Danie Mellor is a contemporary Australian artist whose multidisciplinary practice explores the intersections of contemporary and historic culture. In considering Australia’s recent and ancient past, his work traverses the breadth of those narratives in relation to global art histories. Mellor’s revaluation of iconic landscape traditions is informed by his connection to place through Aboriginal heritage, and ongoing preoccupation with Australia’s landspace.
Mellor’s work is held in regional, state and national collections, and international museums including the National Gallery of Canada, The British Museum and the National Museum of Scotland. He has won several major awards and previously held positions of lecturer and senior lecturer at the National Institute of the Arts, ANU and Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.
In 2010 he was appointed to the Visual Arts Board at the Australia Council for the Arts and subsequently served as Chair of Artform until 2015. In 2020 he was appointed to the Board of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney.
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Photography: Andrew Curtis 2018 www.andrewcurtis.com.au