Daniel Dorall | Architect, sculptor and maze maker.

Daniel Dorall completed a Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Melbourne in 2005 having previously earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture with honours at the University of Malaya in 2002. In 2012, Dorall was awarded a Master of Fine Art in sculpture from Monash University. His research paper was on viewing the anthropomorphic as study for the miniature object, which he called The Inversion Theory.

He held his first one-person exhibition Maze at the George Paton Gallery in 2005 and was awarded the University of Melbourne Student Union arts grant. Since then he has held solo exhibitions in Melbourne including Lemmings at Mailbox 141, Corridor at Red Gallery and Slide at Gertrude Street Contemporary Art Space. Recent group exhibitions include Artefact at Melbourne City Museum, Size Matters at Albury Regional Art Gallery, City of Hobart Art Prize, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, 30 x 30 x 30, Monash University Faculty Gallery, Melbourne, Arcana, RMIT School of Art Gallery, Melbourne and Small World at Blindside A.R.I.

Between 2008 and 2010, Dorall exhibited his solo works at The Kiosk at The Physics Room, Christchurch, Majorca Windows at Platform Artist Group, and held two successful solo exhibition at Dianne Tanzer Gallery.. He was also awarded the New Works Grant by the Australian Council for the Arts and a Research Publication grant by Monash University. Dorall also held his second international exhibition at Valentine Willie Fine Art in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in December 2009 for which he received a 2009 Bombay Sapphire Art Project grant.

In 2011, Daniel exhibited at the relaunch of TwentybyThirty in Melbourne this June. He is also showed a major piece of work at a solo exhibition of installation and sculpture in September 2011 which has been funded by the Melbourne City Council and the Monash University Research Publication grant. In August, his profile and works were included in the new British publication Microworlds, featuring works by international artists creating works surrounding the miniature. Daniel was also selected as a finalist in the Deakin University Small Sculpture Prize and was curated into a group exhibition at the La Trobe Regional Gallery.

In 2012, Daniel has been curated into an international group exhibition focusing on the miniature called MINIMAL at Hå gamle prestegard in Norway. His work Forbidden was purchased and is now in the collection of the Hå Municipality. In October, he was again selected as a finalist for the Deakin University Small Sculpture Prize.

Daniel Dorall's writings on viewing the human scale/full scale object or construction as study for the miniature object - inverting the typical architectural concept where scale models are used as precursors to final constructions - was published as a book in 2013. Available here

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