DANIEL O’SHANE
Born: 1990 Cairns, Qld
Language Group: Miriam Mer (Eastern Torres Strait) – mother
Kuku Yalanji (Mossman to Cooktown) – father
Tribe: Meuram
Totem: Beugerr (Booby Bird)

Exhibitions
2018-20     As Far as the Eye Can See, touring to Regional Galleries throughout Australia (curated by Blue Mountains Cult. Cntr.)
2017          Glen Mackie and Daniel O’Shane: A celebration of the work of two artists from the Torres Strait Islands,
Art Gallery of NSW (exhibition runs 28 October 2017 – sometime in 2018)
ARTNOW FNQ, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns, Qld
Mabo 25th Anniversary, Gallery Gilimbaa, Brisbane
Partners in Print (with Sydney Printmakers), KickArts Contemporary Arts, Cairns
Partners in Print (with Sydney Printmakers), SPOT81 at Janet Clayton Gallery, Sydney, NSW
2016        As Far as The Eye Can See, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba, NSW
National Works on Paper Award (Winner), Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Vic.
Inkmasters Cairns 3rd Print Exhibition, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns
Spirit: Celebrating the Culture, Vision and Skills of Canopy Artists, Canopy Art Centre, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair
Gondwana’s Garden, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns
2015 Silk Cut Print Award (Grand Prize Winner), Glen Eira Council Gallery, Vic.
33rd Telstra National Indigenous Art Award, MAGNT, Darwin (Finalist)
Canopy Art Centre, Cruise Liner Terminal, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Cairns
Mapping Memories–Tracking Visions-Reclaiming Culture, Bungendore Woodworks Gallery, Bungendore, NSW
Encounter/Northern Encounter, Impress Gallery, Brisbane and Canopy Art Centre, Cairns
Mapping Memories, Reclaiming Culture: Stories from Far North Qld, Canopy Art Centre, Cairns (Indigenous Art Fair)
2014 32nd Telstra National Indigenous Art Award, MAGNT, Darwin (Finalist – Highly Commended)
Fremantle Print Award, Perth WA (Finalist – Special Commendation)
Rear Visions: Stories from Home, Canopy Art Centre, Cairns (Cairns Indigenous Art Fair)
Inkfest: A Festival of Printmaking, Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns
2013 For Love of Country – Torres Strait Island Vinylcuts, Tali Gallery, Sydney
Torres Strait Islander Prints, Surry Hills Library, Sydney
Inside/Out: Mapping Spiritual Journeys, Circa 1907 Contemporary Artspace, Cairns
2012 Inkfest: A Festival of Printmaking, Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns

Awards
2017 People’s Choice Award, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair for vinylcut print “ii ra mer ene Gawei” (the sound of tears and Gawei)
2016 Winner, National Works on Paper Award, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Vic.
2015 Grand Prize Winner, Silk Cut Award, Vic.
2015 Finalist (Works on Paper Section), 32nd Telstra National Indigenous Art Award, MAGNT
2014 Finalist (Youth Award Section) – Highly Commended, 31st Telstra National Indigenous Art Award, MAGNT
2014 Special Commendation, Fremantle Print Award, Perth WA

Publications
2016 The Australian, 20 July 2016 (Arts)
The AU Review (online), 20 July 2016
The Cairns Post, p. 4, 18 July 2016
2015 Indigenous Law Bulletin, Sept/Oct 2015, Vol. 8, No. 20, magazine cover, artist profile and images
2015 Fremantle Art Centre Print Award, Louise Morrison, IMPRINT Magazine, Autumn 2015, Vol. 50, No. 1, p.10
2014 The Conversation, Making an impression: 39 years of the Fremantle Print Award (online)

Collections

Artbank
Art Gallery of NSW

Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies
Cairns Regional Gallery
Central Queensland University
National Gallery of Australia
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Museum & Art Gallery of the NT
Redland Art Gallery (Brisbane)
University of Queensland Art Museum
+ many private collections