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...

Finalist 2015 Bankwest Art Prize 2D

20 October 2015 - 12 February 2015 Bankwest Art Gallery, Perth, WA   Finalists are Merrick Belyea, Rachel Coad, Penny Coss, Rebecca Dagnall, Mel Dare, Tom Freeman, Teelah George, Christopher Hopewell, Benjamin Kovacsy, Sonia Kurarra, Joanna Lamb, Minnie Lumai, Ben Pushman, Trevor Richards, Nicole Slatter, Alex Spremberg, Michele...

Dare’s in PCWK 7EAVEN

  26 September - 18 October 2015 Nyisztor Gallery - Melville, WA   Selected artists:  Amanda Alderson, Olga Cironis, Brad Coleman, Penny Coss, Mel Dare, Lee Harrop, Moira de La Hunty, Beth Kirkland, Kate Koivisto Wheeler, Andre Lipscombe, Lesley Munro, Tony Nathan, Daniel Webster and Greg Woodward.  Curated by...

A Momentary Consideration: a solo exhibition at Art Collective WA

20 August - 12 September 2015 Art Collective WA - Subiaco, Western Australia       Through her work Dare has delved into many different but interrelating topics including subjectivity, psychology, identity, time and perspective. Recently she has been occupied with the neurological and biological mechanisms centralised around the...

100 Days to Create a Narrative

15 - 28 May 2015 Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University – Mt Lawley, Western Australia.   In 100 days Mel Dare finds many questions and some answers. Through her work the artist has delved into many different but interrelating subjects including subjectivity, psychology, identity, time and perspective. Recently...

A Dot on the Run 2015

 13 March - 29 May 2015 Courthouse Gallery (in association with Form) - Port Hedland, Western Australia.    Selected for the A Dot on the Run. A survey exhibition of drawings on paper by emerging, mid-career, and established artists throughout regional and metropolitan Western Australia. Works exhibited demonstrate the great talent...

Mid West Art Prize 2015 – Received a special commendation

28 February - 15 March 2015 Geraldton Regional Art Gallery - Western Australia    Mel Dare received a special commendation for her work "Mine" in this year's Mid West Art Prize.  The Mid West Art Prize Exhibition was re-launched on Saturday 28 February 2015 by Professor Ted...