Feb 26, 2009 - Apr 16, 2009
Opening: Thursday, February 26th, 2009, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Born 1959, Dale Frank is generally regarded as having the longest CV of any Australian artist.
His artistic career began in 1975 when the then 16 year old was awarded the Red Cross Art Award by John Olsen. Just five years later, and displaying a confidence beyond his years, Frank had solo exhibitions in Dublin, Budapest and Milan and, in the following year, in London, New York, Bologna and Perth. Back in Australia commercial success was matched with curatorial and critical acclaim: in 1982 he was included in the 4th Biennale of Sydney, and in 1983 his work was selected for show at Museo Palazzo Lanfranchi in Pisa, Italy. In that same year his work featured at Melbourne University gallery and in Perspecta '83 at the Art Gallery of NSW. His inclusion in Australian Art - an American Perspective at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and at the 1984 Venice Biennale cemented Frank's international reputation. Since the 90's Frank has continued to exhibit extensively in Australia. In 2000 the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney held a survey exhibition of his work titled Ecstasy: 20 years of painting, and that same year he had a solo show in the Project Space at the Art Gallery of NSW. In 2005 he won the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize at the Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria. A major new monograph; So Far the Art of Dale Frank 2005 - 1980 was released last year.
Dale Frank Press Release as pdf-File 263 KB
Dale Frank Press Release as pdf-File 330 KB in Chinese language