. Three panels, 181.5 x 371.5 cm overall, framed
Danie Mellor ‘Bless me now with your sweet tears’ 2020. Acrylic and oil on board with gesso and iridescent wash. Four panels, 116 x 216 cm (irregular) overall, framed
Danie Mellor ‘Inner life and meaning’ 2020. Acrylic with gesso and iridescent wash on board, 31 x 56.5 cm, framed
Danie Mellor ‘A question of being’ 2020. Acrylic and oil on linen with gesso and iridescent wash, 157.5 x 115 cm, framed
Danie Mellor ‘Stories of place’ 2020. Chromogenic print on metallic photographic paper, 185.4 x 113.4 cm, framed. Edition of 3 + 2 AP