Richard Dunlop

Richard Dunlop extends the empirical accuracy of botanical illustration onto an unexpected scale, and into mysterious contexts. Figure and still life are sometimes fused with plant form. A fecundity of exotic shapes, strokes, and smudges hint at hidden meanings. Isolated objects journey across the picture plane as gently as leaves in an autumn breeze, or are alternatively located on a tenebrous ground.
There are delicious moments on the surface of Dunlop’s canvases, where organic references dissolve into a fusion of glazed colour shifts.

These are romantic works, that unlike pure abstract paintings are layered with secondary meanings. Earthy umbers ground them in the garden, yet their paint skin is informed by the more poetic moments of Lyrical Abstraction. Other paintings take a leaf, blades of grass, or a scattering of mixed botany and scale it up to huge proportion. Colour takes its cue from that inherent in the plant, yet readily moves outside the form creating a pathway around the composition.

Dunlop studied at the University of Queensland, and Griffith University where he recently completed a Doctorate of Visual Arts. He exhibits nationally and internationally and is represented in private and public collections throughout Australia and internationally

Richard is the winner of the 2014 Waterhouse Prize at the South Australian Museum. His next major solo exhibition will be held at James Makin Gallery in September, 2017.

EDUCATION

2003-2007
Doctor of Visual Arts, Queensland College of Art
(Received Griffith University Award for Academic Excellence)
1989-1992
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland
1989-1993
Master of Educational Studies (with Major Thesis), University of Queensland
1989-1994
Bachelor of Education, Brisbane College of Advanced Education
1989-1995
Diploma of Teaching, North Brisbane College of Advanced Education

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011
James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
2010
Jan Murphy Gallery, Melbourne
London Art Fair, London
Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London (forthcoming)
2009
James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
Hill-Smith Gallery, Adelaide (forthcoming, October)
2008
Milford Galleries, Auckland
Art Obsession Gallery, Tokyo
Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
Survey Exhibition, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
2007
Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
Delgany, National Trust, Portsea, Victoria
2006
Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2005
Despard Gallery, Hobart
Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
Survey Exhibition, Rockhampton Art Gallery
2004
Michael Reid, Sydney
Redland Art Gallery
2003
Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2001
Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
Retrospective, Brisbane City Hall Gallery
1999
Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
1998
Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
1997
Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
1996
Michael Burke Gallery, Brisbane
1995
Michael Burke Gallery, Brisbane
1994
Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane
1992
Savode Gallery, Brisbane
1991
Savode Gallery, Brisbane
1990
Savode Gallery, Brisbane

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011 Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
2010 Melbourne Art Fair, 2010
2009 Winter Collection, James Makin Gallery
Works on Paper, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
Group Exhibition, Hill-Smith Gallery, Adelaide
Autumn Collection, James Makin Gallery
Works from the Stockroom, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
New Artists, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London
Glover Prize, Tasmania
Waterhouse Prize, Adelaide
Hutchin’s Art Prize, Tasmania
Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
Tattersall’s Art Prize, Brisbane
Group Show, James Makin Gallery
2008
Archibald Art Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Several group exhibitions, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
Group exhibition, Milford Galleries, Queenstown and Dunedin, New Zealand
Post Graduate RHD Exhibition, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University
Works from the Stockroom, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
Group exhibition, Hill-Smith Gallery, Adelaide
Small works, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
Melbourne Art Fair (with Ben Quilty, David Larwill, Alexander Seaton and others)
Fleurieu Prize, South Australia (Art of Food and Wine; Vistas)
John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Regional Art Gallery
Blake Prize, Sydney
Tattersall’s Art Prize, Brisbane
2007
Works from the Stockroom, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
Small works, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
Several group exhibitions, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
Group exhibition, Chapman Gallery, Canberra (with Cherry Hood and others)
Group exhibition, Milford Galleries, Auckland, Queenstown and Dunedin (with Ralph Hotere, Bill Hammond, Dick Frizzell and others)
Doctor of Visual Arts Exhibition (Griffith University Award for Academic Excellence)
Works from the Collection, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Postcards, (Grafton Regional Gallery)
Salon De Refuses, S.H. Erwin Gallery (National Trust)
Group exhibition, Art Obsession Gallery, Tokyo
Finalist in various national art prizes and awards – various regional and state galleries
2006
Group exhibition, Michael Reid Gallery, Hunter Valley.
Blake Prize (and National Touring Exhibition to University of New South Wales, Delmar Trinity Gallery, Port Macquarie Gallery, Grafton Regional Gallery and Toowoomba Regional Gallery); Glover Prize, Tasmania
Alice Prize, Alice Springs.
Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery Finalist in Tattersall’s Art Prize, Brisbane
Jacaranda Drawing Prize – Grafton Regional Gallery, and Curated Exhibitions at Port Macquarie Hastings Regional Gallery, Tamworth City Gallery, University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery, Redcliffe Art Gallery, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Redland Art Gallery); Thiess Art Prize (Griffith University)
Works from the Collection, Rockhampton City Art Gallery
2005
Works from the Stockroom, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
Small works, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
The Insectary, Redland Regional Art Gallery (with Joachim Froeze, Bill Yaxley and others)
Group exhibition, Despard Gallery, Hobart
Finalist in various national art prizes and awards
2004
Several Group Exhibitions, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
2003
Makay Artspace (with Ellis Rowan)
Several Group Exhibitions, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
Works from the Stockroom, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
Group exhibition, Michael Reid Gallery, Sydney
Gold Coast Invitational Art Prize
2002
Several Group Exhibitions, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
2001
Several Group Exhibitions, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney, including “Australian Landscape” (with Lucy Culliton, Brett McMahon, John Olsen and others)
Group exhibition, Historic National Bank Building, Brisbane
Randall Studio, Brisbane
2000
Several Group Exhibitions, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney including “30 Year Celebration” (with Keith Looby, William Robinson, Gareth Samson and others)
Group exhibitions, Art Studio, Zurich
1999
Several Group Exhibitions, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney, including “Figures from life” (with Lewis Miller, Lucy Culliton and Joe Furlonger)
1998
Several Group Exhibitions, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney (with William Robinson, Joe Furlonger, Peter
Powditch and others)
1997
Artists’ Books, Brisbane City Gallery (with Christine Morrow, Judith Wright and others)
1996
Magazine Space, Brisbane
Several group exhibitions, Michael Burke Gallery, Brisbane
Works from the Collection, Brisbane City Gallery
1995
Isn’t Gallery, Brisbane (with Eugene Carchesio and Saul Edmonds)
Works from the Griffith University Collection, Bray Centre
Keizai Koho Scholarship, Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima
1994
Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane
Warana Festival, Brisbane
1993
“Botanical”, Brisbane City Gallery, (with Sam Fullbrook and others)
Bartleme Gallery, Brisbane (with Stephen Nothling)
Crafts Council, Brisbane
1992
Several group exhibitions at Savode Gallery, Brisbane, including “Boxplay”
Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane
1991
Several group exhibitions at Savode Gallery, Brisbane, including “The Great Billy Cart Race”
Gold Coast Art Gallery Invitational Art Prize
Brisbane City gallery
1990
Several group exhibitions at Savode Gallery, Brisbane, including “Collector’s Special”

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Brisbane City Gallery
Centre Gallery, Gold Coast City Council Art Gallery
Gladstone Art Gallery
Grafton Regional Art Gallery
Griffith University , Brisbane
Hayward Trust, Church of England Grammar School, Brisbane
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
International Art Services
Keizai Koho Centre, Japan Institute for Social and Economic Development, Tokyo
Macquarie Group Collection
Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane (James Baker Collection)
Museum of Modern Art, Shiga
National Library of Australia
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
Queensland Potters’ Association
Queensland University of Technology
Ray White Real Estate
Rockhampton Art Gallery
Simul International Inc, Tokyo
University of Southern Queensland
University of New South Wales
University of Tasmania
Wesley Hospital Collection
Zurich Insurance, Zurich

AWARDS & PRIZES

2009
Finalist, Tattersall’s Art Prize, Queensland.
Finalist, Waterhouse National Art Prize, South Australia.
Finalist, Sunshine Coast Art Prize.
Finalist, Glover Prize, Tasmania
Finalist, Hutchin’s Art Prize, Tasmania
2008
Finalist, Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of NSW, and curated exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery, Goulburn
Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Port Macquarie Hastings Regional Art Gallery, Lismore Regional Art Gallery.
Group exhibition “Accounting for the Collector” Redcliffe City Gallery; Logan Art Gallery
Finalist in the following national art prizes: Blake Prize; Tattersall’s Art Prize; John Leslie Art Prize (Gippsland Art Gallery); Fleurieu Art Prize (Art of Food and Wine & Vistas Art Prizes)
Group exhibitions in New Zealand with Milford Galleries (with exhibitions including Bill Hammond, Ralph Hotere).
2007
Doctor of Visual Arts Exhibition (Griffith University Award for Academic Excellence); Postcards (Grafton Regional Gallery); Salon De Refuses, S.H. Erwin Gallery (National Trust); Finalist in various other national art prizes and awards.
2006
Finalist in the following: Blake Prize (and National Touring Exhibition to University of New South Wales,
Delmar Trinity Gallery, Port Macquarie Gallery, Grafton Regional Gallery and Toowoomba Regional
Gallery); Glover Prize; Alice Prize; Sunshine Coast Art Prize; Tattersall’s Art Prize; Jacaranda Drawing Prize (Grafton Regional Gallery, and Curated Exhibitions at Port Macquarie Hastings Regional Gallery, Tamworth City Gallery, University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery, Redcliffe Art Gallery, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Redland Art Gallery); Thiess Art Prize (Griffith University).
2004
Arts Queensland Major Grant for survey exhibition and monograph.
2000
Randall Studio Residency.
1995
Keizai Koho Scholarship.