Neil Dunne

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Biography

Neil Dunne is an Irish printmaker, specialising in screenprinting. Dunne graduated from NCAD with an Honours BA in Fine Art/Printmaking and Art History in 2014, and received the 2015 – 2017 NCAD post-graduate scholarship.

Dunne has since exhibited internationally and in Ireland and has won numerous awards including being short listed for the Student legacy prize at the Hamilton gallery, Sligo (2016) The ‘Clancy Barracks studio residency’ (2016), the AXA Insurance Award (2014), OPW purchase award (2014) and he was also nominated for the NCAD Staff Prize (2013). Dunne was a recipient of the Mary Cawley Travel Bursary in 2013 and spent a summer working at Dieu Donne in Manhattan, New York working with contemporary printmakers and specialist paper makers.

Dunne uses a series of layers including drawings, photographs and found objects to record and document his experiences and his immediate environment. With this technique his work provokes an abundance of emotional and nostalgic responses through these visuals. His practice becomes a platform for social observation, initiating a physical and imaginary exploration of these spaces.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2015 Flood/Interpret, Block T, Dublin

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Hand Luggage, GSA/NCAD group show, The Arches, Glasgow
2016 Fear, Temple Bar Galleries and Studios, August
2016 Yeats international summer school, Hamiliton Gallery, Sligo (July – August)
2016 Damn Fine Minds, St. Pats University hospital, Dublin
2016 K-Fest, Killorglin, Kerry
2016 Legacy, Hamiliton Gallery, Sligo
2016 Hand Luggage, Collaberative show, Steambox, Dublin
2016 UCD/NCAD Access conference, UCD science centre, Dublin
2016 101 – 103, NCAD MFA Year 1 Interim Show, Steambox (IMOCA), Dublin
2016 Freedom, April 20th, Bernard Shaw, Dublin
2016 Young II, SO Fine Art, Dublin
2016 Perennial, March 10th – 13th – Fumbally Exchange, Dublin
2015 Good Tidings, We bring. curated by Elisa Nocente, 1st Year MFA/ADW, Frawleys, NCAD, Dublin
2015 VUE Art Fair 2015 – Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), Dublin
2015 Bram Stoker Festival – Group Show, Generator, Dublin
2015 Saw Dust curated by Francis Fay – group show, MART Project Space
2015 Peachy Dublin –  Group Show, Temple Bar Galleries and Studios
2014 Hong Kong Graphic arts fiesta, HKOP, Hong Kong
2014 NCAD Graduate Degree Show, NCAD, Dublin