Erin Dunne is an artist and arts educator currently based in Rockhampton, Central
Queensland. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art from Queensland College of
Art in 2012.
Experimenting with the language and processes of drawing through both traditional
and contemporary approaches forms the foundation of Dunne’s practice. She is
attracted to drawing’s immediacy, flexibility and versatility, seeking to exploit its
capacity for representing the narrative, poetic and gestural, and the resultant
tension created when these intersect on paper.
Conceptually, Dunne’s work investigates the personal significance and poetic
resonances of place through an autobiographical lens. Through her work, she aims to
capture and distil a sense of what it means to live and work in regional Central
Queensland from her perspective, rendered in a poetic way that balances technical
and conceptual considerations and that ultimately resonates with audiences both
familiar and unfamiliar with the area.
Recent achievements include winning the 2019 Bayton Award for Central
Queensland artists and the 2018 Queensland Regional Art Awards. In 2018 Dunne
was invited to hold her first major solo exhibition at Rockhampton Art Gallery. As
part of the Bayton Award prize she is currently preparing for a residency in
Zhenjiang, China to be followed by a solo exhibition at Rockhampton Art Gallery in