PAULA DUNLOP (b. 1979)

lives and works in Brisbane, Australia

 

education

2011      Doctor of Philosophy, “Unravelling Design: fashion, dressmaking, ethos”, QUT, Brisbane

2007    Bachelor of Fine Arts: Honours (First Class), QUT, Brisbane

2006    Bachelor of Fine Arts (Fashion), QUT, Brisbane

2000    Diploma of Visual Art, Southbank TAFE, Brisbane

 

solo exhibitions

2019     The Part and the Whole, Side Gallery, Brisbane

2009    wearer/maker/wearer, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane

2008    Making response, H-Block Gallery, QUT, Brisbane

2007     Making Plans, Noosa Regional Gallery

 

selected group exhibitions

2019    CONTINGENCIES, Compere Collective, Brooklyn

2018    Et. Al., Side Gallery, Brisbane

2018    Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney

2018    IMA Annual Gala, IMA, Brisbane

2018    Some Like Poetry, Space 776, Brooklyn

2018    Edition 776, Harbour Art Fair, Hong Kong

2017    Contemporary Wearables, Toowoomba Regional Gallery

2017    IMA Annual Gala, IMA, Brisbane

2016    Shape of Things to Come, The Block, Brisbane

2013     Push/Pull, Artisan, Brisbane

2011      Co-operative Fashion 2 (with Madeleine King), The Stitchery Collective, Brisbane

2008    How You Make It, Craft Victoria, Melbourne

2008    How you Make It, Object Gallery, Sydney

2008    Co-operative Fashion (with Madeleine King), IGNITE, Brisbane

2007    Slow Fashion, Noosa Regional Gallery

2007     Unleashed, Craft Queensland, Brisbane

2006    Slow Fashion, The Loft, QUT, Brisbane

2006    In Progress, Tom Heath Gallery, Brisbane

2006    Brisbane Writer’s Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse

2005    Tag, Craft Queensland, Brisbane

2005    Draft, Brisbane Powerhouse

2003    The Echo Project, Old Government House, Brisbane

awards

2019      Finalist, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

2019      Finalist, Contemporary Wearables '19

2018      Finalist, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

2017       Finalist, Contemporary Wearables '17

2008     QUT Vice-Chancellor’s (VC) Top-Up Scholarship 

2008     Australian Post-graduate Award

residencies

2019    Artist Alliance Inc's LES Studio Program, New York (March-June)

2019    Residency Unlimited, New York (March-June)

2018    Space 776, Brooklyn, New York (March-June)

authored publications

“Beauty, Duty, and Hope” (2015) in Remotely Fashionable: a story of subtropical style, Buick, N and King, M. (eds.) Brisbane: The Fashion Archives.

“Fashion, Ethics, Ethos” (2012) in Design and Ethics: Reflections on Practice, Felton, E., Vaughan, S., and Zelenko, O. (eds.) Oxon, U.K.: Routledge.

“Dressmakers, Designers and Re-made Things” (2009) in Five: Fashion Musings, Vaughan, S. and Schmidt, C. (eds.) Teneriffe, QLD: Post Pressed.

 

authored publications (online) 

Beauty, Duty, and Hope in ‘The Fashion Archives: Queensland Style”, Issue 11 (March 2014) http://thefashionarchives.org/?fashion_smarts=beauty-duty-and-hope

 

bibliography

2013     The Fashion Archives, “Remember or Revive” (online), Issue 3

2013     The Fashion Archives, “TFAQ&A”, (online), Issue 2

2008    Rhodes, K.  “The ‘How’ in How You Make It”, Object Magazine, Issue 56.

2005    Schmidt, C. “Draft at Brisbane Powerhouse” M/C Reviews (online), October 20.

professional experience

Designer-maker at Paula Dunlop (2014-present)

Co-creator (with Madeleine King), The Good Object (2012-present)

Designer/dressmaker, The Stafford Street Studio (2012-2015)

Co-founder, manager and workshop facilitator, The Stitchery Collective (2009-2011)

Sessional lecturer and tutor, fashion history and theory, QUT (2006-2011)

Sessional tutor, visual arts, QUT (2008)

Studio technician, fashion department, QUT (2006)

 

public talks

2019    Artist talk, Side Galley, Brisbane.

2018    Artist talk, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney

2016    Artist talk, Bureau Proberts, Brisbane

2015    2D to 3D, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane

2011     “Industry & Autonomy: what is sustainable fashion?” Panel discussion, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival (Fashion After Hours), SLQ, Brisbane.

2011      Guest lecturer, Fashion History and Theory, QUT

2010     Guest lecturer, Fashion History and Theory, QUT

2009    “Dressmakers, Designers and Domestic Spaces”, GOMA, Brisbane.

2009    “Chance and Co-operative Fashion”, Revealing Practices, QUT, Brisbane.

2009     Guest lecturer, Fashion History and Theory, QUT

2008    “Fashion and the Plan” Artspoken, QUT, Brisbane.

2008     Guest lecturer, Fashion History and Theory, QUT

2007    Artist talk, DEKA Furniture, Brisbane.

2006    Artist talk, Tom Heath Gallery, Brisbane.

 

workshop facilitation

2016    Beaded accessory workshop, Old Government House

2015    Making 2D into 3D, Institute of Modern Art

2015    Tutu design workshops (for secondary students), QUT Art Museum

2015    Future Beauty design workshop (with Madeleine King), GoMA

2014    Coppelia Doll workshops (for primary students), Queensland Ballet

2014    Community Sewing Group (with Madeleine King), Inala Community Centre

2010    Erub Island Sewing Workshops, Torres Strait

2009-2011    Refugee Sewing Program, The Stitchery Collective

 

conference presentations

2008    Co-operative Fashion (with Madeline King) IGNITE, QUT  

 

conference and symposium attendance

2009    Fashioning Now, UTS, Sydney 

2008    AAANZ: Alpha Alpha Alpha November Zulu, QCA, Brisbane

2008    IGNITE 2008, QUT, Brisbane