Dale Copeland


7266 Surf Highway




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Dale has worked in collage, jewellery-making, photography and sculpture, but her favoured medium is assemblage or box-art – careful constructions of treasured objects. Dale’s assemblage work has been described as “joy in jetsam, philosophy in flotsam”. She finds discarded objects and puts them together not as narratives but as encapsulations of the human condition. The New Zealand art critic James Mack, often acerbic in his judgements, wrote of Dale: “You have to know that this is someone who is not precious, who wants to share, to draw us into a phenomenal realm of discovery beyond the normal aesthetic realms into which we venture.” Dale runs the Virtual Tart website for Taranaki artists. She is now a 6th Dan black belt in Taekwon-Do and is still training regularly. Age is a number, not an attitude.

Dales studio will close at 2.30 on both Sundays due to her commitment in Taekwon-Do.

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