Ellen Dahl is a visual artist and researcher originally from the arctic north of Norway. She now lives and works on Gadigal land (Sydney) Australia. Working across photography, video, sound and installation, her practice explores the expanded field of the photographic medium and its potential to engage new critical, poetic and aesthetic conditions for assembling ecological meaning and geological imagination. Ellen received a Masters of Fine Arts from Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney and is a PhD candidate at School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmania.

 

Current:
Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2021: Hazelhurst Arts Centre, Greater Sydney, Australia January 2022
Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship 2021 finalist exhibition: SCA University of Sydney, Australia February 2022
Upcoming:
Liminal: Group show curated by Marco Rinaldi, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney Australia March 2022
Hidden: Sculpture Award, Rockwood Cemetery, Sydney Australia *re-scheduled for September 2022
Selected Exhibitions:
Portrait of an Interior: group show Poimena Gallery, Launceston Tasmania Australia July 2021 and QBANK gallery as part of Unconformity Festival, Queenstown Tasmania October 2021
Altering the Edges: solo show PhotoAccess, Canberra Australia May 2021
Field Notes from the Edge: solo show, Peacock Gallery, Auburn Sydney Australia July 2020
 
all things are water: group show curated by Meryl Ryan and Naomi Riddle, The Lockup, Newcastle Australia December 2019
At the Edge of Place: Nightworks, Perth Centre for Photography, Perth Australia October 2019
Light Matter: group show curator/artist with Yvette Hamilton. Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney Australia August 2019
Light Matter: symposium on expanded field of contemporary photography, co-coordinated with Yvette Hamilton. Held at University of Technology Sydney Australia August 2019
Vanishing Point part 3: group show curator/artist(s) with Consuelo Cavanaglia, Yvette Hamilton, Taloi Havini and Salote Tawali, ANU SOAD Gallery, Canberra Australia. May 2019
Resurfaced Geographies: group show with Izabela Pluta and Yvette Hamilton, Verge Gallery, Sydney Australia April 2019

The Call: duo show with Yvette Hamilton, Wellington St Projects, Sydney Australia November 2018

Beyond Bestimmung part 2: solo show PhotoAccess, Canberra Australia June 2018

Beyond Bestimmung: solo show Airspace Projects, Marrickville Sydney Australia May 2018

 

Vanishing Point part 2: group show curator/artist(s) with Consuelo Cavanaglia, Yvette Hamilton, Taloi Havini and Salote Tawali, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Greater Sydney Australia April-June 2018

 

I Can See For Miles: group show curated by Talia Smith, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne Australia March 2018

Vanishing Point: with Consuelo Cavaniglia and Yvette Hamilton, Perth Centre for Photography, Perth July 2017

This Is Where We Meet: solo show AirSpace Projects, Sydney November 2016

This Was Now Here: curator/artist, group show Kings Artist Run, Melbourne August 2016

Finale: group show North Contemporary Art Space, Sydney August 2016​

Cardinal Direction: group show North Contemporary Art Space, Sydney May 2016

 

Perfect Strangers: group show curated by Consuelo Cavaniglia, 55 Sydneham Road, Sydney September 2015

 

Bare: Degrees of undress: group show curated by Penelope Grist, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra August 2015

 

The View: group show curated by Talia Smith, Wellington St Projects, Sydney June 2015

 

On Shifting Ground: SCA Galleries University of Sydney, Sydney December 2014

 

Collected Works / The Muse: group show MCLEMOI Gallery, Sydney December 2013

 

Collected Works / The Muse: group show Gallery Fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne August 2013

 

Neverfjord / From Place: SCA Galleries University of Sydney, Sydney December 2012​

​​​The Social: group show Verge Gallery, Sydney May 2012

Glamour vs Grundge: permanent collection display National Portrait Gallery, Canberra 2010-2011

Glossy 2: group show curated by Christine Clark, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra 2005​

Grants, awards and acquisitions:
2022: Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship 2021: Finalist
2022: Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2021: Finalist
2020: Ravenswood Australian Women's Art Prize: Finalist
2019 - : University of Tasmania Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship

2017: CLIP Award: Judges Commendation Prize

2016: Josephine Ulrich & Win Schuebert Photography Award: Finalist

2015: Olive Cotton Award: Finalist

2015: Iris Award: Finalist

2014: Sydney University Postgraduate Research Support Scheme: Recipient

2006: National Portrait Gallery of Australia: Acquisition

Relevant education and employment:
2022 - : Casual teacher Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney Australia

2019 - : Doctor of Philosophy, School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmania, Hobart Australia

2018-2020: Casual lecturer in photography - Visual Communication, Faculty Design, Architecture & Building, University of Technology Sydney Australia

2018-2019: Committee member AIRspace Projects Inc, Marrickville Sydney Australia

2012-2015: Master of Fine Arts (research), Sydney College of Arts Sydney University Australia

2010-2012: Master of Studio Art, Sydney College of Arts Sydney University, Australia