In 2018 Dale was one of the Portrait Society of America's select fifty out of 2,733 international portrait entries.
Dale was hung in the 2017 Archibald Prize Salon des Refuses. He was a finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize in 2016, and a semi-finalist in 2017.
He has had four other Moran semi-finalists.
In 2016 Dale was a finalist in the Black Swan Portrait Prize at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
He was hung in the Border Art Prize at the Tweed Regional Gallery in 2016 and 2014, when he received a judge’s special mention, and was a finalist in the Northern Rivers Portrait Prize at the Lismore Regional Gallery in 2013.
Dale has been in a number of group shows and held solo exhibitions including at the Tweed Regional Gallery, M-Arts Precinct, BSA Project Space and Butcher’s Hook Gallery in Paddington.
Dale teaches drawing and painting both privately and at the Byron Community College and the Byron School of Art.
Dale lives and works near Byron Bay in Northern New South Wales, Australia.