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About

Contemporary Artist Dale Cox works across a diverse range of visual media including painting and sculpture, often appropriating found objects as materials for alteration and reinvention. Challenging conventional notions of painting - Cox enjoys blurring the boundaries of his painting practice into hybridized painted sculptural works. Cox’s painted sculptures explore issues concerning changing perceptions towards the ownership, management and commoditization of the Australian landscape among broader Environmental Themes. Paintings of bush fires address issues of climate, the precarious imbalance of man altered environments, and the ancient rhythms of the Australian landscape. Other works explore history and fractured contextual timelines, cultural hybridization, religion and globalisation, subverting the prevailing narratives of post Colonial Australian history. More recent work has explored the cold war era of the 'Space Race'. In particular the epoch defining event of the first Moon Walk in 1969- and how it redefines our understanding of humankind in the broader Universe. In particular notions of departure- the gravity piercing spiritual foray out of our corporal, earthly bonds into the heavens.
Dale Cox holds an honors degree in Fine Arts (Painting). Currently represented by Australian Galleries, Dale has for the past 12 years presented numerous solo exhibitions and participated in several curated group exhibitions, including at the National Gallery of Victoria and The Australian Embassy in Washington DC. Cox’s paintings and sculptures can be found in significant public, corporate and private collections worldwide.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honors Painting Printmaking)
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Exhibitions

Selected solo exhibitions
2018 Inner Logic -Australian Galleries Melbourne
2016 Usurper - Goulburn Regional gallery NSW
2016 Usurper - Australian Galleries Sydney
2016 Usurper - Australian Galleries Melbourne
2014 Out of the Darkness- Gippsland Regional Gallery Sale
2013 Change is the only constant Australian Galleries, Melbourne
2012 Terra Firma - Australian Galleries, Sydney
2012 The Yarra River Cargo- Recent finds Chinese Museum Melbourne
2012 Earthworks 2005 – 2012 Australian Galleries, Melbourne
2010 Going Places Sitting Down Hiraki Sawa installation – NGV Kids Corner, National Gallery of Victoria
2008 Tract, dianne tanzer gallery Melbourne
2007 Inland, dianne tanzer gallery Melbourne
2006 Landscape Format dianne tanzer gallery Melbourne
2005 Yarra River Cargo Project, dianne tanzer gallery, Melbourne
2004 Recent Work, Smyrnios Gallery Australia, Melbourne
1989 Skin, Swanston St Gallery. RMIT

122cm (W) x 81cm (H)
Acrylic Paint
$7,600