Dane Mitchell

Artspace Aotearoa lint roll
500 x 400 mm
lint roll paper, frame
Courtesy of the artist

Estimate: NZD 2,000 — 4,000

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As an addition to offering an existing work from The Dust Archive for When The Dust Settles, Dane Mitchell collected dust and particles from our gallery in August 2021 to create Artspace Aotearoa lint roll. Now actively connected to the archives, Mitchell continues his long-standing relationship with Artspace, which started when in 1999 Mitchell and collaborator Tim Checkley ‘acquired’ Artspace’s sandwich board and recorded a telephone conversation with then-Director Robert Leonard who was requesting its safe return.

Artist Biography & History
with Artspace Aotearoa:


Radiant Matter III (solo), 05 July — 20 August 2011

Local Transit (group), 20 May — 1 July 2006, curated by Christian Rattemeyer and Brian Butler. Mitchell’s work was exhibited at Artists Space, New York, as part of this two-part exhibition exchange between Artists Space and Artspace, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Free New Zealand Art (group), 16 March — 16 April 2005

Money For Nothing (group), 10 May — 29 June 2003

Only The Lonely: New Artists Show 1999 (group), 9 June — 2 July 1999


Dane Mitchell’s work was nominated by Natasha Conland to be included in Speculation, a publication produced in 2007 as New Zealand’s contribution towards the 52nd Venice Biennale at a time when Government funding for New Zealand at Venice was under review. Speculation was edited by Brian Butler, then director of Artspace.

Dane Mitchell


Dane Mitchell’s practice is concerned with the physical properties of the intangible and visible manifestations of other dimensions. His practice speculates on what is material and explores systems of knowledge or belief and relational aspects or experiences of these. Often dealing with the way things transform or transmit and the presence of material forces and the unseen, in his work invisible phenomena are transmuted into tangible forms as sculptural objects, images and sound, connecting the sensual and the cognisant, and teasing out the potential for objects and ideas to appear and disappear.

Dane Mitchell represented Aotearoa New Zealand at the 58th Venice Biennale. Mitchell’s work has been included in major exhibitions including, Venice Biennale (2019); Bangkok Biennale (2020); Biennale of Sydney (2016); Liverpool Biennial (2012); Gwangju Biennale (2012); Singapore Biennial (2011); Thailand Biennale (2018); Busan Biennale (2010) and 29th Graphic Arts Biennial Ljubljana (2011). In the recent past he has had solo exhibitions at public institutions including Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland; Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, Ōtautahi Christchurch; Institut D’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, amongst many others.