Richard Dunlop, Birds Returning, Lake St Clair, Source of the Derwent After Piguenit in AGNSW, 2019. Oil on Belgian linen, 130 x 200cm. Courtesy: the artist and Colville Gallery, Tasmania.
Richard Dunlop trained and studied in Queensland for many years attaining Doctor of Philosophy from University of QLD and also a second PhD in Art from Griffith University. His work has been exhibited in numerous states across Australia, as well as internationally in the USA, Europe and Japan. Significant retrospective shows have been staged both in 2005 and 2018, and Dunlop is a regular finalist in various national prizes, including the Glover, Archibald and Doug Moran.
Curator Eric Nash has recently written, “Dunlop’s contribution to the nation’s painting discourse is an entirely original one in which he has consistently incorporated, intersected and challenged the long-established landscape, botanical, figurative and still-life traditions… These are romantic works, that unlike pure abstract paintings are layered with secondary meanings and poetic moments of Lyrical Abstraction.”
Exhibition opens: 5:30–7:30pm Monday 23rd December 2019