Full Biography Dr. John Dahlsen

Sculpture, assemblage, installation, public art, digital printing, found object art, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, environmental art, public speaking, writing, university lecturing.

2013 – 2016 Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory
1983 – Melbourne College of Advanced Education, University of Melbourne, Victoria
1977, 78, 79 – Victorian College of the Arts. University of Melbourne, Victoria.

2019 – Appointed Official Ambassador Ocean Lovers Organization Sydney NSW
2017 – Awarded Doctor of Philosophy Charles Darwin University Darwin. Northern Territory
2016 – Australian Postgraduate Award (APA). Charles Darwin University. Darwin Northern Territory
2016 – Nancy (Nan) Giese Doctoral Scholarship in the Arts. Charles Darwin University. Darwin Northern Territory
2015 – Australian Postgraduate Award (APA). Charles Darwin University. Darwin Northern Territory
2015 – Nancy (Nan) Giese Doctoral Scholarship in the Arts. Charles Darwin University. Darwin Northern Territory
2015 – Appointed Associate Editor for the International Journal of the Image. Illinois USA
2015 – Invited as Series Book Editor; Common Ground Publishing Academic Publishing House. Illinois USA
2014 – Churchill Fellowship recipient: The Winston Churchill Foundation Canberra Australian Capital Territory
2014 – Appointed Associate Editor in The International Journal of Diverse Identities. Illinois USA
2014 – Awarded Graduate Scholar Award. Arts in Society Arts and Humanities Conference Rome Italy
2014 – Confirmation of PhD Candidature: Charles Darwin University Darwin Northern Territory
2013 – Appointed Ambassador for the Nespresso Up-cycle Art Campaign. July Sydney New South Wales
2013 – Appointed Associate Editor: The International Journal of Diverse Identities Illinois USA
2012 – Invited by the United Nations to write an essay for the Rio+20 Conference New York USA
2011 – Appointed “Cultural Ambassador” for Friends of the United Nations, on World Environment Day 6 June
2010 – Arts-Cape Biennial Sculpture Exhibition – People’s Choice Award. New South Wales Australia
2010 – Swell Sculpture Festival and Exhibition – Dux Environmental Art Award, Currumbin Queensland
2009 – Swell Sculpture Festival and Exhibition – Dux Environmental Art Award, Currumbin Queensland
2006 – Sulman Prize for Genre Painting – Finalist. Art Gallery of New South Wales Sydney, Australia
2006 – The Signature of Sydney Prize – 2nd prizewinner. Australia’s richest art prize, December Sydney New South Wales
2006 – Mosman Art Prize – Finalist Sydney New South Wales
2006 – Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award – Finalist Grafton New South Wales
2006 – Greenpeace Art 4 Action ‘Changing Nature’ 2006 – Finalist: The Gallery at Darling Park, Sydney New South Wales
2006 – “Signature of Sydney” Art prize finalist – Domayne Alexandria Sydney New South Wales
2006 – Export Market Development Grant. Australian Federal Government ‘Austrade’ Canberra ACT
2005 – Awarded Senate Proclamation, Jefferson City, State of Missouri, USA
2005 – Regional Artist Award: East Coast Sculpture Show – Thursday Plantation, New South Wales
2005 – Export Market Development Grant. Australian Government ‘Austrade’ Canberra ACT
2004 – Awarded role as Cultural Ambassador for Australia at the Athens “Olympics of Visual Art Artiade Exhibition
2004 – Export Market Development Grant. Australian Federal Government ‘Austrade’ Canberra ACT
2004 – Wynne Prize for Sculpture & Landscape – Finalist. Art Gallery of New South Wales Sydney, Australia
2003 – Florence Biennial of Contemporary Art – Award for mixed media/new media Florence Italy
2003 – Wynne Prize for Sculpture & Landscape – Finalist. Art Gallery of New South Wales Sydney, Australia
2003 – NSW Ministry for the Arts Cultural Grant: Visual Arts and Crafts: Coffs Harbour Regional Art Gallery Exhibition
2003 – Earth Champion Nominee: Athena Foundation Sydney New South Wales
2001 – Highly Commended: East Coast Sculpture Show Thursday Plantation, New South Wales
2000 – Wynne Prize Winner for Sculpture & Landscape. Art Gallery of New South Wales Sydney Australia
2000 – Appointed “Official Artist of the New Millennium” for ‘Clean up Australia’ & “Clean up the World”
2000 – N.S.W. Ministry for the Arts grant Sydney New South Wales
1998 – Highly Commended: East Coast Sculpture Show Thursday Plantation, New South Wales
1991 – Artrage Festival Subsidy Funding Perth Western Australia
1991 – Pat Corrigan artist grant Sydney New South Wales
1991 – Winner of the Geraldton/Greenough Acquisitive Art Award Western Australia
1990 – WA Department for the Arts Grant Perth Western Australia
1976 – Cann River Open Art Prize, Gippsland, Victoria
1976 – Xavier College Art Award, Melbourne, Victoria.

2019 – TAFE QLD/University of Canberra Southbank Campus. Lecturer in Visual Arts Brisbane Queensland
2018 – Visiting Lecturer University of Mataram Lombok Indonesia
2018 – TAFE QLD/University of Canberra Southbank Campus. Lecturer in Visual Arts Brisbane Queensland
2017 – TAFE QLD/University of Canberra Southbank Campus. Lecturer in Visual Arts Brisbane Queensland
2016 – Visiting Lecturer Anhui Normal University Wuhu China
2016 – Charles Darwin University Lecturer in Visual Arts Darwin Northern Territory
2016 – Visiting Lecturer University of Canberra Southbank Campus Brisbane Queensland
2016 – Visiting Lecturer Widyagama University of Malang, East Java – Indonesia
2015 – Visiting lecturer Kyoto Seika University Kyoto Japan
2015 – Visual Arts lecturer Charles Darwin University: Northern Territory
2014 – Visual Arts lecturer Charles Darwin University: Northern Territory
2013 – Visual Arts lecturer Charles Darwin University: Northern Territory
2012 – Flying Arts lecturer Queensland
2012 – School For International Training Australia: Artistic advisor and lecturer New South Wales
2011 – School For International Training Australia: Artistic advisor and lecturer New South Wales
2011 – “ArtStart” program Mentor: Arts Northern Rivers New South Wales
2010 – School For International Training Australia, intern advisor New South Wales
2009 – School For International Training Australia, project advisor New South Wales
2008 – Visiting lecturer – guest of Nth Stonington Education Foundation Connecticut USA
2008 – School For International Training Australia, project advisor New South Wales
2006 – Visiting lecturer, Ethos Foundation Courageous Conversations Forum: Binna Burra Queensland
2005 – State University of New York New Paltz: Visiting lecturer New York USA
2005 – William Woods University Fulton: Visiting lecturer Missouri USA
2004 – Southern Cross University, Lismore: Visiting lecturer New South Wales
2003 – James Cook University, Townsville: Visiting lecturer Queensland
2003 – School For International Training: Visiting lecturer New South Wales
2002 – School For International Training: Visiting lecturer New South Wales
2001 – School For International Training: Visiting lecturer New South Wales
2000 – Royal Australian Institute of Architects: Visiting lecturer Sydney New South Wales
2000 – School For International Training: Visiting lecturer New South Wales
1999 – Australian Embassy, Washington D.C. Environmental Symposium
1991 – School of Architecture, The University of Western Australia Perth Western Australia
1990 – School of Visual Arts, Curtin University of Technology Western Australia
1990 – School of Architecture, University of Western Australia: Visiting fine arts lecturer Perth Western Australia
1989 – Part-time art teacher, Gosnells High School, Perth Western Australia
1988 – Painting/drawing in various secondary schools, Perth Western Australia
1983-4 Painting/drawing in various secondary schools, Melbourne Victoria
1983 – Mature age life drawing, Melbourne College of Advanced Education. Melbourne Victoria

2017 – Environmental Art: Activism, Aesthetics and Transformation PhD thesis publication. John Dahlsen
2017 – The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts, Volume 12, Issue 2
“An Artist’s Vision of Environmental and Economic Sustainability for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Artists”
2016 – “Echoes” Exhibition catalogue Darwin Northern Territory August 2016
2016 – Global South Ethnographies: Minding the Senses. Book Chapter Routledge Press, Holland
2016 – The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts: An Artist’s Vision of
Environmental and Economic Sustainability for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Artists
2016 – Sculpture by the Sea 2016: A book published in 2016 celebrating artists and the sculptures from 1997-2015
2015 – “Balancing Economic Viability and Artists’ Creativity During a Global Financial Crisis”
The International Journal of Diverse Identities Volume 13, Issue 3-4
2015 – Creative Approaches to Research Journal “Economic Viability for Artists post GFC” April Edition
2014 – “An Accidental Environmental Artist”. John Dahlsen Alpha Academic Press USA
2013 – “An Artist’s Guide To A Successful Career”- Strategies for Financial and Critical Success. John Dahlsen. Common Ground Publishing USA
2012 – “The Future We Want” for the United Nations 2012 Rio+20 Conference. John Dahlsen
2010 – World Policy Journal ‘Big Question’ – Winter Issue 2010 New York
2008 – “Art Insights” – Creating Wealth as an Artist. John Dahlsen. New South Wales

2019 – Brisbane: Feb – May. Solo show John Dahlsen: Chung Tian Buddhist Temple Art Gallery, Priestdale, QLD.
2019 – Sydney: Bondi Pavilion Art Gallery: John Dahlsen 20 year Retrospective exhibition April Sydney, NSW.
2016 – Darwin Festival Exhibition “Echoes” August Hilton Esplanade Reflections Art Gallery. Darwin
2016 – Anhui Normal University Art Gallery – Wuhu. June. Woodblock/digital Fusion Print series – Wuhu China
2016 – University of Widyagama – Malang, May – East Java Indonesia.
2015 – The Winston Churchill Foundation National Convention Print Exhibition. October ,Sydney Australia
2015 – “Fusion” woodblock/digital environmental art prints. May Nan Giese Gallery Charles Darwin University. Darwin
2014 – CEAD Sensual Landscapes of Ethnography University of Waikato Hamilton Aotearoa. New Zealand. November
2014 – Lagoon Spa Darwin Exhibition Northern Territory Australia
2013 – Lagoon Spa Darwin Exhibition Northern Territory Australia
2012 – John Dahlsen Environmental Art Gallery May-June Byron Bay NSW Australia
2011 – Open Studio exhibition September Byron Bay NSW
2010 – Beijing China: “Hanmo Gallery” 798 Gallery District. September-October
2010 – Open Studio exhibition Jan/Feb/March Byron Bay New South Wales
2009 – Open Studio exhibition Jan/Feb/March Byron Bay New South Wales
2008 – Art Gallery Collections- Surfers paradise Gold Coast Queensland December
2008 – USA. Lecture on Environmental Art: Presented with a selected display of work: Mystic Aquarium & Institute for
Exploration. March Mystic Connecticut, USA
2008 – Open Studio exhibition January/February Byron Bay New South Wales
2008 – “Oneness Conference” Royal Pines Resort Bundall Queensland
2007 – Oneness University – Chennai – Andrah Pradesh, India
2007 – “Linnaeus Exhibition” – Solo Show – Broken Head. Curated by the Lismore Regional Art Gallery. January-March
2006 – Parliament House Sydney “Recycled Materials As Art” June Sydney New South Wales
2006 – “Linnaeus Exhibition” Solo Show Broken Head. Curated by the Lismore Regional Art Gallery. October
2005 – Artspace Mackay: “Detritus” – works by John Dahlsen September-October Queensland
2005 – “From Floor to Wall” installations and assemblages by John Dahlsen Tweed River Regional Art Gallery
2004 – “New Work – John Dahlsen” D’Ars Contemporary Art Space Milano Italy
2004 – “John Dahlsen in Byron Bay” Byron Fine Art Gallery New South Wales
2004 – “New Assemblages and Prints” John Gordon Gallery Coffs Harbour New South Wales
2004 – “Renewed” Gallery 49 New York USA
2003 – “Found Plastics” Umbrella Studios Townsville Queensland
2003 – “Renewed” Australian Art Resources, Melbourne, Victoria
2003 – “Rubbish/Art” Coffs Harbour City Gallery, New South Wales
2003 – “Recycled” Grafton Regional Gallery, New South Wales
2003 – “Art/Rubbish” Lake Russell Gallery Coffs Harbour New South Wales
2002 – “Survey” Fox Galleries Brisbane, Queensland
2001 – “Full Circle” Gold Coast City Art Gallery Queensland
2001 – Recent work Fox Galleries Brisbane Queensland
2000 – John Dahlsen, Fox Galleries, Brisbane Queensland
2000 – “Totem”, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney, New South Wales
1999 – Australian Embassy, Washington DC. USA
1999 – Contemporary Landscapes, Fox Galleries, Brisbane Queensland
1996 – The Avatar Series, Orlando Resort Florida, USA
1995 – Works on Paper and Canvas – ‘The Orient’ Byron Bay New South Wales
1995 – Painting & Drawing Soho Galleries, Sydney New South Wales
1994 – Works on Paper, ‘Byronian’ Byron Bay, New South Wales
1993 – John Dahlsen – Paintings, Cape Gallery – Big Space, Byron Bay, New South Wales
1992 – Recent works on paper from Amsterdam. Artplace, Perth, Western Australia
1991 – John Dahlsen – Painting + Drawing, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery University of Western Australia
1990 – John Dahlsen Paintings. Old Papa’s, Fremantle, Western Australia
1990 – John Dahlsen Recent Paintings, Gore Street Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
1990 – Recent Works and Works in Progress, Studio Show, Fremantle, Western Australia
1990 – John Dahlsen Recent Works, Old Papa’s, Fremantle, Western Australia
1989 – Recent Works on Paper – John Dahlsen, A Shed, Fremantle, Western Australia
1989 – John Dahlsen Paintings, Delaney Galleries, Perth, Western Australia
1986 – Colour and Transparency, Prism Gallery Fremantle, Western Australia
1981 – John Dahlsen, Johnathan Sweet Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
1980 – Studio Works, Artist’s London Studio, England.

2019 – Indonesian Institute for the Arts. Permanent exhibition collaboration installation, Bali Indonesia.
2019 – Ashdod Museum Israel (Permanent exhibition)
2019 – Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum Permanent Collection USA
2019 – Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art: Amsterdam The Netherlands
2019 – Powerhouse Museum Sydney: “Ecologic”: Creating a Sustainable Future Sydney New South Wales
2018 – “Plastics Washed Ashore” – Joint exhibition with the Cape York Pormpuraaw Indigenous artists, in Feb/March at
– UPG, Woolloongabba QLD.
2018 – Indonesian Institute for the Arts. In collaboration with students from ISI, created a large installation titled
– “Waste to Art”, exhibited at Alila Seminak and the Indonesian Institute for the arts Bali Indonesia.
2018 – Ashdod Museum Israel (Permanent exhibition)
2018 – Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum Permanent Collection USA
2018 – Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art: – Amsterdam The Netherlands
2018 – Powerhouse Museum Sydney: “Ecologic”: Creating a Sustainable Future Sydney New South Wales
2017 – Georgetown University: Art For Ocean Conservation Exhibition: Third Annual Sustainable
– Ocean Summit. Sustainable Oceans Alliance (SOA) Georgetown Chapter April Washington, DC USA
2017 – Ashdod Museum Israel (Permanent exhibition)
2017 – Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum Permanent Collection USA
2017 – Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art: – Amsterdam The Netherlands
2017 – Powerhouse Museum Sydney: “Ecologic”: Creating a Sustainable Future Sydney New South Wales
2016 – Scrounged; Republic Plaza Denver. March-May. In celebration of Earth Day Colorado USA
2016 – Sydney Institute of Marine Science – Annual Auction and Fundraiser October Sydney New South Wales
2016 – Ashdod Museum Israel (Permanent exhibition)
2016 – Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum Permanent Collection USA
2016 – Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art: – Amsterdam The Netherlands
2016 – Powerhouse Museum Sydney: “Ecologic”: Creating a Sustainable Future Sydney New South Wales
2015 – GYRE The Plastic Ocean: The David J. Spencer CDC Museum Atlanta, Georgia January – June USA
2015 – GYRE The Plastic Ocean: The USC Fisher Museum of Art Los Angeles, California, Sept – November USA
2015 – The Bays Precinct Discovery Day Sculpture Exhibition: Sydney April Sydney New South Wales
2015 – Sydney Institute of Marine Science – Annual Auction and Fundraiser October Sydney New South Wales
2015 – Ashdod Museum Israel (Permanent exhibition)
2015 – Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum Permanent Collection USA
2015 – Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art: Amsterdam The Netherlands
2015 – Powerhouse Museum Sydney: “Ecologic”: Creating a Sustainable Future Sydney New South Wales
2014 – CEAD Sensual Landscapes of Ethnography University of Waikato Hamilton Aotearoa. New Zealand
2014 – GYREx Exhibition Anchorage Museum Alaska – January. Highlighting the issue of marine debris. USA
2014 – Sydney Institute of Marine Science – Annual Auction and Fundraiser October Sydney New South Wales
2014 – Queensland Museum in Brisbane: Environmental Art Projections. Queensland
2014 – Customs House Sydney Clean Up Australia’s 25th Anniversary Exhibition February-March Sydney
2014 – Ashdod Museum Israel (Permanent exhibition)
2014 – “Ecological Integrity: On the Brink” Ulster County Community College’s Muroff-Kotler Gallery New York USA
2014 – Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum Permanent Collection USA
2014 – Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art: Amsterdam The Netherlands
2014 – Powerhouse Museum Sydney: “Ecologic”: Creating a Sustainable Future Sydney New South Wales
2013 – “The Art of Sound” Caboolture Regional Art Gallery September-December Queensland
2013 – Ecollaboration Artwork unveiled “Project Upcycle” July – Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney New South Wales
2013 – Queensland Museum in Brisbane: Environmental art projections. Queensland
2013 – Sydney Institute of Marine Science – Annual Auction and Fundraiser Sydney New South Wales
2013 – Ashdod Museum Israel (Permanent exhibition)
2013 – “Ecological Integrity: On the Brink” Ulster County Community College’s Muroff-Kotler Gallery New York USA
2013 – Federal Art Auctions. Federal 27/28 May New South Wales
2013 – Art Piece Gallery Artists Group Exhibition Mullumbimby New South Wales
2013 – Pop Up Gallery ” Seascapes” John Dahlsen and Jan Rae. Byron Bay January-February New South Wales
2013 – Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum Permanent Collection USA
2013 – Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art: – Amsterdam The Netherlands
2013 – Powerhouse Museum Sydney: “Ecologic”: Creating a Sustainable Future Sydney New South Wales
2013 – Kallalu Art Gallery Griffith St Coolangatta Queensland
2012 – “Ecological Integrity: On the Brink” Ulster County Community College’s Muroff-Kotler Gallery New York USA
2012 – Ashdod Museum Israel (Permanent exhibition)
2012 – Rosby’s Sculptures In The Garden Exhibition October Mudgee New South Wales
2012 – Federal Art Auctions. Federal May New South Wales
2012 – Art Piece Gallery Artists Group Exhibition Mullumbimby New South Wales
2012 – Pop Up Gallery ” Seascapes” John Dahlsen and Jan Rae. Byron Bay January-February New South Wales
2012 – Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum Permanent Collection USA
2012 – Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art: – Amsterdam The Netherlands
2012 – Powerhouse Museum Sydney: “Ecologic”: Creating a Sustainable Future Sydney New South Wales
2012 – Kallalu Art Gallery Griffith St Coolangatta Queensland
2011 – 5th International Marine Debris Conference: March Honolulu USA
2011 – Sydney Institute of Marine Science – annual Auction and Fundraiser Sydney New South Wales
2011 – Funeria Art Exhibition NDC Byron Bay November New South Wales
2011 – Ashdod Museum Israel (Permanent exhibition)
2011 – “Ecological Integrity: On the Brink” Ulster County Community College’s Muroff-Kotler Gallery New York USA
2011 – Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum Permanent Collection USA
2011 – Kallalu Art Gallery Griffith St Coolangatta Queensland
2011 – Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art: – Amsterdam The Netherlands
2011 – Community Art Gallery Circle on Cavil in Surfers Paradise July Queensland
2011 – “The Nature of Waste: An Art Meets Science Symposium.” April Georgia State University Atlanta, Georgia. USA
2011 – Powerhouse Museum Sydney: “Ecologic”: Creating a Sustainable Future Sydney New South Wales
2010 – City of Brea Art Gallery California USA “Repurpose, Reuse, Recycle” June-July USA
2010 – Amsterdam Art Fair – Represented by Ronen Art Vision. October. Amsterdam – The Netherlands
2010 – ArtsCape Biennial Sculpture Exhibition. June-July. Byron Bay New South Wales
2010 – Swell Sculpture Festival Currumbin September – Queensland
2010 – Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum – RECYCLE April-May USA
2010 – Swell Smalls Indoor Sculpture Exhibition. The Way of Design Gallery, Currumbin Queensland September
2010 – Powerhouse Museum Sydney: “Ecologic”: Creating a Sustainable Future Sydney New South Wales
2010 – “Ecological Integrity: On the Brink” Ulster County Community College’s Muroff-Kotler Gallery New York USA
2011 – Sydney Institute of Marine Science – annual Auction and Fundraiser Sydney New South Wales
2010 – Ashdod Museum Israel (Permanent exhibition)
2010 – Retrospect Gallery Summer Show Byron Bay January New South Wales
2010 – Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum Permanent Collection USA
2010 – Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art: Amsterdam The Netherlands
2009 – Byron Bay Writers Festival sculpture exhibition. August New South Wales
2009 – Astra Contemporary Gallery – Marina Mirage Gold Coast Queensland
2009 – Swell Sculpture Festival – September Currumbin Queensland
2009 – “Ecological Integrity: On the Brink” Ulster County Community College’s Muroff-Kotler Gallery New York USA
2009 – The Permanent Collection Show. Lismore Regional Art Gallery. May New South Wales
2009 – Powerhouse Museum Sydney: “Ecologic”: Creating a Sustainable Future Sydney New South Wales
2009 – Gallery 705 Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. RECYCLE November 2009 – March 2010 USA
2009 – CSIRO Canberra Discovery Centre Black Mountain. “Treasure of Seeds Exhibition” August/September
2009 – Brightspace – Rainforest Rescue Auction. February St Kilda Victoria
2009 – Art Gallery Collections ongoing Group exhibition- Surfers paradise Gold Coast Queensland
2009 – Ashdod Museum Israel (Permanent exhibition)
2009 – Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum Permanent Collection
2009 – Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art: – Amsterdam The Netherlands
2008 – Art Gallery Collections- Surfers paradise December Gold Coast Queensland
2008 – “Ecological Integrity: On the Brink” Ulster County Community College’s Muroff-Kotler Gallery New York USA
2008 – “Treasures of Seeds” Supporting the Global Crop Diversity Trust. September – Jenolan Caves Trust NSW
2008 – “Evolve Arts Festival”. – Byron Bay Diary Launch. Byron Bay New South Wales October
2008 – “Revivication” Plastics. – Rushcutters Bay Gallery Sydney. September-October New South Wales
2008 – Byron Bay Writers Festival” – East Sculpture Exhibition”. July New South Wales
2008 – “Time of Transition” May – July 2008: Gold Coast Art Gallery Queensland
2008 – Pacific Bay Resort: Coffs Harbour New South Wales
2008 – Powerhouse Museum Sydney: “Ecologic”: Creating a Sustainable Future Sydney New South Wales
2008 – Cape Gallery. Byron Bay New South Wales
2008 – Greenstone Gallery. Summer Exhibition. Emerald Beach New South Wales
2008 – Canvas Art International. Amsterdam The Netherlands
2008 – Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art: – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2007 – Canvas Art International. Amsterdam The Netherlands
2007 – “Ecological Integrity: On the Brink” Ulster County Community College’s Muroff-Kotler Gallery New York USA
2007 – Prometheus Art Award May – Gold Coast Queensland
2007 – Open Studio exhibition March-April Byron Bay New South Wales
2007 – Greenstone Gallery “Form And Flow” April Emerald Beach New South Wales
2007 – Summer Art Exhibition – Royal Pines Resort Corporate Art January-February Gold Coast Queensland
2007 – Powerhouse Museum Sydney: “Ecologic”: Creating a Sustainable Future Sydney New South Wales
2007 – Greenstone Gallery. Spring Exhibition. Emerald Beach September. New South Wales
2007 – Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2007 – Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award Port Macquarie Regional Art Gallery. December 2006 – January 2007
2007 – Tamworth City Gallery February-March New South Wales
2007 – University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery April-May Queensland
2007 – Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award – Ken Done Gallery May-June Sydney New South Wales
2007 – Redcliffe Art Gallery July-August Queensland
2007 – Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery September-October New South Wales
2007 – Redland Art Gallery 2007 – January Queensland
2006 – Sulman Prize for Genre Painting Art Gallery of NSW Australia April-May Sydney New South Wales
2006 – “The Signature Of Sydney Prize” Sofitel Wentworth Sydney. December Sydney New South Wales
2006 – Mosman Art Prize. Sydney Australia. July-September Sydney New South Wales
2006 – “Signature of Sydney Semi finalists” Art Prize Domayne Alexandria – October Sydney New South Wales
2006 – Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award Grafton Regional Art Gallery. October – December New South Wales
2006 – ARC Gallery Chicago “Gates Exhibition” – November USA
2006 – Firehouse Fort Mason Center, San Francisco “Gates Exhibition” – December USA
2006 – Art For Action “Changing Nature” Greenpeace Exhibition. November-December -The Gallery Darling Park Sydney
2006 – Canvas Art International. Amsterdam The Netherlands
2006 – Cape Gallery Byron Bay New South Wales
2006 – “Linnaeus Inaugural Exhibition” Broken Head. July – Curated by the Lismore Regional Art Gallery
2006 – “Local Art” Byron Bay Writers Festival. – August Curated by the Lismore Regional Art Gallery
2006 – Lismore Regional Art Gallery “Chrysalis – The Emergence of Northern Rivers Artists” August-September
2006 – Lismore Regional Art Gallery “Oceans 11” – March-April New South Wales
2006 – Powerhouse Museum Sydney: “Ecologic”: Creating a Sustainable Future Sydney New South Wales
2006 – Lismore Regional Art Gallery “Collections Northern Rivers” April-May New South Wales
2006 – Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art: – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2006 – East Coast Sculpture Show – Thursday Plantation Ballina September-January New South Wales
2005 – Artspace Mackay: “Detritus” – works by John Dahlsen. September-October Queensland
2005 – “From Floor to Wall ” Installations and Assemblages. John Dahlsen – September Tweed River Regional Art Gallery
2005 – “Recycled Revisited” Samuel Dorsky Museum July-September New York USA
2005 – “Art Inside the Park” – Jefferson City Missouri September USA
2005 – Paddington Art Award – Finalists exhibition Marlene Antico Art Gallery November-December Sydney
2005 – “Small & Precious” – C.A.S.E. Mullumbimby September – October New South Wales
2005 – East Coast Sculpture Show – Thursday Plantation Ballina September 2005 -January 2006 New South Wales
2005 – artsCape: the Nature of Sculpture: January Byron Bay New South Wales
2005 – Recent Acquisitions: Whipple Art Gallery Minnesota USA
2005 – Prometheus Art Award Gold Coast Queensland
2005 – Southern Cross University Next Gallery “Mans Best Friend” Lismore New South Wales
2005 – Powerhouse Museum Sydney NSW: “Ecologic”: Creating a Sustainable Future Sydney New South Wales
2005 – Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art: – Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2005 – Byron Fine Art Gallery: January – February “Summer Show” Byron Bay New South Wales
2005 – Conrad Jupiters Art Prize – Gold Coast City Art Gallery November 2004 – January 2005 Queensland
2004 – Athens Olympics Artiade 2004 Exhibition Representing Australia August-October Athens Greece
2004 – Sculpture By The Sea, Sydney October-November Sydney New South Wales
2004 – Holiday Group Show: Gallery@49 New York USA
2004 – Piece Gallery summer Show Mullumbimby New South Wales
2004 – Wagga Wagga Art Gallery: Country Energy Art Award September-October – New South Wales
2004 – Conrad Jupiter’s Art Prize – Gold Coast City Art Gallery November 2004 – January 2005 Queensland
2004 – The Alice Prize: Araluen Centre Alice Springs November Northern Territory
2004 – MLC: Acquisitive Art Exhibition August – Melbourne Victoria
2004 – San Francisco Gensler, art exhibition ‘Sustainability’ July San Francisco USA
2004 – “Art From Detritius” Synagogue For The Arts, Tribeca, New York USA
2004 – Wynne Prize Exhibition Art Gallery of New South Wales
2004 – Casuarina Sculpture Walk Invitation Exhibition New South Wales
2004 – University of SA Art Museum “6ft + Clean Surf & Art” South Australia
2004 – “All That Glitters” Contemporary visions of the Gold Coast. Gold Coast City Art Gallery Queensland
2004 – “Bricolage” May ’04 Gold Coast City Art Gallery Queensland
2004 – Professional Artists Network: Easter Art Exhibition, Byron Bay New South Wales
2004 – “Collage and The Found Object” Piece Gallery Mullumbimby New South Wales
2004 – Byron Fine Art Gallery summer show. Byron Bay New South Wales
2004 – “Recycling as Art” Global Arts Link Ipswich Queensland
2004 – “Ecologic” Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, New South Wales
2004 – Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2004 – Xavier College Invitation Art Exhibition Melbourne Victoria
2004 – “Flood Sign” Lismore Regional Art Gallery New South Wales
2003 – Florence Biennale Of Contemporary Art, Italy – Representing Australia Florence Italy
2003 – Art Gallery of NSW: Archibald, Wynne, Sulman Prize Exhibition. Sydney New South Wales
2003 – “Ecologic” Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, New South Wales
2003 – Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2003 – Dahlsen/deCouvreur Fox Galleries, Brisbane, Queensland
2003 – Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery Victoria
2003 – Xavier College Invitation Art Exhibition Melbourne Victoria
2003 – John Gordon Gallery summer show. Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
2003 – “Flood Sign” Lismore Regional Gallery, New South Wales
2003 – Manly Art Gallery and Museum New South Wales
2003 – Currumbin Sculpture Festival Queensland
2003 – Coffs Harbour City Art Gallery, New South Wales
2003 – Global Arts Link. Ipswich, Queensland
2003 – Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville Queensland
2003 – Rockhampton Art Gallery, Queensland
2003 – “6ft + Clean: Surf + Art” Noosa Regional Gallery, Queensland
2002 – Powerhouse museum Sydney, New South Wales
2002 – Alice Prize: Alice Springs, Araluen Centre Northern Territory
2002 – 6ft+ Clean Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland
2002 – Evolution Art Award Brisbane, Queensland
2002 – Lake Russell Gallery, New South Wales
2002 – Byron Fine Art Gallery, New South Wales
2002 – Xavier College Invitation Art Exhibition Melbourne Victoria
2002 – Thornquest Gallery, Southport Queensland
2001 – Schubert Galleries, Gold Coast Queensland
2001 – “Eco-Logic” Powerhouse Museum Sydney, New South Wales
2001 – Thursday Plantation Sculpture Show Ballina, New South Wales
2000 – Art Gallery of NSW – Archibald, Sulman, Wynne Prize Exhibition, Sydney New South Wales
2000 – National Arts Club New York USA
2000 – Melbourne Art Fair 2000 Melbourne Victoria
2000 – Sculpture by the Sea- Bondi 2000 Sydney, New South Wales
2000 – East Coast Sculpture Show Thursday Plantation, Ballina, New South Wales
2000 – Autumn exhibition, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney, New South Wales
1999 – Fox Galleries, Brisbane, Queensland
1999 – Kenthurst Galleries, Sydney, New South Wales
1998 – Thursday Plantation Sculpture Show, Ballina, New South Wales
1997 – Frame Slaves Gallery, Sydney, New South Wales
1996 – Frame Slaves Gallery, Sydney, New South Wales
1994 – Frankfurt Art Fair – Germany, represented by ‘Ronen Kunst Imports’ Amsterdam The Netherlands
1993 – Frankfurt Art Fair – Germany, represented by ‘Ronen Kunst Imports’ Amsterdam The Netherlands
1993 – Stokholm Artfair – Sweden, represented by ‘Ronen Kunst Art Imports’ Amsterdam The Netherlands
1993 – London Art Expo: Britain, represented by ‘Ronen Kunst Art Imports’ Amsterdam The Netherlands
1992 – ‘Printessentials’ Geraldton Regional Gallery, Western Australia
1992 – Albany Art prize Exhibition, Western Australia
1992 – Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery – University of Western Australia.”Acquisions” Perth, Western Australia
1992 – Artbank Exhibition, Artbank Gallery, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Perth, Western Australia
1992 – Illberry Barblett Collection Exhibition, Perth, Western Australia
1991 – Gore Street Gallery Summer Show, Melbourne, Victoria
1991 – ‘Sense of Presence’, Gallery at the Carillon, Perth, Western Australia
1991 – Treissilian Annual Works on Paper Exhibition, Perth, Western Australia
1991 – Katanning Art Prize Exhibition, Katanning, Western Australia
1991 – SECWA/ Fremantle City Council 1991 Art Prize Exhibition, Western Australia
1991 – Designer/Makers & Printessentials Exhibition, Fremantle, Western Australia
1991 – Guest Artist Exhibition, Parliament House, Perth, Western Australia
1991 – ‘Artspace’: Fremantle Arts Foundation, Opening Exhibition, Perth, Western Australia
1990 – Summer Exhibition, Delaney Galleries, Perth, Western Australia
1990 – Gallery Artists, Gore Street Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
1990 – Royal Perth Hospital Art Exhibition, Perth, Western Australia
1989 – Opening Group Show, A Shed, Fremantle, Western Australia
1989 – Salek Minc Art Show Perth, Western Australia
1989 – ‘Past & Present’: Artists of 33 Pakenham St, Spiral Gallery: Fremantle, Western Australia
1989 – High Street Gallery Mixed Exhibition, Fremantle, Western Australia
1988 – Christmas Show, Delaney Galleries, Perth, Western Australia
1987/88 – Summer Exhibition, Moores Building, Fremantle, Western Australia
1987 – Future Perspectives, Editions Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia
1986 – Artists as Visionaries, Prism Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia
1986 – Opening Group Show, Black Swan Gallery, Fremantle, Western Australia
1982 – Art in Fitzroy, Brunswick St, Melbourne, Victoria
1980 – Keith and Elizabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship, Victorian College of the Arts. Melbourne, Victoria
Victorian College of the Arts Graduates, Victorian College of the Arts Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria.

Powerhouse Museum, Sydney New South Wales

Victorian College of the Arts Collection Melbourne Victoria

Indonesian Institute for the Arts. Denpasar Bali Indonesia

Chung Tian Buddhist Temple Art Gallery Collection QLD

Artbank, Sydney, New South Wales

Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art Amsterdam, The Netherlands

University of Western Australia Perth, Western Australia

Curtin University, Western Australia

Myer/Bailleiu Collection Melbourne Victoria

Kerry Stokes Collection Perth, Western Australia

Commonwealth Bank Collection Sydney New South Wales

de Rothschild Collection, London England

Thomas & Esther Van Vliet Collection

Wesfarmers Collection Perth Western Australia

Tweed River Regional Art Gallery Collection

Robert Pochter Collection

Hanmo Art Gallery Beijing China Private Collection

Soil Test Australia Brisbane Queensland

Southwest Minnesota State University Art Museum

Pat Corrigan Collection

Hanmo Art Gallery Beijing China Private Collection

The Buttery Collection New South Wales

Lee Feng Collection Dalian China

Ronen Kunst Collection Amsterdam The Netherlands

Spectrum Satellite Communications Sydney New South Wales

Burswood Casino Collection Perth Western Australia

Gold Coast City Art Gallery Queensland

Brisbane City Council Queensland

John Cornell & Delvene Delaney Collection New South Wales

DBI Architects Queensland

Byron Shire Council Collection Byron Bay New South Wales

Xavier College Collection Melbourne Victoria

Townsville Convention Centre Queensland

Lismore Regional Art Gallery Collection New South Wales

Logan Regional Gallery Collection Queensland

Paul Hogan and Linda Koswalski Collection

Novatel Hotels Australia Queensland

Red Balloon Collection Sydney New South Wales

Sheraton Hotels Australia Brisbane Queensland

George Negus Collection Sydney New South Wales

Whipple Gallery Minnesota USA

Jefferson City Collection Missouri USA

Mark Bouris Collection Sydney New South Wales

Dr Alice Wexler Collection New York USA

Oneness University – Chennai – Andrah Pradesh, India

Absolut Collection Sweden

Various private collections in Australia, Britain, India, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, USA, China, Indonesia and Japan.

2013 – Sydney Institute of Marine Science. Chowder Bay Sydney July 2013
2013 – Rockhampton Art Gallery North Keppel Project
2005 – Jefferson City Missouri USA
1999 – Couran Cove Resort, QLD
1986 – Prism Gallery, Fremantle, WA.

2018 – Beritabali.com article 13/04/2018
2018 – Bali Post – 15 April 2018
2018 – Balidiscovery.com article
2018 – Bali Travel News 18/April 2018
2018 – Bali Tribune Newspaper – Mon (4/6) pg 4
2018 – Balipuspa: News feature
2018 – Amp Andara: Photo.com article
2018 – Baliekbis.com: Feature article
2018 – Buletin Dewata: 2/6/2018 Waste to Wealth article
2018 – Balikini.net June 2018 Konsulat Jenderalk Australia Berish Berish Pantai Di Bali
2018 – Balikini.net June 2018 Article Seniman Linkungan Hidup Australia
2018 – Bali Travel News 2/April 2018
2018 – Suardewata.com article Waste to Wealth dengan Clean-Up.di Pantai Kertalangu
2018 – Suara Bali Waste to Wealth, Menulap Sampah Pantai di Bali Menjadi Barang Seni
2018 – INDONESIAEXPOSE.NET Konjen Australia di Bali adakan seni instalasi berbahan sampah
2018 – Bali Picture News Australian Consulate General begins its waste to wealth Initiative
2018 – I News Id: Promosi Pariwisata, Warga Australia Dan Bali Kerja Bakti Bersihkan Pantai Biaung
2018 – Life Style “Warga Australia Bersihkan Pantai Bali” 2/6/2018
2018 – Tribune Bali: Promosi Pariwisata Ramah Waste to Wealth 2/6/2018
2018 – Bali Tribune News 3/6/18 Program Waste to Wealth Sampah Dari Laut Sebaiknya Tidak Dibakar
2018 – Tempo.Co – Konsulat Jenderal Australia Gelar Gerakan Kebersihan Pantai Bali
2018 – Bisnis Bali newspaper – Mon (4/6) – pg. 8
2018 – Nusa Bali – Sun (3/6) p pg. 2
2018 – Bali travel News – 8 June 2018
2018 – KOMPAS – Sun (3/6) – Wisatawan Asing Keluhkan Sampah Di Bali
2018 – Tempo.co – Australian Consulate General Holds Cleanup Movement in Bali Beach 2/6/18
2018 – Antara Bali Konjen Australia Di Bali Adakan Seni Instalasi Berbahan Sampah
2018 – Suardewata.com Konjen Australia Gelar Lokakarya Waste to Wealth di Kampus 4/6/10
2018 – Balikini.net – ISI Denpasar Dan Universitas Udayana. June 2018
2018 – Buletin Dewata – Konjen Australia Gelar Lokakarya Waste to wealth Di ISI Denpasar 4/6 18
2018 – Bali Tribune News- Konjen Australia Gelar Lokakarya Waste to wealth Di ISI Denpasar 4/6 18
2018 – Bisnis Bali – 6 June 2018
2018 – Bali Travel News – Kolaborasi Dr. John Dahlsen dan Mahasiswa ISI Denpasar
2018 – Suardewata.com Seminar Waste to Wealth Konsulat Jenderal Australia 5/6/18
2018 – Balikini.net Seminar Waste to Wealth Konsulat June 2018
2018 – Bali Tribune News Australian environmentalist Dr John Dahlsen became one the speakers at the Waste to Wealth seminar at Alilla Seminyak, Bali. 5/6/18
2018 – Kabarlombok – Resmi Di Buka Ausiebanget Corner Unram Permudah Dosen Tempuh Pendidikan Di Australia 8/ June 2018
2018 – Lombokita.com – Konjen Australia dan Unram Seminar Finding Solutions Terkait Sampah 8/6
2018 – University of Mataram Newsletter June 2018 Prof Husni Resmikan Ausibanget Corner Di Unram

Write About Art (Book) Eyeline Publishing 2017
Visual Art Senior Syllabus resource Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) 2017
LEBA CDU Newsletter August 2016
N.T. News 18 August 2016
Off the Leash August 2016
CDU E-news Issue 13 – 2 August 2016
Time Magazine: Marine Debris: World Oceans Day, 8 June 2016
Global South Ethnographies: (Book) Minding the Senses. – book chapter Routledge Press, The Netherlands
Flip-flops and the environment: I Love English – ‘Success Story’ Issue number 242, July-August 2016 Bayard Presse
CDU E-news Issue 9 – 6 June 2016
CDU E-news Issue 8 – 23 May 2016
CDU E-news Issue 7 – 9 May 2016
CDU E-news Issue 6 – 26 April 2016
Old Tat: Issue 440 2016 Loo Loo Rose Interview
CDU E-news Issue 5 – 11 April 2016
Denver Post DENVER, COLORADO – “Scrounged” Republic Plaza 29 March 2016
Sculpture by the Sea 2016 – (Book) published in 2016 celebrating artists and the sculptures from 1997-2015
My Sunshine Coast News: – Judges select evocative and timeless artworks for art prize honours. 9 November 2015
Bespoke Conceirge Magazine – “Gyre: The Plastic Ocean” at Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles 22 July 2015
Architectural Digest: – Los Angeles Museum Hosts “Gyre: The Plastic Ocean,” 21 September 2015
Huffington Post – Stunning Art Exhibition Captures The World Of Plastic Trash Filling Our Oceans
Claire Fallon Books and Culture Writer
Daily Trojan – New Fisher Exhibits Highlight Environment ARYA ROSHANIAN 2 September 2015
David J. Sencer CDC Museum: – In Association with the Smithsonian Institution 26 January –19 June 2015

Burn Away News: – GYRE Exhibition & Symposium Ocean Plastics. Stephanie Cash 28 January 2015
Éditions Maison des langues. Paris France.- (Book) “Going Greener” School language textbook 2015

“Gyre” The Plastic Ocean – Editor Julie Decker Anchorage Museum Alaska Booth Clibborn Editions London

Visual Art – (Book) Visual Arts for Western Australian schools Lynda Kuntyj and Beth Harcourt

CDU Enews – Issue 6 – 7 July 2014

ORIGINS MAGAZINE – Charles Darwin University Edition 1 2014

N.T. News – 6 July 2014

N.T. News – 24 June 2014
N.T. News – 7 June 2014
CDU Enews – Issue 5 – 2 June 2014
PANART – International Visual Arts Digital Magazine Part 1 April 2014
OUTthere – The in-flight magazine for Rex regional airlines Australia. April Issue 2014

Territory Regional Weekly – 21 February 2014

Darwin Sun – 26 February 2014

CDU Enews – Issue 2 March 3 2014
NT News – Sunday 23 February 2014

Byron Echo – “Backlash” 11 February 2014
The New York Times – 28 January 2014, page D6 ART – Gyre: The Plastic Ocean. Anchorage Museum,
Anchorage Alaska

National Geographic in Ocean Views – August 21, 2013 Filmmakers document the “Weirdness of marine garbage on the Gyre
Expedition; Brian Clark Howard

Guardian Environment Network – 2 July 2013 Alaskan beaches blighted by garbage. Carl Safina Yale Environment 360

Anchorage Daily News Alaska – “Plastic Ocean” January 31 2014

Byron Shire Echo – February 6 2014

CDU Enews – Issue 1 February 3 2014

NT News – 20 January 2014

CDU Enews – Issue 11 2 December 2014

Green Lifestyle magazine – “Eco Warrior” October 2013

Central Jersey – New Lambertville eco-venture turns trash to art USA 27 November 2013

CDU Enews – Issue 7 – 6 August 2014

Australian Traveller Magazine – 2 August 2013

NT News – – “Wake Up Call to Recycle” Darwin 27 July 2013

What’s On Sydney: – 30 July 2013

“Our World” – Oxford University Press 2013

Sculpture by the Sea – 15th Anniversary book 2012-2013

Lifestyle Asia – Australian New Express Daily 31 March 2012

Environmental Art calendar 2013 – Amber Lotus Publishing USA

Rio+20 – United Nations – Conference on Sustainable Development. Essay on “The Future we Want”

“AMBIENTE” – Italian periodical environmental magazine 2012 (N. 90 202/2013). Luca Martinelli
“Global Studies Journal” – Hong Kong 2012

Byron News – 10 May 2012

Byron Shire Echo – 12 June 2012

Byron Shire Echo – 8 May 2012

Northern Rivers Echo – 24 May 2012

Thalo magazine – ‘Cover’ April 2012
Byron News – 12 January 2012
Northern Star – Pop Up Gallery 9 January 2012
Daily Mercury – Mackay QLD 9 January 2012
Byron Shire Echo – 10 January 2012
The Morning Bulletin – 9 January 2012
Art Market Report – May-July Issue 2011
Byron News – December 29 2011
Byron News – October 27 2011
Sculpture by the Sea – November 2011, 15th Anniversary Book
Northern Star – October 22 2011
Northern Star – 17 September 2011
Byron Shire Echo – 13 September 2011
Northern Star – 6 September 2011
Byron Shire Echo – 6 September 2011
Byron News – 8 September 2011
Injoy Magazine – August-September 2011
Sydney Morning Herald – Sun Herald 13 March 2011
The Byron Shire Echo – 22 March 2011
Byron Shire News – 17 March 2011
Byron Shire News – 3 March 2011
The Northern Star – 26 March 2011
Coast & Country Living Magazine – Summer Edition 2010/2011
Byron Shire News – 24 February 2011
Byron Shire News – 17 February 2011
The Northern Star – “New Library Artwork”11 February 2011
World Policy Journal ‘Big Question’ – Winter Issue 2010 New York
Gold Coast Sun – 17 September 2010
The Earth is our Canvas – (Book) – Children Caring for our Environment. Young Imm Kang Song PhD
Tandis Art Bi-Weekly Art Magazine – June 2010
Orange County Register – 17 June 2010
Byron Shire News – 1 July 2010
Anaheim Art Examiner – 11 June 2010
The Byron Shire Echo – 20 July 2010
Pocono Record – USA, Reclaimed –Gallery 705 18 February 2010
One Creations – (Book) “Artists Insights” – Volume 1 2009 John Dahlsen
Fantastic Recycled Plastic – (Book) – Lark Books publication Autumn 2009
Gold Coast Bulletin – 12 September 2009
The Northern Star – 12 September 2009
Gold Coast Bulletin – 10 September 2009
Canberra Times – 9 August 2009
Sublime Magazine – Mid-September Feature article “John Dahlsen” 2009
Wild Design (Book) – July 2009 Eco-friendly Innovations Inspired by Nature Alan Marshall Random House
Art Trader Magazine – Issue 7 – July 2009
Antiques and Art in Queensland – March-July 09
The Northern Star – 8 August 2009
Gold Coast Bulletin – 25 July 2009
The Byron Shire Echo – 19 May 2009
Art Business News – New York The January 2009 issue
Smart Art – (Book) by Monique Day Wilde & Angie Frankie – Metz Press
Virgin Blue’s ‘Voyeur’ magazine – February 2009 issue
A Distinctive Style – Special Holiday Issue November 2008
Art Calendar Magazine – New York July/August 2008 (Cover and Feature article)
Sydney Morning Herald – Metro Magazine 26 September 2008
The Byron Arty Diary – Distributed internationally 2009
The Byron Shire Echo – 7 October 2007
The Byron Shire Echo – 1 October 2007
Asian Geographic – No 53 Issue 3 2008
Amelia’s Magazine – UK June 2008
National Association of the Visual Arts – Quarterly, June 2008
Dumbo Feather – Pass it on “The Art of Collecting” Issue 14 Summer Edition 2008
Mystic River Press – Jean Fiore Mystic Connecticut USA 31 February 2008
The Westerly Sun – Rhode Island USA 15 March 2008
The Day Newspaper – New London Connecticut USA 16 March 2008
The Northern Star – 5 December 2007 ‘Artspeak’ with Steven Alderton
Ulster County Press Olivia Twine – Art Meets Reality 20 December 2007
Southern Ulster Pioneer Source: – Ulster Publishing (NY) (NY) “Ecological Integrity” 28 November 2007
Woodstock Times – Ulster Publishing (NY) “Ecological Integrity” 28 November 2007
New Paltz Times – Ulster Publishing (NY) “Ecological Integrity” 28 November 2007
Saugerties Times – Ulster Publishing (NY) “Ecological Integrity” 28 November 2007
Kingston Times – Ulster Publishing (NY) “Ecological Integrity” 28 November 2007
Highland Mid-Hudson Post, – Ulster Publishing (NY) “Ecological Integrity” 28 November 2007
Southern Ulster Pioneer Source: – Ulster Publishing (NY) “Ecological Integrity” 28 November 2007
The Courier Mail – “For Arts Sake” Matt Condon – 7 September 2007

Beautiful Accommodation NSW – 2008 2009 Edition Simon St John
The Lohasian – Art Resurrects 19 September 2007
The Australian – “Art and Soul” 1 September 2007
Image magazine Australia – “Eco Warrior” – June 2007
Sunshine Coast Daily – 2 June 2007
Virgin Blue -“Voyeur Magazine” August 2007
The Courier Mail – “The Art House Landlord” 30 May 2007
The Byron Shire Echo – 27 March 2007
The Art Of Healing Magazine – May 2007
Gold Coast Bulletin – 2 February 2007
Sydney Morning Herald – 13 December 2006
Northern Star – 15 December 2006
Byron Shire News – 21 December 2006
Byron Shire Echo – 19 December 2006
Readers Digest – November Edition 2006
National Geographic – November Edition 2006
The Missourian News – 21 November 2006
Sydney Morning Herald – 19 October 2006
Byron Shire News – 19 October 2006
Byron Shire Echo – 2 May 2006
Artlink magazine – Volume 25, number 4 2005
Aura Magazine – October-November 2005
Jefferson City News Tribune – 31 July 2005
The Byron News – 25 August 2005
Pulse – New Paltz NY – 15-21 September 2005
Palo Alto weekly – Rebecca Wallace 14 October 2005
The Daily Mercury – Mackay Friday 2 September 2005
The Daily Mercury – Mackay Saturday 3 September 2005
The Catscill Guide NY – August Issue 2005
Byron Shire Echo – 24 May 2005
Byron Shire Echo – 5 April 2005
The Byron News – 14 April 2005
The Byron News – 23 June 2005
Black+White – Issue 77 Summer 2005
Dallas Morning News – 24 April
Daily News – 26 March 2005
Tweed Mail – 24 March 2005
Daily News – 16 March 2005
Byron Shire Echo – 15 March 2005
Daily News – 14 March 2005
Queensland Homes – Autumn 2005
Daily News – 10 February 2005
Daily News – 9 February 2005
Gold Coast Bulletin – 5 February 2005
The Weekly – 6 February 2005
Daily News – 3 March 2005
Uki News – March 2005
Daily News – Wednesday 2 March 2005
Byron Shire Echo – 8 February 2005
Interiors – February-March 2005
The Sun UK – 22 January 2005
GQ – Thailand December 2004
ABSOLUT REFLECTIONS – Number 4 December 2004
The Independent – December 2004 Marshall, Minnesota, USA
Architecture+ – Volume 1 No 7 2004-2005
Vogue Australia – January 2005
Byron News – 2 December 2004
Northern Star – 27 November 2004
Gold Coast Bulletin – 23 November 2004
Where Magazine Sydney – November 2004
Byron Shire Echo – 23 November 2004
Byron Shire Echo – 28 Sept 2004
Sun Herald – 31 October 2004
Byron News – 30 September 2004
Byron Shire Echo – 21 September 2004
Coast Living Magazine – Spring 2004
Artworkers Alliance QLD Newsletter – Spring 2004
Byron Shire Echo – 14 September 2004
Byron News – 9 September 2004
Sydney Morning Herald – 23 August 2004 – Victoria Kyriakopoulos in Athens
The Age – 23 August 2004
Art & Antiques – John T Spike ‘Closer Look’ Summer Edition 2004
The Courier Mail – Tanya Box 25 June 2004
Ecolife Australia – Featured Artist June 2004
Byron Shire Echo – 8 June 2004
Northern Star – 5 June 2004
Northern Star – 4 June 2004
The Advocate – 17 March 2004
The Advocate – Jeni Faulkner 18 March 2004
The Echo – 16 March 2004
Byron News – 18 March 2004
Coast Living – Autumn 2004
The New York Sun – 4 February 2004
Art News USA – February/March 2004
The Clinton Chronicle New York – February 2004
House and Garden Magazine – January 2004
Florence Biennial of Contemporary Art – December 2003 Catalogue
The Townsville Bulletin – 5 September 2003 Review
The Townsville Bulletin – Weekender feature16 August 2003
Plancton Magazine – London – Feature Article 1 July 2003
The Byron Shire Echo – 22 July 2003
Byron Shire Echo – 6 May 2003
The Courier Mail – 1 May 2003
City News Brisbane – 1 May 2003
The Age – Weekender feature 29-30 March 2003
Coffs Harbour Advocate – 22 March 2003
Byron Beauty Book – March 2003
The Australian – 20 March 2003
The Daily Examiner – Susi Muddiman 15 March 2003
The Daily Examiner – Jude McBean 22 March 2003
Byron News – 20 March 2003
The Byron Shire Echo – 18 March 2003
Coffs Harbour Advocate – 18 March 2003
The Age – 15 March 2003
Coffs Harbour Advocate – 13 March 2003
Byron Shire Echo – 11 March 2003
Coffs Harbour Advocate – 6 March 2003
Coffs Harbour Advocate – 7 March 2003
Herald / Sun – 1 March 2003
Courier Mail – Heidi Maier 13 December 2002
Gold Coast Bulletin – 29-30 June 2002
Weekend Australian – October 19-20 2002 (Michael Reid)
Brisbane News – October 9 2002
Courier Mail – October 9 2002
Byron Shire Echo – October 1 2002
Vogue Living – January 2002
Northern Star – 7 August 2002
Byron Shire Echo – 6 August 2002
N.A.V.A. Newsletter – September issue 2002
Weekend Star – Hannah Ross, 13 October 2001
Gold Coast Weekender – 10-11 March 2001
Courier Mail – 1 March 2001
Gold Coast Bulletin – 6 March 2001
Antiques & Art in QLD – March – July 2001
Celebrating Arts Philanthropy – N.A.V.A. 10 Yrs of the Pat Corrigan Artists Grant
Vogue Living – October-November 2000
O.T.I. International – Autumn 2000
Daily Telegraph – 14 August 2000
Courier Mail – 1 June 2000
Courier Mail – 10 June 2000
Brisbane News – 7-13 June 2000
Sun Herald – 5 March, 2000
Sydney Morning Herald – Good Weekend Magazine, 4 March 2000
Sydney Morning Herald – Critics Pick, Sebastian Smee, 4 March 2000
Daily Telegraph – Ian Gerard, 2 March 2000
Byron Shire Echo – 21 March 2000
Byron News – 22 March 2000
Gold Coast Bulletin -18 March 2000
Northern Star – Hannah Ross, 18 March 2000
Sydney Morning Herald – Spectrum Arts, Sebastian Smee, 25 March 2000
The Weekend Australian – Giles Auty Arts Review, 25-26 March 2000
Australian Financial Review – Julie Macken, 18-19 March 2000
Byron Shire Echo – Michael McDonald, 14 March 2000
Weekend Australian – Susan McCulloch-Uehlin, 18-19 March 2000
Daily Telegraph – Mary Machen, 18 March 2000
Sun Herald – 19 March 2000
The Byron News – Gary Chigwidden, 6 January 2000
Art and Australia – v.36 n.4 (99), p. 452 1999

Art Monthly Australia – n.128 (apr 00), p. 41 (Artnotes) (Wynne winner 2000) Kidd, Courtney 2000

Australian Artist – n.192 (jun 00), p. 16-24 (Wynne Prize) Dodd, Terri 2000
Byron Shire Echo – Kate Green 23 November 1999
Scene Brisbane – Marlay Brinsley, 26 May 1999
Courier Mail – Peter Anderson, 29 May 1999
Australian Home Beautiful – January 1999
Interiors Magazine – February-March, 1998
Art and Australia – Vol, 29, No. 4. Winter 1992 – Ted Snell
West Australian – 9 November 1991
The Australian – Ted Snell, 29 October 1991
West Australian – David Bromfield, 26 October 1991
The Australian – Entertainment and the Arts, 25 October 1991
Artists & Galleries of Australia – Max Germaine, 1991
West Australian – David Bromfield, 29 June 1991
Fremantle Herald – Philip McNamara, 16 August 1990
West Australian – Mike van Niekerk, 7 November 1989
West Australian – David Bromfield, 15 June 1989
Times of the West – Skip Watkins, ‘Cast an Eye Over This’, 30 October 1986
Daily News – Pam Nixon, ‘The Painting on the Wall’, September 1986
West Australian – David Bromfield, 6 January 1986.

2018 – Bay FM Byron Bay Australia 05/06/2018
2018 – “Waste To Wealth” video production. Indonesian Institute of the Arts Denpasar Indonesia.
2018 – RRI Denpasar News at 2:30pm on Saturday, 2 June 2018 on beach clean-up activity
2018 – TVRI news Jakarta live feed at 13:30 pm Bali time, 5 June 2018 on Waste to Wealth activity from the seminar at Alila Seminyak.
2018 – Dewata TV local news on beach clean-up and seminar at Alila Seminyak, 5 June 2018
2018 – Nirwana TV interview with Dr Helena Studdert on Waste to Wealth initiative, 8 June 2018
2018 – “Conserve Palmdale,” City of Palmdale Southern California cable TV June-July 2018
2018 – ABC Radio Brisbane morning show 8th Feb 2018
2017 – ABC FM Radio Darwin 16 May
2016 – Territory FM 12 August
2015 – ABC TV NT. 7pm news interview 22 March
2015 – Territory FM 14 April
2014 – ABC FM Radio Darwin 24 June
2014 – Territory FM 28 May
2014 – Territory FM 19 February
2014 – ABC North Coast FM 8 February
2014 – Territory FM 5 February
2013 – Territory FM 29 July
2012 – ACT World TV. Istanbul, Turkey. Interview with Umut Egitimci. 30 January
2012 – Bay FM 26 January
2012 – Bay FM 11 January
2011 – ikono.tv, Arabsat – Berlin based TV station focusing on art
2011 – 7.30 Report ABC TV November
2011 – Bay FM 13 September
2011 – Bay FM 12 September
2010 – ABC Radio Canberra – Jo Laverty 31 October
2010 – Bay FM Tues 2 November
2010 – Channel 10 Thursday 17 September
2010 – Channel 9 NBN Friday 25 June
2009 – ABC Gold Coast Radio 11 September
2009 – ABC TV Artscape 28 July
2009 – ABC Radio Fiona Wylie Interview19 August
2008 – Channel 9 Gold Coast 30 June
2008 – Bay FM – Interview with Deb Turner 20 May
2007 – Channel 10 Television -Art featured in the “Big Brother” house April-July
2007 – ABC North Coast Radio – 3 May
2007 – Bay FM – 27 March
2006 – ABC TV – Sunday Arts Show 30 July
2006 – Bay FM – December
2005 – ABC Radio Gold Coast – 30 August
2005 – ABC Tropical North Mackay – 2 September
2005 – Bay FM – 23 June
2004 – Asia News Focus TV – November
2004 – Channel 9 TV – November
2004 – Channel 10 TV – November
2004 – Channel 7 TV – November
2004 – CV TV – 2 November
2004 – Chinese Channel CCTV November – December
2004 – Prime Television – 24 September
2005 – Bay FM – 23 June
2004 – Chinese Channel CCTV November – December
2004 – Greece National Television 12-13 August
2004 – ABC Radio Darwin and the Northern Territory- Interview 8 June
2004 – ABC Radio North Coast NSW – Justine Frazer Interview 7 June
2004 – Channel 7 Prime news – 1 April
2004 – ABC Radio Victoria Sunday Peter Clarke Interview Live from New York 8 February
2004 – Bay FM Community Radio Byron Bay. Interview with Mandy Nolan 8 March
2003 – Italian Sky Channel. Interview. Leonardo Arts Programme 21-23 December
2003 – Florence Biennial of Contemporary art. DVD featured interview
2003 – John Dahlsen “Renewed” DVD Production
2003 – FBI Community Radio Sydney November
2003 – Channel 9 win news NQ 22 August
2003 – ABC radio Townsville NQ – interview 13 August
2003 – Channel 9 NBN 7 March
2003 – ABC radio Graeme Robinson live to air 7 March
2003 – 3AW radio Denis Walters 23 February
2003 – RRR Radio Arts Show 11 March
2003 – ABC Radio Victoria Jayne Dullard 16 March
2003 – ABC Radio National Sunday Arts Program Julie Copeland
2003 – The Hellenic Radio – News In Greek 21 January
2002 – ABC – Online Regional Arts Features – From 18 October
2002 – Channel 7 “The Great Outdoors” 21 May
2002 – Bay FM 28 March
2001 – ABC 2BL 28 November
2001 – Channel 9 Gold Coast 20 September
2001 – ABC National TV Coast to Coast 22 July
2001 – ABC TV Stateline 13 July
2001 – Channel 9 Extra 2 March
2000 – ABC TV State Line, Late Line, Art Review July
2000 – ABC Radio National Michael Cathcart 20 March
2000 – Channel 7 News 18 March
2000 – Channel 9 News 18 March
2000 – A Current Affair, Channel 9-10 March
2000 – Triple J Morning Show, Matt Eaton, 2 March
2000 – ABC 2BL, 29 February
2000 – ABC 2BL, Tracey Chester, 18 February
2000 – ABC TV 10.30 Slot, 3 March
2000 – Channel 7 News 29 February
1999 – ABC RADIO, 6 December 2NR
1999 – ABC TV, 21 May
1999 – Channel 9 TV Brisbane, 23 April
1986 – Radio GNR, Ruth Morgan. 19 October.

2019 – Sydney: Bondi Pavilion Art Gallery: Ocean Lovers Festival Symposium presentation. April Sydney, NSW.
2018 – Presented keynote lecture to students and lecturers at Indonesian Institute for the Arts Denpasar Indonesia.
2018 – Addressed symposium “Waste as Art” at Alila Seminak Bali Indonesia.
2018 – Addressed symposium “Waste as Art” in Lombok at the University of Mataram Indonesia.
2017 – Keynote Speech University of Canberra. Inaugural Student Graduation Ceremony. March – Southbank Queensland
2017 – Presentation: “Good Neighbours” Sharing our arts, education, environment and culture. Australia – Indonesia Arts Alliance
Elements at Byron. 31 March Byron Bay New South Wales
2016 – Australian Indonesian Arts Alliance Environmental Art Lecture Grand Palace Klungkung 29 July Bali Indonesia
2016 – Staff/Student invitational lecture series Anhui-Normal University 13-17 June Wuhu China
2016 – Let’s Go Global Symposium Keynote Speaker University of Widyagama Malang 14 May, East Java Indonesia
2016 – UNIFI Creative Student Symposium Visiting Lecturer 28 May University of Canberra Southbank Queensland
2016 – IGCE Symposium – Environmental art: Activism, aesthetics and transformation. School of Education Charles Darwin University 4 May Darwin Northern Territory
2015 – The Power of Research Conference Presentation 9-11 November Charles Darwin University. Darwin
2015 – The Winston Churchill Foundation National Convention Presentation; October Sydney New South Wales
2015 – “Food For Thought” Lecture series. Charles Darwin University. March 18 Darwin Northern Territory
2015 – Kyoto Seika University, visiting lecture on the Churchill Fellowship and Environmental Art. January Kyoto Japan
2014 – International Conference The third international Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines (CEAD)
2014 – Sensual Landscapes of Ethnography November University of Waikato Hamilton Aotearoa. New Zealand
2014 – Philosophers Riff: “The Aesthetics of Beauty” Happy Yess September Darwin Northern Territory
2014 – The Ninth International Conference on the Arts in Society. Sapienza University 25-27 June Rome, Italy
2014 – ACAH2014 – The Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities 3-6 April Osaka, Japan
2013 – “Food For Thought” Lecture series. Charles Darwin University. 2 October Darwin Northern Territory
2013 – Perspectives on Progress Conference: University of Queensland. 27-29 November Brisbane Queensland
2013 – The Association for Qualitative Research. Victoria University. 3-5 November Melbourne Victoria
2013 – Diversity Conference: Charles Darwin University. 26-28 June Darwin Northern Territory
2013 – Balance/Unbalance Conference: University of Central Queensland. 30 May – 1 June Noosa Heads Queensland
2011 – Waves of Change Lecture ASREAP Conference July 21 2011 Sunshine Coast Queensland
2010 – Public Lecture Dalian Liaoning Provence China
2010 – Public Lecture Shanghai Liaoning Provence China
2008 – Public Lecture as guest of the North Stonington Education Foundation: 17 March Mystic Connecticut USA
2008 – FEVHA 48 Hours of Visual Arts Guest speaker: Schools Programme Byron Bay New South Wales
2006 – Ethos Foundation Courageous Conversation Science and Art Catalyst Presenter 31 August Binna Burra Queensland
2005 – Samuel Dorsky Museum Guest Artist/Curator lecture New York USA
2005 – Tweed Regional Art Gallery public programmes lectures Murwillumbah New South Wales
2005 – FEVHA 48 Hours of Visual Arts guest speaker Byron Bay New South Wales
2004 – FEVHA 48 Hours of Visual Arts guest speaker Byron Bay New South Wales
2003 – Coffs Harbour Regional Art Gallery Invitation panel discussion on found object art New South Wales
2001 – Gold Coast City Art Gallery – Official opening lecture – “Energies” Queensland
2001 – Piece Gallery Mullumbimby. – Official gallery opening lecture New South Wales
2000 – Manly Art Gallery – Official opening lecture- “Reclaimed Exhibition” New South Wales
2000 – Architecture 2000 R.A.I.A. Sydney. “Artistically interpreting science” Sydney New South Wales
1999 – Australian Embassy, “Art and the Environment” Washington DC, USA
1990 – 2017 Lectured and appeared at various secondary and tertiary institutions as well as giving artist talks in Australian Regional Galleries as an invited artist. Independent curator of exhibitions and invited judge of art awards and prizes.

Arts Law Sydney New South Wales
National Association of Visual Arts Sydney New South Wales
Flying Arts Alliance Brisbane Queensland
VisCopy Sydney New South Wales
Copyright Agency Limited Sydney New South Wales
Arts Hub Sydney New South Wales
Institute of Modern Art member Brisbane Queensland
Arts Northern Rivers Alstonville, Northern New South Wales
Northern Rivers Writers Centre Byron Bay New South Wales
New York Foundation for the Arts New York USA
Queensland Writers Centre Brisbane Queensland
Churchill Fellows Association of the Northern Territory Darwin Northern Territory (Committee member)
Northern Territory Writers Centre Darwin Northern Territory
Ethos Foundation New South Wales
Global Trust Diversity Trust Foundation New South Wales
Clean Up Australia Sydney New South Wales
Clean Up the World Sydney New South Wales
Friends of the United Nations New South Wales
Sydney Institute of Marine Science New South Wales
Ocean Lovers Organisation Sydney New South Wales

Registered as an Independent Assessor for the Australian Federal Government Ministry for the Arts.

2013 – Nespresso Project Upcycle Art Ambassador: Commission Sydney July
2011 – Commissioned for a major work – Commonwealth Bank of Australia H Q Sydney, in conjunction with Clean Up Australia
2010 – Commissioned to design the “Radha” Zen Centre. Dalian, Liaoning Provence China
2004 – “Absolut Dahlsen” commission for Sculpture By the Sea. Sydney New South Wales
2002/03 – Story Bridge – “The Guardian” Public Art Project Brisbane
2000 – Belongil Totems Commission Byron Bay Northern New South Wales
2000 – Powerhouse Museum Sydney New South Wales.

Dr. John Dahlsen studied art at the Victorian College of the Arts and at the Melbourne College of Advanced Education. He completed his PhD at Charles Darwin University in 2016 and was awarded with his graduation in 2017.

Nationally regarded in Australia, as an award winning artist, he won the prestigious Wynne prize at the Art Gallery of NSW in 2000 and was selected as a finalist in 2003 and again in 2004.

In 2006 he was a finalist in the Sulman Award at the Art Gallery of NSW. He has won several grants from various funding bodies, as well as winning other significant acquisitive and non acquisitive art prizes.

He has lectured at many Australian and international universities, and has been an invited keynote speaker at architectural and environmental symposiums both in Australia and Internationally.

For over 30 years he has been holding regular solo exhibitions of his work, both in capital cities, in Melbourne at Australian Art Resources and in regional areas of Australia, including the Gold Coast City Art Gallery, the Coffs Harbour City Art Gallery, Grafton Regional Art Gallery and Tweed River Regional Art Gallery, as well as internationally, where he exhibited at the Australian Embassy in Washington D.C and later in numerous group and solo shows in the US.

In late 2003 he exhibited at the Florence Biennial of Contemporary Art, and won a prestigious award for mixed media/new media. Then went on to hold solo international exhibitions in New York in Feb 2004 and in Milan in May 2004.

John is also involved in many group exhibitions from year to year both within Australia and internationally.

He was also in the 2004 group show “Art From Detritus” held in New York and at Gensler in San Francisco in July. 2005 saw his work in “Recent Acquisitions” at the Whippel Art Gallery and Museum in Minnesota USA.

John was selected to be a cultural ambassador for Australia by an international jury, to represent Australia at the Athens Olympics of Visual Arts ‘Artiade’ Exhibition 2004.

In October 2004, as a part of Sculpture By The Sea in Sydney, John’s work “Absolut Dahlsen” commissioned by Absolut of Sweden was unveiled. This artwork commission signals the first time an Australian artist has been commissioned by this company, he joins the ranks of renowned artists such as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Francesco Clemente and Damien Hirst, who have also been commissioned to make an artwork by Absolut.

He curated as well as exhibited in the exhibition “Recycled Revisited”, at the Samuel Dorsky Museum in New York State from the 1st July – 18th Sept 2005.

In September 2005, he was the artist in residence, courtesy of Jefferson City in Missouri USA, where he made a public artwork for the city.

In December 2006 John was the runner-up prizewinner in Australia’s richest Art prize, “The Signature Of Sydney Prize”.

John’s work is also featured in a permanent exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum Sydney called “Ecologic” – Creating a sustainable Future. December 2007 saw John feature in a permanent exhibition titled “Ecological Integrity: On the Brink” at the Ulster County Community College’s Muroff-Kotler Visual Arts Gallery in New York.

In March 2008 John was an invited guest of the North Stonington Education Foundation, to work with students and to deliver a lecture at Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration Mystic Connecticut USA.

n September 2008 he exhibited at the Jenolan Caves Trust NSW, in the “Treasures of Seeds” Exhibition. Supporting the Global Crop Diversity Trust. In August/September 2009, he exhibited again with the “Treasures of Seeds” Exhibition at the CSIRO in Canberra.

John is represented by major public and private collections across Australia, he is also in many International collections in Europe, USA and Japan.
He and his art has been written about in all the major newspapers and many magazines in the form of critiques and as articles and pictorials.

Radio, television and the internet, frequently interview him about exhibitions and his work as a contemporary environmental artist.

John was awarded in 2009, the Swell Sculpture Exhibition “Environmental Art Award”, Currumbin, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. He went on to win this prize again in September 2010.

In July 2010, he won the Peoples Choice Award in the ArtsCape Biennial Sculpture Exhibition. Byron Bay, NSW Australia  for his 6m x 4m x 3m sculpture: “Monumental Environmental Artwork” which he made from a recycled Camphor Laurel tree root ball and trunk. 

In September 2010 John’s work featured at the famed “Hanmo Gallery” in Beijing’s 798 contemporary art district in China.

March 2011 saw John being commissioned by the Commonwealth Bank to create a major sculpture for their new 6 star eco friendly HQ, from objects collected from the annual Clean up Australia campaign in Sydney.

John was appointed ” Cultural Ambassador” for Friends of the United Nations, on World Environment Day June 6th 2011.

He was invited in 2012 by the United Nations to write an essay for the Rio+20 conference. Dahlsen’s essay, titled “The Future we want” appears on the UN website for the Rio+20 conference. And can be seen here: http://www.un.org/en/sustainablefuture/dahlsen.shtml

In 2013 John was offered a PhD Candidature at Charles Darwin University N.T. Australia.

2013 Appointed Ambassador for the Nespresso Upcycle Art campaign.

Exhibited in The Art of Sound Caboolture Regional Art Gallery in 2013. Queensland Museum in Brisbane: Environmental art projections. QLD 2013 – 2014

Exhibited in Customs House Sydney Clean Up Australia’s 25th Anniversary Exhibition 20 Feb – 3 March 2014

He exhibited his work in the 2014 US exhibition “Gyre Project” at Anchorage Museum Alaska Feb-Sept 2014.

This exhibition toured to the David J. Spencer CDC Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, January–June 2015 and the USC Fisher Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California, Sept–Nov, 2015.

In 2014 he was awarded the Graduate Scholar Award at the Arts and Humanities Conference Rome Italy.

John was awarded a Churchill Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Foundation 2014 for artistic research he undertook in Japan and Holland in 2015.

2015/16 Received an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA). Charles Darwin University. 2015/16 Awarded the Nancy (Nan) Giese Doctoral Scholarship in the Arts. Charles Darwin University.

2017 Georgetown University USA Art For Ocean Conservation Exhibition: Third Annual Sustainable Ocean Summit. Sustainable Oceans Alliance (SOA) Georgetown Chapter On Earth Day, April 22, 2017.

John’s Doctorate thesis “Environmental Art: Activism, Aesthetics and Transformation” was published in 2017.

In 2016 John had four international exhibitions including solo shows in Indonesia and China and two group shows in the USA in Denver and LA.

In 2018 John exhibited alongside the Cape York Pormpuraaw Indigenous artists, in Feb/March at UPG in Woolloongabba, The exhibition titled “Plastics Washed Ashore” highlighted ghost net art and beach found plastic art.

In June 2018 John was a key member of the Australian Consulate-General’s Waste to Wealth initiative in Indonesia. He worked together in collaboration with students from the Indonesian Institute for the Arts to create a large installation “Waste to Art” made from Styrofoam collected from the beaches in Bali. This artwork has since been gifted to ICI for their permanent exhibition collection. He then went on to address two symposiums in both Seminak at the Alila and in Lombok at the University of Mataram.
He was a finalist in the inaugural BAM Art Award in 2018 Byron Bay NSW.

In 2019, Solo show From Feb – May. John Dahlsen: Chung Tian Gallery, Priestdale, Brisbane QLD.
Also in 2019 he had a solo show in Sydney at the Bondi Pavilion Art Gallery: “John Dahlsen 20 year Retrospective” Exhibition during April, NSW.