Emerging artist Dean Cross explores the aesthetics of suburban development and the ongoing dispassion of Indigenous Australia.
Dean Cross is an emerging artist whose work spans a range of mediums including painting, print-making, performance, photography, video, three-dimensional practice and contemporary dance. His work is often politically and historically engaged, looking to re-contextualise Australia’s colonial past through examining his Indigenous ancestry, and deconstructing myths of Australian identity. His work in contemporary dance has taken him to all corners of the globe, touring extensively nationally and internationally to critical acclaim, including nominations for Helpmann and Australian Dance Awards, and a 2015 Canberra Critics Circle Award. Dean’s visual work has been exhibited in group exhibitions across Sydney. In 2015, he was invited to participate in the Redlands Art Prize by renowned artist Shaun Gladwell. Dean received a Highly Commended award in the Macquarie Group Collection Emerging Art Prize in 2015, judged by artist Joan Ross. Dean lives and works between Sydney, Canberra and Sutton, NSW.