Danie Mellor

Danie Mellor’s work is at once beautiful and a calling to account. Finely crafted, embellished and framed, with images and devices that disarm with humour, narrative and a play on the ‘exotic’, the work nonetheless confronts and confounds our understanding of the past. Mellor tells stories that are neither simple nor complete. Instead, the view is presented with multiple layers that challenge assumptions. Stories collide and metaphors reach further than expected.

Dr Campbell Gray, Danie Mellor: Exotic Lies Sacred Ties, The University of Queensland Art Museum, 2014, page 11.

Visit Danie Mellor redux exhibition online (April 2022)

Listen to Danie Mellor interview on ABC RN The Drawing Room (11 May 2022)

Read an interview with Danie Mellor in The Age (28 April 2022)

Watch a film with Danie Mellor in conversation with Tyson Yunkaporta (2020)

Installation view, ‘redux’, 29 April – 21 May 2022
Installation view, ‘redux’, 29 April – 21 May 2022
Danie Mellor (left) ‘Perpetual (gambunu)’ 2022 gambunu – spirit from time of jujaba, (jujaba is the ancient time, or ‘time of the totems’) (right) ‘Perpetual (minyjirral)’ 2022 minyjirral – spirit, revives unconscious people. Both photographic print on mirror polished stainless steel 121.9 x 160 cm. From the exhibition ‘redux’, 29 April – 21 May 2022
Danie Mellor ‘Again forever’ 2022. Chromogenic print on metallic photographic paper, face-mounted to clear acrylic. Two panels, 124 x 283.5 cm overall. From the exhibition ‘redux’, 29 April – 21 May 2022
Installation view, ‘redux’, 29 April – 21 May 2022
Danie Mellor ‘The dialectic gaze’ 2022. Collection of 41 framed works Chromogenic prints on metallic photographic paper, photographic prints on mirror polished steel, gesso and iridescent wash, picture shelves 280 x 240 cm [approx.] From the exhibition ‘redux’, 29 April – 21 May 2022
Installation view, ‘redux’, 29 April – 21 May 2022
Danie Mellor ‘redux’ 2022. Photographic print on mirror polished stainless steel 143 x 139.5 cm [irregular]. From the exhibition ‘redux’, 29 April – 21 May 2022
Danie Mellor ‘The far country’ 2022. Chromogenic print on metallic photographic paper face-mounted to clear acrylic two panels 180 x 240 cm overall. From the exhibition ‘redux’, 29 April – 21 May 2022
Installation view, ‘Bala Yubanday: The Persistent Light’ from the exhibition ‘redux’, 29 April – 21 May 2022