Aleks Danko | the artist

The artist Aleks Danko
Born April 7 1950, Adelaide, Australia.
Lives and works in Daylesford, Australia.

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art, Performance Art, Sydney Biennale,

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Aleks Danko is recognised for a prolific career spanning over 30 years, working in installation art, performance art, 3-Dimensional works, and public commissions. The past decade has seen Danko create a body of work which suggests, discusses, & interrogates the social, political & cultural landscape of Australia...


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WARNING: CARDIAC AT REST (tongue-depressor mix), 2000

A central focus in the work of Aleks Danko has been the experiences, narratives and hidden currents of Australian suburbia. Iconic images used in the exploration of these have varied from the garden shed to Australian Rules football and Vegemite. His gaze is both revealing and critical, positioning these debates and arenas as one of the central dynamics of the construction of the 'Australian' sense of identity; and asking quite what these narratives may reveal of attitudes and inclinations at work within society...

Its façade little changed since the building was erected almost 300 years ago, Bluecoat Arts Centre provides the context for Rolling Home, a physical set of actions that Aleks Danko intends will ‘activate history and memory, and give pause for personal reflection on notions of home’...