PAULA DUNLOP (b. 1979)
lives and works in Brisbane, Australia
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
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
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
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)
“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)
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.
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)
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.
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
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