Biennale of Sydney

Dale Harding

Dale Harding, The source/wellhead, 2017, Reckitt’s blue, oil on linen, 180 x 240 cm. Private collection, Brisbane, Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane. Photograph: Charlie Hillhouse.
Dale Harding, The boys, 2018, Xanthorrhoea resin on glass, 2 parts: 180 x 12 cm, 148 x 12 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane. Photograph: Carl Warner.
Dale Harding, Spine 3 (radiance), 2018. Plaster, haematite oxide, 445 x 1200cm. Installation view, Carslaw Building, The University of Sydney. Commissioned by The University of Sydney. Collection of The University Art Collection, The University of Sydney. Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane. Photograph: The University of Sydney.

Dale Harding

Born 1982 in Moranbah, Australia
Lives in Brisbane, Australia
Bidjara / Ghungalu / Garingbal


Dale Harding works in a wide variety of media to explore the visual and social languages of his communities as cultural continuum. A descendant of the Bidjara, Ghungalu and Garingbal peoples, he draws upon and maintains the spiritual and philosophical sensibilities of his cultural inheritances within the framework of contemporary art internationally. He uses techniques such as stenciling to perform the same techniques as his ancestors, revealing complex and layered cultural heritage and aesthetic histories.