"My paintings are entirely non-conceptual. I want them to evoke a pre-intellectual response; a direct link from eye to sensation. I want them to be meaningless. For me painting is most powerful when it deals with things that can't be put into words."

Dale was hung in the 2017 Archibald Prize Salon des Refuses. He was a semi-finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize in 2017, and a finalist in 2016. He has had four other Moran semi-finalists.

In 2016 he was also a finalist in the Black Swan Portrait Prize at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Dale was hung in the Border Art Prize at the Tweed Regional Gallery in 2016 and 2014, when he received a judge’s special mention, and was a finalist in the Northern Rivers Portrait Prize at the Lismore Regional Gallery in 2013.

He has been in a number of group shows and held solo exhibitions including a 2015 show at the Tweed Regional Gallery and a 2014 show at Butcher’s Hook Gallery in Paddington.

Dale teaches drawing and painting both privately and at the Byron Community College and the Byron School of Art.

He has drawn and painted from a young age and has studied at a number of institutions including Julian Ashton.

Dale lives and works near Byron Bay in Northern New South Wales, Australia.


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Artist talks at S H Ervin Gallery Sydney and BSA project space.