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.

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Native gold 2008
Taxidermy, mosaic china, wood, artificial rock, breastplate and neon
122.0 x 195.0 x 91.0 cm
Museum of Contemporary Art. Photograph: Jenni Carter
Dreaming beyond paradise (let sleeping giants lie) 2008
Mixed media on paper
60.0 x 75.0 cm
Newcastle Art Gallery collection
The contrivance of a vintage wonderland 2007
Mixed media installation with taxidermy
400 x 560 x 700 cm (approx)
Collection MCA, Sydney
The Contrivance of a Vintage Wonderland (detail) 2007
Mixed media installation with taxidermy
400 x 560 x 700 cm (approx)
Collection MCA, Sydney
The Contrivance of a Vintage Wonderland (detail) 2007 2007
Mixed media installation with taxidermy
400 x 560 x 700 cm (approx)
Collection MCA, Sydney