Curriculum Vitae: Richard Dunlop

Richard is currently undertaking post-doctoral studies on a Project of National Significance,
Reviving Australia’s Rural Economies: Culture from the Periphery to the Centre

[email protected]
Lives and works in Deloraine, Tasmania (Co-Director, Deloraine Grainstore, 14 Parsonage Street, Deloraine, Tasmania, Australia 7304)


Selected Qualifications

Doctor of Visual Arts, Queensland College of Art (Received Griffith University Award for Academic Excellence at PhD level)

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland

Master of Educational Studies, University of Queensland

Bachelor of Education, Queensland University of Technology

Selected Solo Exhibitions


Forthcoming 1 December Gallery One “Big Water Views and Passion Gardens
City of Townsville Art Collection: Recent Acquisitions Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Short Walks in North Tasmania, Colville Gallery, Hobart
100% Botanical, Fox Galleries, Melbourne
Luxurious Inner Gardens, Gallery One, Gold Coast

Birds Returning, New Images of North Tasmania, Colville Gallery, Hobart
Here Comes the Sun, Gallery One, Gold Coast

Voice in the Wilderness, Northern Tasmania, Colville Gallery, Hobart
Long Hot Queensland Summer, Gallery One, Gold Coas

Colville Gallery, Hobart – Garden in the Mountains, Somewhere near Deloraine
Alternate Entry to Eden and Hong Kong Gardens, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne

Sydney Contemporary, Sydney
Richard Dunlop: A Northern Survey, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

James Makin Gallery, Melbourne – Made on Location
Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane – Crossing the Rubicon River

Hill-Smith Gallery, Adelaide – The Arab Spring and other Natural History Notes

Jan Murphy Gallery, July Pop-Up Exhibition, Sydney – Shunga: Pictures of Spring

James Makin Gallery, Melbourne – Sublime East: Neo-Romantic Landscapes
Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane – Sublime East: Neo-Romantic Landscapes

James Makin Gallery, Melbourne – Memorial Park: New Paintings of Nostalgic Subjects
Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane – Classical Arrangements

Greenhill Galleries, Perth – Old Growth
Hill-Smith Gallery, Adelaide – Delicatessen
James Makin Gallery, Melbourne – Still Life, Still Death: ANZAC Memorials and Other New Paintings

Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane – Larger Than Life

Hill-Smith Gallery, Adelaide – Green Shoots of Recovery
James Makin Gallery, Melbourne – Less is Morte
Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney – Age of Exploration

Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane – Maps, Natural History and Quite Ambitious Plans
Retrospective Survey Exhibition, Perc Tucker Regional Art Gallery, Townsville – Second Nature

Queensland College of Art, Griffith University – 100% Organic
Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney – 100% Organic
Delgany (National Trust), Portsea, Victoria – Richard Dunlop: Recent Paintings

Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney – To Sow, to Reap
Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane – The First Cut is the Deepest: The Tattoo Paintings

Retrospective Survey Exhibition, Rockhampton Regional Art Gallery – Second Nature
Retrospective Survey Exhibition, Redland Regional Art Gallery – A Study in Genius
Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane – Signs of Still Life
Despard Gallery, Hobart – News of the World

Michael Reid Art Dealer, Sydney – Richard Dunlop: Recent Works

Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane – Pollen
Retrospective Survey Exhibition, Mackay Regional Art Gallery – Richard Dunlop: Botanica
Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney – Tattoo: Paintings from the Late 80’s to Now
Open Studio Exhibition, Brisbane (Preview for Sydney Exhibition) – Tattoo: Paintings from the late 80’s to Now (Preview for Sydney)

Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney – Still Life
Retrospective Survey Exhibition, Brisbane City Art Gallery – The Chosen Ones

Brisbane City Residency Exhibition, Randall Studio, Represented by Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney – Richard Dunlop: Still Lifes and New Paintings from Switzerland

Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney – Hinterland
Open Studio Exhibition, Zurcherstrasse, Zurich – Recent Paintings of Switzerland

Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney – Second Nature

Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney – Night Garden: Selective Cuttings

Selected Institutional and Notable Other Collections

111 Eagle Street, Brisbane

Anna Goldsworthy, Recital Pianist

Adam Gilchrist, Australian Cricketer

Adam Hudson and Cassandra Lyons; Connie Bookless, Champion Equestrian

Brisbane City Gallery

Buon Ricordo

Committee for the Economic Development of Australia, Melbourne

Craig Eberhardt KC

Finucan Family

Forte Lawyers, Melbourne

Gina Rinehart, Iron Ore Entrepreneur, The Mantaray Marina Residences

Gladstone Art Gallery

Gold Coast City Art Gallery

Grafton Regional Art Gallery

Greg and Marissa Mann (Dig-It)

Griffith University, Brisbane

Guest Lawyers, Brisbane

Hayward Trust, Church of England Grammar School, Brisbane

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

Hugo Weaving, Hollywood Actor

Keizai Koho Centre, Japan Institute for Social and Economic Development, Tokyo

King of Tonga, George Tupou V

Kelly Chambers

Macquarie Bank

Judge Michael Byrne

Michael Fox Arts Accountant and Valuer, Melbourne

Michael Ovitz, USA

Museum of Brisbane

Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane (James Baker)

Museum of Modern Art, Shiga

Naomi Watts, Hollywood Actor

National Library of Australia

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

Queensland Potters’ Association

Queensland University of Technology

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, WA

Ray Hughes, Sydney

Ray White Real Estate Corporate Collection

Rockhampton Art Gallery

Simul International Inc, Tokyo

Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery

Steve Cohen, USA

The Liturgical Commission, Brisbane

University of Central Queensland

University of Southern Queensland

University of New South Wales

University of Tasmania

Walker Corporation

Wesley Hospital Collection


Zurich Insurance, Zurich

Selected Awards/Prizes

Finalist, Glover Prize,
Finalist, Bruny Island Prize,

Finalist, Waterhouse Prize, South Australia Museum

Finalist, Tattersall’s Invitational National landscape Prize

Finalist, Tattersall’s Art Prize, Tattersall’s Club, Brisbane
Winner, Paintings Category, Waterhouse Art Prize, South Australia Museum (Tour to National Archives, Canberra)
Finalist, Blake Prize, University of New South Wales, Dec 2014 – Jan 2015

Finalist, Willoughby National Sculpture Award, New South Wales
Finalist, Fleurieu Art Prize, World’s Richest Landscape Prize, South Australia
Judge, National Painting Prize, Waterhouse Natural History Prize, Museum of South Australia
Semi-Finalist, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

Finalist, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (National Tour of Regional Galleries)
Winner, Painting Category, Waterhouse Prize, South Australia Museum (Tour to National Archives, Canberra)

Finalist, Fleurieu Art Prize (Food and Wine), South Australia
Finalist, Tattersall’s Landscape Prize, Brisbane
Finalist, Albany Art Prize, WA

Finalist, Glover Prize, Tasmania
Finalist, Waterhouse Prize, South Australia
Finalist, Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
Finalist, Tattersall’s Landscape Prize, Brisbane

Finalist, Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of NSW (National Tour including 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.)
Finalist, Stanthorpe National Art Prize, QLD
Finalist, John Leslie Art Prize, Gippsland Regional Art Gallery, VIC
Finalist, Blake Prize, NSW
Finalist, Fleurieu Art Prize, South Australia (Vistas; Food and Wine)

Griffith University Award for Excellence at PhD level (Doctor of Visual Art)
Finalist, Glover Prize, Tasmania
Finalist, Waterhouse Prize, South Australia
Finalist, Sunshine Coast Art Prize
Finalist, Tattersall’s Prize

Finalist, Blake Prize (National Tour including University of New South Wales, Delmar Trinity Gallery, Port Macquarie Gallery, Grafton Regional Gallery and Toowoomba Regional Gallery)
Finalist, Jacaranda Drawing Prize (National Tour including Port Macquarie Hastings Regional
Gallery, Tamworth City Gallery, University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery, Redcliffe Art Gallery, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Redland Art Gallery)
Finalist, Glover Prize, Hobart
Finalist, Alice Prize, Alice Springs
Finalist, Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra regional Art Gallery
Finalist, Tattersall’s Art Prize
Finalist, Theiss Art Prize, Griffith University

Arts Queensland Major Grant
Salon De Refuses, S.H. Erwin Gallery (National Trust), NSW

Residency, Randall Studio

Keizai Koho Fellowship, Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima

Selected Group Exhibitions

Works on Paper, 
Despard Gallery, Hobart, 3-29 April
Glover Prize 2018
The Village People, Brisbane series (in the QUT Collection) exhibited at QUT ‘Portray and Play’ 6 Jan – 4 Feb 2018; Gympie Art Gallery Feb 28-April 21 2018 (Curator: Kevin Wilson)
Long Hot Summer, Despard Gallery, Hobart Dec 2017 – Jan 2018

Queensland Indie,
 Michael Fox Melbourne Art Space May, 2016
Art from the Heart, hosted by Toowoomba Regional Gallery (Richard Dunlop, Danie Mellor, Ben Quilty and others) 5 January to 14 February, 2016

Officework, Parliament House,
Canberra (A Project of the Institute of Modern Art), March 
Body Parts, James Makin Gallery
(a special project with Alyra Bartasek), April 9-25
‘A Permanent Mark: The Impact of Tattoo Culture on Contemporary Art’ (Richard Dunlop, Ex DeMedici, Ah Xian and others) Curated by Eric Nash, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery (May- July 2015, and touring various public institutions throughout 2016-17) (Cover, Preview)
Right Here, Right Now: Contemporary Art from the Collection Rockhampton Regional Gallery 12 December 2015 – 20 March 2016 (Richard Dunlop, Del Kathryn Barton, Ben Quilty and others)

From the Studio, Hill-Smith Gallery, Adelaide
New Stock, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
Gallery Artists, Jan Murphy Gallery, Melbourne
Holiday Hang, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
Summer, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne

Works on Paper, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
Winter Selection, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne
Gallery Artists, Hill-Smith Gallery, Adelaide

Multiplicities, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
New Acquisitions, Central University of Queensland
Spring, Greenhill Galleries, Perth
Melbourne Art Fair, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne

Korean International Art Fair, Seoul, James Makin Gallery
Straddie, Jan Murphy Gallery
Members’ Selection, Australia Club, Melbourne

Melbourne Art Fair, James Makin Gallery

Grand Opening, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
Works on Paper, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane
Richard Dunlop: Three Major Works, Royal Adelaide Golf Club

Accounting for the Collector, Redcliffe City Gallery; Logan Regional Gallery
Key Works, Milford Gallery (with WD Hammond, Ralph Hotere)
Recent Acquisitions, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery
Recent Acquisitions, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville
Richard Dunlop: Recent Works, Michael Reid Art Dealer, Murrirundi

Richard Dunlop: Recent Works, Committee for the Economic Development of Australia Boardroom, Melbourne
New Artists, Chapman Gallery, Canberra (with Cherry Hood)
Postcards, Grafton Regional Art Gallery

New Acquisitions, Queensland University of Technology
The Insectary, Redland Regional Art Gallery (with Joachim Froeze and Bill Yaxley)
Invitational Survey Exhibition, Redcliffe Regional Art Gallery
Recent Acquisitions, Rockhampton Regional Art Gallery

Australian Landscape, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney (with John Olsen, William Robinson and Joe Furlonger)
Thinking Aloud, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney (with William Robinson, Davida Allen and Lucy Culliton)

30 Year Celebration, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney (with Keith Looby, William Robinson, and Gareth Samson)
Figures from Life, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney (with Joe Furlonger and Del Kathryn Barton)

Selected Bibliography

ABC News Online (2005) Artist paints different picture ABC News Online August 15, 2005

Alderton, S. (2005) Richard Dunlop: Insectary Redland Shire Council 16 April, 2004

ArtsHub (2009) Richard Dunlop: Artist Interview Artshub: The Australian Arts Portal 17 September 2009

Blake, E. (2011) More art lunches Sydney Morning Herald The Sydney Magazine specific date unknown

Bramley-Moore, M. (2006) Richard Dunlop: 100% organic Queensland College of Art, Griffith University 2006

Bray, N. (2005) Art world dines on delicious scandal The Courier-Mail 20 August 2005

Brown, M. (2011) Richard Dunlop: Still life, still death James Makin Gallery 31 March 2011

Brown, M. (2011) Review of Still Life, Still Death Visual Pursuits

Brown M. (2018) Richard Dunlop: Earthly Alchemy A Northern Survey: Richard Dunlop Townsville, Australia: Perc Tucker Gallery pp.37-45

Brown, P. (2001) Life’s Harvest Brisbane News May 30, 2001

Brown, P. (2003) Fruitful endeavours Brisbane News 10 September p.25

Brown, P. (2004) Time warp Brisbane News November 3, 2004 p.33

Brown, P. (2012) Return with splendour – Richard Dunlop classical arrangements Brisbane News April 25, 2012 p.25

Brown, P. (2012) Exhibition Review: Classical Arrangements Brisbane News

Brown, P. (2014) East of Eden: Artist has natural world in his sights Brisbane News p. 34

Brown, P. (2018) Culture Club: Richard Dunlop QWeekend Courier-Mail August 4, 2018

Brown, P. (2018) Richard Dunlop’s Garden of Earthly Delights A Northern Survey: Richard Dunlop Townsville, Australia: Perc Tucker Gallery pp.26-31

Byrne, B. (2004) Nearer to nature The Courier-Mail July 6, 2004 p.17

Buzza, P. (2009) Richard Dunlop: Age of exploration Tim Olsen Gallery

Coleman, S. (2018) A Northern Survey: Richard Dunlop Art Guide Preview July/August 2018 p.53

Crossen, L. (2005) Artist blames bad blood The Courier-Mail 16 August 2005

Comments from the featured artist Social Alternatives Vol 12 No 3 October 1993 Text and illustrations on pp.4, 16, 32, 47 and front cover

Dunlop, R. (1998) Statements about my work Ray Hughes Gallery (published at the request of Ray Hughes to accompany an exhibition, Second Nature)

Dubecki, L. (2010) Trade agreement The Age Epicure 19 October 2010 p. 3

Elkington, K. (2005) Richard Dunlop: An interview In Richard Dunlop: Second Nature Brisbane: Arts Queensland pp.37-38

Elks, S. (2009) Artist acquitted The Australian 23 November, 2009

Flatley, C. (2007) Artist in court The Courier Mail 30 January 2007

Fox, M. (2012) Interview with Richard Dunlop about his forthcoming exhibition Michael Fox Super Art Business Newsletter

Grishin, S.(2012) Not so many eyes on this prize Sydney Morning Herald 7 November 2012

Hall, L. (2009) Colour splash a celebrity hit Herald Sun, Melbourne 22 September 2009 p.6

Harkins, N. (1989) Clergy drawn ‘irreverently’ Southwest News 26 July 1989

Harper, A. (2019) Capturing Moments The Mercury: Visual Arts 26 January 2019

Kirsopp, E. (2009) Richard Dunlop: Less is morte The Melbourne Art Review 16 October 2009

Leggatt, J. (2005) Renowned artist AAP Reuters 2 December 2005

Lill, J. (2006) Artist to answer charges The Courier-Mail 1 August 2006 p. 3

Marks, L. (2009) Richard Dunlop: Less is morte ArtsHub 23 September, 2009

Makin, J. (2009) Richard Dunlop James Makin Gallery

McDonald, L. (1990) Art lovers in the groove Sunday Mail February 4, 1990 p.37

McGillick, T. (1997) The body is back – go figure The Australian Financial Review September 6-7 p.23

Millar, L. (2005) Dunlop [falsely] accused ABC: The World Today 15 August 2005

Nash, E. (2008) Richard Dunlop, is at heart, a well-travelled rebel Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Nash, E. (2018) To see a world as Richard Dunlop does A Northern Survey: Richard Dunlop Townsville, Australia: Perc Tucker Gallery pp. 15-21

Nelson, J. (1991) Richard Dunlop’s lung capacity Eyeline Summer 1991

Reid, M. (2006) Richard Dunlop: Painted man Michael Reid Art Dealer Newsletter February/ March 2006

Reid, M. (2011) Richard Dunlop: Hanging garden with botanical etchings Michael Reid Art Dealer Newsletter 8 March 2003

Reilly, J. (2001) Richard Dunlop: The chosen ones Citysearch 25 May 2001

Richards, M. (1991) Carte blanche in a racy exhibition The Courier-Mail February 12, 1991

Richards, M. (1991) Dunlop’s painting has always been intelligent The Courier-Mail 11 June 1991

Silver, A. (2008) Richard Dunlop: the natural world revealed James Cook University, Townsville Sunshine show Sydney Morning Herald 26 October p.15

Smith, P. (2012) Richard Dunlop: Anzac memorial (flows to river) Lawson-Menzies auction catalogue May 2012 p.10

Smith, S. (1992) Richard Dunlop: Night Garden Courier-Mail specific date unknown

Smith, S. (1994) How does your garden grow? Brisbane City Hall Art Gallery and Museum Exhibition Catalogue 5 Feb – 12 April 1994

Smith, S. (2001) Richard Dunlop: The Chosen Ones Land of Dreams Brisbane City Gallery Exhibition Catalogue Essay 4 May – 24 June 2001

Smith, S. (2005) Land of dreams Richard Dunlop: Second Nature Brisbane: Arts Queensland pp.1-2

Sorensen, R. (2004) Shields out of bounds The Courier-Mail 13 November, 2004 p.5

Stanford, L. (1996) Order of Nature, Part One: Richard Dunlop The Review November 1996p.15

Strutt, S. (2006) Brush up on Dunlop The Courier-Mail 5 May 2006

Visontay, M. 1990 Uniforms of cardinal significance Sydney Morning Herald 31 May 1990

Walker, J. (2010) Maximalist artist for minimum fuss The Australian 29 March 2010, p.8