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

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.