Dale Collier belongs to a new generation of interdisciplinary artists and activists who work within a multitude of socially engaged mediums. His work embraces interactivity, site specific performance and participation. While giving rise to the complexities of geopolitics, Collier frequently interrogates nationalistic propaganda and the ever-present anomalistic illusion of Australia in relation to global contemporaneity and the postcolonial regime.
Toronto Island is envisioned as a key site for the cross-pollination of the artist’s own practice within an international socially engaged context. While undertaking this project the artist aims generate new experimental audio-visual works by decoding and recoding ubiquitous materials through creative action. Here, the shared postcolonial narratives of Canada and Australia are key. They provide unique socio-political and historical reference points for speculation while locating performative interdisciplinary inquiry.
Dale Collier lives in Australia and works as an independent artist, researcher and technician.Finalist, Whyalla Art Prize, Country Arts South Australia 2017Finalist, Josephine Ulrick & Win Shubert Photography Award, Gold Coast 2017 Winner, Brenda Clouten Travelling Scholarship. Maitland Art Gallery 2016Finalist, Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize, Campbelltown Arts Centre 2016 & 2017Dale is also a current research candidate at The University of Newcastle