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DR MICHAEL VALE

Senior Lecturer

Michael Vale has been exhibiting professionally since 1986.

Michael Vale
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Recent solo exhibitions have included The Transit of Mercury (Anna Pappas Gallery 2016), The Umbelliferous Portraits (with Nicholas Ives, Rubicon Artspace 2015), The Conquest of Space (Five Walls Projects 2013), Lamplike (Trocadero Artspace 2012), Untitled (green) (Screenspace 2011), The Innocents (with Donna McRae, Westspace 2011), R.I.P. (Linden 2009) and Le Chien Qui Fume (Monash Faculty Gallery 2006, Westspace 2005, TCB 2005)

Recent group exhibitions have included Slippery Stories (cur. MV and Tom Dunn, Durden & Ray, Los Angeles / Strange Neighbour 2016), Dada Here & Now (cur. Hanna Regev & Matt McKinley, San Francisco Arts Festival 2016), Authenticity? (cur. Richard Ennis, Incinerator Gallery 2016), The Museum of Doubt (cur. Peter Hill, Despard Gallery Hobart 2016), A Window that Isn't There (cur. MV, Strange Neighbour 2014), Whistling in the Dark (cur. MV, Trocadero Artspace 2014), As If (cur. Pater Hill, Kings Ari 2014), The Archibald Prize (AGNSW 2012), Museums in the Incident (cur. Steven Rendall, Monash Faculty Gallery 2012), Beautiful Volcanoes (cur. MV, Monash Faculty Gallery 2011), Loop 09 (Barcelona 2009), Nardini's Garage (Bassano al Grappa, Italy 2008), Who Let the Dogs Out? (cur. Merryn Gates, Lake Maquarie Gallery NSW, Hazlehurst Regional Gallery NSW 2008), This Crazy Love (cur. Jan Duffy, Linden 2007), Salone dei Beni e Delle Attivita' Culturati (Terminal Passageri, Venice 2006), Pet Project (cur. Bec Dean, Australian Centre for Photography - Sydney, Melbourne Arts Festival 2006).

Michael's short film and video works have been screened around Australia and in Italy, Spain, the USA and Canada, and The Long Walk (2006) was awarded 'best film on art' at the 2006 Asolo Artfilm Festival (Italy). Since 2003 he has been working with the film maker Donna McRae and was production designer on her 2011 feature film Johnny Ghost, co-writer & director on Cobby: the dark side of cute (currently in post-production) and co-writer & production designer on Lost Gully Road (currently in post-production).

Michael was the founding director of Linden Contemporary Art Centre, St Kilda (1985-7) and has worked as a curator, scriptwriter, mural and scenery painter, set designer, interior designer, illustrator and paint manufacturer. In 1999 he re-designed and refurbished the Ghost Train at Luna Park (with Bob Clutterbuck).

PhD (Monash University, 2006), MFA (RMIT, 2000)

Dr Michael Vale, Senior Lecturer
Lamp People (video still)
2016

5 minute video loop

Dr Michael Vale, Senior Lecturer
The Brillig
2016

oil on linen, 122 x 92cm

Dr Michael Vale, Senior Lecturer
The Long Walk (video still)
2015

Dr Michael Vale, Senior Lecturer
Portrait of Warren Ellis
2013

oil on linen, 182.5 x 152cm

Dr Michael Vale, Senior Lecturer
Augustine (video still)
2012

5 minute video

Dr Michael Vale, Senior Lecturer
The conquest of space (2010-11)

oil on linen

Dr Michael Vale, Senior Lecturer
Dr Michael Vale & Donna McRae (mcraeandvale), The innocents
2011

installation detail

Dr Michael Vale, Senior Lecturer
Untitled (green)
2011

video still

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Professor Shane Murray

Monash University
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