Dale Harding


Dale Harding: "The Environment is Part of Who You Are" | TateShots

Dale Harding was born in 1982 in Moranbah, Australia and is currently based in Brisbane, Australia. He is a descendent of the Bidjara, Ghungalu and Garingbal peoples of Central Queensland. Working in a wide variety of media, Harding is recognised for works that explore the untold histories of his communities. Recently, he has been investigating the social and political realities experienced by members of his family who lived under government control in Queensland, with a focus on his matrilineal elders.

In 2017 his work featured in Documenta14 ‘Learning from Athens’, ‘Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial’ at the National Gallery of Australia, and in ‘The National’, Art Gallery of New South Wales. The first book on his work ‘Dale Harding: Body of Objects’ was published by Griffith University in 2017. In 2015 the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane presented a solo exhibition of Harding’s work titled ‘White Collared’. In 2016 Harding participated in the 11th Gwangju Biennale, curated by Maria Lind, and in 2018 exhibited in her exhibition ‘Soon Enough’ at Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm.

In 2018 he undertook a residency at IASPIS (International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists), Sweden. Recently, his work has also been displayed at the Tate Liverpool as part of the Liverpool Biennial ‘Beautiful world, where are you?’.


Hendrik Folkerts, "Dale Harding's Narratives of Displacement," Frieze, 22 September 2019.

Tim Walsh, "This is Our Time: Dale Harding in Conversation," Art + Australia online, November 2018.

Louise Martin-Chew, “Dale Harding discusses his incredible year,” Art Guide Australia, September 2017.

Darren Jorgensen, "The Minimalism, Hessian and Steel of Dale Harding," Dassuperpaper March 2014, pp. 50-51

Hetti Perkins, 'Colour By Number: Dale Harding' (Catalogue essay), Metro Arts, Brisbane, 2012