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Dan Power

Dan Power is a visual artist based in Canberra, Australia

Fueled by an insatiable curiosity and love of nature and informed an academic background in evolutionary biology, I have been practicing as a self-taught visual artist since 2014. Through my work, I seek to capture the stunning beauty and intricacy of nature through highly detailed pen-and-ink drawings, vibrant watercolours and illustrated animal skulls. I draw on anatomy, zoology and botany to render animals, biomes and oddments of nature in fractal detail in a surreal, modern take on natural history illustration. My work conveys the diversity of natural form, the narrative of life, and strong conservation messages, infused with the fundamentals of natural science and science communication. In 2016 I was awarded the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize for emerging artists by the South Australian Museum. Following the prize, I have since formed and maintained a working relationship as an associate artist with the Hill Smith Gallery in Adelaide, holding my first solo show in 2017. As of March 2018, I have been working as a tutor with the NatureArt Lab at M16 ArtSpace in Canberra, teaching illustration techniques, scientific observation skills and nature-based art in both youth and adult classes. ­

EDUCATION

2010-2013: Australian National University; Bachelor of Science, Hons(1): Majoring in Evolutionary Biology and Zoology.

EXHIBITIONS, PRIZES & RESIDENCIES

2019
“TREES ANDS BONES” exhibition: Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide, AUS

2018
Visiting Artist and collaborator: Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO AUS.
Art Not Apart “CLIMAX”: Street Art and Live Painting, AUS
NatureArt Lab: Tutor and Associate Artist M16 Artspace Canberra,
HSG Represented Artists Group Show: Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide, AUS

2017
“BIOGENESIS” Solo show: Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide AUS.
STEAM Communication Concept Artist: Consulting Artist, Scitech Discovery Center and Planetarium, Perth, AUS.
6 week A.I.R. Mount Solitary Artist Retreat, Katoomba AUS.
Lethbridge Gallery Small Scale Art Award Finalist, Brisbane AUS.

2016
“KINGS” Group Exhibition. Lull Gallery, Canberra AUS.
M16 Drawing Prize Finalist, Canberra, AUS.
3 month A.I.R. at TAKT Künstlerhaus, Berlin, Germany.
Live Street Art Commission: Venallia Wine Festival. San Potito, Italy.
1 month A.I.R. at Terra Vivente Art Studio, Guardia Sanfromondi, Italy.
Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize: 2016 Emerging Artist Winner, South Australian Museum and National Archives, Canberra, AUS.

2015
“Cladogenesis” - Joint Exhibition with Luke Hadland, Honkeytonks Gallery, Canberra, AUS
Live Art battle finalist: Commit No Nuisance, Canberra, AUS
“Sensory” - Group Show: RAW Natural Born Artists Int. Belconnen Arts Center, Canberra, AUS

2014
“Life//Form” - Joint Exhibition with Luke Hadland. Honkeytonks Bar and Gallery Canberra, AUS

Dan Power

Boarskull


pen and ink on boar skull

15 x 25 x 20 cm

 

$2,200

Dan Power

Cull


pen and ink on Kangaroo skulls in box frame

82 x 82 x 14 cm

$8,500

Dan Power

Epiphyte 1


pen and ink, 24 karat gold leaf on paper

103.5 x 76.5 cm

$6,000

Dan Power

Epiphyte 2


pen and ink, 24 karat gold leaf on paper

30 x 50 cm

$2,000

Dan Power

Epiphyte 3


pen and ink, 24 karat gold leaf on paper

30 x 25 cm

$900

Dan Power

Epiphyte 4


pen and ink, 24 karat gold leaf on paper

30 x 20 cm

$600

Dan Power

Goatskull


pen and ink on goat skull

60 x 25 x 20 cm

dark-stained yellow box Eucalyptus base

25 x 30 x 3 cm

$2,500

Dan Power

Double Take # 2: Moss Mantid


watercolour on paper

37 x 28.5 cm


 

$750

Dan Power

Double Take # 4: Mossy Leaf-tailed Gecko


water colour on paper

37 x 28.5 cm

 

$750

Dan Power

Double Take # 6: Lichen Phasmids


watercolour on paper

37 x 28.5 cm


 

 

$750

Dan Power

Double Take # 7: Lichen Katydid


watercolour on paper

37 x 28.5 cm
 

$750

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