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 ‘A world of ideas’ 2020. Chromogenic print on metallic photographic paper, 185.4 x 113.4 cm, framed. Edition of 3 + 2 AP
Danie Mellor ‘The end of certainty’ 2020. Acrylic with gesso and iridescent wash on board. Four panels, 167.5 x 245.5 cm overall, framed
Danie Mellor ‘The Photograph’ 2020. Acrylic with gesso and iridescent wash on board, 123.5 x 60.5 cm, framed
Danie Mellor ‘As darkness is’ 2020. Chromogenic print on metallic photographic paper, 130.5 x 190.5 cm, framed. Edition of 3 + 2 AP
Danie Mellor ‘Against the dying of the light’ 2020. Acrylic on linen with gesso and iridescent wash, 93.5 x 93.5 cm, framed
Danie Mellor ‘In the world of the shade’ 2020. Acrylic on board with gesso and iridescent wash, 121.5 cm x 92.5 cm, framed
Danie Mellor ‘The dreams near Topaz’ 2020. Chromogenic print on metallic photographic paper, 45.4 x 45.4 cm, framed. Edition of 5 + 2 AP
The Landspace: [all the debils are here] 2018
Installation view
The Landspace: [all the debils are here] 2018
Installation view
The Landspace: [all the debils are here] 2018
Installation view