Dale Miles

b. 1979

Dale Miles is a Sydney based artist whose work encompasses a diverse range of approaches to sculpture that include timber and stone carving, modelling, casting, timber and steel construction, drawing and painting. His work can be broadly described as pictorial sculpture and will often begin its life as a painting or drawing to then be fleshed out as a sculptural form that holds onto some of the properties of the two dimensional world. Miles likes to utilise the unique architectural and cultural forms that are particular to the Australian landscape as his subjects like huts, caravans, bus stops, chapels, sheds, bridges or in some cases a particular public sculpture.

Miles’ work for the last decade has focused on exploring new ways to expand on the lineage of relief sculpture. He is particularly interested in creating forms that contain both sculptural and relief language set in a space that allows the viewer to move behind the visual illusion and perceive the artworks mechanics and function on the eye. There is a playful and beguiling quality to Miles’ work that demands visual investigation from the viewer to unravel something that seems so other worldly and familiar at the same time.

He graduated from the National Art School in Sydney in 2006 with Honours and has studied Ancient and Renaissance Art in Italy and France. He has been the recipient of the Sculpture by the Sea Major prize at Cottesloe in 2016, the Helen Lempriere Scholarship in 2015, Storrier Onslow National Art School Paris Residency in 2012, a major public sculpture commission from the City of Sydney for Taylor Square in 2009 and won First prize for the Bowral sculpture Award in 2005 and the Waverly Art Prize in 2003. He is also an art educator who has lectured on Painting, Drawing and Sculpture at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the National Art School and is currently employed at Sydney Grammar School.

 

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Dale Miles, Stephanie Monteith and David Horton – IGNITE Fundraising Event for Women for Change

Image above: Stephanie Monteith   Box and Crane  2022  graphite on paper  37 x 27 cm Fundraising event for Women for …

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Stephanie Monteith & Dale Miles – Podcast Interview

Image: Stephanie Monteith, The letter – I really wanted to paint Germaine Greer, but she said ‘no’ (self portrait), oil on …

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Dale Miles finalist in the Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture

Congratulations to Dale Miles for his work Eternal Muse (2019) that has been selected as a finalist in the 2020 …

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Barbie Kjar – Winner of the 2024 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing

Image above: Barbie Kjar and her winning work No Expectations  2024 Photograph by Louisa Chircop Congratulations to Barbie Kjar, Winner …

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David Frazer ‘All That You’ve Loved’ Exhibition at Trinity College

‘David Frazer is primarily a graphic artist, a printmaker, who in his work creates a little microcosm, or a convincing …

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Michael Buzacott – SLOT Window Gallery 2024

Image above: Michael Buzacott  Olympia  2024  steel  199 x 130 x 69 cm   SLOT is an independent window gallery …

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Heather Shimmen Exhibition Featured in Memo Review

Curator Sheridan Palmer has written an insightful review for Memo Review of Heather Shimmen’s solo exhibition  The Sun Shining Ultravioletly …

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Andrew Antoniou and Barbie Kjar – Finalists in the 2024 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing

Barbie Kjar  No Expectations  2024  ink, charcoal and conte on Somerset paper  56 x 76 cm Congratulations to Andrew Antoniou …

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Jennifer Keeler Milne – Grafton Regional Gallery

‘Reflecting about the last few years of my practise, I realised that the perspective to which I’m constantly drawn is …

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Deborah Williams in ‘GAZE’ group exhibition – Australian Print Workshop

Deborah Williams  Differences in degree  2016  etching, engraving, aquatint and roulette, edition 20, 53 x 56 cm A selection of works …

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Greg Weight’s portrait of Emily Kam Kngwarray included in NGA exhibition

Image: Professor Fred Myer and curator Kelli Cole pictured at the NGA Artworks L-R: Sandover Map, Cartography © Brenda Thornley …

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Philip Davey – Documentary by Peter M Lamont

Philip Davey, pictured in his studio Filmmaker Peter M Lamont, of Handmade Films, has created a short film focusing on …

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Barbie Kjar & Mary Tonkin – Finalists in the 2024 Rick Amor Drawing Award

Image: Barbie Kjar  The Reach  2023  charcoal and ink on paper  38 x 56 cm Congratulations to Barbie Kjar and …

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