Australian artist, Marley Dawson (b. 1982, Wellington, NSW), approaches the studio environment as a test laboratory, and the gallery or public space inevitably turns into a hall of wonders for experimental objects.
He is attracted to materials and processes with veiled significances that suggest the possibility of interaction, i.e miniature rockets created with the same ballistics technology used in weapons manufacturing, and aerodynamic, turned wooden objects made from rock maple baseball bat blanks. Dawson received a Bachelor of Visual Arts (2004) and Master of Visual Arts (2008) from Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, Australia. His work has been exhibited at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, AU; Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, AU; the Awesome Arts Festival, Perth, AU; Para/Site, Hong Kong; the Embassy of Australia, Washington DC; and Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC. He currently lives and works in Australia.