Revelation Film Festival 2014

Michael VALE

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Michael Vale is a visual artist and filmmaker. He is currently employed as a senior lecturer in the Department of Fine Art at Monash University in Melbourne. Primarily trained as a painter, he has also worked extensively in film and TV as a script writer and support crew and, more recently as a director and production designer. He has also worked as a scenery painter, interior designer, and art administrator.

During the early 1980s Vale was the inaugural director of Linden Contemporary Art Centre in St Kilda, and also worked as chief writer for the children’s TV show Shirl’s Neighbourhood as well as brief stints with Henson International TV, the ABC, and 3CR community radio.

He has been exhibiting professionally since 1986 and has been a finalist in the Archibald Prize on three occasions (including 2019) and has won several other awards for both painting and video work. He has worked on film projects with Donna McRae since 2002.