Patrick Dagg

Patrick Dagg

    • Artist’s Statement

      Patrick Dagg's work asks “if something presents itself as art, is it so?” His work has a long-standing interest in the tangible relationships between art and society. While completing a Master of Contemporary art at the VCA Dagg worked at an auction house, handling valuable objects from all over the world. The irony of being a broke art student while doing this work was not lost on Dagg and in his work began an exploration of class, culture, value and the art object. Although his practice is more readily defined as painting and sculpture, Dagg views his work as collage. Collage is an important concept in Dagg’s exploration of class and art hierarchies. Mixing high and low materials - paper, glue, ceramics, neon, bronze, gold gilding, paint and glaze - his works put the ‘components’ of art into stark relief. He makes it obvious that what makes a work valuable is a smoke and mirrors game of materials and their historical associations. Playing with materiality, his work has an implicit humour and playfulness, often taking a dig at the gender hierarchies attached to art.

    • Awards

      2019 Finalist: Footscray Art Prize 2019, Footscray Arts Centre, Melbourne
      2019 Rigg Design Prize 2019, Flack Studios, NGV, Melbourne
      2018 Finalist: Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize 2018, The Gallery at Bayside Arts and
      2018 Cultural Centre,Melbourne
      2014 Douglas Gordon Fellowship
      2014 VCA Creative Scholarship
      2013 Jim Marks Postgraduate Scholarship
      2013 Proud Awards: Winner of MEAA/NTEU Acquisitive Prize

    • Exhibitions

      SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

      2020 mongrel, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
      2019 Drip, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
      2018 Ditch, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
      2017 An Introduction, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
      2016 Daggy Designs Launch, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne
      2012 Don’t Let Your Youth Go To Waste, Artsite Gallery, Sydney
      Crash Paintings, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney

      SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

      2020 Sydney Contemporary 2020, James Makin Gallery, online.
      2019 Sydney Contemporary, James Makin Gallery, Booth G11, Sydney
      2019 Group Show, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
      2019 Footscray Art Prize 2019 (finalist), Footscray Arts Centre, Melbourne
      2019 Art of Dining: Best of the Best 2019, Flack Studios, NGV, Melbourne
      2019 Rigg Design Prize 2019, Flack Studios, NGV, Melbourne
      2018 Summer New, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
      2018 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize 2018 (finalist), The Gallery at Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, Melbourne
      2017 Jim’s Fine Art, Lon Gallery, Collingwood, Melbourne
      2016 Render 2016, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne
      2014 Masters Exhibition 2014, VCA, Melbourne
      2014 Windsor Art Prize, Windsor Hotel, Melbourne
      2013 Proud 2013, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne

    Showing 1–12 of 21 artworks

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    Simple ways to reach the shore
    152 x 183 cm paper, oil and enamel on canvas $8,200.00
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    You Probably Know Me Because I Take Crowns
    167 x 152 cm paper, oil and enamel on canvas $7,800.00
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    Blue Swirl Shield
    47 x 25 cm glazed earthenware $2,100.00
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    All Good Shield
    44 x 22 cm glazed earthenware $2,100.00
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    Purple Heart Shield
    42 x 25 cm glazed earthenware $2,100.00
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    Cocksucker
    21 x 180 cm glazed earthenware $4,500.00
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    Shit Piss Fuck Cunt
    21 x 150 cm glazed earthenware $5,200.00
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    Brotherhood
    167 x 107 cm paper, oil, neon, collage of porno mags and enamel on canvas $8,500.00
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    Mask VI
    50 x 22 x 13 cm Stoneware $1,800.00
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    Forever
    117 x 82 cm porcelain, paper and oil on canvas $4,800.00
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    Big Swinging Dick
    75 x 150 x 18 cm neon, acrylic and electric motor $11,000.00
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    Mask VIII
    49 x 24 x 15 cm Stoneware $1,800.00