artist - architect - other


dale jones-evans

artist - architect - other

Dale Jones-Evans attended art school 1974-77 (painting), completed a degree (1978-88) and Masters by Invitation (2004-07) in architecture, and practiced in Melbourne (1983-93) and Sydney (1994-2014), Australia. 

Dale then travelled extensively, undertaking research (2014-) and returned to the studio (2018-)

Dale is a national and multi-state Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) awarded architect, who represented Australia in two Venice Biennales, Italy. Australia’s youngest recipient of The National Robyn Boyd Award, exhibited and lectured at most universities in Australia, and appointed Adjunct Professor of Architecture at UTS, NSW (2005-2014). His projects (art & architecture) featured extensively in critically acclaimed international publications; DOMUS, Phaidon, Wiley Academy.

Dale was a competitive surfer, studied fine arts, architecture, urban design, planning, geography, and development. Independent publisher-editor of POLIS (a journal on urbanism and globalised networks, 1994-1996)

Dale’s micro to macro, and multivalent perspectives, inform his visual language and insights.

Anything is everything, and everything, is in something.

Dale practices architecture through a fine art lens, and fine art through architecture - Loops - where structure is elastic, space is light, and origin is, an infinite idea. His focus intersects the visual arts, architecture, theatre, and urban design, with other related and non-related disciplines. He collaborates with artists through a diverse practice.

Dale travelled the Australian continent (2000-2005) researching history, aboriginal art and culture. Collaborated with sound, digital, and aboriginal and performance artists to deliver a range of projects: digital painting, video-sound scapes, installation-performances, and public art projects, while also practicing as an architect (2000-2014) Collaborating artists have included; Susan Norrie, Gloria Petyarre and Dani Marti as well as emerging (unknown artists) 

Dale’s design for the Sydney Opera House Restaurant (for celebrated chef Guillaume Brahimi 2001) included persuading the Opera House Trust to commission their first aboriginal work - a Larrakitj installation, for the heart of the Bennelong shell.

Dale hosted and curated events and exhibitions in his architectural gallery (‘The Art Wall’ 2004). Also an art collector, Dale  gifted works by Emily Kngwarreye, Gloria Petyarre, Mike Parr, Rusty Peters to the Australian National Gallery, National Gallery of  Victoria and regional galleries (2014)

Dale took a long solo-sabbatical (2014-2017) to travel extensively through North America, Italy, the UK, South Japan to Tokyo, and Taiwan. He engaged in history, drawing, painting, and writing, before returning to his studio and exhibiting in (‘Brougham St Gallery’) Sydney. 

Since 2019, Dale exhibited painterly drawings, which are visual conceptualisations of infinity. Ostensibly abstracted states of perpetual movement – frozen in particle and atmosphere, made with energetic gestures. Made from graphite powder and solids, Dale strikes the ground with stick and sweeps with brush, overlaying wet on wet techniques, to ensure speed and fluidity are present within a sensate, infinite mix. Electric, fibrillating movements; a drawn-world of life-death-life cycles, a perennial pursuit for beauty, within the infinite.

Walking most of the great gardens of the UK and Italy, Dale’s landscaped paintings (2020-) also chimer, the infinite in viscous eco systems where everything is something, and something is in anything.

Dale's works enrapture a feeling, where facts, fiction, science and prose intersect as ephemeral images of life: liquids, solids, gas and dust. 

Death is dark matter, transforming into new forms of life. 

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