artist bio and cv

artist biography

Cowra based artist Inel Date’s work explores a sense of place inspired by different landscapes she interacts with. She creates a visual language to communicate a mark of human activity or just the seasonal play of light and shadow. She is an observational artist using her background as a Cultural Geographer she is inspired by “reading the landscape” and communicating this narrative to the viewer.  Born in South Africa she emigrated to rural Australia in 2002 and in 2004 she participated in her first Australian group exhibition at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery, NSW. She was awarded her Master of Arts Degree from the University of KwaZulu Natal (Pietermaritzburg Campus). Date also won a scholarship to study a Doctorate at Syracuse University (USA) these graduate studies were later put on hold in lieu of love and life. Date has taught Visual Arts in South Africa and in regional NSW. Since 2018, Date has pursued her arts practice full time in her rural studio in Cowra, NSW.  She is a 2019 and 2020 Calleen Art Prize finalist and a recent project #100daysontheroadsitravel was aired on ABC Central West in June 2019 as part of a documentary by Don Shiel.  Recently she was selected as a 2020 SBS Landscape Prize finalist. She has exhibited in a number of solo and group exhibitions in NSW and interstate.  She now provides work to exhibit and sell both locally and inter-state with subsequent sales being made within Australia and internationally.

            Hello from Inel in her “Art Shed” in Cowra NSW

Art Available at:

The Moree Gallery , Moree

The Corner Store Gallery, Orange NSW

The Toowoomba Gallery

The Peisley Street Gallery, Orange , NSW


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