Danie Mellor wins Telstra NATSIA Award.

Danie Mellor has won the 2009 Telstra NATSIA Award with his work From Rite to Ritual.


From Rite to Ritual (2009) explores the notion of hidden and secret knowledge, which had evolved from Mellor’s interest in finding similarities and differences between Aboriginal culture and European Freemasonry. He explored ceremonial aspects of early Freemasonry practice in London that correlated with Western Desert ceremonial performances: secrecy was preserved by the erasure of ceremonial marks.


'It's important to have my work in an exhibition where conversations occur between different sorts of art and artists.'

30 Jul 2009