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Personal profile

Biography

Michael Vale has been exhibiting professionally since 1986.

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)

 

Education/Academic qualification

Fine Art, PhD, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 26 Sep 2006

Fine Art, Masters, RMIT University

Award Date: 31 Dec 2000

Research area keywords

  • Painting
  • Fine art
  • Contemporary art
  • Film
  • Video
  • Installation art
  • Humour
  • Horror
  • Superfiction
  • Gothic Absurdism
  • Absurdist Theories
  • Animal Activism

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Projects

Army brats

Bell, C., Ippoliti, M., Moller, V. & Vale, M.

Creative Victoria

4/07/0630/11/06

Project: Research

Research Output

'Kid Congo on the island of the pink monkey birds' - SM - Bank Art Museum

Vale, M., 2020

Research output: Non-textual formCommissioned or Visual ArtworkOther

'Kid Congo on the island of the pink monkey birds' - SM - Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Vale, M., 2020

Research output: Non-textual formCommissioned or Visual ArtworkOther

'Kid Congo on the island of the pink monkey birds' - SM - Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

Vale, M., 2020

Research output: Non-textual formCommissioned or Visual ArtworkOther

'Kid Congo on the island of the pink monkey birds' - SM - Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre

Vale, M., 2020

Research output: Non-textual formCommissioned or Visual ArtworkOther

'Cobby: The Other Side of Cute' - Revelation Perth International Film Festival

McRae, D. & Vale, M., 2019

Research output: Non-textual formAudio / Visual RecordingOther

Prizes

2017 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize - Winner

Vale, Michael (Recipient), May 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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2017 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize - Semi-finalist

Vale, Michael (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

2017 Footscray Art Prize - Shortlisted

Vale, Michael (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

2018 City of Albany Art Prize - Finalist

Vale, Michael (Recipient), 2018

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2018 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize - Semi-finalist

Vale, Michael (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities

  • 1 Acquisition

Acquisition: 'Lost Gully Road'

Michael Vale (Writer/ Composer), & Donna McRae (Director)

2017 → …

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsAcquisition

Press / Media

ABC RADIO: 'Fact or superfiction? Art that hovers between truth and lie'

Michael Vale

2/10/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature

BROADSHEET: 'Word of Mouth'

Michael Vale

12/09/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Review

SMH: Archibald Prize review

Michael Vale

24/05/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Review

THE STRAITS TIMES: 'Dancing girls and fake news in secret places'

Michael Vale

7/05/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature