Darkinjung/Wiradjuri artist Dale Collier is a socially engaged practitioner whose work cross-examines contemporary falsehoods and nationalistic propaganda as part of everyday Australian dreams. His site-specific projects traverse live spaces and places of key cultural, geo-political and environmental concern. Collier re-examines the role of the 21st century artist/activist in challenging postcolonial frameworks.
In 2010 Collier graduated with 1st class honours in a Bachelor of Digital Media from the Queensland College of Art receiving the Award for Academic Excellence. Collier has won numerous awards including the Margaret Olley Post Graduate Art Scholarship Award, University of Newcastle 2014; the Brenda Clouten Memorial Travelling Scholarship, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, 2016; and The Annual Student Art Prize, Wattspace Student Gallery, 2017.
Selected residencies include MONA FOMA & Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart Tasmania 2016; Situate Arts Lab 2016 – Experimental Art In Festivals, Artist in Residency & Symposium; ARTSCAPE Gibraltor Point, Toronto Island, Canada 2017 Luminous Bodies: Invitational Artist Residency Program; PROPEL/CATAPULT Collaborative Artist in Residence NEWCASTLE 2017, Professional Development residency with choreographer Craig Bary (NAISDA); and 2018 Time_Place_Space: NOMAD, Arthouse Melbourne. Collier is the Founder & Creative Director of HoboTechno, Experimental Arts Collective, Newcastle and is a current PHD Research Candidate at The University of Newcastle.