Stations of the Cross 2017 exhibiting @ Wesley Church

8 - 17 April 2017 Wesley Church, Perth, WA   Running for the 8th year, the Stations of the Cross is curated by Claire Bushby and featured newly commissioned artworks by fifteen Western Australian contemporary artists.  The artists were invited to created artworks, specially commissioned for the show. The fifteen

Selected to participate in the Silence Awareness Existence residency in Finland 2017

Silence Awareness Existence Thematic residency program for artists, scientists & deep minds Arteles Creative Center in Hämeenkyrö, Finland March 2018   Silence Awareness Existence is a thematic residency program in Finland for artists and creative minds, engaged in the theme on various fields. The program brings together each year a group

City of Joondalup acquires Dare’s artwork

City of Joondalup acquires 6 works from the "100 Days to Create a Narrative" series.     Images details:  Mel Dare, acrylic, ink and pencils on wooden panels, 10 x 10cm each.     Image title from the 100 Days to Create a Narrative series:  Day 7: New roles, Day 9:

Artist Open House Fremantle 2016

  Fremantle - Western Australia.  11-13 November 2016.   Mel Dare was one of the 24 local and interstate artists selected to be part of the annual event Artist Open House Fremantle.  From the 11th to 13th of November Fremantle residents of six houses volunteered their homes so artists

Constructing memory by Mel Dare

10 - 23 October 2016 Peek-a-Boo Gallery – Northbridge, Western Australia   A solo exhibition by Mel Dare exploring the relationship between memory and time.   Memories are mothers, lovers, bullies on a rampage. Protectors, seducers, tormentors. Drowning, smothering, saving us again and again. Images flash - pain, pleasure, ambivalence.

Curator for the Darlington Open Art Awards 2016

This year I was asked to curate the Darlington Open Art Awards. Through this I had the privilege of curating over 100 Western Australian artists work including art by Andrew Lipscombe, Jo Duffy, Jacob Ogden Smith, Jane Button, Moira Court and Deborah Ralph-Kafarela. Open 5th

Selected for Pure Contemplation Without Knowledge 8

17 September - 2 October 2016 Nyisztor Gallery - Melville, WA.   Selected for the Pure Contemplation Without Knowledge 8.    PCWKv8 is the 8th year of this annual show.  Featured artist:  Jo Darbyshire, Lee Harrop, Michael Francas, Matthew Hunt, Caspar Fairhall, Matthew Thorley, Andre Lipscombe, Amanda Alderson, Louise Dickmann, Melanie

Paper Mountain Art Auction

5 August 2016 Paper Moutain, Northbridge, Western Australia   Paper Mountain is proud to present the third annual Art Auction for 2016: featuring works generously donated by Perth’s most beloved contemporary artists. This year, we are excited to continue our yearly tradition by showcasing works from a diverse