PAULA DUNLOP (b. 1979)
lives and works in Brisbane/Meanjin, Australia
2011 Doctor of Philosophy, “Unravelling Design: fashion, dressmaking, ethos”, QUT, Brisbane
2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts: Honours, QUT, Brisbane
2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Fashion), QUT, Brisbane
2000 Diploma of Visual Art, Southbank TAFE, Brisbane
selected solo projects and exhibitions
2023 Open Studio: Paula Dunlop, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
2021 ADAPT, Metro Arts, Brisbane
2019 The Part and the Whole, Side Gallery, Brisbane
2009 wearer/maker/wearer, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
2007 Making Plans, Noosa Regional Gallery, Noosa
selected group projects and exhibitions
2021 MUTUAL INTENT, Brisbane Powerhouse
2019 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney
2019 Contemporary Wearables, Toowoomba Regional Gallery
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
2023 Open Studio Artist in Residence, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
2019 Artist Alliance Inc's LES Studio Program, New York City (March-June)
2019 Residency Unlimited, New York City (March-June)
2018 Space 776, Brooklyn, New York City (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.
Q&A, Museum of Brisbane (May 2020)
Residency Unlimited Artist Interview Series, Compere Collective (May 2019)
Space 776 Residency, Space 776 (May 2018)
TFAQ&A, The Fashion Archives (2013)
2013 The Fashion Archives, “Remember or Revive” (online), Issue 3
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 (2011-2015)
Co-founder, manager and workshop facilitator, The Stitchery Collective (2009-2011)
Guest lecturer and sessional tutor, fashion history and theory, QUT (2006-2011)
Sessional tutor, visual arts, QUT (2008)
Studio technician, fashion department, QUT (2006)
selected talks and workshops
2021 Artist talk, Metro Arts, Brisbane.
2019 Artist talk, Side Galley, Brisbane.
2018 Artist talk, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney
2016 Artist talk, Bureau Proberts, Brisbane
2015 2D to 3D presentation and workshop, IMA, Brisbane
2015 Future Beauty exhibition tour and design workshop (with Madeleine King), GoMA
2015 Tutu history and design, 'Tutu Reimagined' exhibition workshop series for secondary students, QUT Art Museum
2014 Community Sewing Group (with Madeleine King), Inala Community Centre
2011 “Industry & Autonomy: what is sustainable fashion?” Panel discussion, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival (Fashion After Hours), SLQ, Brisbane.
2010 Erub Island Sewing Workshops (as part of the Stitchery Collective), Torres Strait
2009 “Dressmakers, Designers and Domestic Spaces”, GOMA, Brisbane.
2009 “Chance and Co-operative Fashion”, Revealing Practices, QUT, Brisbane.
2009-2011 Refugee Sewing Program (as part of The Stitchery Collective), Brisbane
2008 “Fashion and the Plan” Artspoken, QUT, Brisbane.
2008 Co-operative Fashion (with Madeline King) IGNITE, QUT, Brisbane.
2007 Artist talk, DEKA Furniture, Brisbane.
2006 Artist talk, Tom Heath Gallery, Brisbane.