danie mellor

Exotic Lies Sacred Ties

Danie Mellor, Bayi minyjirral [detail], 2013, pastel, pencil and wash on Saunders Waterford paper

30 August –
16 November 2014
 
gallery four

This major survey focused on the past decade of the artist’s practice. Mellor’s Indigenous heritage informs his art, which considers Australia’s colonial legacy. Born at Mackay, Queensland, in 1971 he maintains strong links with his mother’s Country on the Atherton Tablelands, Far North Queensland.

 

The exhibition was the first to consider in depth how Mellor has contributed to contemporary Australian art, and encouraged engagement with the nation’s shared and contested histories through core themes. It brought together key works from public collections, including Australian Museum, National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Bathurst Regional Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, The University of Queensland and private collections. 

 

 

On Tour from the University of Queensland Art Museum

Curator: Maudie Palmer AO; Coordinating Curator: Samantha Littley

 

 
CONTACT

Museum and Art Gallery of
the Northern Territory

GPO Box 4646, Darwin NT 0801

+61 8 8999 8264

info@magnt.net.au
MAGNT acknowledges the traditional owners of country across the Northern Territory and beyond, and pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
  • Facebook
  • Instagram - White Circle
  • Twitter - White Circle

ABN  22 932 713 682