Dale Harding at Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary art
- When 14 Jul - 28 Oct 2018
Albert Dock Liverpool L3 4BB
DAILY, 10AM – 5.50PM
+44 (0)151 709 7444
The Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art opens this Friday 14 July and features a new large-scale work by artist Dale Harding created specifically for Tate Liverpool.
Harding was born in the coal-mining town of Moranbah, and now lives and works in Brisbane. The descendant of the Bidjara, Ghungalu and Garingbal peoples of Central Queensland, he has developed an artwork that references historical materials and practices of both Liverpool and Australia.
Harding has created a wall-based stencil work that employs techniques used by his ancestors, realised using Reckitt’s Blue, a material used in laundries which were produced in Liverpool and eventually became commonplace in Australia – where Harding’s mother used it at her work. Harding’s work was commissioned by Liverpool Biennial and the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, and supported by Keir Foundation and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.
Dale Harding has participated in two Aboriginal Print Workshops with Cicada Press at UNSW Art & Design and is a regular visitor to our campus. His many previous exhibitions include The National: New Australian Art at Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney, 2017, and a commissioned work for With Secrecy and Despatch at Campbelltown Arts Centre, curated by Tess Allas, Director of Indigenous Programs at UNSW Art & Design.