2nd Prize Town of Claremont Art Awards 2014

16 - 23 November 2014 Claremont Council Chambers - Western Australia    Second Prize in the 2014 Town of Claremont Art Awards.  Curated by Belinda Cobby.      Artwork details:  Mel Dare, Traces of conditioning (b), acrylic paint and ink on wooden panel, 65 x 70 cm, 2014...

Points of Reference

Solo exhibition - Points of Reference.  Peek-a-Boo Gallery - Northbridge, Western Australia.   6 - 20 November 2014. "Whether by choice or without we are continually gathering and discarding points of references throughout our lifetime. Ways of understanding who we are and how to relate to the rest of...

Gotham Open Studio Day 2014

Open Sunday 2 November 10am-5pm Gotham Studios, Northbridge, WA   Housed on the corner of William and James Streets in Northbridge, Gotham Studios is WA’s longest standing artist-run initiative. Established in 1987 and officially incorporated in 1988, Gotham occupies the first and second floors of a pair of...

Finalist Albany Art Prize 2014

18 September - 12 October 2014. Albany Hall - Albany, WA.   This year the process was extremely competitive, with 335 entries and only 30 works selected. Works were assessed on artistic merit and the exhibition of finalists has been curated to include a variety of media, technique,...

Florid @ Turner Galleries 2014

4 July - 2 August 2014 Turner Galleries - Northbridge, Western Australia    Florid showcased recent works by eight Western Australian mid-career artists who reference histories of decoration in order to explore subjectivity, identity, colonialism and/or nationalism.  Florid is a group exhibition curated by Clare McFarlane and Andrew Nicholls. Participating artists...

Selected for Black Ice

Peek-a-Boo Gallery - Gotham Studios, Northbridge.   1-31 July 2014.      Selected to be part of the group exhibition Black Ice   ...

Finalist Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2014

26 July - 7 September 2014 South Australian Museum - Adelaide, SA.    The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize was launched in 2002 and commemorates the birth of the South Australian Museum’s first curator, Frederick George Waterhouse. The prize is an opportunity for artists to investigate the world...

Canopy: Into the Forest

2 May - 8 June 2014 Mundaring Arts Centre - Mundaring, WA   Participating artists:  Peter Dailey, Mel Dare, Joanne Duffy, Bec Juniper, Norma MacDonald, Clare McFarlane, Alan Muller, Perdita Phillips, Gregory Pryor, Nien Schwarz, Nalda Searles, David Small, Holly Story, Paul Uhlmann, Linda van der Merwe and...

Florid @ fortyfivedownstairs

25 February - 22 March 2014 45 Downstairs - Melbourne, Victoria   Florid showcased recent works by eight Western Australian mid-career artists who reference histories of decoration in order to explore subjectivity, identity, colonialism and/or nationalism.  Florid is a group exhibition curated by Clare McFarlane and Andrew Nicholls that brings...

Gotham Studios @ Supermarket Independent Art Fair 2014

  14-16 February 2014 Gotham City, Supermarket Independent Art Fair 2014. Kulturhuset - Stockholm, Sweden    Mel Dare was one of three who went to Stockholm as a representative of Gotham Studios at the Supermarket Independent Art Fair 2014.  Supermarket is the largest international art fair in the Nordic region.  The fair...