Scene 2016

31 July - 21 August 2016 Nyisztor Gallery - Melville, Western Australia   SCENE features over 45 professional Western Australian artists in this second artist-run art expo at Nyisztor Studio.  Curated by Ron Nyisztor.   

Artist talk: Olga Cironis & Mel Dare discuss Lines That Define

1-3pm, 18th June 2016 Paper Mountain, Northbridge, WA Olga Cironis and Mel Dare discuss their collaborative exhibition Lines That Define.   Artwork details:  Mel Dare, Threads 3, acrylic paint and ink on Belgium linen, 2015.  Olga Cironis, Penelope, Concrete, 2016.

Steal @ Linton & Kay Galleries

Linton & Kay Galleries (Perth City) - Perth, WA May 28 - 22 June 2016.    Curated by Anna Sabadini. Steal is a group show that celebrates the ideas of other painters, even, yes, pinching them.  This is a time-honoured tradition - it links with the past and other artists,

Won the Painting Prize: Wanneroo Art Awards 2016

Wanneroo Cultural Centre - Wanneroo, Western Australia. 14 May - 11 June 2016   Judges comments:  "There is an underlying geometric grid which ties the work together. The circular form draws you into the composition. The minimalist style allows the viewer to interpret the painting in their own

Lines That Define: a visual conversation between Mel Dare and Olga Cironis

Paper Mountain Gallery - Northbridge, Western Australia 17 June - 3 July 2016 Inspired by their personal narratives and migrant cultural contexts, Cironis and Dare produce socially-charged yet personal 3D and flatline works respectively. While their difference in form and personal narrative result in distinct, contrasting pieces,

Selected for Minnawarra 2016

Armadale Hall - Armadale, Western Australia 2 -17 April 2016   Selected as a finalist for Minnawarra Art Award.

A Dot on the Run 2016

  Courthouse Gallery (in association with Form) - Port Hedland, Western Australia 5 February - 30 April 2016   Following a successful inaugural exhibition, A Dot on the Run returns in February 2016, showcasing drawings on paper from artists all across Western Australia. The exhibition remains the only survey exhibition of

Wellington St Mural Project

                   Mel Dare was one of three artists commissioned to produce murals for the Wellington Street Project.   Mural details:  acrylic paint, approx 3.1m x 4.2m, 2015

Gotham Studios Open Day 2015

OPEN HOUSE PERTH 2015   Gotham Studios 57 James Street, Northbridge Open 7th November & 8 November 2015 11am – 5pm     At 27 years, Gotham Studios is Western Australia’s longest running artist-run initiative currently housing 12 visual artists, arts writers and curators.  Established in 1987 and officially incorporated in 1988, Gotham

Painting as an Artform – After

 2 October - 8 November 2015 Mundaring Arts Centre - Mundaring, Western Australia  Curator Anna Sabadini asks, “Why paint in this day and age of all possible virtual realities?” She explains, relevant art necessarily needs to respond to its times, but in times where everything is of the