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...

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...