Australian Art


Born: 1961 England, UK
  • Contemporary
  • Drawings
  • Sculptor
  • Established

1961 Born England
1987 Arrived Australia

1994 - 96 MVA, University of South Australia
1980 - 83 B.A. (Hons), Fine Art Sculpture, Maidstone College of Art, England

2001 Mid career fellowship, Arts S.A.
Overseas studio residency, Australia Council
2000 Professional development fundingt, Arts S.A.
1999 Professional development fundingt, Arts S.A.
Sculpture commission, University of Adelaide ( posponed )
1998 Arts SA Quick Response Grant
S.A.S.S. Production Design award for I was a teenage child bride (Jonathan Dady: set design and construction. Phillip Hopkins: art dept).
Public Sculpture commission: Hindmarsh Olympic Stadium, S. Australia.
1996 Adelaide Central School of Art Chairman’s Fund project Grant
1995 Sculpture commission, City of Campbelltown, South Australia
1994 Outstanding Art Direction Award, South Australian Film and Television Network
1992 Public Sculpture Commission, University of Adelaide Student Union
1991 SA Department Arts and Cultural Heritage project grant
2004 The Barcelona Room and Other Spaces. Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, Australia
2003 Construction Drawings:02:2003, Art Gallery of South Australia
2001 domus 1. Construction Drawings. ( domus series curated by Alan Cruickshank ) Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia
2000 Collaborative works. Dady/Vinall; Greenaway Art Gallery, Australia
1999 Propositional work. Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, Australia
1998 Untitled Notation. Installation, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, Australia
1994 Untitled Multiple.Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia
Hiring Seven (A published work). Broadsheet, Vol 23. No 2. Winter '94
1993 Hiring Five. Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, Australia
Hiring One to Four. Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, Australia
1992 Exhibit A (a 90 second performance). S.C.A.T. television, Adelaide, Australia
1989 Club Foote, Adelaide, Australia
2003 Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
2002 Caveat, curated by Alan Cruickshank, Top Floor Gallery, SA
1999 Internal Spaces. Christopher Thomas Art & Design, Adelaide, Australia.
Artists Table. Adelaide Central Gallery, Adelaide, Australia.
Underbelly, ( curators: Anton Hart / John Barbour ), Hindley Cinema Complex, Adelaide, Australia.
1998 The Art of Meaning. SATEP Touring Exhibition, Australia
1994 Jemmy. Ebenezer Studios Basement, Adelaide Festival of Arts

1993 Men in Space. Union Gallery, Adelaide, Australia
1992 Jobs by Cardwell/Dady. (two person show), Prospect Gallery, Adelaide, Australia
Works in Process. one month collaborative sculpture project, Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide, SA
1991 Opus Wrecks. Artzone Gallery, Adelaide, Australia
1990 Rooms without a view. Greenhill Gallery, Adelaide, Australia
1989 Silly Season. Adelaide Festival Centre, Australia
1985 Northampton Contemporaries. Northampton, England
1984 Northampton Contemporaries. Northampton, England
1983 The New Contemporaries. ICA, London, England
1999 Double Elephant. site specific project group [ founder member ].
1990 Performance piece with Ray Smith. Adelaide, South Australia
1989 Promotional image for Australian National Hairdressing Competition
1984 Permanent land drawing project, North Yorkshire Moors, England
Three dimensional and interior design projects, England and Australia
1997 Set designer, C.D.F. short film, ' I was a teenage child bride', by Kaneson Nathan.
1993 Production Design/Art director on 'Two Years Later' a C.D.F. funded film by James Kalisch, Australia
1992 Grip/Construction on 'Concertinas', The One Minute Films project. Accomplice Films, Australia
1991 Special effects, design and construction on 'Domestic Vibrations', a C.D.F. funded film by Colin Reck, Australia (Gold award: best entry by active member. Silver award: feature and mini series category, Australian cinematographic awards for 1991)
1990 Set design for a production of 'Salome' as part of the 1990 Adelaide Festival Fringe Australia
1985 Assisted with F/X set construction, Nimrod Productions, London, England
1983 Assisted in the making of a 16mm colour/sound-sync film from conception to print, 'Film Food' by Colin Reck
2D Artwork, Round Orange Pictures
2001 Part time Lecturer. Adelaide Central School of Art
1992 -2002 Part time Lecturer in Drawing and Sculpture (Head of Sculpture Dept until 1999). Adelaide Central School of Art; Visiting Lecturer, Architecture Dept, University of South Australia.
1995 Outsourced project, Adelaide University, Architecture Department.
1993 Floor talk on Auguste Rodin, Art Gallery of South Australia.
1984 Visiting Lecturer, Stowe School, Buckingham, England.

2001 Chris Ried. “Jonathan Dady: Shifting the Weight”. Broadsheet. Vol 30. No 1.
Susan Archdall. “Building on a sense of place”.The Advertiser.Feb 19.
Wendy Walker. “Structured Steel”. The Advertiser.March 21.
Stephanie Radok. “Shoe house/ House shoe”. The Adelaide Review. No 210. March. p-33.
Linda Marie Walker. “This World is not Conclusion ’”. Broadsheet. Vol 30. No 2. 2001.
Linda Marie Walker. “So close to the thing itself, and not”. Realtime. Vol... No... 2001.
Chris Ried. “A Grain of Sand”. Broadsheet. Vol 29. No 3. Winter 1999.
2000 Chris Ried. “Construction Drawings Jonathan Dady”. eyeline. autumn / winter 2001.
Cover image. Broadsheet. Vol 29. No 4. Winter 1999.
1999 Stephanie Radok. “Last supper”. The Adelaide Review. No 173. Oct. p-29.
Samara Mitchell. “Beautiful movement”. Broadsheet. Vol 28. No2. September,October & November 2000.
Adam Dutkiewicz. “Bold experiments in style”. Advertiser Newspaper. 12th Feb.
1998 Snapshots. ABC Television, July
Advertiser Newspaper, Review Saturday 18th (ACSA Lecturers Show)
Advertiser Newspaper, Review Saturday 25th (Installation Greenaway Gallery)
1996 SALIENT: SA Visual Art 1992-95 Anthology, (Pub.+Ed. Alan Cruickshank), Adelaide Festival of Arts 1996
Kevin Murray. “Taking the low ground”. (Jemmy, Ebenezer Studios 1994)
1995 Arts Monthly, Feb 95, Artist Profile/Hiring Series
University of Adelaide Art Collections, ISBN: 0 86396 253
Mark Stevens. “Hiring”. CAC, Adelaide 1995
Cover, On Edge magazine
1994 JEMMY
Susan Fereday. “Jemmy”. AGENDA 36, RMIT, Melbourne
Julie Ewington. “Festival Breakthrough”. ARTLINK Vol 14 No 2, Adelaide
Kevin Murray. “Taking the Low Ground”. BROADSHEET Vol 23 No 2, CAC SA, Adelaide
Stephanie Radok. “Jemmy Caution”. ARTLINK Vol 14 No 2, Adelaide
John Neylon. “Attempts at Coverage”. The Adelaide Review, Adelaide
Ken Bolton. “Tasteful Nuances”. The Advertiser, Adelaide
Louise Nunn. “Jemmy”. The Advertiser, Adelaide
Adelaide Review, Nov 94, Contemporary Art Centre
Broadsheet, May 94, Jemmy
The Advertiser, Oct 94, Contemporary Art Centre
'Hiring Seven' (A published work), Broadsheet, Vol 23. No 2. Winter '94
JEMMY catalogue, (Pub. Alan Cruickshank), Adelaide 1994
1993 Broadsheet vol. 22 #4, Men in Space
Adelaide Review, Dec 93, Men in Space
Lip Sync, June 93, Two Years Later (film) Australia
1992 The Adelaide Review, June 92 (Adelaide University Commission)
'7.30 Report', ABC television, July 1993 (Prospect Show)
Radio 5UV interview (Prospect Show), South Australia
Radio 5UV interview (Adelaide University Commission), SA
1991 Lip Sync 1991, The Domestic (film), Australia


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