Max Dingle Long CV

Max Dingle    (b. 1945  Maryborough Qld CV

Artist, independent curator and writer

Max Dingle’s main focus is painting and sculpture in many mediums ranging from welded steel to stone, ceramic and found material. Since he graduated from the National Art School in 1974 he has been included in numerous group and solo exhibitions, the most recent have been a solo at the Shoalhaven Regional Gallery and group exhibition at Defiance Gallery in Newtown. He was awarded the Catalyst Award for small sculpture in 2010 and is represented in the Shoalhaven Regional Gallery Collection as well as in private collections in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and the Kaplan Sculpture Collection in Sydney. 

1971 – 1972                Nowra TAFE
1973 – 1974                National Art School
1977                           Sculpture Centre, The Rocks
1981 - 1983                 Screen Printing – Sydney Technical College
2004                           Welding – Meadowbank TAFE
2007                           Art Welding – National Art School short course
2009                           Art Welding – National Art School short course

Personal Journeys : 40 years of Australian Women’s Abstract Art 2009  ISBN 978-0-646-50832-0
Black is the Colour….   2010       ISBN 978-0-646-52904-2
Phaedra: Explorations in the Abstract  2011ISBN 978-0-646-54520-2
Less is More: More or Less   2012ISBN 978-0-646-57149-2
Margaret Dredge – Retrospective 1960 to 2001 ISBN 978-0-646-57900-9
Elisabeth Cummings - Landscapes and Interiors ISBN 978-0-646-93063-3

1982 – 86 various exhibitions at SBIC and at Australian Museum Shop Gallery
2009    Personal Journey: 40 years of Australian women’s abstract art
            exhibition Shoalhaven City Arts Centre
2010    Black is the Colour…   exhibition Shoalhaven City Arts Centre
2010    New Acquisitions   exhibition Shoalhaven City Arts Centre
2011    Phaedra: Explorations in the Abstract   exhibition Shoalhaven City Arts Centre
2011    Making Do : Art from found objects  exhibition Shoalhaven City Arts Centre
2011    Matej Andraž Vogrinčič ’s Car Park - Members Only : A Documentary
             Installation,  Shoalhaven City Arts Centre
2012    Less is More: more or less exhibition Shoalhaven City Arts Centre
2013    Margaret Dredge - Retrospective 1960 – 2001 Shoalhaven City Arts Centre
2014    "Mental Heath Art Prize" Shoalhaven City Arts Centre - Judge
2014    "Samuel Elyard" exhibition Shoalhaven City Arts Centre - opening Oct 2014
2014    "Elizabeth Cummings" exhibition Shoalhaven City Arts Centre - opening Dec 2014
2014    "NOW - Jervis Bay & Basin Contemporary Art prize - Committee (organisation & selection for exhibition)
2014    Escape Artfest "Alley Archies Portrait prize" - Judge
2014    Escape Artfest "RIPE : Sculpture at Cupitt's" prize - Judge
2015    "NOW - Jervis Bay & Basin 2015 Contemporary Art prize - curator (selection of finalists, planning & hang of exhibition)
2016    Metaphysical Edge- Shoalhaven City Arts Centre - group painting - curator

2016  Environmental Sculpture Prize – See Change Festival- Judge

2016  Out of Earth and Flame – Shoalhaven City Arts Centre – ceramics – curator

2016 WAAM ! : Its women’s abstract art man ! – Jervis Bay Museum – painting & sculpture - curator

1972to 2008various solo and group exhibitions – ceramics, sculpture, screen prints & painting

2009    Defiance Gallery “Sculpture 2009” (group)
            Arts in the Valley Garden Sculpture (group)
            Passion Café Gallery “1980’s Revisited” ( solo - screenprint & collage)
            Defiance Gallery “You Little Beauty!” (group - sculpture)
2010    Studio exhibition – “See-Change Festival” (solo screenprint & collage)
            Defiance Gallery “”Defiant Little Devils” (group - sculpture)
2011    Shoalhaven City Arts Centre “Phaedra” (solo painting and sculpture)
            Arts in the Valley Garden Sculpture (group)
            Shoalhaven City Arts Centre SMHF Art Award (group)
            Shoalhaven City Arts Centre “ Car Park “  (solo photography & installation)
            Shoalhaven City Arts Centre “Making Do” (group – painting)
            Passion Café Gallery(group – painting)
            Griffith Exposedartz 2011 (group- painting)
            Defiance Gallery “MiniMajors” (group - sculpture)
2012    “Inlet Connection” See-Change Arts Festival (group – screen prints and sculpture)
            “Moonarism” See-Change Arts Festival (group – painting & sculpture)
            Cossack Art Award  (Group – painting)
            Defiance Gallery “Tiny Titans & Miniliths” (group sculpture)
2013    Depot II Gallery, Dank Street, Waterloo "Fountain of Tears" ( solo - painting & sculpture)
            Defiance Gallery "Maximus Minimus" (group sculpture)
2014    Defiance Sculpture Park at the Gate Gallery, Wollombi (group sculpture)
            Shoalhaven City Arts Centre  (group sculpture)
            Defiance Gallery  (group sculpture)
2015    Shoalhaven City Arts Centre  (group  sculpture)

            Defiance Gallery  (group sculpture)

2016   Shoalhaven City Arts Centre Metaphysical Edge  (grouppainting)

           ShoalhavenCity Arts Centre & Regional Gallery Fetish: Sculpture & Collage (solo sculpture & collage)

Public collections
– Shoalhaven Regional Gallery Collection

Private Collections
- in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, regional NSW & Queensland.
- Ron Kaplan Collection

2010    15th Annual Sculpture Catalyst Award