Dale Collier is based in Newcastle, one of Australia's largest port cities with train and songlines escalating all the way back out through red dirt country. He works across all disciplines of sound video, performance, and installations while examining contemporary roles of First Nations artist, activist, and ally.
Dale will use the $10,000 scholarship to create and present new experimental artwork in reciprocity and exchange within sites of key bio-spherical and environmental significance between Newcastle and Broken Hill for an exhibition at the Broken Hill Art Gallery in 2020 and the 2020 Broken Heel Festival. One receiving the scholarship Dale said “This Australia thing, it’s a big place. Ours is a unique experience with countless perspectives and multitudinous contexts, which are not free of geographical limitations, let alone financial ones. It takes huge efforts just to connect locally in our country and for anyone interested in affecting the global condition, challenges like these can become insurmountable". he continued.
“This scholarship will enable extensive growth within my practice by providing me with the means to develop, perform and deliver on a new project, which would not have been possible otherwise. I am thrilled to accept this scholarship and extremely excited about the ideas that can now be made a reality given this opportunity.”