Dale Harding: ‘Environment is part of who you are’

Meet the artist who is exploring the history of his community in Queensland, Australia

‘If the work doesn’t relate to your family and your community, then what’s the point?’, Harding asks.

Harding was born in 1982 in Moranbah, Queensland. The artist is a Bidjara, Ghungalu and Garingbal man who currently lives and works in Brisbane, Queensland. Harding works with a variety of techniques and traditions including painting, installation and sculpture.

Recently, Harding has created wall-based art inspired by rock art sites in Queensland. ‘The landscape was the gallery that my ancestors knew’, the artist says. ‘Working directly on gallery walls is an acknowledgment and continuation of painting stories on sandstone walls.’

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