Dan Elborne is an artist based in Toowoomba, Australia. His preferred working material is clay. Elborne creates ceramic installations and sculpture, which draw from varying points of personal experience and significance. By utilising the fragile and precious nature of ceramics, he addresses sensitive historical events as well as cultural and political issues within modern society, while also questioning the role of ceramics in contemporary art practice.
Elborne has exhibited extensively throughout Australia including shows at Artisan, QCA Gallery & the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Brisbane, Home at 735 Gallery, Conny Dietzschold Gallery & Olsen Irwin Gallery in Sydney, Beth Hulme Gallery in Melbourne, solo and collaborative exhibitions in Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery. He has also participated in various international exhibitions through galleries such as La Fermeture Éclair Gallery & Le Cabanon Gallery in France, Listhus Gallery in Iceland and Apple House Gallery & Window 107 in Denmark.
His work has been published in national and international publications including Art Monthly Australia, The Journal of Australian Ceramics and Ceramics: Art and Perception. Elborne’s work has also been acquired for various public and private collections within Australia and abroad. He has been a finalist in various emerging art competitions including the NAB Private Wealth Emerging Artist Award, the Stanthorpe Art Festival Emerging Artist Award and the Toowoomba Biennial Emerging Artists Award.
After completing a Bachelor of Creative Arts with Honors through the University of Southern Queensland in 2014, Elborne spent 2015 travelling around Europe and the UK developing his art practice primarily via various international artist residencies. He has now returned to Australia and commenced a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) focused on his art practice through the University of Southern Queenland.