Dale Harding works in a wide variety of media to explore the untold histories of his communities. A descendant of the Bidjara, Ghungalu and Garingbal peoples, 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.
His work has shown in a number of exhibitions, including dOCUMENTA 14, Athens and Kassel (2017); Defying Empire, 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2017); The Dust Never Settles, University of Queensland Art Museum, St Lucia, Australia (2017); Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2016); With Secrecy and Despatch, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Australia (2016); For Collective Unconscious, Artspace, Auckland (2016); White Collared, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2015); Shimmer, South Australian Museum, Jam Factory, Adelaide (2015) and Seoul – Sydney: Contemporary Korean and Australian Prints, Chugye University for the Arts, Seoul and UNSW Art and Design Campus, Sydney (2014).
Harding’s work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane and Artspace Mackay, Mackay, Australia, among others. His work was also featured in the publication Dale Harding: Body of Objects, edited by Angela Goddard, with an interview by Hendrik Folkerts (Griffith University and documenta 14, 2017).
Harding was the recipient of the 15 Artists Acquisitive Art Prize, Moreton Bay Regional Council/Redcliffe City Art Gallery, Brisbane (2016) and the University Medal, Griffith University, Brisbane (2013).
Harding earned a Bachelor of Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane (2012) and a Bachelor of Fine Art with First Class Honors (2013) from the same institution.
Born in 1982 in Moranbah, Queensland, he currently lives and works in Brisbane.