Danie Mellor

Danie Mellor

Currently at the Mornington Peninsula Gallery you can view a couple of Danie Mellor’s impressive large works on paper.  Danie Mellor sees himself as a contemporary observer and and artist he’s interested in contrasting similarities and differences in ritual knowledge and ceremonies that are part of Indigenous and Western culture. He also explored Freemasonic history and explored and juxtaposed indigenous presence in a narrative of symbology. The notion of the hidden and secret interests him.  He is a story teller and his narration takes into account shared histories. The blue and white tradition of spode bone china is part of this notion of shared histories,  blue is very accepting colour and provides a sense of familiarity and ease in reading a picture, it is a pathway to open up the broader discussion of shared and challenging histories of cultures.

Danie Mellor A Point of Order (new worlds from old power) 2010, pastel and pencil with Swarovski Crystal, glitter and wash on paper, 142 x 185cm. Courtesy the artist and Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney.

Danie Mellor A Point of Order (new worlds from old power) 2010, pastel and pencil with Swarovski Crystal, glitter and wash on paper, 142 x 185cm. Courtesy the artist and Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney.

By | 2017-06-15T12:06:04+00:00 June 18th, 2015|Art Blast, Danie Mellor observer and artist|0 Comments

About the Author:

Janie Frith artist, teacher and illustrator. Her contemporary landscapes capture the distinctive atmosphere and spirit of place. Her paintings and drawings are a celebration of dramatic light, shapes and texture found in the rural landscape.

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