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.

 

PAST EXHIBITIONS

2020

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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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Martin King, Dale Miles and Stephanie Monteith – Finalists in Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2019

Image: Dale Miles, Extruded Thought, 2019, paperpulp, gesso, hydrocal, timber, silverpoint, graphite, 12 x 50 x 28 cm Congratulations to …

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Print-Making in the Collection – Gippsland Art Gallery

Image above: Publication cover detail,  featuring Wayne Viney  Clearing storm  2000  monotype on paper  17.5 x 17.4 cm A number …

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Mary Tonkin – ‘The Ranges / 3 Perspectives’ at Burrinja

Mary Tonkin’s landscape paintings will be featured in an upcoming exhibition The Ranges / 3 Perspectives at Burrinja alongside works by …

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John Wolseley – The National 2021: New Australian Art at MCA

John Wolseley is included in the current exhibition, The National 2021, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. The …

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Still Life – Lewis Miller

Celebrated painter Lewis Miller is featured in the new publication ‘Still Life’ by Amber Creswell Bell. A rich survey of …

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Geoffrey Bartlett – Maribyrnong Commission

Installation is currently underway of a major commission by Geoffrey Barlett for the Maribyrnong River. Geoffrey shares with us his …

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Cameron Hayes – Artist Profile

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Cameron Hayes’ Paintings Speak of Human Frailty and Insecurity

Image above: Cameron Hayes  She died in the child welfare tribunal, he died in an adult bookshop  2020-21  oil on …

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Andrew Antoniou – Interview with Richard Morecroft – ‘Theatre of Dreams’ April 2021

Above image: Andrew Antoniou in his studio Richard Morecroft recently met with celebrated artist Andrew Antoniou, to talk about his …

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Pressing Matters Magazine – Danielle Creenaune

Cover image courtesy of Pressing Matters Magazine Danielle Creenaune has recently been featured in the print making magazine, Pressing Matters, …

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HOLDING GROUND #savearthursseat

The work of 76 leading contemporary artists comes together in HOLDING GROUND, an online art exhibition fundraiser to help stop …

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