John Dahlsen: Contemporary Australian Environmental Artist
Biography
(Complete CV below)


John Dahlsen studied art at the Victorian College of the Arts and at the Melbourne College of Advanced Education.

Nationally regarded in Australia, as an award winning artist, he won the prestigious Wynne prize at the Art Gallery of NSW in 2000 and was selected as a finalist in 2003 and again in 2004.

In 2006 he was a finalist in the Sulman Award at the Art Gallery of NSW. He has won several grants from various funding bodies, as well as winning other significant acquisitive and non acquisitive art prizes.

He has lectured at many Australian universities, and has been an invited speaker at architectural and environmental symposiums both in Australia and Internationally.

For over 30 years he has been holding regular solo exhibitions of his work, both in capital cities, more recently in Melbourne at Australian Art Resources and in regional areas of Australia, including the Gold Coast City Art Gallery, the Coffs Harbour City Art Gallery, Grafton Regional Art Gallery and Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, as well as internationally, where he exhibited at the Australian Embassy in Washington D.C.

In late 2003 he exhibited at the Florence Biennial of Contemporary art, and won a prestigious award for mixed media/new media. Then went opn to hold solo international exhibitions in New York in Feb 2004 and in Milan in May 2004.

John is also involved in many group exhibitions from year to year both within Australia and internationally.

He was also in the 2004 group show "Art From Detritus" held in New York and at Gensler in San Francisco in July.

2005 saw his work in "Recent Acquisitions" at the Whippel Art Gallery and Museum in Minnesota USA.

John was selected to be a cultural ambassador for Australia by an international jury, to represent Australia at the Athens Olympics of Visual Arts 'Artiade' Exhibition 2004, held during Aug/Sept.

In October 2004, as a part of Sculpture By The Sea in Sydney, John's work "Absolut Dahlsen" commissioned by Absolut of Sweden was unveiled. This artwork commission signals the first time an Australian artist has been commissioned by this company, he joins the ranks of renowned artists such as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Francesco Clemente and Damien Hirst, who have also been commissioned to make an artwork by Absolut.

He curated as well as exhibited in the exhibition "Recycled Revisited", at the Samuel Dorsky Museum in New York State from the 1st July - 18th Sept 2005.

In September 2005, he was the artist in residence, courtesy of Jefferson City in Missouri USA, where he made a public artwork for the city.

In December 2006 John was the runner-up prizewinner in Australia's richest Art prize, "The Signature Of Sydney Prize".

John's work is also featured in a permanent exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum Sydney called "Ecologic" - Creating a sustainable Future.

December 2007 saw John feature in a permanent exhibition titled "Ecological Integrity: On the Brink" at the Ulster County Community College's Muroff-Kotler Visual Arts Gallery in New York.

In March 2008 John was an invited guest of the North Stonington Education Foundation, to work with students and to deliver a lecture at Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration Mystic Connecticut USA.



In September 2008 he exhibited at the Jenolan Caves Trust NSW, in the "Treasures of Seeds" Exhibition. Supporting the Global Crop Diversity Trust. In August/September 2009, he exhibited again with the "Treasures of Seeds" Exhibition at the CSIRO in Canberra.

John is represented by major public and private collections across Australia, he is also in many International collections in Europe, USA and Japan.

He and his art has been written about in all the major newspapers and many magazines in the form of critiques and as articles and pictorials.

Radio, television and the internet, frequently interview him about exhibitions and his work as a contemporary environmental artist.

John was awarded in 2009, the Swell Sculpture Exhibition "Environmental Art Award", Currumbin, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. He went on to win this prize again in September 2010.

In July 2010, he won the Peoples Choice Award in the ArtsCape Biennial Sculpture Exhibition. Byron Bay, NSW Australia  for his 6m x 4m x 3m sculpture: “Monumental Environmental Artwork” which he made from a recycled Camphor Laurel tree root ball and trunk. 

In September 2010 John's work featured at the famed "Hanmo Gallery" in Beijing's 798 contemporary art district in China.

March 2011 saw John being commissioned by the Commonwealth Bank to create a major sculpture for their new 6 star eco friendly HQ, from objects collected from the annual Clean up Australia campaign in Sydney.

John was appointed " Cultural Ambassador" for Friends of the United Nations, on World Environment Day June 6th 2011.

He was invited in 2012 by the United Nations to write an essay for the Rio+20 conference. Dahlsen’s essay, titled “The Future we want” appears on the UN website for the Rio+20 conference. And can be seen here: http://www.un.org/en/sustainablefuture/dahlsen.shtml

In 2013 John was offered a PhD Candidature at Charles Darwin University N.T. Australia.

2013 Appointed Ambassador for the Nespresso Upcycle Art campaign.

Exhibited in The Art of Sound Caboolture Regional Art Gallery in 2013.

Queensland Museum in Brisbane: Environmental art projections. QLD 2013 - 2014

Exhibited in Customs House Sydney Clean Up Australia's 25th Anniversary Exhibition 20 Feb - 3 March 2014

He exhibited his work in the 2014 international exhibition "Gyre Project at the Anchorage Museum Alaska” 7th Feb - 6th Sept 2014. This exhibition will tour to the David J. Spencer CDC Museum in Atlanta, Georgia from January 26, 2015– June 19, 2015. And the USC Fisher Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California, from Sept 2, 2015 – Nov 21, 2015.

In 2014 he was awarded the Graduate Scholar Award at the Arts and Humanities Conference Rome Italy.

John Dahlsen was awarded a Churchill Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Foundation 2014 for artistic research to be undertaken in Japan and Holland in 2015.

2015/16 Received an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA). Charles Darwin University

2015/16 Awarded the Nancy (Nan) Giese Doctoral Scholarship in the Arts. Charles Darwin University.

Full biographical details below:


Major Mediums:
Painting, sculpture, assemblage,installation art, public art, digital printing, woodblock printing, found object art, drawing, photography, printmaking, public speaking, writing, public speaking and lecturing.

Education:
2013,14, 15,16. Doctor of Philosophy PhD Candidature, Charles Darwin University, N.T. Australia
1983 Melbourne College of Advanced Education Victoria Australia
1977, 78, 79 Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Teaching/Lecturing:
2016 Visiting Lecturer Anhui Normal University Wuhu China
2016 Charles Darwin University Darwin NT Lecturer in Visual Arts
2016 Visiting Lecturer University of Canberra/Tafe QLD Southbank Campus
2016 Visiting Lecturer Widyagama University of Malang, East Java – Indonesia
2015 Visiting Lecturer Kyoto Seika University Kyoto Japan
2015 Charles Darwin University Darwin NT Lecturer in Visual Arts
2014 Charles Darwin University Darwin NT Lecturer in Visual Arts
2013 Charles Darwin University Darwin NT Lecturer in Visual Arts
2013 Kormilda College NT
2012 Darwin High School NT
2012 Flying Arts Lecturer QLD
2012 School For International Training Australia, Artistic Advisor and Lecturer
2011 School For International Training Australia, Artistic Advisor and Lecturer
2011 "ArtStart" program Mentor: Arts Northern Rivers NSW
2010 School For International Training Australia, Intern advisor
2009 School For International Training Australia, project advisor
2008 Visiting Lecturer North Stonington Elementary and High Schools Connecticut USA
2008 School For International Training Australia, project advisor
2006 Visiting lecturer, Ethos Foundation Courageous Conversations Forum Binna Burra QLD
2005 State University of New York New Paltz, visiting lecturer
2005 William Woods University Fulton Missouri, visiting lecturer
2004 Southern Cross University, Lismore Australia, visiting lecturer
2003 James Cook University, Townsville Australia, Visiting Lecturer
2003 School For International Training Australia, Visiting Lecturer
2002 School For International Training Australia, Visiting Lecturer
2001 School For International Training Australia, Visiting Lecturer
2000 Royal Australian Institute of Architects Sydney Australia, Visiting Lecturer
2000 School For International Training Australia, Visiting Lecturer
1999 Australian Embassy, Washington D.C. USA. Environmental Symposium
1991 School of Architecture, The University of Western Australia
1990 School of Visual Arts, Curtin University of Technology Western Australia
1990 School of Architecture, University of WA, Visiting Fine Arts Lecturer
1989 Part-time Art Teacher, Gosnells High School, Perth Western Australia
1988 Painting/Drawing in various secondary schools, Perth Western Australia
1983-4 Painting /Drawing in various secondary schools, Melbourne Vic, Australia
1983 Mature Age, Life Drawing Classes, Melbourne College of Advanced Education. Australia

Awards and Achievements:
2016 Awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA). Charles Darwin University
2016 Awarded the Nancy (Nan) Giese Doctoral Scholarship in the Arts. Charles Darwin University
2015 Awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA). Charles Darwin University
2015 Awarded the Nancy (Nan) Giese Doctoral Scholarship in the Arts. Charles Darwin University
2015 Appointed Associate Editor for the International Journal of the Image.
2015 Invited as Series Book Editor; Common Ground Publishing Academic Publishing House USA
2014 Churchill Fellowship recipient: The Winston Churchill Foundation 2014
2014 Appointed Associate Editor in The International Journal of Diverse Identities
2014 Awarded Graduate Scholar Award Arts and Humanities Conference Rome Italy
2014 Appointed Associate Editor for the International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts & Responses.
2013 Appointed Ambassador for "Project Upcycle" Art Campaign July 2013
2013 Appointed Associate Editor: The International Journal of Diverse Identities
2013 Offered Doctorate (PhD Candidature) Charles Darwin University N.T. Australia
2012 Invited by the United Nations to write an essay for the Rio+20 Conference
2011 Appointed 'Cultural Ambassador' Friends of the United Nations, World Environment Day June 6th
2010 Swell Sculpture Festival and Exhibition – "Dux" Environmental Art Award, Currumbin QLD
2010  ArtsCape Biennial Sculpture Exhibition. Peoples Choice Award. NSW Australia
2009 Swell Sculpture Festival and Exhibition – "Dux" Environmental Art Award, Currumbin QLD
2008 Awarded North Stonington Education Foundation USA Certificate of Appreciation
2006 Finalist: Sulman Prize for Genre Painting - Art Gallery of N.S.W. Sydney, Australia
2006 "The Signature Of Sydney Prize" - Australias richest art prize. 2nd prize winner. December 2006
2006 Finalist: Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award
2006 Finalist Greenpeace Art 4 Action 2006 - 'Changing Nature' The Gallery at Darling Park Sydney
2006 Export Market Development Grant. Australian Government 'Austrade'
2006 Semi Finalist: Signature of Sydney Art Prize
2006 Mosman Art Prize Finalist
2005 Awarded Senate Proclamation, Jefferson City, State of Missouri, USA
2005 Regional Artist Award: East Coast Sculpture Show - Thursday Plantation, NSW
2005 Export Market Development Grant. Australian Government 'Austrade'
2004 Awarded the role as Cultural Ambassador for Australia at the Athens "Olympics Of Visual Arts" Artiade Exhibition
2004 Export Market Development Grant. Australian Government 'Austrade'
2004 Finalist: Wynne Prize for Sculpture & Landscape - Art Gallery of N.S.W. Sydney, Australia
2003 Florence Biennial of Contemporary Art - Award for mixed media/new media
2003 Finalist: Wynne Prize for Sculpture & Landscape - Art Gallery of N.S.W. Sydney, Australia
2003 NSW Ministry for the Arts Cultural Grant Visual Arts & Crafts Coffs Harbor Regional Art Gallery
2003 Earth Champion Nominee: Athena Foundation
2001 Highly Commended: East Coast Sculpture Show Thursday Plantation, NSW
2000 Winner of the Wynne Prize for Sculpture & Landscape - Art Gallery of N.S.W. Sydney, Australia
2000 Official Artist of the New Millennium for 'Clean Up Australia' & "Clean up the World"
2000 N.S.W. Ministry for the Arts grant Australia
1998 Highly Commended: East Coast Sculpture Show Thursday Plantation, NSW
1991 Artrage Festival Subsidy Funding
1991 Pat Corrigan artist grant
1991 Winner of the Geraldton-Greenough Acquisitive Art Award
1990 WA Department for the Arts Grant
1976 Xavier College Open Art Award
1976 Cann River Open Art Prize, Gippsland, Victoria Australia.

Publications:
2016 "Echoes" Exhibition catalogue Darwin NT August 2016
2016 Sculpture by the Sea 2016: A book published celebrating artists and the sculptures from 1997-2015
2016 Global South Ethnographies: Minding the Senses. Book Chapter Routledge Press, Holland
2016 The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts: An Artist’s Vision of Environmental and Economic Sustainability for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Artists
2015 "Balancing Economic Viability and Artists' Creativity During a Global Financial Crisis". Accepted for publication in The International Journal of Diverse Identities Volume 13, Issue 3-4
2015
Creative Approaches to Research Vol. 8 No. 1, 2015 ISSN: 18359442 Chapter 6 Observations of Globalism’s Post GFC Aftermath John Dahlsen P. 97-131
2014 "An Accidental Environmental Artist". John Dahlsen- Alpha Academic Press USA November
2013 “An Artist’s Guide To A Successful Career" - Strategies for Financial and Critical Success. John Dahlsen Common Ground Publishing House USA
"Gyre" The Plastic Ocean. Anchorage Museum Alaska - Booth Clibborn Editions London 2014

2012 “The Future We Want”- Essay for the United Nations 2012 Rio+20 conference

2010 "The Future of our Cities" World Policy Journal - 'Big Question' The New Urbanism. Winter Issue New York
2009 "Art Insights" – Creating Wealth as an Artist. John Dahlsen.

Solo Exhibitions:
2016 Darwin Festival Exhibition John Dahlsen "Echoes" Hilton Doubletree Reflections Art Gallery. 15th - 21st August
2016 China: Anhui Normal University Art Gallery Wuhu. 13th - 17th June Woodblock/digital Fusion Print series

2016 University of Widyagama Malang, East Java – Indonesia May 2016
2015 The Winston Churchill Foundation National Convention Print exhibition October Sydney
2015 "Fusion" woodblock/digital prints. Nan Giese Gallery Charles Darwin University. May 2015
2014 CEAD Sensual Landscapes of Ethnography University of Waikato Hamilton Aotearoa. New Zealand. November
2014 Lagoon Spa Darwin Exhibition
2013 Lagoon Spa Darwin Exhibition
2012 John Dahlsen Environmental Art Gallery May/June 2012 Byron Bay NSW Australia
2011 Open Studio exhibition September 2011 Byron Bay NSW Australia
2010 Beijing "Hanmo Gallery" 798 Gallery District, Beijing China. - September/October 2010 China
2010 Open Studio exhibition Jan/Feb/March 2010 Byron Bay NSW Australia
2009 Open Studio exhibition Jan/Feb/March 2009 Byron Bay NSW Australia
2008 Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration Mystic Connecticut March 2008 USA
2008 Oneness Convention Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast QLD Jan 2008 Australia
2008 Open Studio exhibition Jan/Feb 2008 Byron Bay NSW Australia
2007 Oneness University - Chennai - Andrah Pradesh, India
2007 "Linnaeus Exhibition" Broken Head. Curated by the Lismore Regional Art Gallery. Jan/Mar
2007 Studio Exhibition Byron Bay Australia
2006 Parliament House Sydney "Recycled Materials As Art" 5-30 June Australia
2006 "Linnaeus Exhibition" Broken Head. Curated by the Lismore Regional Art Gallery. Oct/Dec
2005  Artspace Mackay: "Detritus" - works by John Dahlsen 2nd Sept - 16th Oct Australia
2005 "From Floor to Wall" John Dahlsen: Tweed  River  Regional Art Gallery Murwillumbah NSW
2004 "New Work - John  Dahlsen" D'Ars Contemporary Art Space Milano Italy
2004 "John Dahlsen in Byron Bay" Byron Fine Art Gallery  NSW Australia
2004 "New Assemblages and Prints" John Gordon Gallery  Coffs Harbour NSW Australia
2004 "Renewed" Gallery 49 New York USA
2003 "Found Plastics" Umbrella Studios Townsville QLD Australia
2003 “Renewed” Australian  Art Resources, Melbourne, VIC Australia
2003 “Rubbish/ Art” Coffs Harbour City Gallery, NSW  Australia
2003 “Recycled” Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW Australia
2003 “Art/Rubbish” Lake Russell Gallery Coffs Harbour NSW Australia
2002 "Survey" Fox Galleries Brisbane QLD Australia
2001 "Full Circle" Gold Coast City Art Gallery QLD Australia
2001 John Dahlsen, Fox Galleries,  Brisbane QLD Australia
2000 "Totem", Arthouse Gallery, Sydney, NSW Australia
2000 John Dahlsen, Fox Galleries,  Brisbane QLD Australia
1999 Australian Embassy, Washington D.C. USA
1999 Contemporary Landscapes, Fox Galleries, Brisbane QLD Australia
1996 The Avatar Series, Orlando Resort Florida, USA
1995 Works on Paper and Canvas - 'The Orient' Byron Bay NSW Australia
1995 Painting & Drawing Soho Galleries, Sydney NSW Australia
1994 Works on Paper, 'Byronian' Byron Bay, NSW Australia
1993 John Dahlsen - Paintings, Cape Gallery - Big Space, Byron Bay, NSW Australia
1992 Recent works on paper from Amsterdam, Artplace, Perth, Western Australia
1991 John Dahlsen - Painting + Drawing, Lawrence Wilson Gallery University of Western Australia
1990 John Dahlsen Paintings, Old Papa's, Fremantle, Western Australia
1989 John Dahlsen Recent Paintings, Gore Street Gallery, Melbourne VIC Australia
1989 Recent Works and Works in Progress, Studio, Fremantle, Western Australia
1989 John Dahlsen Recent Works, Old Papa's, Fremantle, Western Australia
1989 Recent Works on Paper - John Dahlsen, A Shed, Fremantle, Western Australia
1998 John Dahlsen Paintings, Delaney Galleries, Perth, Western Australia
1986 Colour and Transparency, Prism Gallery Fremantle, Western Australia
1981 John Dahlsen, Johnathan Sweet Gallery, Melbourne, VIC Australia
1980 Studio Works, Artist's London Studio, England.

Group Exhibitions:
2016 'Scrounged' Republic Plaza Denver Colorado USA. March-May. In celebration of Earth Day
2016 Sydney Institute of Marine Science - Annual Auction and Fundraiser October Sydney Australia
2016 Ashdod Museum Israel (Permanent exhibition)
2016 Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum Permanent Collection
2016 Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art: - Amsterdam The Netherlands
2016 Powerhouse Museum Sydney: "Ecologic": Creating a Sustainable Future
2015 GYRE The Plastic Ocean: The David J. Spencer CDC Museum Atlanta, Georgia Jan– June
2015 GYRE The Plastic Ocean: The USC Fisher Museum of Art Los Angeles, California, Sept-Nov
2015 The Bays Precinct Discovery Day Sculpture exhibition. Sydney April 2015.
2015 Sydney Institute of Marine Science - Annual Auction and Fundraiser October Sydney Australia
2015 Ashdod Museum Israel (Permanent exhibition)
2015 Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum Permanent Collection
2015 Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art: - Amsterdam The Netherlands
2015 Powerhouse Museum Sydney: "Ecologic": Creating a Sustainable Future
2014 GYREx Exhibition. Anchorage Museum Alaska - February 2014 USA
2014 Sydney Institute of Marine Science - Annual Auction and Fundraiser October 2014 Sydney
2014 Customs House Sydney Clean Up Australia's 25th Anniversary Exhibition Feb - March
2014 Queensland Museum in Brisbane: Environmental art projections. QLD Australia. Feb 2014
2014 Powerhouse Museum Sydney Ecologic Creating a Sustainable Future (Permanent exhibition)       
2014 Ashdod Museum Israel (Permanent exhibition) 
2014 "Ecological Integrity: On the Brink" Ulster County Muroff-Kotler Gallery New York    
2014 Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum Permanent Collection exhibition  USA    
2014 Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art: - Wonderkamers Gemeentemuseum Den Haag Holland  
2013 Ecollaboration Artwork unveiled "Project Upcycle" Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney July
2013 The Art of Sound Exhibition Caboolture Regional Art Gallery October 2013.
2013 Queensland Museum in Brisbane: Environmental art projections. QLD Australia
2013 Powerhouse Museum Sydney: "Ecologic": Creating a Sustainable Future. Australia          
2013 Ashdod Museum Israel Exhibition
2013 "Ecological Integrity: On the Brink" Ulster County Muroff-Kotler Gallery New York  
2013 Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum Permanent Collection USA
2013 Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art: - Amsterdam Holland
2012 Sydney Institute of Marine Science - Annual Auction and Fundraiser Sydney Australia
2012 Rosby's Sculptures In The Garden Exhibition October Mudgee NSW Australia
2012 Federal Art Auctions. Federal NSW Australia May 2012
2012 Pop Up Gallery " Seascapes" John Dahlsen & Jan Rae. Byron Bay Jan - Feb 2012
2012 Art Piece Gallery ArtistsGroup Exhibition Mullumbimby NSW Australia
2012 Powerhouse Museum Sydney "Ecologic": Creating a Sustainable Future. Australia   
2012 "Ecological Integrity: On the Brink" Ulster County Muroff-Kotler Gallery New York          
2012 Ashdod Museum Israel
2012 Kallalu Art Gallery Griffith St Coolongatta QLD. Australia
2012 Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum Permanent Collection USA
2012 Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art: - Amsterdam Holland
2011 5th International Marine Debris Conference. Honolulu. March 2011 USA
2011 Sydney Institute of Marine Science - annual Auction and Fundraiser Sydney Australia
2011 Funeria Art Exhibition NDC Byron Bay November 2011 Australia
2011 "Ecological Integrity: On the Brink" Ulster County Muroff-Kotler Gallery New York  
2011 Community Art Gallery. Circle on Cavil Surfers Paradise QLD July 2011
2011"The Nature of Waste: An Art Meets Science Symposium." Georgia State University Atlanta, Georgia. USA
2011 Powerhouse Museum Sydney : "Ecologic": Creating a Sustainable Future. Australia           
2011 Ashdod Museum Israel
2011 Kallalu Art Gallery Griffith St Coolongatta QLD. Australia
2011 Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum Permanent Collection USA
2011 Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art: - Amsterdam Holland 
2010 City of Brea Art Gallery California USA "Repurpose, Reuse, Recycle" June - July USA
2010 Amsterdam Art Fair – Represented by Ronen Art Vision. October 2010 Holland             
2010 ArtsCape Biennial Sculpture Exhibition. June - July 2010 Byron Bay Australia
2010 Swell Sculpture Festival Currumbin QLD Sept 2010 Australia
2010 Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum RECYCLE April - May USA
2010 Sydney Institute of Marine Science - annual Auction and Fundraiser Sydney Australia
2010 Swell Smalls Indoor Sculpture Exhibition. The Way of Design Gallery, Currumbin QLD Sept
2010 Powerhouse Museum Sydney: "Ecologic": Creating a Sustainable Future. Australia
2010 Ashdod Museum Israel
2010 Retrospect Gallery Summer Show Byron Bay Jan 2010 Australia
2010 Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum Permanent Collection USA
2010 Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art: - Amsterdam Holland            
2009 Swell Sculpture Festival Currumbin QLD Sept 2009 Australia
2009 The Permanent Collection Show. Lismore Regional Art Gallery. May 2009 Australia
2009 Powerhouse Museum Sydney: "Ecologic": Creating a Sustainable Future. Australia
2009 "Ecological Integrity: On the Brink" Ulster County Muroff-Kotler Gallery New York  
2009 Gallery 705 Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. RECYCLE Nov - March , 2010. USA
2009 Astra's Contemporary Gallery. Group exhibition- Marina Mirage Gold Coast QLD Australia
2009 CSIRO Canberra Discovery Centre Black Mountain. "Treasure of Seeds Exhibition" August/Sept
2009 Brightspace St Kilda Victoria - Rainforest Rescue Auction Feb 2009 Australia
2009 Art Gallery Collections ongoing Group exhibition- Surfers paradise Gold Coast QLD Australia
2009 Ashdod Museum. Israel
2009 Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum Permanent Collection USA
2009 Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art: - Amsterdam Holland               
2009 Byron Bay Writers Festival Sculpture Exhibition August 2009 Australia
2009 Astra Contemporary Gallery - Marina Mirage Gold Coast QLD Australia
2009 The Permanent Collection Show.  Lismore Regional Art Gallery. May Australia
2009 Art Gallery Collections - Surfers paradise Gold Coast QLD Australia
2009 Ashdod Museum. Israel
2009 Powerhouse Museum Sydney : "Ecologic": Creating a Sustainable Future  Australia               
2009 Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art: - Amsterdam, Holland                
2009 Brightspace St Kilda Victoria - Rainforest Rescue Auction Feb Australia
2008 Art Gallery Collections - Surfers paradise Gold Coast QLD  Australia
2008 "Ecological Integrity: On the Brink" Ulster County Muroff-Kotler Gallery New York  
2008 "Treasures of Seeds" Supporting the Global Crop Diversity Trust. Jenolan Caves Trust NSW Sept
2008 "Revivication"  Plastics. Rushcutters Bay Gallery Sydney. Sept - Oct Australia
2008 "Evolve Arts Festival". Byron Bay Diary Launch.  Byron Bay  NSW October 2008 Australia
2008 Powerhouse Museum Sydney : "Ecologic" : Creating a Sustainable Future Australia
2008 Byron Bay Writers Festival" East: Sculpture Exhibition" July 2008 Australia
2008 Canvas Art International. Holland
2008 Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art: - Amsterdam, Holland
2008 Cape Gallery Byron Bay 2008 Australia
2008 Pacific Bay Resort: Coffs Harbour NSW Australia
2008 Greenstone Gallery. Summer Exhibition. Emerald Beach NSW Australia
2007 "Ecological Integrity: On the Brink" Ulster County Community College's
2007 Canvas Art International. Holland
2007 Prometheus Art Award Gold Coast QLD May Australia
2007 Cape Gallery Byron Bay 2007 Australia
2007 Greenstone Gallery. Spring Exhibition. Emerald Beach Sept. NSW Australia
2007 Greenstone Gallery Emerald Beach NSW "Form And Flow" April Australia
2007 Summer Art Exhibition - Royal Pines Resort Corporate Art Gold Coast QLD Jan - Feb
2007 Powerhouse Museum Sydney : "Ecologic" : Creating a Sustainable Future Australia
2007 Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art: - Amsterdam, Holland
2007 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award Port Macquarie Hastings Regional AG. Dec/Jan 06/07 a
2007 Tamworth City Gallery Feb - March 2007 Australia
2007 University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery April - May Australia
2007 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award - Ken Done Gallery May - June Australia
2007 Redcliffe Art Gallery July August Australia
2007 Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery Sept - Oct Australia
2007 Redland Art Gallery Dec - Jan Australia
2006 Sulman Prize for Genre Painting Art Gallery of NSW Australia April - May Australia
2006 "The Signature Of Sydney Prize" Sofitel Wentworth Sydney. December 2006 Australia
2006 Mosman Art Prize. Sydney Australia. July - September Australia
2006 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award Grafton Regional AG. Oct - Dec Australia
2006 ARC Gallery  Chicago "Gates Exhibition" - November Australia
2006 Firehouse  Fort Mason Center, San Francisco "Gates Exhibition" - Dec USA
2006 Art For Action "Changing Nature" Greenpeace Exhibition. The Gallery Darling Park Sydney Nov/Dec Australia
2006 Signature of Sydney Semi finalists Art Prize Domayne Alexandria Showroom - Oct Sydney
2006 Canvas Art International. Holland
2006 Cape Gallery Byron Bay 2006 Australia
2006 Linnaeus Inaugural Exhibition Broken Head. Curated by the Lismore Regional Art Gallery. July
2006 Local Art Byron Bay Writers Festival. Curated by the Lismore Regional Art Gallery. August
2006 Lismore Regional Art Gallery Chrysalis -The Emergence of Northern Rivers Artists August-Sept  
2006 Lismore Regional Art Gallery "Oceans 11" March - April Australia
2006 Powerhouse Museum Sydney : "Ecologic" : Creating a Sustainable Future Australia
2006 Lismore Regional Art Gallery "Collections Northern Rivers" April -May Australia
2006 Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art: Amsterdam, Holland
2006 East Coast Sculpture Show - Thursday Plantation Ballina Sept 05 -Jan 06 Australia
2005 Artspace Mackay: "Detritus" - works by John Dahlsen September - October
2005 Recycled Revisited July - Sept. Samuel Dorsky Museum N.Y. USA
2005 Art Inside the Park - September Jefferson City  Missouri USA
2005 Paddington Art Award finalists exhibition Marlene Antico  Gallery Sydney Dec Australia
2005 Small & Precious - C.A.S.E. Mullumbimby NSW Sept - Oct Australia
2005 Prometheus Art Award Gold Coast QLD May 2007 Australia
2005 East Coast Sculpture Show - Thursday Plantation Ballina  Sept -Jan Australia
2005 artsCape: the Nature of  Sculpture: Byron Bay NSW Australia
2005 Recent Acquisitions: Whipple Art Gallery Minnesota USA
2005 Southern Cross University Next Gallery Lismore NSW “Mans  Best Friend” Australia
2005 Powerhouse Museum Sydney NSW: "Ecologic": Creating  a Sustainable Future Australia
2005 Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art: - Amsterdam, Holland
2005 Byron Fine Art Gallery: Jan -Feb '05" Summer Show" Byron Bay Australia
2005 Conrad Jupiter’s Art Prize - Gold Coast City Art Gallery  Nov '04 - Jan'05  Australia
2004 Representing Australia: Athens Olympics 'Artiade' Exhibition  2004 Greece
2004 Sculpture By The Sea, Sydney October/November Australia
2004 Holiday Group Show: Gallery@49 New York USA
2004 Piece Gallery summer Show Mullumbimby NSW Australia
2004 Wagga Wagga Art Gallery: Country Energy Art Award Sept  - Oct NSW Australia
2004 The Alice Prize: Araluen Centre Alice Springs NT November Australia
2004 MLC: Acquisitive Art Exhibition Melbourne August VIC Australia
2004 San Francisco Gensler, art exhibition ‘Sustainability’ July USA
2004 "Art From Detritus" Synagogue For The Arts,  Tribeca, New York USA
2004 Wynne Prize for Sculpture & Landscape AG NSW Australia
2004 Casuarina Sculpture Walk Invitation Exhibition NSW Australia
2004 University of SA Art Museum "6ft + Clean Surf & Art" SA Australia
2004 “All That Glitters” Contemporary visions of the  Gold Coast. Gold Coast City AG Australia
2004 "Collage and The Found Object" Piece Gallery Mullumbimby NSW Australia
2004 "Bricolage" May '04 Gold Coast City Art Gallery QLD Australia
2004 Professional Artists Network: Easter Art Exhibition, Byron  Bay NSW Australia
2004 “Ecologic” Powerhouse  Museum Sydney NSW Australia
2004 Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art Amsterdam, Holland
2004 Byron Fine Art Gallery summer  show NSW Australia
2004 "Recycling as Art" Global Arts Link Ipswich QLD Australia
2004 Xavier College Invitation Art  Exhibition Melbourne VIC Australia
2004 "Flood Sign" Lismore  Regional Art Gallery NSW Australia
2003 Florence Biennial of Contemporary  Art Italy - representing Australia
2003 Art Gallery of NSW: Archibald, Wynne, Sulman Prize Exhibition NSW Australia
2003 “Ecologic” Powerhouse Museum Sydney NSW Australia
2003 Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art - Amsterdam, Holland
2003 Dahlsen/de-Couvreur 2003 Fox Galleries Brisbane QLD Australia
2003 Currumbin Sculpture Festival Oct. QLD Australia
2003 John Gordon Gallery 'The Ocean" Coffs Harbour NSW Australia
2003 “Flood Sign” Lismore Regional Gallery NSW  Australia
2003 Mornington Peninsula Regional  Gallery VIC Australia
2003 Manly Art Gallery and Museum NSW Australia
2003 Coffs Harbour City Art Gallery NSW Australia
2003 Global Arts Link Ipswich QLD Australia
2003 Xavier College Invitation Art Exhibition Melbourne VIC  Australia
2003 Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Townsville QLD Australia
2003 Rockhampton Regional Art Gallery QLD Australia
2003 Noosa Regional Gallery QLD Australia
2003 “6ft + Clean: Surf + Art” Gold Coast City Art Gallery QLD Australia
2002 Powerhouse museum Sydney NSW Australia
2002 Alice Prize Alice Springs NT Australia
2002 "6ft + Clean" Gold Coast City Art Gallery QLD Australia
2002 Evolution Art Award Brisbane QLD Australia
2002 Xavier College Invitation Art Exhibition Melbourne VIC Australia
2002 Lake Russell Gallery NSW Australia
2002 Byron Fine Art Gallery NSW Australia
2002 Thornquest Gallery, Southport QLD Australia
2001 Schubert Galleries, Gold Coast QLD Australia
2001 "Eco-Logic" Powerhouse Museum Sydney NSW Australia
2001Thursday Plantation Sculpture Show Ballina NSW Australia
2000 Art Gallery of NSW - Wynne Prize Exhibition NSW Australia
2000 National Arts Club Gramercy Park New York USA
2000 Melbourne Art Fair 2000 Melbourne VIC Australia
2000 Sculpture by the Sea- Bondi 2000 Sydney NSW Australia
2000 East Coast Sculpture Show Thursday Plantation, Ballina NSW Australia
2000 Autumn exhibition,Arthouse gallery, Sydney NSW Australia
1999 Fox Galleries, Brisbane, QLD Australia
1999 Kenthurst Galleries, Sydney, NSW Australia
1998 Thursday Plantation Sculpture Show, Ballina, NSW Australia.
1997 Frame Slaves Gallery, Sydney, Australia NSW Australia.
1996 Frame Slaves Gallery, Sydney, Australia NSW Australia.
1994 Frankfurt Art Fair - Germany, represented by 'Ronen Kunst Imports'
1993 Frankfurt Art Fair - Germany, represented by 'Ronen Kunst Imports'
1993 Stokholm Artfair - Sweden, represented by 'Ronen Kunst Art Imports'
1992 London Art Expo: Britain, represented by 'Ronen Kunst Art Imports'
1992 Printessentials Exhibition at the Geraldton Regional Gallery, Western Australia
1991 Albany Art prize Exhibition Western Australia
1991 Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery - University of Western Australia."Acquisions" 1990-91 WA
1991Artbank Exhibition, Artbank Gallery, Hyatt Regency, Perth Western Australia
1991 Illberry Barblett Collection Exhibition, Perth Western Australia
1991 Gore Street Gallery Summer Show, Melbourne VIC Australia
1991 'Sense of Presence', Gallery at the Carillon, Perth Western Australia
1991 Treissilian Annual Works on Paper Exhibition, Perth Western Australia
1991 Katanning Art Prize Exhibition, Katanning, Western Australia
1991SECWA/ Fremantle City Council 1991 Art Prize Exhibition Western Australia
1991 Designer/Makers & Printessentials Exhibition, Fremantle Western Australia
1991 Guest Artist Exhibition, Parliament House, Perth Western Australia
1991 'Artspace' Fremantle Arts Foundation, Opening Show, Perth Western Australia
1990 Summer Exhibition, Delaney Galleries, Perth Western Australia
1990 Gallery Artists, Gore Street Gallery, Melbourne VIC Australia
1990 Royal Perth Hospital Art Exhibition, Perth Western Australia
1989 Opening Group Show, A Shed, Fremantle Western Australia
1989 Salek Minc Art Show Perth Western Australia
1989 'Past & Present' Artists of 33 Pakenham St, Spiral Gallery, Fremantle WA
1989 High Street Gallery Mixed Exhibition, Fremantle Western Australia
1988 Christmas Show, Delaney Galleries, Perth Western Australia
1987-88 Summer Exhibition, Moores Building, Fremantle Western Australia
1986 Future Perspectives, Editions Gallery, Fremantle Western Australia
1986 Artists as Visionaries, Prism Gallery, Fremantle Western Australia
1986 Opening Group Show, Black Swan Gallery, Fremantle Western Australia
1982 Art in Fitzroy, Brunswick St, Melbourne VIC Australia
1980 Keith and Elizabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship, VCA. VIC Australia
1979 Victorian College of the Arts Graduates 1979, VCA Gallery, Melbourne. VIC Australia
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Represented in the Following Collections:
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia
Victorian College of the Arts Collection
Artbank, Sydney, Australia
Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art – Amsterdam. The Netherlands
University of Western Australia
Curtin University, Western Australia
Commonwealth Bank Collection
Ronen Kunst Collection Amsterdam
Myer/Bailleiu collection
Kerry Stokes collection
de Rothschild Collection
Thomas & Esther Van Vliet collection
Wesfarmers Collection
Byron Shire Council Collection
Tweed River Regional Art Gallery Collection
The Buttery Collection
Lismore Regional Art Gallery Collection
Hanmo Art Gallery Beijing China Private Collection
Pochter Collection
Soil Test Australia
Ian Tudball Collection
Tom Misner Collection
Tao Jones Collection
Bill Connor Collection
Tallulah Morton
Collection
Ian Mackay Private Collection
Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum
Pat Corrigan Collection
Spectrum Satellite Communications Collection
Burswood Casino collection Perth Western Australia
Gold Coast City Art Gallery
Brisbane City Council
John Cornell & Delvene Delaney Collection
Lee Feng Private Collection China
DBI Architects QLD
Gadens Lawyers Sydney

Kim McKay AO private Collection
Xavier College Collection Melbourne
Townsville Convention Centre
Logan Regional Gallery Collection
Paul Hogan and Linda Koswalski Collection
Novatel Hotels Australia
Red Balloon Collection
Urry Collection
Sheraton Hotels Australia
George Negus Collection
Whipple Gallery Minnesota
Jefferson City Collection Missouri USA
Mark Bouris Collection
Curwood Lawyers. Sydney, Australia
Dr Alice Wexler Collection New York
Oneness University. Chennai, Andrah Pradesh, India
Absolut Collection Sweden
Various private collections in Australia,
Britain, India, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, USA, China and Japan

Artist in Residence:
2013 Sydney Institute of Marine Science. Chowder Bay Sydney July 2013
2013 Rockhampton Art Gallery. North Keppel Project
2005 Jefferson City Missouri USA
1999 Couran Cove Resort, Qld Australia
1986 Prism Gallery, Fremantle Western Australia

Selected Bibliography:
Write About Art: Book Eyeline Publishing 2017
LEBA CDU Newsletter August 2016
N.T. News Thursday 18/8/2016
Off the Leash August 2016
CDU E-news Issue 13 – 2 August 2016
Time Magazine: Marine Debris: World Oceans Day, June 8th 2016.
Global South Ethnographies: Minding the Senses. Book Chapter Routledge Press, The Netherlands
Flip-flops and the environment: I Love English - 'Succes Story' Issue number 242, July and august 2016 Bayard Presse
CDU E-news Issue 9 - 6 June 2016
CDU E-news Issue 8 - 23 May 2016
CDU E-news Issue 7 - 9 May 2016
CDU E-news Issue 6 - 26 April 2016
Old Tat: Issue 440 2016 Loo Loo Rose Interview
CDU E-news Issue 5 - 11 April 2016
Denver Post DENVER, COLORADO - “Scrounged” Republic Plaza March 29, 2016
Sculpture by the Sea 2016: Book published in 2016 celebrating artists and the sculptures from 1997-2015
My Sunshine Coast News: Judges select evocative and timeless artworks for art prize honours 9/11/2015
Jul 22, 2015 Bespoke Conceirge Magazine“Gyre: The Plastic Ocean” at Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Architectural Digest: Los Angeles Museum Hosts “Gyre: The Plastic Ocean". Study on the Effects of Plastic Pollution The USC Fisher Museum of Art brings the relationship between humans and the ocean into perspective September 21, 2015
The Huffington Post 09/14/2015 - Stunning Art Exhibition Captures The World Of Plastic Trash Filling Our Oceans Claire Fallon Books and Culture Writer
Daily Trojan New Fisher Exhibits Highlight Environmental Issues ARYA ROSHANIAN Sept 2, 2015
Rochford Street Review: Issue 15 July - September 2015. A Journal of Australian & International Cultural Reviews, News and Criticism. Mark Roberts 11 August: The Juxtaposition of Beauty and Ugliness: Sara Khamkoed Discusses John Dahlsen’s Session at the Byron Bay Writers Festival.
David J. Sencer CDC Museum: In Association with the Smithsonian Institution January - June, 2015
Burn Away News: GYRE Exhibition and Symposium Address Ocean Plastic Pollution Stephanie Cash January 28, 2015
Éditions Maison des langues. Paris France."Going Greener" School language textbook 2015
N.T. News 30/03/2015
CDU Enews - Issue 3 - 7 April 2015.
"Gyre" The Plastic Ocean Book. Editor Julie Decker Anchorage Museum Alaska - Booth Clibborn Editions London 2014
Visual Art: Visual Arts textbook for Western Australian schools Lynda Kuntyj and Beth Harcourt
Capsule Magazine - University of Sydney. Gwendoline Hubert September 2014
ORIGINS MAGAZINE Charles Darwin University Edition 2 2014
CDU Enews - Issue 6 7/7/2014
ORIGINS MAGAZINE Charles Darwin University Edition 1 2014
N.T. News Saturday 6/7/2014
N.T. News Saturday 24/6/2014
N.T. News Saturday 7/6/2014
CDU Enews - Issue 5 2/6/2014
PANART - International Visual Arts Digital Magazine Part 1 April 2014
OUTthere - the in-flight magazine for Rex regional airlines Australia. April Issue 2014
Territory Regional Weekly 21/02/14
Darwin Sun 26/02/14
CDU Enews Issue 2 March 3 2014
NT News Sunday 23/02/2014
Byron Echo "Backlash" 11/02/2014
The New York Times. January 28, 2014, page D6 ART - Gyre: The Plastic Ocean. Anchorage Museum, Anchorage.
National Geographic in Ocean Views on August 21, 2013 Filmmakers document the “Weirdness of marine garbage on the Gyre Expedition Brian Clark Howard
Guardian Environment Network Tuesday 2 July 2013Alaskan beaches blighted by up to tonne of garbage per mile. Carl Safina for Yale Environment 360.
Anchorage Daily News Alaska "Plastic Ocean" January 31st 2014
Byron News - February 13 2014
Byron Shire Echo Wednesday February 6th 2014
CDU Enews Issue 1 Feb 3 2014
NT News January 20 2014
CDU Enews Issue 11 Dec 2 2014
Green Lifestyle magazine: "Eco Warrior" October 2013
Central Jersey: New Lambertville eco-venture turns trash to art USA Nov. 27, 2013
CDU Enews Issue 7 Aug 6 2014
Australian Traveller Magazine: 2nd August 2013
NT News - "Wake Up Call to Recycle" Darwin Sat July 27 2013
What’s On Sydney: 30th July 2013
"Our World" Oxford University Press 2013
Sculpture by the Sea 15th Anniversary book 2012/ 2013
Lifestyle Asia - Australian New Express Daily 211 31/3/2012
Environmental Art calendar 2013 - Amber Lotus Publishing USA
Rio+20 - United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. Essay on "The Future we Want"
AMBIENTE: Italian periodical environmental issues magazine 2012 (N. 90 202/2013) Luca Martinelli
"Global Studies Journal." Hong Kong 2012
Byron News - May 10 2012
Byron Shire Echo - 12 June 2012
Byron Shire Echo  - 8/5/ 2012
Northern Rivers Echo - 24/5/2012
Thalo magazine. - 'Cover' April 2012
Byron News - January 12 2012
NorthernStar - Pop Up Gallery 9/1/12
Daily Mercury - Mackay QLD 9/1/12
Byron Shire Echo - January 10 2012
The Morning Bulletin - January 9 2012
Art Market Report - May to July Issue 2011
Byron News Dec 29 2011
Byron News Nov 10 2011
Sculpture by the Sea, 15th Anniversary Book. November 2011
Byron News Nov 3 2011
Byron Shire Echo - Nov 8 2011
Byron News October 27 2011
Northern Star October 22 2011
Northern Star Sept 17 2011
Byron Shire Echo - Sept 13 2011
Northern Star Sept 6 2011
Byron Shire Echo - Sept 6 2011
Byron News Sept 8 2011
Injoy Magazine - Aug/Sept 2011
Sydney Morning Herald - Sun Herald 13/3/11
The Byron Shire Echo - March 22nd 2011
Byron Shire News - 17th March 2011
Coast & Country Living Magazine Summer Edition 2010/2011
Byron Shire News - 3rd March 2011
The Northern Star  - 26th  March 2011
Byron Shire News - 24th February 2011
Byron Shire News - 17th February 2011
The Northern Star - “New Library Artwork”11/2/11
World Policy Journal - 'Big Question' The New Urbanism. Winter Issue 2010 New York
Gold Coast Sun - 17th Sept 2010
The Earth is our Canvas.- Book - Children Caring for our Environment. Young Imm Kang Song Ph.D.
Tandis Art Bi-Weekly Art Magazine - June 1010
Orange County Register - 12th June 2010
Byron Shire News - July 1st 2010
Anaheim Art Examiner - 11th June 2010
The Byron Shire Echo - July 20th 2010
Pocono Record - USA, Reclaimed –Gallery 705 18/2/10
John Dahlsen - Book - "Art Insights" Book - Volume 1 2009
Fantastic Recycled Plastic - Book - Lark Books publication Autumn 2009
Gold Coast Bulletin - 12 September 2009
The Northern Star - 12 September 2009
Gold Coast Bulletin  - 10 September 2009
Canberra Times 9 August 2009
Sublime Magazine - Mid September Feature article "John Dahlsen"
Wild Design Book July 2009 Eco-friendly Innovations Inspired by Nature Alan Marshall Random House
Art Trader Magazine Issue 7 - July 2009
The Northern Star 8/8/09
Gold Coast Bulletin Sat July 25 2009
Antiques and Art in QLD March - July 2009
Earth Island Journal - "Lost and Found" March 22nd 2009
The Byron Shire Echo - May 19th 2009
Art Business News. - The January 2009 issue
Smart Art - Book by Monique Day Wilde & Angie Frankie - Metz Press
Virgin Blue's 'Voyeur' magazine February 2009 issue
A Distinctive Style - Special Holiday Issue November 2008
Art Calendar Magazine - New York July/August 2008 (Cover and Feature article)
Sydney Morning Herald - Metro Magazine 26/9/08
The Byron Arty Diary - Distributed internationally 2009
The Byron Shire Echo - October 7 2007
The Byron Shire Echo - October 1 2007
Asian Geographic - No 53 Issue 3 2008
Amelias Magazine - UK June 2008
National Association of the Visual Arts - Quarterly, June 2008
Dumbo Feather - Pass it on "The Art of Collecting" Issue 14 Summer Edition 2008
Mystic River Press - Jean Fiore Mystic Connecticut USA 31 Feb 2008
The Westerly Sun - Rhode Island USA 15 March 2008
The Day Newspaper - New London Connecticut USA 16 March 2008
The Northern Star 5/12/07 Artspeak with Steven Alderton
Ulster County Press Olivia Twine - Art Meets Reality 20/12/07
Southern Ulster Pioneer Source: Ulster Publishing (NY) (NY) "Ecological Integrity" 28/11/07
Woodstock Times, Ulster Publishing (NY) "Ecological Integrity" 28/11/07
New Paltz Times, Ulster Publishing (NY) "Ecological Integrity" 28/11/07
Saugerties Times, Ulster Publishing (NY) "Ecological Integrity" 28/11/07
Kingston Times, Ulster Publishing (NY) "Ecological Integrity" 28/11/07
Highland Mid-Hudson Post, Ulster Publishing (NY) "Ecological Integrity" 28/11/07
Southern Ulster Pioneer Source: Ulster Publishing (NY) "Ecological Integrity" 28/11/07
The Courier Mail - "For Arts Sake" Matt Condon - 7/9/2007
Beautifiul Accommodation NSW - 2008/09 edition Simon St John
The Lohasian - Art Resurrects 19/9/07
The Australian  - “Art and Soul”  September 1 2007
Image magazine Australia "Eco Warrior" - June 07
Sunshine Coast Daily -June 2 2007
Virgin Blue "Voyeur Magazine" August 07
The Courier Mail "The Art House Landlord" 30 May 07
Byron Shire News  - May 17th 2007
The Art Of Healing Magazine - Vol; 2 Issue 19 June - August 2007
Lifestyle Magazine July - August '07
"The Big Green" Handyman. July - August '07
The Byron Shire Echo - March 27th 2007
Gold Coast Bulletin - Feb 2nd 2007
Sydney Morning Herald - Dec 13 2006
Northern Star - Dec 15 2006
Byron Shire News  - Dec 21 2006
Byron Shire Echo - Dec 19 2006
Australian Readers Digest- November  Edition 2006
National Geographic - November  Edition 2006
The Missourian News - November 21, 2006
Sydney Morning Herald  - Oct 19 2006
Byron  News  - Oct 19 2006
Byron Shire Echo - May 2nd 2006
Artlink magazine  - Volume 25, number 4 2005
Aura Magazine - Oct/Nov 05
Jefferson City News Tribune - July 31st 2005
The Byron News - August 25th 2005
Pulse - New Paltz NY Sept 15 - 21 2005
Palo Alto weekly - Rebecca Wallace Oct 14th 2005
The Daily Mercury - Mackay Friday Sept 2nd 2005
The Daily Mercury - Mackay Saturday Sept 3rd 2005
The Catscill Guide NY - August Issue 2005
Byron Shire Echo - May 24th 2005
Byron Shire Echo - April 5th 2005
The Byron News - 14th April 2005
Byron Shire Echo - April 12th 2005
Black + White - Issue 77 Summer 2005
The Byron News - 23rd June 2005
Dallas Morning News - Sunday 24th April
Daily News - 26th March 2005
Tweed Mail - 24th /3 /05
Daily News - 16 March 2005
Byron Shire Echo - 15 March 2005
Daily News - 14 March 2005
Queensland Homes - Autumn 2005
Daily News - Thurs Feb 10 2005
Daily News - Wed Feb 9 2005
Gold Coast Bulletin - 5/2/05
The Weekly - 6/2/05
Daily News - Thursday March 3rd 2005
Uki News - March 2005
Daily News - Wednesday March 2nd 2005
Byron Shire Echo - Tues Feb 8th. 2005
Interiors - Feb/March 2005
POL Oxygen Issue 12 2005
Ad News 11th Feb 2005
The Sun UK - Wed 22nd Jan 2005
B&T 5th Nov 2004
GQ - Thailand Dec 2004
ABSOLUT REFLECTIONS No 4 Dec 2004
The Independent. Marshall, Minnesotta USA. Dec. 2004
BY Carl Nelson MARSHALL
Architecture+ - Volume 1 No 7 04/05
Vogue Australia - January 2005
Byron News - December 2 2004
Northern Star - November 27 2004
Sydney City 3 Nov 2004
State Of The Arts November 2004
Globe and Mail Nov 2004
GQ - 11 Nov 2004
Daily Telegraph 29th Oct 2004
Sunday Telegraph 7th Nov 2004
Nine to Five 8th Nov 2004
Gold Coast Bulletin - Tues Nov 23 2004
Where Magazine - November 2004
Byron Shire Echo - Nov 23 2004
Vogue - Oct 2004
Yen - Oct/Nov 2004
Food Week - 12/11/04
Byron Shire Echo - Sept 28 2004
Sun Herald - October 31 2004
Sunday Telegraph - October 31 2004
Byron News - Sept 30 2004
Byron Shire Echo - Sept 21 2004
Coast Living Magazine - Spring 2004
Artworkers Alliance Queensland Newsletter – Spring 2004
Byron Shire Echo - Sept 14 2004
Byron News - Sept 9 2004
Sydney Morning Herald - 23 Aug 2004 - Victoria Kyriakopoulos in Athens
The Age - Mon August 23 2004
Art & Antiques - John T Spike ‘Closer Look’ Summer Edition 2004
The Courier Mail - Tanya Box 25 June 2004
Ecolife Australia - Featured Artist June 2004
Byron Shire Echo - June 8 2004
Northern Star -Sat. June 5 2004
Northern Star -Fri June 4 2004
The Advocate -Wed 17 March 2004
The Advocate -Jeni Faulkner Thursday 18 March 2004
The Echo - 16/03/04
Byron News - March 18 2004
Coast Living - Autumn 2004
The New York Sun - Wed Feb 4 2004
Art News USA - Feb/March 2004
The Clinton Chronicle New York - Feb 2004
House and Garden Magazine - January 2004
Florence Biennial of Contemporary Art Catalogue.2003
The Townsville Bulletin - 5/09/03 Review
The Townsville Bulletin - 16/08/03 Weekender feature
Plancton Magazine - 1/07/03 - London Feature Article
The Byron Shire Echo -22/07/03
The Courier Mail -1/05/03
City News - 1/05/03
Byron Shire Echo -6/05/03/03
The Age -29-30/3/03 weekender feature
Coffs Harbour Advocate - 22/3/03
The Australian -20/3/03
Byron News -20/3/03
The Byron Shire Echo -18/3/03
Coffs Harbour Advocate - 18/3/03
The Age -15/3/03
Coffs Harbour Advocate - 13/3/03
Byron Shire Echo -11/3/03
Coffs Harbour Advocate - 6/3/03
Coffs Harbour Advocate - 7/3/03
Herald / Sun - 1/3/03
Courier Mail -13/12/02 Heidi Maier
Gold Coast Bulletin -29/30 June 2002
Weekend Australian - October 19th.- 20th. 2002 (Michael Reid)
Brisbane News -October 9th.- 15th. 2002
Courier Mail - October 9th. 2002
Byron Shire Echo - October 1st. 2002
Vogue Living - Jan 2002
Weekend Star - Hannah Ross, Oct. 13th. 2001
Gold Coast Weekender -March 10-11 2001
Courier Mail - March 1, 2001
Gold Coast Bulletin - March 6, 2001
Antiques & Art in QLD. - March - July 2001
Celebrating Arts Philanthropy -N.A.V.A. 10 Yrs of the Pat Corrigan Artists Grant
Vogue Living - Oct/Nov 2000
O.T.I. International -Autumn 2000
Daily Telegraph - August 14, 2000
Courier Mail - June 1, 2000
Courier Mail - June 10, 2000
Brisbane News - June 7-13, 2000
Sun Herald - 5 March, 2000
Sydney Morning Herald - Good Weekend Magazine, 4March 2000
Sydney Morning Herald - Critics Pick, Sebastian Smee, 4 March 2000
Daily Telegraph - Ian Gerard, 2 March 2000
Byron Shire Echo - 21 March 2000
Byron News - 22 March 2000
Gold Coast Bulletin -18 March 2000
Northern Star - Hannh Ross, 18 March 2000,
Sydney Morning Herald - Spectrum Arts, Sebastian Smee, 25 March 2000
The Weekend Australian - Giles Auty Arts Review, 25-26 March 2000
Australian Financial Review - Julie Macken, 18-19 March 2000
Byron Shire Echo - Michael McDonald, 14 March 2000
Weekend Australian - Susan McCulloch-Uehlin, 18 - 19 March 2000
Daily Telegraph - Mary Machen, 18 March 2000
Sun Herald - 19 March 2000
The Byron News - Gary Chigwidden, 6 January 2000
Art and Australia/v.36 n.4 (99), p. 452 1999
Art Monthly Australia/n.128 (apr 00), p. 41 (artnotes) (Wynne winner 2000) Kidd, Courtney 2000
Australian Artist/n.192 (jun 00), p. 16-24 (Wynne Prize) Dodd, Terri 2000
Byron Shire Echo - Kate Green 23 November 1999
Scene Brisbane - Marlay Brinsley, 26 May 1999
Courier Mail - Peter Anderson, 29 May 1999
Australian Home Beautiful - January 1999
Interiors Magazine - Feb-March, 1998
Art and Australia - Vol, 29, No. 4, Winter 1992 - Ted Snell
West Australian - 9 November 1991
The Australian - Ted Snell, 29 October 1991
West Australian - David Bromfield, 26 October 1991
The Australian - Entertainment and the Arts, 25 October 1991
Artists & Galleries of Australia - Max Germaine, 1991
West Australian - David Bromfield, 29 June 1991
Fremantle Herald - Philip McNamara, 16 August 1990
West Australian - Mike van Niekerk, 7 November 1989
West Australian - David Bromfield, 15 June 1989
Times of the West - Skip Watkins, 'Cast an Eye Over This', 30/10 1986
Daily News - Pam Nixon, 'The Painting on the Wall',Sept 1986
West Australian - David Bromfield, 6 January 1986.

Radio TV Film:
2016 - Territory FM Friday 12/08/2016
2015 - ABC TV NT. 7pm News Interview 22 March 2015
2015 - Territory FM Wednesday 14/04/2015
2014 - ABC FM Radio Darwin 24/06/2014
2014 - Territory FM Wednesday 28 May 2014
2014 - Territory FM Monday Wed Feb 19 2014
2014 - ABC North Coast FM Sat Feb 8 2014
2014 - Territory FM Monday Wed Feb 5 2014
2013 - Territory FM Monday July 29th 2013
2012 - ACT World TV - Istanbul, Turkey. - Interview with Umut Egitimci 30th Jan 2012
2012 - ABC Centra lWest NSW Sculptures In The Garden Exhibition October 13-14
2012 - Bay FM Thursday 26 Jan 2012
2012 - Bay FM Wed11th January 2012
2011 - ikono.tv, Arabsat 201 -Berlin based TV station focusing on art
2011 - 7.30 Report ABC TV November 2011
2011 - Bay FM September 13 2011
2011 - Bay FM September 12 2011
2010 - ABC Radio Canberra - Jo Laverty 31 Oct 2010
2010 - Bay FM Tues 2nd November 2010
2010 - Channel 10 Thursday 17th Sept 2010
2010 - Channel 9 NBN  Friday 25th June 2010
2009 - ABC Gold Coast Radio 11th Sept 2009
2009 - ABC TV Artscape 28 July 2009
2009 - ABC Radio Fiona Wylie Interview 19 August 2009
2008 - Channel 9 Gold Coast 30th June 2008
2008 - Bay FM Interview with Deborah Turner 20th May 2008
2007 - Channel 10 TV: Dahlsen Art featured in the “Big Brother” house, April - August 07
2007 - ABC North Coast Radio – 3 May 2007
2007 - Bay FM – March 27 2007
2006 - ABC TV Sunday Arts Show 30 July 2006
2006 - Bay FM - December 2006
2005 - ABC Radio Gold Coast 30th August 2005
2005 - ABC Tropical North Mackay 2nd Sept 2005
2005 - Bay FM - 23rd June 2005
2004 - Asia News Focus TV - Nov. 2004
2004 - Channel 9 TV - Nov. 2004
2004 - Channel 10 TV - Nov. 2004
2004 - Channel 7 TV - Nov. 2004
2004 - CV TV TV - Nov. 2004
2004 - Chinese Channel CCTV Nov - Dec 2004
2004 - Prime Television – Friday 24th September 2004
2004 - Greece National Television 12th/13th August 2004
2004 - ABC Radio Darwin and the Northern Territory- Interview 8/6/04
2004 - ABC Radio North Coast NSW Justine Frazer Interview 7/6/04
2004 - Channel 7 Prime news 1st April 2004
2004 - ABC Radio Fiona Wylie 17/03/04
2004 - ABC Radio Paul Kylie 16/03/04
2004 - ABC Radio Victoria Sunday 8/2/04 Peter Carke Interview Live from New York
2003 - Italian Sky Channel. Interview. Leonardo Arts Programme Dec 21, 22, 23
2003 - Florence Biennial of Contemporary art. DVD featured interview
2003 - Channel 9 win news NQ 22/8/2003
2003 - FBI Community Radio Sydney Nov 2003
2003 - ABC Radio Townsville NQ - interview 13/8/2003
2003 - John Dahlsen “Renewed” DVD Production
2003 - Channel 9 NBN 7/3/03
2003 - ABC Radio Graeme Robinson live to air 7/3/03
2003 - 3AW Radio Denis Walters 23/2/03
2003 - RRR Radio Arts Show 11/3/03
2003 - ABC Radio Victoria Jayne Dullard 16/03/03
2003 - ABC Radio National Sunday Arts Program Julie Copeland
2003 - The Hellenic Radio - News In Greek 21/01/03
2002 - ABC - Online Regional Arts Features - From October 18th. 2002
2002 - Channel 7 "The Great Outdoors" 21 May
2002 - Bay FM 28th. March
2001 - ABC 2BL 28 Nov
2001 - Channel 9 Gold Coast 20 sept.
2001 - ABC National TV Coast to Coast 22 July
2001 - ABC TV Stateline 13 July
2001 - Channel 9 Extra 2 March
2000 - ABC TV State Line, Late Line, Art Review, July
2000 - Triple J Morning Show, Matt Eaton, 2 March
2000 - ABC 2BL, 29 February
2000 - ABC 2BL, Tracey Chester, 18 February
2000 - A Current Affair, Channel 9, 10 March
2000 - ABC TV 10.30 Slot, 3 March
2000 - Channel 7 News, 29 February
2000 - Channel 7 News, 18 March
2000 - Channel 9 News, 18 March
1999 - ABC Radio, 6 Dec 2NR
1999 - ABC TV, 21 May
1999 - Channel 9 TV, 23 Apr, Brisbane
1986 - Radio GNR, 19 Oct, Ruth Morgan.

Public lectures and appearances:
2016 - Australian Indonesian Arts Alliance Environmental Art Lecture Grand Palace Klungkung Bali Indonesia 29 July
2016 - Staff/Student invitational lecture series Anhui-Normal University Wuhu China 13th - 17th June
2016 - Let’s Go Global Symposium Keynote Speaker University of Widyagama Malang, East Java Indonesia Sat, May 14
2016 - UNIFI Creative Student Symposium Visiting Lecturer University of Canberra/Tafe QLD Southbank Campus May 28
2016 - IGCE Symposium - Environmental art: Activism, aesthetics and transformation. School of Education Charles Darwin University Wed 4th May 2016
2015 - The Power of Research Conference Presentation November 9-11 Charles Darwin University
2015 - The Winston Churchill Foundation National Convention Presentation; October Sydney Australia
2015 - Byron Bay Writers Festival - Interview with Jeni Caffin. Saturday 7th August 2015
2015 - 'Food For Thought' Lecture series. Charles Darwin University. March 18 2015
2015 - Kyoto Seika University, visiting lecture: The Churchill Fellowship & Environmental Art. January
2014 - International Conference CEAD The third international Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines Sensual Landscapes of Ethnography University of Waikato Hamilton Aotearoa. New Zealand. 25-28 November 2014 
2014 - Philosophers Riff: "The Aesthetics of Beauty" Happy Yess Darwin Sept 2014
2014 - International Conference on Arts in Society June 2014 Rome Italy
2014 - ACAH Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities April 2014 Osaka Japan
2013 - "Food For Thought" Lecture series. Charles Darwin University. October 2nd 2013
2013 - Perspectives on Progress Conference: (UQLD. Nov 27-29, 2013)
2013 - The Association for Qualitative Research  (Victoria University Melbourne. 3-5 November 2013)
2013 - Diversity Conference: (CDU. June 26 – 28 2013)
2013 - Balance/Unbalance Conference: (UCQ. 30 May – 1st June 2013)
2011 - Waves of Change Lecture ASREAP Conference Sunshine Coast QLD July 21 2011
2010 - Public Lecture Dalian China
2010 - Public Lecture Shanghai China
2008 - Public Lecture North Stonington Education Foundation: Mystic Connecticut 17 March 2008
2008 - FEVHA 48 Hrs of Visual arts Guest speaker: Schools Programme
2006 - Ethos Foundation "Courageous Conversation" Science and Art Catalyst Presenter Aug 31 Binna Burra QLD
2005 - Samuel Dorsky Museum Guest Artist/Curator lecture
2005 - Tweed Regionasl Art Gallery public programmes lectures
2005 - FEVHA 48 Hrs of Visual arts Guest speaker
2004 - FEVHA 48 Hrs of Visual arts Guest speaker
2003 - Coffs Harbour Regional Art Gallery Invitation Panel Discussion on Found Object Art
2001 - Gold Coast City Art Gallery- Official opening lecture- "Energies"
2001 - Piece Gallery Northern NSW - Official gallery opening lecture
2000 - Manly Art Gallery - Official opening lecture- "Reclaimed Exhibition"
2000 - Architecture 2000 R.A.I.A. Sydney - "Artistically interpreting science"
1999 - Australian Embassy, Washington DC, USA "Art and the Environment"
1990 - 2016 - Lectured and appeared at various secondary and tertiary institutions as well as giving artist talks in Australian Regional Galleries as an invited artist. Curator of exhibitions and invited judge of art awards and prizes.

Commissions:
2013 - Nespresso Project Upcycle Art Ambassador: Commission Sydney July 2013
2011 - Commissioned to create a major work for the Sydney headquarters, Commonwealth Bank of Australia in conjunction with Clean Up Australia
2010 - Commissioned to design the "Radha" Zen Centre. Dalian, China 2010
2004 - "Absolut Dahlsen" commission for ABSOLUT Sculpture By The Sea. Sydney
2002/03 - Story Bridge Public Art Project Brisbane
2000 - Belongil Totems Commission Northern NSW
2000 - Powerhouse Museum Sydney.

 

 

 

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