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 Song Cycle 2018
Wax pastel, wash with oil pigment, watercolour, metallic ink and pencil on paper mounted on aluminium
200 x 270 cm, 4 panels, each 100 x 135 cm
Danie Mellor – Dystopia [all the debils are here] 2018
Photographic print on aluminium panel
120.5 x 165.5 cm
Edition of 3 + 2AP
Danie Mellor – A mythic vision 2018
Diasec mounted chromogenic print on metallic photographic paper
126 cm diameter
Edition of 3 + 2AP
Danie Mellor – An answer to the Romantic struggle 2018
Diasec mounted chromogenic print on metallic photographic paper
126 cm diameter
Edition of 3 + 2AP
Danie Mellor – A river of history 2018
Wax pastel, wash with oil pigment, watercolour and pencil on paper mounted on aluminium
96 cm diameter
Danie Mellor – We shared the sound of a dream 2018
Diasec mounted chromogenic print on metallic photographic paper
72 cm diameter
Edition of 3 + 2AP
Danie Mellor – Shadow dancing 2018
Wax pastel, wash with oil pigment, watercolour and pencil on paper mounted on aluminium
47.5 cm diameter
Danie Mellor – A lakeside romance 2018
Diasec mounted chromogenic print on metallic photographic paper
21 cm diameter
Edition of 3 + 2AP
Danie Mellor – Beneath towering palms 2018
Diasec mounted chromogenic print on metallic photographic paper
21cm diameter
Edition of 3 + 2AP
Danie Mellor – The thick detail of history 2018
Diasec mounted chromogenic print on metallic photographic paper
18 cm diameter
Edition of 3 + 2AP