Dan Elborne

Dan Elborne is a visual artist currently based in Naarm/Melbourne. Primary working with clay, Elborne builds installation-based projects and sculptural series’ on intersecting foundations of memory, time, materiality and labour. Each piece and project remain conscious of the historical, philosophical and technical potency of ceramics, alongside secondary materials including ash, gold, lead and bone. Through their use, Elborne references events, themes and dichotomies of survival against suffering, preservation against decay and the intricacies of remembering.


Nationally, Elborne has exhibited across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, the ACT and Tasmania. Internationally, he has produced work at residencies in France, Denmark, Iceland and Japan, as well as exhibitions in London, Helsinki, Sweden, Copenhagen and Philadelphia.


Between 2011 and 2014, Elborne completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts | Honours) through the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). Between 2016 and 2019, he completed a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) through USQ, focussing on the role, relevance and responsibility of contemporary art in representing atrocities and collective trauma.


In late January of 2020, Elborne moved from his hometown of Toowoomba to Melbourne where his practice is now based at Schoolhouse Studios on Kulin Nation lands. He is currently represented by Onespace Gallery, Brisbane QLD.



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