Dale Copeland
Born in Taranaki, 1943.
B.Sc., Dip.Soc.Sc. and M.A., 1st class Hons in Mathematics.
Offered Massey Doctoral Scholarship in Chaos Theory '97.
Changed direction to art.
Lives at Puniho with painter Paul Hutchinson.
Graded to 7th Dan black belt (Master) in Taekwon-Do (20203)

In 2012 Dale was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (M.N.Z.M.)
for her services to art.
She ran the annual International Collage Exhibition/Exchange for 20 years, up to 2018.

She has worked in collage, jewellery, book-making, photography, fabric art and sculpture, but her favoured medium is assemblage, 'bricolage' or box art :
careful constructions of treasured objects, philosophy of the found.

Selected Exhibitions

HOMELysaght Watt Gallery, Hawera
Water Under the BridgeLumen Gallery, Tataraimaka
SuitcasePercy Thomson Gallery, Stratford

...still thinking...Lysaght Watt Gallery, Hawera
Art of Resilience Percy Thomson Gallery, Stratford
Puanga The Village Gallery, Eltham

HIVE MindThe Village Gallery, Eltham
THINKSPercy Thomson Gallery, Stratford
Gramado and Porto Alegre, Brazil
Art > 70Virtual Tart website

The Lockdown ExhibitionPercy Thomson Gallery, Stratford
CoastiesKoru on Devon, then (lockdown) Virtual Tart
Lost Heads and HobgoblinsDowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Philosophy of the FoundVirtual Tart website
The Province of ArtVirtual Tart website
'COASTIES'Koru on Devon, New Plymouth, New Zealand

The scene in which I find myselfGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
Hidden RealmsPercy Thomson Gallery, Stratford, New Zealand
Featured in issue #23 KOLAJ Magazine About Contemporary Collage, Canada
Playing On Words, with Peggy Earle, USAVirtual Tart website
InvitationKoru on Devon Gallery, New Plymouth
Taranaki ArtocracyPercy Thomson Gallery, Stratford, New Zealand
Taranaki to Terre VerteTerre Verte Gallery, Altarnun, Cornwall, UK
Huakina (guest artist)Expressions Wirinaki, Upper Hutt, New Zealand
A Book About Death
( 10th Anniversary - The Last Waltz )
Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, USA
I AM WOMANPercy Thomson Gallery, Stratford, New Zealand

SynergyJD Reid Gallery, New Plymouth
Philosophy of the FoundKoru on Devon Gallery, New Plymouth
Vital TransformationsKoru on Devon Gallery, New Plymouth
Little Big Museum ProjectResonance Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
A year's worthSolo, Virtual Tart website
Diverse LocalsLysaght Watt Gallery, Hawera
Molly Morpeth Canaday Award, 3DWhakatane
(2 sculptures accepted into finals, but damaged in transit)

See Nothing, Truth/Lie DichotomyPercy Thomson Gallery, Stratford, New Zealand
Tart ArtMolloy Gallery, Tataraimaka, New Zealand
The Aginbite of InwitWallace Gallery, Morrinsville, New Zealand
Home WorkPuke Ariki, New Plymouth
Philadelphia Postcard ProjectdaVinci Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
Back from ParisThe Art Room, New Plymouth
Art Taranaki - de retour à ParisGalerie 59 Rivoli, Paris, France
dog ate my homeworkThe Art Room, New Plymouth
FRACK OFFJD Reid Gallery, New Plymouth
All Lines ConvergeGovett Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand

All Lines ConvergeGovett Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand
Philosophy of the foundMokau Museum, New Zealand
Taranaki @ WaihekeUpcycle Gallery, Waiheke Island
QuadratfutJuried exhibition, Berlin
Finalist, Small Sculpture prizeWaiheke Island

New Plymouth's MineCommissioned sculpture, Coastal Walkway
in spite of everythingSolo show, Virtual Tart
Whanganui Electorate ExhibitionBowen House, Wellington
Philosophy of the foundDowntown Cafe, Okato
Curious TrophiesPercy Thomson Gallery, Stratford, New Zealand
International AssemblageVirtual Tart website & book of the same name

Taranaki à ParisGalerie 59 Rivoli, Paris
KinetikaPuke Ariki, New Plymouth, New Zealand
AlternativesUCOL, Whanganui, New Zealand
The Third DimensionEltham, New Zealand
Home Work - Taranaki Art NowPuke Ariki, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Featured in Spring edition of inscape Society for Art of Imagination, UK.
Small Sculpture PrizeWaiheke Island, New Zealand

Painting & Mixed Media, small worksLessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
RDNZPercy Thompson Gallery, Stratford
OFF THE WALLNew Plymouth, New Zealand
MiniArt 10 Years IMAGINE!Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Small Sculpture Prize, finalistWaiheke Community Art Gallery, New Zealand
Dale Copeland: recent assemblagesUPCYCLE, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
Out of Our Comfort ZoneLysaght Watt, Hawera, New Zealand
REMAKENZAFA, Wellington, New Zealand
Blown Away with GlassPercy Thompson Gallery, Stratford
Painting & Mixed Media, small worksLessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

Painting & Mixed Media, small worksLessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
*   Awarded one of the five 'Special' Prizes   *
B.G.M.E.R.C.Satellite Gallery, Auckland
Between BirthdaysVirtual Tart website
FRACKEDEltham, New Zealand
Through a Glass DarklyReal Tart Gallery, New Plymouth
100 Day ProjectAuckland, New Zealand
UN-WINE-DPataka Gallery, Porirua, New Zealand
The Art of AssemblageTaupo Museum, New Zealand
The End is NearEdith Barrett Gallery, Utica, NY, USA
EMPATHYThe Deerhall, Taranaki, New Zealand
6PLYWaiau Country Estate, New Zealand
*   Awarded M.N.Z.M. Royal Honour for services to art *

TROYARTMuseu Brasileiro da Escultura, Sao Paulo, Brasil
RENEGADEPuke Ariki, New Plymouth, New Zealand
100-Tage-Kunst(100 days of Art) Germany

Portrait of the ArtistVirtual Tart website, www.tart.co.nz
"Collage International" RomFeia Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
TrakArt Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(invited artist for collage symposium and exhibition)
KinetikaPuke Ariki, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Ray Johnson & a Book About DeathSAL Gallery, Brookville, NY, USA
Your Documents PleaseNew York, USA
Um Livro Sobre A MorteMuseu Brasileiro da Escultura, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Putting it All TogetherClimate Gallery, Long Island, NY, USA
Virtual Tarts at the Percy ThomsonPercy Thomson Gallery, Stratford, New Zealand

CHOP, CHOPGallery Thirty Three, Wanaka
Never Think Smallclimate/gallery, Long Island, NY, USA
None of the AboveMinnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Cities-of-ArtReal Tart Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
8th Annual Summer All Media
International Online Juried Exhibition
Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NE, USA
A Book About DeathEmily Harvey Foundation Gallery, New York,USA
Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles
The Mobius Gallery in Boston, MA, USA
The River Mill Art Gallery, NJ, USA
Sexta Literary Arts Festival, Tijuana, Mexico
Permanent collections, Museum of Modern Art
LA County Museum of Art Research Library, USA
WunderboxWaiheke Island, Auckland
Cabinet of CuriositiesROAR Gallery, Wellington
Guest ExhibitorWhakatane Summer Arts Festival 2009
The Easter ShowUxbridge, Howick
Reclaim to FameWaiheke Island, Auckland
Your Documents Please 2B Galeria, Budapest, Hungary
Galerie Kurt im Hirsch, Berlin, Germany
GALERIA Z - Bratislava, Slovakia
Galerea Ajolote Arte Contemporaneo, Guadalajara, Mexico
Featured in L'Art du Collage dans tous ses etats by Pierre Jean Varet, Editions Artcolle , Paris.

17th Annual Wallace Art Awards - FinalistAuckland
ID MeThe Suter, Nelson, New Zealand
Your Documents PleaseMuseum of Arts and Crafts, Itami-shi, Japan
ZAIM, Yokohoma, Japan
The Circus Comes to TownManukau City Centre, Auckland
Guest ExhibitorWhakatane Summer Arts Festival

WAR - Artists RespondAustin, TX, USA
Taranaki ReviewOpunake, New Zealand
* Winner of Sculpture section *
Global Shoe ProjectBC, Canada
Global Artists for Peacevirtual.tart.co.nz & calendar
16th Annual Wallace Art Awards - FinalistAuckland
Ode to Cornell: What Would Joseph Do?Salem, USA
Mini-ArtefaktsBorrelli Space Gallery, Sand Diego, USA
Cities-of-ArtBlackberry Gallery, Port Moody, Canada
ObjectivityPercy Thomson Gallery, Stratford
Republic of LettersPercy Thomson Gallery, Stratford
and Christchurch Arts Festival
Human ArtefaktsChristchurch Arts Festival
WaX - National Women's Art ExhibitionGisborne, New Zealand
* Winner of Professor Jack Richards award for sculpture *
* Overall Supreme Winner *
Art of ArchitecturePercy Thomson Gallery, Stratford
Human ArtefaktsPercy Thomson Gallery, Stratford

Assemblage 2006aOder 24, Berlin, Germany
Human ArtefaktsRichmond, VA and Lemont, IL in USA
Bremen in Germany, Hamilton in New Zealand
Stop Making SensePercy Thomson Gallery, Stratford
Taranaki CollectionKina Gallery, New Plymouth
Fashion Week, NotPeter Rae Gallery, Dunedin
The New Alchemists3rd Biennial, Reclaimed Materials
tour in Australia
Featured in Artist's Magazine, USA Feb, 2006.
Featured in L'Art du Collage a l'Aube du Vingt et Unieme Siecle by Pierre Jean Varet, Editions Artcolle , Paris, 2006.

FoundCampbell Grant Galleries, Christchurch
VanitasUpstairs Gallery, Whitianga
Travail with a light heartDurango Arts Center, Colorado, USA
The New Alchemists3rd Biennial, Reclaimed Materials
Te Manawa, Palmerston North
The Suter Gallery, Nelson
Le Voyage Imaginaire1er Symposium Art-Collage,Nogent-le-Roy,France
Buch and Kulture GMBH, Heidelberg, Allemagne
Cuba Kulture Gallery, Muenster, Allemagne
City Gallery of Fine Art, Plovdiv, Bulgarie
Chateau Landon, Paris, France ( a venir ...)

Co-tutor at collage workshopCuernavaca, Mexico
13th Annual Wallace Art AwardsAuckland
The New Alchemists3rd Biennial, Reclaimed Materials
Southland Museum and Art Gallery
Dowse Art Museum
* Guest of honour, 11eme Salon International du Collage Contemporain, Paris France
Le Voyage ImaginaireCentre d'exposition l'Imagier Gatineau, Quebec
Poughkeepsie Art Museum, NY, USA
Expressions, Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Inspired by the box manSurface Gallery, Nottingham
Cabinet of CuriositiesPeter Rae Gallery, Dunedin
The Sum of the PartsAppalachian State University, NC, USA
Assemblage 100 Expressions Gallery, Upper Hutt;
Real Tart gallery, New Plymouth;
Gully Lounge, Auckland

Assemblage 100Percy Thomson Gallery, Stratford
Postcards from the EdgeGalerie Lelong, New York
Real Tarts in K RoadGully Lounge, Auckland
International Collage 2003Oder24, Berlin
Salon international du collage contemporainParis & Sergines, France
Lost in the FunHouseThe PumpHouse Gallery, Auckland

International Collage ExhibitionKansas State University, USA
"TART Melba" Melbourne
"Collage International" RomFeia Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
(invited artist for collage symposium and exhibition)
"New Zeal" Qdos Gallery, Lorne, Australia

Art Waikato AwardsHamilton *Finalist*
Circus Maximus, UnbearablesABC No Rio, New York
Salon international du collage contemporainParis & Sergines, France
"The Art of Riding a Camel" Kina Gallery, New Plymouth
The World Through a PinholeGeoff Wilson Gallery, Whangarei
International Digital ArtUMDNJ, New Jersey, USA

The NumberCollege Jacques Cartier, Chauny, France
Art Waikato AwardsHamilton *Finalist*
"The Occasional Coherent Thought"Woodhouse Hill Gallery, Wellington
Biennial Portrait CompetitionNZ Portrait Gallery *Finalist*
Exhibition 2000Shomeido Gallery, Tokyo
"Remembrance of Things Past"Taranaki Museum, New Plymouth
"Apple TART"Lincoln Centre, New York

"Poles Apart at the Antipodes"Athene Gallery, Greytown
Exhibition 1999Keio University, Tokyo
"Assemblage d'assemblage"Portfolio Gallery, Auckland
"Wonderlands"Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
foCOM2000Gallery A3, Moscow

"tempus fugit, fugit all"Portfolio Gallery, Auckland
Renaissance 2001Contemporary Arts, Harrogate, England
"QUINTET" - 5 Taranaki artistsGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
"Country Without Borders"Abraham Lubelski Gallery, New York
"Through a Glass Darkly"Athene Gallery, Greytown

"AVANT GARAGE"New Plymouth
Recent AquisitionsGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
Depot Art AwardDevonport, Auckland *Merit Award*
"fission chips"Art Haus, Wellington

"ENVOYS"Lopdell House Gallery, Auckland
"Through a Glass Darkly"Portfolio Gallery, Auckland
"Remembrance of Things Past"ART Gallery, New Plymouth
Featured in 100 New Zealand Artists by Warwick Brown, Godwit Publishing, New Zealand.

Sculpture SymposiumCorban's Estate, Waitakere, Auckland
"A Different Sort of Sacrifice"Page90 Gallery, Porirua

The Cake StallEgmont Gallery, New Plymouth
"Four and Against" tourNew Moon Gallery, Wellington
CSA Gallery, Christchurch and Bishop Suter Gallery, Nelson
Letters from Ronald's RoomGallery 79, Hawera

"The Great NZ Wind-Up: Toys as Art Objects"Hawkes Bay Museum, Napier
Wallace Arts Trust Art AwardsAuckland

"Agenbite of Inwit"Merilyn Savill Gallery, WEllington
40 Year ExhibitionMishima, Japan
"Activart"Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth

"Contra-Dictionary"Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
Five Taranaki ArtistsNewton Gallery, Auckland
"Real and Reality"Hawkes Bay Exhibition Centre, Hastings
Taranaki ReviewGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth

A Couple of Artistic PairsGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
Goodman Suter BiennaleSuter Gallery, Nelson
*Purchase Award* work bought by Gisborne Museum & Arts Centre
"Their View There"Regional Women's Touring Show
Taranaki ReviewGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth

"Not-Very-Merry-Go-RoundRKS Art, Auckland
Telecom ReviewGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
A Couple of Artistic PairsGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth

TSB ReviewGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
*Winner of $1000 main prize*
Goodman Suter BiennaleSuter Gallery, Nelson
*Purchase Award* work bought by Dowse Art Museum
"Careful Constructions of Treasured Objects"Robert McDougall Art Annex, Christchurch

TSB ReviewGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
Taranaki Banner ShowGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth

Goodman Suter BiennaleSuter Gallery, Nelson
Renonsense 8St Josephs, New Plymouth
TSB ReviewGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
Sculptural FormsCrafts Council, Wellington

"Erotica"King St Gallery, New Plymouth
Renonsense 7St Josephs, New Plymouth
TSB ReviewGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
"Cut Ups"King St Gallery, New Plymouth
"Blatant Image"King St Gallery, New Plymouth

Renonsense 5 & 6St Josephs, New Plymouth
TSB Craft ReviewGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
Contemporary CraftGlassworks Gallery, Inglewood
Taranaki Independent PhotographersBrougham St Gallery, New Plymouth

Contemporary PhotographyElam Art School, Auckland
Renonsense 4St Josephs, New Plymouth
Politics of an ExhibitionGovett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth
"Impulses & Responses", Contemporary Jewellery Goethe Institute, Wellington

Author & publisher:

2024, reprints of Philosophy of the Found and Elephants and Camels
Chang-Hon Taekwon-Do, a History, 2023 limited edition
Philosophy of the Found, 2020 (handbound edition of 100) ISBN : 978-0-9941485-0-6
The Science of Taekwon-Do, 2020 ISBN : 978-0-9941485-5-1
Taekwon-Do Theory, Korean/English Dictionary, & Summary of Foot-Shifting, 2020, ISBN : 978-0-9941485-7-5
Taekwon-Do Patterns (Tul), 5th Ed, 2019, ISBN : 978-0-9941485-4-4
Word ART, 2018, ISBN: 978-0-9941485-1-3
Taekwon-Do Patterns (Tul), 4th Ed, 2017, ISBN : 978-0-9922524-9-6
The Copeland Collection, Vol Three, 2016, ISBN : 978-0-9922524-8-9
International Assemblage, 2015, ISBN :978-0-9922524-3-4
NEW PLYMOUTH'S MINE, 2015, ISBN : 978-0-9922524-7-2
Taranaki a Paris, 2014, ISBN : 978-0-9922524-2-7
Complex Numbers in Graphs, 2013, ISBN : 978-0-992524-1-0
Exhibit No Fear, 2013, ISBN : 978-0-9922524-0-3
The Copeland Collection, Vol Two, 2012, ISBN : 978-0-9582489-9-0
Taekwon-Do Patterns (Tul), 2011, ISBN : 978-0-9582489-8-3
Virtual Tart @ Home, 2011, ISBN : 978-0-9582489-7-6
Portrait of the Artist, 2010, ISBN : 978-0-9582489-6-9
Cities-of-Art, 2009, ISBN : 978-0-9582489-5-2
The Copeland Collection, Volume One, 2008, ISBN : 0-9582489-3-8
Elephants and Camels, 2008, ISBN : 0-9582489-1-4
Assemblage 100, 2003, ISBN : 0-9582489-0-7
The Art of Riding a Camel, 2001, ISBN : 0-9583372-8-4
The Second Half, 1995, ISBN : 0-9583372-4-1
Assemblage Art, 1995, ISBN : 0-9583372-2-5
Bookbinding - An Introduction, 1994-98, ISBN : 0-9583372-0-9

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