Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney

10.04 - 12.05.2018

Curated by Brad Buckley and Helen Hyatt Johnson


Artists: Adrienne Gaha and Tim Maguire; Consuelo Cavaniglia and Brendan van Hek; Francesca Heinz and Sach Catts; Helga Groves and Matthew Johnson; Hilarie Mais and Bill Wright; Jackie Dunn and Michael Goldberg; Jane Polkinghorne and Sarah Newall; Josie Cavallaro and Somchai Charoen; Lottie Consalvo and James Drinkwater; Nike Savvas and Stephen Little; Peter Atkins and dana harris; Rachel Sherwood and Teo Treloar; Simon Yates and Vanessa Berry; Suzy Faiz and Matthys Gerber; Tiffany Shafran and Kyle Jenkins; Tracey Clement and Peter Burgess; Vikki Browne and Locust Jones 





Intercontinental Line 2

Abstract Project Gallery, Paris

09.04 - 21.04.2018 

Curated by Bogumila Strojna and Barbara Halnan


Artists: Susan Andrews (AUS) Nicole Ellis (Aus) Catherine Gaillard (FRANCE) Barbara Halnan (AUS) dana harris (AUS) Victor Hulik (SLOVENIA) Emma Langridge (AUS) Eva Myrdal Linstow (DENMARK) Gyula Sagi (HUNGRY) Adia Wahid (UK)







Solo Exhibition

ll & lll

Heide Museum of Art, Melbourne

20.03 - 17.06.2018







Summer Show : Noel Counihan Commemorative Art Award

Counihan Gallery, Melbourne

09.11 – 09.12.2017


Artists: Ajanta Anthigngna Marakkala, Fayez Assaf, Paul Batt, Margaret Bishop, Wendy Black, Robyn Blaikie, Heinz Boeck, Supina Bytol, I-Yen Chen, Aaron Claringbold, Kate Davis & Hannan Jones, Julian Di Martino, Meyet Falduto, Nadia Faragaab, Liss Fenwick | Patrick & Lesley Francis, Flora Georgiou, Marcela Alejandra Gomez-Escudero, Paul Handley, Richard Harding, dana harris, Sarah Heyward, Amaya Iturri, Catherine Johnstone, Melanie Lazarow, Penelope Le Petit, Carmel Louise, Janelle Low, Priscilla Manthey, Jordan Marani, David McCall, Kerrie O'Keefe, Valentina Palonen, Andrew Potter, Vladimir Rachko, Benjamin Sheppard, Josh Simpson, Fern Smith, Fleur Summers, Frances Tapueluelu, Ben Taranto, Jean Taylor, Mick Turner, Nicola Vance, Leanne Waterhouse, Charlotte Watson, Claire Anna Watson, Bryce Wilson, Mark Wingrave, Jude Worters







Another Look : Contemporary Artists and the Collection Commission Project

Town Hall Gallery, Hawthorn

28.10 - 20.12.2017


Artists: dana harris, Siri Hayes, Vivian Cooper Smith, Tai Snaith, Kylie Stillman







Solo Exhibition

survey window project commission

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne

09.08 - 22.10.2017 







2017 Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award

Wangaratta Art Gallery

03.06 - 06.08.2017  


Artists: Soraya Abidin, Margaret Ainscow, Vicki Ames, Christine Appleby, Isabel Avendano Hazbun, Gillian Bencke, Ruby Berry, Fleur Brett, Anna Brown, Sky Carter, Ying Chew, Alana Clifton-Cunningham, Cresside Collette, Dianne Firth, Hannah Gartside, Charlotte Haywood, Judy Hooworth, Linda Judge, Anita Larkin, Kirsty Macafee, Clare Mccracken, Vicki Mason, Mohsen Meysami, Catherine O'Leary, John Parkes, Emma Peters, Jennifer Robertson, Alison Robinson, Barbara Rogers, Margarita Sampson, Ema Shin, Joy Smith, Jane Theau, Kasia Tons, Mary-Jane Walker, Carmel Wallace, Sera Waters, Terry Williams 







Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize 2017

Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre, Brighton Town Hall

06.05 - 18.06.2017


Artists: Annabelle Aronica, Lynne Boyd, Claire Bridge, Andrew Browne, Matt Butterworth, Isobel Clement, Jesse Dayan, Ann Debono, Joni Dennis, Mark Dober, James Dodd, Nanou Dupuis, Carla Edgerton, Phil Edwards, Robert Fenton, Brett Ferry, Louise Forthun & Stewart Russell, Malcolm Gartside, Jennifer Goodman, Julia Gorman, dana harris, Linda Judge, Gina Kalabishis, Robert Kelly, Robyn Kinsela, Harley Manifold, Jarrad Martyn, Yuria Okamura, Steven Rendall, Jordan Richardson, Julian Aubrey Smith, Mignon Steele, Danielle Tooley, Datsun Tran, Michael Vale, Deborah Walker, Victoria Watts, Alice Wormald, and Daniel Worth.







Solo Exhibition


CRAFT Victoria

18.03 - 15.04.2017

Opening celebration on Saturday 18.03 from 4 - 6pm, commenced with a traditional Welcome to Country by Aunty Joy Murphy AO,  Senior Wurundjeri elder of the Kulin alliance.  


The works exhibited in the memento exhibition all examine the concepts of space and memory. 







Faux Studio

c3 Contemporary Artspace

01.12 – 11.12.2016

Curated by Ace Wagstaff


The conceptual approach to the show centres around direct access to the private world of the studio space and the classic financial model of the artist studio sale – a method employed by entrepreneurial artists the world over. This exhibition is curated by artists for artists and presents the DIY spirit that this community is known for. A selection of faux studios will be set up within c3 with various conceptual approaches towards artistic practice, offering the public a unique insight into the creative process. Faux Studio celebrates the active sustainable ethos of our artistic community and investigates issues of value, commodification, labour and funding shortfalls that many artists face throughout their careers.







Basil Sellers Art Prize 5

The Ian Potter Museum of Art

19.07 - 6.11.2016


wide world of sport

3m x 3m in 5 parts

cotton, powdercoated steel and MDF


link - to work














Collected II

Wangaratta Art Gallery

19.03 - 29.05.2016


Artists: Stephen Anderson, David Aspden, Robert Baines, Judy Cassab, Andrew Christofides, Gabriel Curtin, Jo Davenport, dana harris, Robert Hirschmann, Martin King, Rita Lazauskas, Anita Laurence, Dani Marti, Peter O'Dwyer, Louise Saxton, Glenn Sloggett, Remi Stewart, Kensuke Todo, Aida Tomescu, Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, Rose Wedler, Kim Westcott, Meredith Woolnough, Liz Williamson, Paul Yore, Louiseann Zahra-King 










Fabrik: minimal and conceptual approaches to textiles 

The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Margaret Lawrence Gallery at the VCA and Sutton Project Space, Melbourne

01.03- 22.05 2016 

Conceived by Sarah crowEST curated by Jane O’Neill



Artists: John Barbour, Clementine Barnes, Sarah crowEST, Christine Dean, ADS Donaldson, Mikala Dwyer, David Egan, Andreas Exner, Dana Harris, Louise Haselton, Mark McDean, Elizabeth Newman, Michelle Nikou, Rose Nolan, Virginia Overell, Janet Passehl, Elizabeth Pulie, Stuart Ringholt, Robert Rooney, Kate Sylvester, Lyndal Walker, Jenny Watson, Heimo Zobernig


Fabrik: conceptual, minimal and performative approaches to textiles is a multi-venue exhibition held at the University of Melbourne’s Ian Potter Museum of Art and Margaret Lawrence Gallery at the VCA, and Sutton Project Space. The project forms part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival Cultural Program. 

Fabrik provides a platform for the cross-pollination of ideas across the fields of fashion, textiles and contemporary art. Featuring a selection of new and existing works, the exhibition includes emerging, mid-career and established artists from Australia and overseas. The word fabrik translates from German as ‘workshop’, and refers to the tendency of these artists to address both materials and methods of production. Whether scrunched, snipped, draped, ironed, ripped or threaded, the artworks reveal a strong emphasis on the artists’ physical engagement with textiles. By extension, the exhibition prompts consideration of our own daily interactions with fabric.




















Shortlisted for the Basil Sellers Art Prize 5 

The Ian Potter Museum of Art - The University of Melbourne

19.07 - 6.11.2016



Dana Harris works predominantly in textiles, drawing, sculpture and installation, making work based on her rigorous investigation of particular environments. Her proposed work for the Basil Sellers Art Prize 5 will explore a part of Melbourne’s densely populated inner-city, which is transformed continually throughout the year to stage a variety of sports and forms of recreation.


Shortlisted artists for the 2016 prize and exhibition are Abdul Abdullah, Jane Brown, Kate Daw and Stewart Russell, Shaun Gladwell, Rew Hanks, Dana Harris, Grant Hobson, Richard Lewer, William Mackinnon, Laith McGregor, Fiona McMonagle, Eamon O'Toole, Trent Parke and Narelle Autio, David Ray, and Vipoo Srivilasa. Shortlisted artists have eight months to complete their work for the $100,000 Basil Sellers Art Prize and exhibition, which opens at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne, in July 2016.















Proto 1 from 2009 has been included in the collection highlights catalogue of the new Murray Art Museum Albury. Shortlisted in the 2009 Albury Art Prize, it was highly commended, and bought for the Museums collection by the judge of the prize, Dr Gene Sherman.




Murray Art Museum Albury

Opens 2.10.2015


LINK to see more work from this series

















2015 Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award

Wangaratta Art Gallery 

13.06- 26.07.2015 



The Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award is a biennial acquisitive award & exhibition celebrating the diversity and strength of Australia's textile artistry. The fourth biennial WCTA will be held in 2015 with professional Australian artists working in any style of textile media invited to submit an entry for consideration within a competitive selection process. A judging panel consisting of the Wangaratta Art Gallery Director and two respected professionals will select a shortlist of finalists for the Award exhibition at the Gallery 13 June – 26 July 2015.




remembering Wangaratta, mirror image utilizes the Japanese Sashiko technique from the 18thC to create an embroidered drawing of Wangaratta city based on a vintage 1975 street map. Originally used to repair fabric, traditional Sashiko uses a white thread on Indigo dyed cotton, small stitches make up of a series of repetitive lines.In this work, as a gesture to the original craft, I have used white thread but chose a remnant of hand dyed Japanese silk which was previously an Akira Isogawa strap dress from 2003. Each warp and weft is testimony to its previous life as a dress, including a diagonal seam which is a signature of his designs, the embroidery depicts a mirror-image of Wangarattas streetscape of 1975, as a reminder of the process of looking back to access memories.


remembering Wangaratta, mirror image

sashiko embroidery on silk, stretched and framed

85 x 105 x 4cm 

private collection, Melbourne










More love hours- Contemporary artists and craft

The Ian Potter Museum of Art - The University of Melbourne

22nd July to 11th October 2015

Curator: Suzette Wearne



More love hours brings together selected works by thirteen contemporary Australian artists who use craft media, techniques or processes in their practice. While the works reflect significant stylistic and thematic diversity, the exhibition demonstrates how artists use ‘traditional’ forms of creativity—ceramics, embroidery, weaving, paper-craft—to express contemporary values and complex ideologies.

More love hours than can ever be repaid is the title of a 1987 work by the late influential American artist Mike Kelley. Subversive, self-referential yet playful, this seminal work channelled the artist’s career-long interrogation of gender stereotypes, the art market and the division between categories of creativity. Some decades on, More love hours continues Kelley’s dialogue during a time in which the difference between ‘craft’ and ‘fine art’ is less clear than ever, and demonstrates the creative freedom which this expanding threshold allows.

Includes artists Stephen Bird, Fiona Cabassi, Dana Harris, Newell Harry, Rhys Lee, Raquel Ormella, Julia Robinson, Vipoo Srivilasa, Hiromi Tango, Anton Veenstra, and Yarrenyty Arltere artists Dulcie Sharpe, Louise Robertson and Rhonda Sharpe.


LINK to see more images from my installation you are here and curator Suzette Wearnes essay and notes on my practice.
















Curated and organised by Yarra City Council, my installation work commute was exhibited at Akira, 153 Gertrude St, Fitzroy as part of



Art This Way: Visual Art Weekend

Fitzroy and Collingwood, Melbourne

15th - 17th August 2014
















wangaratta project

Wangaratta Art Gallery

21st June - 20 July 2014 



This exhibition of new work was commissioned by Di Mangan, the Director of Wangaratta Art Gallery and is based on the landscape and environment of Wangaratta city and the surrounding region. Opened by Jason Smith, the Director of Heide Museum of Modern Art, the exhibition consisted of 7 works, which included drawings, sculptures, textile works and a diverse range of media, including paper, wood, thread and canvas. Two works were purchased by the Gallery for their Collection: 12 apostles and watertable



Link to works wangaratta project















tokyo project 

Youkobo Artspace Residency, Tokyo

1st January - 31 January 2014




During the month of January 2014, I attended a residency at Youkobo Artspace in Tokyo. Whilst there, I created and exhibited a body of 4 works which focused on mapping the site from a macro to a micro scale. tokyo subway stringwork refers to a site specific installation which mapped each railway station and line in the citys rail network, spanning across the wall, out into the space. boundary, a wallwork made from porcelain, depicted the boundary of adjoining neighbourhoods: suginami, shibuya, setagaya, nerima, and nakano. A delicate line drawing: nishi ogikubo marked out the neighbourhood where the studio was based, and the site specific drawing youkobo floorwork traced all the marks on the studio floor. 




















foundation: a proposed intervention 

Bus Projects at Donkey Wheel House, Melbourne

21st June - 9th July 2011
















Awarded the 2009 Yering Sculpture Award



Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition and Awards

Yering Station, Yarra Glen

25th October - 5th December 2009















Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne

29 February - 27 April 2008



Curated and managed by Global Art Projects, I exhibited a series of work from the home project at the Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne.  

































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