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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Geoffrey Bartlett – Newhaven Public Art Commission

We are delighted to share these images from Geoffrey Bartlett with his recently installed sculpture, Alpha, for the Newhaven Public …

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Sidney Nolan: Myth Rider – Tarrawarra Museum of Art

Image above: Sidney Nolan  The Myth Rider  1958-59  polyvinyl acetate on composition board  122 x 152 cm (Copyright the Trustees …

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Jeffrey Smart – National Gallery of Australia

Image above: Jeffrey Smart  Labyrinth  2011  oil on canvas  100 x 100 cm The National Gallery of Australia is today …

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For the Love of Trees – Burrinja’s creative response to the devastating June storm event

Image above: Mary Tonkin  After, Kalorama  2021  oil on linen  183 x 320 cm We are delighted to share this …

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Angus Fisher – Winner of the Hawkesbury Art Prize 2021

Image: Angus Fisher with winning work Carrion #3 at the Hawkesbury Art Prize 2021 A huge congratulations for Angus Fisher who …

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Dianne Fogwell – Artist of the Year, 31st Annual ACT Arts Awards

Image credit: Holly Treadaway Congratulations to printmaker, Dianne Fogwell, who has been announced as Artist of the Year at the …

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Martin King – Finalist in the 2021 Grace Cossington Smith Art Award

Image above: Martin King  Hoodwinks and lyres, the moment  2019  graphite and watercolour on drafting film and paper  110 x …

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August Carpenter – Artist Profile Feature

Image above: August Carpenter  The Actions of Storms; sleep movements  2021  monotype on 250gsm Velin Arches paper  120 x 80 …

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Michael Le Grand – Winner 2021 Deakin University Small Sculpture Award

Image above: Michael Le Grand  Transit  2021  painted steel  12 x 22 x 13 cm Congratulations to Michael Le Grand …

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En Plein Air at Tower Hill

The Warrnambool Art Gallery (WAG) will celebrate the early days of summer this year and invite you to the Wallawar …

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