About the Artist
A Brief History
Dasha Riley’s images reflect internal worlds rooted in the magic of childhood, and personal dreams and visions, with narratives touching on themes of European heritage, solitude, the otherworldly, and awareness of our connection to spirit.
Dasha was awarded Australian Photography Magazine’s Portrait Photographer of the Year 2015, and was featured on the cover of the magazine’s February 2016 edition.
Her images have been widely exhibited, including the Renaissance Photography Prize 2015 Finalist Exhibition, Getty Images Gallery, London. She was also one of the winners of the Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) National Photography Prize, and three of her works were acquired into the MAMA permanent collection.
Awards and Prizes
Queensland Regional Art Awards. Selected for Touring Exhibition.
Brisbane Art Prize. Finalist.
Bowness Photography Prize. People’s Choice Award.
Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2016. Finalist.
Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award. Highly Commended.
Stanthorpe Art Festival. Finalist.
MAMA Art Foundation National Photography Prize. Winner. Three works were acquired by the Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA) Collection.
Milburn Art Prize. Finalist.
Head On Portrait Prize. Semi-finalist.
Noosa Art Award. Finalist.
39th Alice Prize. Highly Commended.
Sony World Photography Awards. Second place National Awards (Australia). Image was also chosen
as one of the best 50 pictures in its category, selected from 95,541 images entered from 186 countries.
Photo Book Melbourne (PBM) Photo Award. Finalist.
Australian Photography Magazine Photographer of the Year Competition. Winner.
Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA). Honorable Mention.
International Photography Awards (IPA). Honorable Mention.
Cliftons Art Prize. State Winner.
Renaissance Photography Prize. Finalist single image category.
Sunshine Coast Art Prize New Media Award. Finalist.
Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3). Fine Art Portraiture Children – Silver.
Head On Portrait Prize. Semi-finalist.
35th Immanuel Arts Festival. First Prize Photography Category.
Photographer’s Forum magazine (Editor, Publisher), Best of Photography 2016, finalist section.
MAMA Art Foundation National Photography Prize, 2016 Exhibition Catalogue, cover and p. 14.
PX3.09 (Px3 Paris Photography Prize 2015) photo book, p.151
Australian Photography Magazine, p. 9, March 2016.
Australian Photography Magazine, cover and 2 page spread, p. 38-39, February 2016.
Alice Elliott-Pimm & Paul Peterson (Editors/Publishers), Blow Up Print 2. Everbest Printing, 2016, p.61.
Renaissance Photography Prize, 2015 Exhibition Catalogue, p. 100-101.
Sunshine Coast Art Prize, 2015 Exhibition Catalogue, New Media Award section (no page numbers).
Regularly published in PhotoVOGUE, curated by Alessia Glaviano, Senior Photo Editor at Vogue Italia. PhotoVOGUE is part of the official VOGUE Italia website. Eight images in the category ‘Best of Photo Vogue’.
Jessica McKenzie, ‘Old Masters inspire Art’, Nambour Weekly, Thursday July 2nd 2015, p.7.
Queensland Regional Art Awards Touring Exhibition. Nov 2016 – Jan 2018.
Brisbane Art Prize 2016. Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane. 15 - 21 August 2016.
Bowness Photography Prize 2016. Monash Gallery of Art, Wheelers Hill VIC. 1 Sep - 16 Oct.
Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2016. Caloundra Regional Gallery, Caloundra. 18 August – 2 October.
Lethbridge 10 000 Small Scale Art Award, Lethbridge Gallery, Paddington. 11 - 19 June 2016.
Stanthorpe Art Festival, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, 3 June - 17 July 2016.
MAMA Art Foundation National Photography Prize, Murray Art Museum Albury, 20 May - 7 August.
Milburn Art Prize, Brisbane Institute of Art, Brisbane. 29 April – 13 May 2016.
Head On Portrait Prize, Museum of Sydney, Sydney. 30 April – 5 June 2016.
Noosa Art Award, Noosa Regional Gallery, Noosa. 5 May -26 June 2016.
39th Alice Prize exhibition, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs. 15 April 2016.
Sony World Photography Awards, Somerset House, London. 22 April – 8 May 2016.
Photo Book Melbourne (PBM) Photo Award, Boyd School Studios, Melbourne, February 2016.
Cliftons Art Prize, Cliftons, Brisbane. October 7 - December 11 2015.
Renaissance Photography Prize, Getty Images Gallery, London. 17 - 28 November 2015.
Sunshine Coast Art Prize New Media Award, Arts and Ecology Centre, Tanawah. 10 Oct – 1 Nov 2015.
Head On Portrait Prize. Museum of Sydney, Sydney. 2 May – 8 June 2015.
Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA), Albury. Three works.