Professor Richard Dunn

M.Art(RCA)
Emeritus Professor

N01P - Sydney College Of The Arts - Rozelle - (Kirkbride)
The University of Sydney


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Biographical details

Richard Dunn is an artist, born in Sydney. He studied architecture at UNSW, and painting at the Royal College of Art, London. He lived in Europe from 1966–76, and New York 1984–85 as a fellow of the International Studio Program P.S.1 MOMA, New York. He was guest professor at the National Academy of Fine Art, Oslo, in 2000 and at Kunstakademie Dusseldorf, for a semester in 2003/4, artist-in-residence at the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz in 2000 and is presently External Examiner at Edinburgh College of Art for the Landscape Architecture MFA Art, Space & Nature. He has also published in art journals, catalogues and books. Dunn has taught at SCA since its beginning in 1977, first in painting and film theory, and for 13 years as SCA Director/Dean (until 2001).

Dunn's solo museum exhibitions include Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Germany, in 2004 and 2005 and retrospective surveys at the AGNSW, Sydney in 1992 and Monash University Museum of Art in 1994. Recent solo international exhibitions have been at the Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf and the Förderverein Kunst der DRK Kliniken, Berlin|Westend, sleeper, Edinburgh and Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi and group exhibitions at Museo D’Arte Moderna E Contemporanea Palazzo Belmonte Riso, Palermo and Tianjin Art Gallery, Tianjin, China and Bonn, Würzburg and Osnabrück, Germany. Dunn has been represented in numerous group exhibitions in Australia, the US, England, France, Germany, China, Japan and Southeast Asia.

Associations

Artspace Sydney

Selected publications & creative works

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Book Chapters

  • Dunn, R. (2007). 'Mobility and Passageways'. In Clementine Deliss (Eds.), What is to be done? Tokyo: Metronome 11, (pp. 413-419). Tokyo: Edinburgh College of Art Centenary Publications and Metronome Publications.
  • Dunn, R. (2006). Between Places: art, architecture and public space. In Terrance McMinn, John Stephens and Steve Basson (Eds.), Contested Terrains: Conference proceedings, XXIII Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand 2006, (pp. 83-88). Perth: Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Dunn, R. (2006). Nuha Saad & Mimi Tong: Intersecting Geometries. In Reuben Keehan (Eds.), Artspace Projects 2005, (pp. 36-43). sydney: Artspace.
  • Dunn, R. (2004). Reminiscence of the Factory in Beijing. In Huang Rui (Eds.), Beijing 798 | Reflections on Art, Architecture and society in China, (pp. 82-83). Beijing: Timezone 8 and Thinking Hands.
  • Dunn, R. (2004). The Chemnitz Project. Built Fabric. In Ingrid Mössinger & Katharina Metz (Eds.), Blickdicht: Damenstrümpfe in Chemnitz | Installation Richard Dunn | Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, (pp. 10-18). Leipzig, Germany: Leipzig.
  • Dunn, R., Grøgaard, S. (2001). Richard Dunn: Complexity and Signature Style. In Stian Grogaard (Eds.), The Restless Object, 12 Conversations on Contemporary Art, (pp. 106-121). Oslo: Sage Publications.

Journals

  • Dunn, R. (2004). Urbane Geometry. Southern Review: communication, politics and culture, 37(1), 104-109.

Conferences

  • Dunn, R. (2006). Contested Terrains | Between Places: Art, Architecture and Public Space. SAHANZ 2006: Contested Territories, Freemantle: Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand.

Visual Art

  • Dunn, R. (2009). 'J' Piece. In: Faith and Lust: Various Approaches to Formalist Abstraction. Flinders Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2009). 1. Fibonacci Tree #1 2. Fibonacci Tree #2 3. Fibonacci Tree #3 4. By leaves we live #1 5. By leaves we live #2 6. By leaves we live #3 7. By leaves we live #4 8. By leaves we live #5. In: Opening of the Universe (Brahmasphutasiddhanta). gbk|gallery barry keldoulis, Sydney, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2009). A plaid found at Culloden. In: Richard Dunn: A plaid found at Culloden. sleeper gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland. sleeper gallery, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.
  • Dunn, R. (2009). Holland. In: Gallery A Sydney 1964-1983. Cambelltown Arts Centre, Sydney and Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Campbelltown, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2009). The Labyrinth of Light. In: Art Light. University of Technology in association with VIVID Festival of Sustainable Lighting. Level 4, UTS Tower Building, Sydney, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2008). Richard Dunn's Treff. In: Artspace 24/25: Twenty four One Hour Exhibitions. Artspace, Sydney, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2008). View from a Window. In: Primary Views: Artists curate the Monash University Collection. Monash University. Monash University Museum of Art, Monash University, Clayton Vic, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dunn, R., Gerber, M. (2007). 1. Elvis2 (Gold) 2. Elvis2 (Silver). In: Living Elvis. RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2007). 1. Peugeot/Labyrinth/Berlin Free University 2. Field of Flowers 3. Shadrach Woods. In: Richard Dunn. Peloton, Sydney, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2007). 1. Stadt | City #2, #3, #4, #7 2. Western | West #1, #3 3. Stadt Painting #1 & 2 4. Westen Painting #1 & 2 5. Stadt Video 6. Westen Video. In: Richard Dunn: City. gbk | Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2007). December Group. In: a. gbk|Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Afghanistan.
  • Dunn, R. (2007). GBK @ Silvershot. In: GBK @ Silvershot. Silvershot Gallery, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2006). 1. Westworld 2. Stadt 1-4 (History? ID:1109888xPUB164). In: Westworld. Kunstlerverein Malkasten. Kunstleverein Malasten, Düsseldorf, Germany.
  • Dunn, R. (2006). Labyrinth #3-1 (HISTORY of ID:1109888xPUB164). In: Abstraction 5. Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2006). Richard Dunn's Manifold. In: Richard Dunn's Manifold. DRK Kliniken, Berlin, Germany.
  • Dunn, R. (2006). Six Abstract Paintings (for John McLaughlin). In: Six Abstract Paintings (for John McLaughlin). Benalla Art Gallery, Benalla, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2006). Stadt #1-4 (history ID: 1109888xpub164). In: Models for Chinese - German sculpture and architecture - garden - places, 2006-2010. Tianjin Art Gallery, Tianjin, Afghanistan.
  • Dunn, R. (2006). The Observer and the Observed. In: Weltanshauung - Visioni del Mondo. Museo Riso: Museo D'Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia. Museo D'Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia, Sicily, Italy.
  • Dunn, R. (2005). 1. Stadt #1-#4 2. Double Labyrinth #1-#4 3. Food + Poison #1, #3, #4, #6 4. Food + Poison eremophila maculata 5. Food + Poison/ amerterre 6. Labyrinth #2,#3 #4 #5, #6, #7. In: Richard Dunn: Mannig-Faltig | Mani-fold. Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany.
  • Dunn, R. (2005). Corner Piece. In: Bleak Epiphanies. Virginia Wilson ART, Sydney, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2005). Ghost Tartan. In: S.N.O 6 | Sydney Non Objective Contemporary Art Project. S.N.O, Sydney, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2005). Shadowzone. In: Shadowzone. Artspace, Sydney, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2005). The Labyrinth. In: The Labyrinth & Food + Poison. Gallery Barry Keldoulis (GBK), Sydney, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2005). The Labyrinth [title?]. In: The Labyrinth & Food + Poison. gbk | Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2004). 1. Domestic Order & figure 10 2. Wei Chi 3. Man in Corner. In: Penetralia: Art and Psychoanalysis in Melbourne 1940-2004. RMIT. RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2004). 4 Abstract Paintings. In: Josef Albers , Richard Dunn , Gunther Forg , Katharina Grosse and John Nixon. Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Dunn, R. (2004). Blickdicht. In: Blickdicht and Opaque: Ladiea Hosiery in Chemnitz | Installation Richard Dunn. Kuntsammlungen Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany.
  • Dunn, R. (2003). 1. Wittgenstein's Colours: Blue-Gray-Gray 2. Wittgenstein's Colours: Orange-Gray-Green. In: First Beijing International Art Biennale. National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan Province).
  • Dunn, R. (2003). Mat Spurge/ Milk Weed / Majardi-majardi/ ipaye-ipaye. In: Yellow Pages. Turm Gallery, Helmstedt, Germany.
  • Dunn, R. (2001). Monochromes. The University of Queensland. University Art Museum, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.

Textual Creative Works

  • Dunn, R. (2009). Central Periphery, (pp. 6 - 9). Melbourne, Australia: RMIT Gallery.
  • Dunn, R. (2004). David Watson's Terror Australis, 2004, Sydney, Australia: GBK Projects.
  • Dunn, R. (2003). Tenuous Ground. Jess MacNeil: Tenuous Ground, (pp. 2 - 2). Sydney, Australia: GBK Projects.

Exhibitions / Events

  • Dunn, R. (2009). Alan Johnston. Peloton, Sydney, Sydney, Australia: Peloton Gallery, Sydney.
  • Dunn, R. (2009). N.o. Sydney Non-Objective, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Non-Objective, SNO, Sydney.

Reference Works

  • Dunn, R. (2006). Richard Dunn. In McCulloch, A., and Mc Culloch, S (Eds.), Sydney NSW: Allen and Unwin.

2009

  • Dunn, R. (2009). Central Periphery, (pp. 6 - 9). Melbourne, Australia: RMIT Gallery.
  • Dunn, R. (2009). 'J' Piece. In: Faith and Lust: Various Approaches to Formalist Abstraction. Flinders Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2009). 1. Fibonacci Tree #1 2. Fibonacci Tree #2 3. Fibonacci Tree #3 4. By leaves we live #1 5. By leaves we live #2 6. By leaves we live #3 7. By leaves we live #4 8. By leaves we live #5. In: Opening of the Universe (Brahmasphutasiddhanta). gbk|gallery barry keldoulis, Sydney, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2009). A plaid found at Culloden. In: Richard Dunn: A plaid found at Culloden. sleeper gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland. sleeper gallery, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.
  • Dunn, R. (2009). Alan Johnston. Peloton, Sydney, Sydney, Australia: Peloton Gallery, Sydney.
  • Dunn, R. (2009). Holland. In: Gallery A Sydney 1964-1983. Cambelltown Arts Centre, Sydney and Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Campbelltown, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2009). N.o. Sydney Non-Objective, Sydney, Australia: Sydney Non-Objective, SNO, Sydney.
  • Dunn, R. (2009). The Labyrinth of Light. In: Art Light. University of Technology in association with VIVID Festival of Sustainable Lighting. Level 4, UTS Tower Building, Sydney, Australia.

2008

  • Dunn, R. (2008). Richard Dunn's Treff. In: Artspace 24/25: Twenty four One Hour Exhibitions. Artspace, Sydney, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2008). View from a Window. In: Primary Views: Artists curate the Monash University Collection. Monash University. Monash University Museum of Art, Monash University, Clayton Vic, Melbourne, Australia.

2007

  • Dunn, R. (2007). 'Mobility and Passageways'. In Clementine Deliss (Eds.), What is to be done? Tokyo: Metronome 11, (pp. 413-419). Tokyo: Edinburgh College of Art Centenary Publications and Metronome Publications.
  • Dunn, R., Gerber, M. (2007). 1. Elvis2 (Gold) 2. Elvis2 (Silver). In: Living Elvis. RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2007). 1. Peugeot/Labyrinth/Berlin Free University 2. Field of Flowers 3. Shadrach Woods. In: Richard Dunn. Peloton, Sydney, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2007). 1. Stadt | City #2, #3, #4, #7 2. Western | West #1, #3 3. Stadt Painting #1 & 2 4. Westen Painting #1 & 2 5. Stadt Video 6. Westen Video. In: Richard Dunn: City. gbk | Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2007). December Group. In: a. gbk|Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Afghanistan.
  • Dunn, R. (2007). GBK @ Silvershot. In: GBK @ Silvershot. Silvershot Gallery, Australia.

2006

  • Dunn, R. (2006). 1. Westworld 2. Stadt 1-4 (History? ID:1109888xPUB164). In: Westworld. Kunstlerverein Malkasten. Kunstleverein Malasten, Düsseldorf, Germany.
  • Dunn, R. (2006). Between Places: art, architecture and public space. In Terrance McMinn, John Stephens and Steve Basson (Eds.), Contested Terrains: Conference proceedings, XXIII Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand 2006, (pp. 83-88). Perth: Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Dunn, R. (2006). Contested Terrains | Between Places: Art, Architecture and Public Space. SAHANZ 2006: Contested Territories, Freemantle: Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Dunn, R. (2006). Labyrinth #3-1 (HISTORY of ID:1109888xPUB164). In: Abstraction 5. Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2006). Nuha Saad & Mimi Tong: Intersecting Geometries. In Reuben Keehan (Eds.), Artspace Projects 2005, (pp. 36-43). sydney: Artspace.
  • Dunn, R. (2006). Richard Dunn. In McCulloch, A., and Mc Culloch, S (Eds.), Sydney NSW: Allen and Unwin.
  • Dunn, R. (2006). Richard Dunn's Manifold. In: Richard Dunn's Manifold. DRK Kliniken, Berlin, Germany.
  • Dunn, R. (2006). Six Abstract Paintings (for John McLaughlin). In: Six Abstract Paintings (for John McLaughlin). Benalla Art Gallery, Benalla, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2006). Stadt #1-4 (history ID: 1109888xpub164). In: Models for Chinese - German sculpture and architecture - garden - places, 2006-2010. Tianjin Art Gallery, Tianjin, Afghanistan.
  • Dunn, R. (2006). The Observer and the Observed. In: Weltanshauung - Visioni del Mondo. Museo Riso: Museo D'Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia. Museo D'Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia, Sicily, Italy.

2005

  • Dunn, R. (2005). 1. Stadt #1-#4 2. Double Labyrinth #1-#4 3. Food + Poison #1, #3, #4, #6 4. Food + Poison eremophila maculata 5. Food + Poison/ amerterre 6. Labyrinth #2,#3 #4 #5, #6, #7. In: Richard Dunn: Mannig-Faltig | Mani-fold. Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany.
  • Dunn, R. (2005). Corner Piece. In: Bleak Epiphanies. Virginia Wilson ART, Sydney, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2005). Ghost Tartan. In: S.N.O 6 | Sydney Non Objective Contemporary Art Project. S.N.O, Sydney, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2005). Shadowzone. In: Shadowzone. Artspace, Sydney, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2005). The Labyrinth. In: The Labyrinth & Food + Poison. Gallery Barry Keldoulis (GBK), Sydney, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2005). The Labyrinth [title?]. In: The Labyrinth & Food + Poison. gbk | Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney, Australia.

2004

  • Dunn, R. (2004). David Watson's Terror Australis, 2004, Sydney, Australia: GBK Projects.
  • Dunn, R. (2004). 1. Domestic Order & figure 10 2. Wei Chi 3. Man in Corner. In: Penetralia: Art and Psychoanalysis in Melbourne 1940-2004. RMIT. RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dunn, R. (2004). 4 Abstract Paintings. In: Josef Albers , Richard Dunn , Gunther Forg , Katharina Grosse and John Nixon. Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Dunn, R. (2004). Blickdicht. In: Blickdicht and Opaque: Ladiea Hosiery in Chemnitz | Installation Richard Dunn. Kuntsammlungen Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany.
  • Dunn, R. (2004). Reminiscence of the Factory in Beijing. In Huang Rui (Eds.), Beijing 798 | Reflections on Art, Architecture and society in China, (pp. 82-83). Beijing: Timezone 8 and Thinking Hands.
  • Dunn, R. (2004). The Chemnitz Project. Built Fabric. In Ingrid Mössinger & Katharina Metz (Eds.), Blickdicht: Damenstrümpfe in Chemnitz | Installation Richard Dunn | Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, (pp. 10-18). Leipzig, Germany: Leipzig.
  • Dunn, R. (2004). Urbane Geometry. Southern Review: communication, politics and culture, 37(1), 104-109.

2003

  • Dunn, R. (2003). 1. Wittgenstein's Colours: Blue-Gray-Gray 2. Wittgenstein's Colours: Orange-Gray-Green. In: First Beijing International Art Biennale. National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan Province).
  • Dunn, R. (2003). Mat Spurge/ Milk Weed / Majardi-majardi/ ipaye-ipaye. In: Yellow Pages. Turm Gallery, Helmstedt, Germany.
  • Dunn, R. (2003). Tenuous Ground. Jess MacNeil: Tenuous Ground, (pp. 2 - 2). Sydney, Australia: GBK Projects.

2001

  • Dunn, R. (2001). Monochromes. The University of Queensland. University Art Museum, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.
  • Dunn, R., Grøgaard, S. (2001). Richard Dunn: Complexity and Signature Style. In Stian Grogaard (Eds.), The Restless Object, 12 Conversations on Contemporary Art, (pp. 106-121). Oslo: Sage Publications.

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