Danie Mellor is a contemporary artist living and working in Bowral, New South Wales. His multidisciplinary research and practice explore intersections between contemporary and historic culture, and the legacies of cultural memory and knowledge. Born in Mackay, North Queensland, his maternal Aboriginal heritage is Ngadjon/Mamu with Scottish and Irish settler ancestry from the Atherton Tablelands and Cairns region, and his father’s family emigrated to Australia from California in the early 1900s.
Danie's work is held in multiple regional, all state and significant national collections in Australia, including the National Gallery of Australia and MCA Collection; and in international museums including the National Gallery of Canada, the British Museum, and the National Museums of Scotland. His work has received major awards, acquisitions, and commissions including the MCA Australia’s Sculpture Commission in 2019, the National Gallery of Australia Member’s 2019 Acquisition Fund, and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award in 2009.
Danie's first exhibition with N.Smith Gallery will be in 2023.