Dara Gill was born in 1986 in Sydney Australia where he currently lives and works.
Gill holds a BCA in Visual Art & Design from the University of Wollongong, 2007 and a BA (Honors) in Fine Art (Sculpture) from the University of New South Wales, Art and Design, Sydney, 2009.
His solo exhibitions include; SEGUE/SEGWAY PT. 2, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney. Non-Sense, Barry Keldoulis Gallery, Sydney, 2012; In action, Inaction Kings ARI, Melbourne, 2012 and MOP Projects, Sydney, 2011; Unwish,Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney, 2010.
Recent group exhibitions include; John Fries Memorial Prize, 2013 Finalists exhibition, curated by Sebastian Goldspink, Gaffa Galleries, Sydney, 2013; The Impossibility of Possibility, curated by Sarah Wermeister, Bus Projects, Melbourne, 2012; Near Earth Art, curated by What, Wollongong City Gallery, NSW, 2012; We Need You, You Need Us, curated by Georgie Meagher, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney 2012; Redlands Westpac Art Prize, NAS Gallery, Sydney, 2012;Young Art Taipei 2012, Sheraton Hotel, Taipei, 2012; SafARI 2012, curated by Danielle Robson & Nina Stromqvist, Alaska Projects, Sydney, 2012; As Brave As You, curated by Gemma Messih, Kudos Gallery, Sydney, 2012; 20/20, curated by Robert Cook, Damien Minton Annex, Redfern, 2011, Hatched National Graduate Exhibition, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, 2008.
In 2009 Dara was the recipient of the Gallery Barry Keldoulis Grant for Emerging Artists as well as the COFA Emerging Artist Award for his video To Roll. Gill was also the recipient of runner up prize in the 2010 Art Month Speed Dating program. Gill has received an ArtStart Grant for Emerging Artists in 2010 & a New Work Grant in 2013 from the Australia Council. Gill was featured in arts writer Andrew Frost’s 10 Next Big Things: Visual Art list compiled for The Sydney Morning Herald and was the cover artist for Australian Art Collector magazine Undiscovered special. Gill was nominated for a Fbi SMAC award in 2011 for ‘Best Visual Artist’.
Gill was a director at Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney in 2010-2012 and currently sits on the SafARI Sydney board. He is the current director of Kudos Gallery at the University of New South Wales.
dara [at] daragill.com