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

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