Dale's studio can be found at Puniho, Surf Highway, Taranaki, New Zealand
Her work can be seen on the Virtual TART site at   virtual.tart.co.nz
and on her own site at   dalecopeland.co.nz

Dale Copeland
Born in Taranaki, 1943.
B.Sc., Dip.Soc.Sc. and M.A., 1st class Hons in Mathematics.
Offered Massey Doctoral Scholarship in Chaos Theory '97.
Changed direction to art.
Lives at Puniho with painter Paul Hutchinson.
Has a Fourth Dan black belt in Taekwon-Do

In 2012 Dale was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (M.N.Z.M.)
for her services to art.

She has worked in collage, jewellery, book-making, photography, fabric art and sculpture, but her favoured medium is assemblage, 'bricolage' or box art :
careful constructions of treasured objects, philosophy of the found.

Selected Exhibitions

In preparation, 2014
Taranaki à ParisGalerie 59 Rivoli, Paris
AlternativesUCOL, Whanganui, New Zealand
The Third DimensionEltham, New Zealand

2014
Home Work - Taranaki Art NowPuke Ariki, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Featured in Spring edition of inscape Society for Art of Imagination, UK.
Small Sculpture PrizeWaiheke Island, New Zealand

2013
Painting & Mixed Media, small worksLessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
RDNZPercy Thompson Gallery, Stratford
OFF THE WALLNew Plymouth, New Zealand
MiniArt 10 Years IMAGINE!Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Small Sculpture Prize, finalistWaiheke Community Art Gallery, New Zealand
Dale Copeland: recent assemblagesUPCYCLE, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Out of Our Comfort ZoneLysaght Watt, Hawera, New Zealand
REMAKENZAFA, Wellington, New Zealand
Blown Away with GlassPercy Thompson Gallery, Stratford
Painting & Mixed Media, small worksLessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

2012
Painting & Mixed Media, small worksLessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
*   Awarded one of the five 'Special' Prizes   *
B.G.M.E.R.C.Satellite Gallery, Auckland
Between BirthdaysVirtual Tart website
FRACKEDEltham, New Zealand
Through a Glass DarklyReal Tart Gallery, New Plymouth
100 Day ProjectAuckland, New Zealand
UN-WINE-DPataka Gallery, Porirua, New Zealand
The Art of AssemblageTaupo Museum, New Zealand
The End is NearEdith Barrett Gallery, Utica, NY, USA
EMPATHYThe Deerhall, Taranaki, New Zealand
6PLYWaiau Country Estate, New Zealand

2011
TROYARTMuseu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo, Brasil
RENEGADEPuke Ariki, New Plymouth, New Zealand
100-Tage-Kunst(100 days of Art) Germany

2010
Portrait of the ArtistVirtual Tart website, www.tart.co.nz
"Collage International" RomFeia Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
TrakArt Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(invited artist for collage symposium and exhibition)
KinetikaPuke Ariki, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Ray Johnson & a Book About DeathSAL Gallery, Brookville, NY, USA
Your Documents PleaseNew York, USA
Um Livro Sobre A MorteMuseu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo, Brazil
Putting it All TogetherClimate Gallery, Long Island, NY, USA
Virtual Tarts at the Percy ThomsonPercy Thomson Gallery, Stratford, New Zealand

2009
CHOP, CHOPGallery Thirty Three, Wanaka
Never Think Smallclimate/gallery, Long Island, NY, USA
None of the AboveMinnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Cities-of-ArtReal Tart Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
8th Annual Summer All Media
International Online Juried Exhibition
Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NE, USA
A Book About DeathEmily Harvey Foundation Gallery, New York,USA
Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles
The Mobius Gallery in Boston, MA, USA
The River Mill Art Gallery, NJ, USA
Sexta Literary Arts Festival, Tijuana, Mexico
Permanent collections, Museum of Modern Art
LA County Museum of Art Research Library, USA
WunderboxWaiheke Island, Auckland
Cabinet of CuriositiesROAR Gallery, Wellington
Guest ExhibitorWhakatane Summer Arts Festival 2009
The Easter ShowUxbridge, Howick
Reclaim to FameWaiheke Island, Auckland
Your Documents Please 2B Galéria, Budapest, Hungary
Galerie Kurt im Hirsch, Berlin, Germany
GALÉRIA Z - Bratislava, Slovakia
Galería Ajolote Arte Contemporáneo, Guadalajara, Mexico
Featured in L'Art du Collage dans tous ses états by Pierre Jean Varet, Editions Artcolle , Paris.

2008      
17th Annual Wallace Art Awards - FinalistAuckland
ID MeThe Suter, Nelson, New Zealand
Your Documents PleaseMuseum of Arts and Crafts, Itami-shi, Japan
ZAIM, Yokohoma, Japan
The Circus Comes to TownManukau City Centre, Auckland
Guest ExhibitorWhakatane Summer Arts Festival

2007      
WAR - Artists RespondAustin, TX, USA
Taranaki ReviewOpunake, New Zealand
* Winner of Sculpture section *
Global Shoe ProjectBC, Canada
Global Artists for Peacevirtual.tart.co.nz & calendar
16th Annual Wallace Art Awards - FinalistAuckland
Ode to Cornell: What Would Joseph Do?Salem, USA
Mini-ArtefaktsBorrelli Space Gallery, Sand Diego, USA
Cities-of-ArtBlackberry Gallery, Port Moody, Canada
ObjectivityPercy Thomson Gallery, Stratford
Republic of LettersPercy Thomson Gallery, Stratford
and Christchurch Arts Festival
Human ArtefaktsChristchurch Arts Festival
WaX - National Women's Art ExhibitionGisborne, New Zealand
* Winner of Professor Jack Richards award for sculpture *
* Overall Supreme Winner *
Art of ArchitecturePercy Thomson Gallery, Stratford
Human ArtefaktsPercy Thomson Gallery, Stratford

2006      
Assemblage 2006aOder 24, Berlin, Germany
Human ArtefaktsRichmond, VA and Lemont, IL in USA
Bremen in Germany, Hamilton in New Zealand
Stop Making SenseKina Gallery, New Plymouth
Fashion Week, NotPeter Rae Gallery, Dunedin
The New Alchemists3rd Biennial, Reclaimed Materials
tour in Australia
Featured in Artist's Magazine, USA Feb, 2006.
Featured in L'Art du Collage à l'Aube du Vingt et Unième Siècle by Pierre Jean Varet, Editions Artcolle , Paris, 2006.

2005      
FoundCampbell Grant Galleries, Christchurch
VanitasUpstairs Gallery, Whitianga
Travail with a light heartDurango Arts Center, Colorado, USA
The New Alchemists3rd Biennial, Reclaimed Materials
Te Manawa, Palmerston North
The Suter Gallery, Nelson
Le Voyage Imaginaire1er Symposium Art-Collage,Nogent-le-Roy,France
Buch and Kulture GMBH, Heidelberg, Allemagne
Cuba Kulture Gallery, Muenster, Allemagne
City Gallery of Fine Art, Plovdiv, Bulgarie
Château Landon, Paris, France ( à venir ...)

2004      
Co-tutor at collage workshopCuernavaca, Mexico
13th Annual Wallace Art AwardsAuckland
The New Alchemists3rd Biennial, Reclaimed Materials
Southland Museum and Art Gallery
Dowse Art Museum
* Guest of honour, 11ème Salon International du Collage Contemporain, Paris France
Le Voyage ImaginaireCentre d'exposition l'Imagier Gatineau, Quebec
Poughkeepsie Art Museum, NY, USA
Expressions, Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Inspired by the box manSurface Gallery, Nottingham
Cabinet of CuriositiesPeter Rae Gallery, Dunedin
The Sum of the PartsAppalachian State University, NC, USA
Assemblage 100 Expressions Gallery, Upper Hutt;
Real Tart gallery, New Plymouth;
Gully Lounge, Auckland

2003      
Assemblage 100Percy Thomson Gallery, Stratford
Postcards from the EdgeGalerie Lelong, New York
Real Tarts in K RoadGully Lounge, Auckland
International Collage 2003Oder24, Berlin
Salon international du collage contemporainParis & Sergines, France
Lost in the FunHouseThe PumpHouse Gallery, Auckland

2002      
International Collage ExhibitionKansas State University, USA
"TART Melba" Melbourne
"Collage International" RomFeia Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(invited artist for collage symposium and exhibition)
"New Zeal" Qdos Gallery, Lorne, Australia

2001      
Art Waikato AwardsHamilton *Finalist*
Circus Maximus, UnbearablesABC No Rio, New York
Salon international du collage contemporainParis & Sergines, France
"The Art of Riding a Camel" Kina Gallery, New Plymouth
The World Through a PinholeGeoff Wilson Gallery, Whangarei
International Digital ArtUMDNJ, New Jersey, USA

2000      
The NumberCollege Jacques Cartier, Chauny, France
Art Waikato AwardsHamilton *Finalist*
"The Occasional Coherent Thought"Woodhouse Hill Gallery, Wellington
Biennial Portrait CompetitionNZ Portrait Gallery *Finalist*
Exhibition 2000Shomeido Gallery, Tokyo
"Remembrance of Things Past"Taranaki Museum, New Plymouth
"Apple TART"Lincoln Centre, New York

1999      
"Poles Apart at the Antipodes"Athene Gallery, Greytown
Exhibition 1999Keio University, Tokyo
"Assemblage d'assemblage"Portfolio Gallery, Auckland
"Wonderlands"Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
foCOM2000Gallery A3, Moscow

1998      
"tempus fugit, fugit all"Portfolio Gallery, Auckland
Renaissance 2001Contemporary Arts, Harrogate, England
"QUINTET" - 5 Taranaki artistsGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
"Country Without Borders"Abraham Lubelski Gallery, New York
"Through a Glass Darkly"Athene Gallery, Greytown

1997      
"AVANT GARAGE"New Plymouth
Recent AquisitionsGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
Depot Art AwardDevonport, Auckland *Merit Award*
"fission chips"Art Haus, Wellington

1996      
"ENVOYS"Lopdell House Gallery, Auckland
"Through a Glass Darkly"Portfolio Gallery, Auckland
"Remembrance of Things Past"ART Gallery, New Plymouth

1995      
Sculpture SymposiumCorban's Estate, Waitakere, Auckland
"A Different Sort of Sacrifice"Page90 Gallery, Porirua

1994      
The Cake StallEgmont Gallery, New Plymouth
"Four and Against" tourNew Moon Gallery, Wellington
CSA Gallery, Christchurch and Bishop Suter Gallery, Nelson
Letters from Ronald's RoomGallery 79, Hawera

1993      
"The Great NZ Wind-Up: Toys as Art Objects"Hawkes Bay Museum, Napier
Wallace Arts Trust Art AwardsAuckland

1992      
"Agenbite of Inwit"Merilyn Savill Gallery, WEllington
40 Year ExhibitionMishima, Japan
"Activart"Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth

1991      
"Contra-Dictionary"Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
Five Taranaki ArtistsNewton Gallery, Auckland
"Real and Reality"Hawkes Bay Exhibition Centre, Hastings
Taranaki ReviewGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth

1990      
A Couple of Artistic PairsGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
Goodman Suter BiennaleSuter Gallery, Nelson
*Purchase Award* work bought by Gisborne Museum & Arts Centre
"Their View There"Regional Women's Touring Show
Taranaki ReviewGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth

1989      
"Not-Very-Merry-Go-RoundRKS Art, Auckland
Telecom ReviewGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
A Couple of Artistic PairsGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth

1988      
TSB ReviewGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
*Winner of $1000 main prize*
Goodman Suter BiennaleSuter Gallery, Nelson
*Purchase Award* work bought by Dowse Art Museum
"Careful Constructions of Treasured Objects"Robert McDougall Art Annex, Christchurch

1987      
TSB ReviewGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
Taranaki Banner ShowGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth

1986      
Goodman Suter BiennaleSuter Gallery, Nelson
Renonsense 8St Josephs, New Plymouth
TSB ReviewGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
Sculptural FormsCrafts Council, Wellington

1985      
"Erotica"King St Gallery, New Plymouth
Renonsense 7St Josephs, New Plymouth
TSB ReviewGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
"Cut Ups"King St Gallery, New Plymouth
"Blatant Image"King St Gallery, New Plymouth

1984      
Renonsense 5 & 6St Josephs, New Plymouth
TSB Craft ReviewGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
Contemporary CraftGlassworks Gallery, Inglewood
Taranaki Independent PhotographersBrougham St Gallery, New Plymouth

1983      
Contemporary PhotographyElam Art School, Auckland
Renonsense 4St Josephs, New Plymouth
Politics of an ExhibitionGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
"Impulses & Responses", Contemporary Jewellery Goethe Institute, Wellington

Author & publisher:

Assemblage Art, 1995, ISBN 0-9583372-2-5
Bookbinding - An Introduction, 1994-98, ISBN 0-9583372-0-9
The Second Half, 1995, ISBN 0-9583372-4-1
The Art of Riding a Camel, 2001, ISBN 0-9583372-8-4
Assemblage 100, 2003, ISBN 0-9582489-0-7
Taekwon-Do Protocol, 2008 ISBN 978-0-9582489-2-1
Elephants and Camels - the art of staying afloat, 2008, ISBN 0-9582489-1-5
The Copeland Collection, 2008 ISBN 978-0-9582489-3-8
Cities-of-Art, 2009 ISBN 978-0-9582489-5-2
Portrait of the Artist, 2010, ISBN 978-0-9582489-6-9
Virtual Tart @ Home, 2011 ISBN 978-0-9582489-3-8
Taekwon-Do Patterns, 2011 ISBN 978-0-9582489-8-3
(second edition 2013)
The Copeland Collection Vol. 2, 2012 ISBN 978-0-9582489-7-6
EXHIBIT NO FEAR, 2013 ISBN 978-0-9922524-0-3
Complex Numbers in Graphs, 2013 ISBN 978-0-9922524-1-0


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