Curriculum Vitae: Heather Dunn
Born in Melbourne, now living in Bathurst, NSW, Heather has been practicing art all her life. Heather completed a Diploma of Tapestry in 2011. This course has been the catalyst for work in the textual mediums of woven tapestry, complex cloth collage and mixed media, supported by more traditional media. She has continued to study with other artists at every opportunity to broaden her skillset and gain insight through collaboration.
From 2014 to 2019 Heather was a Director of the T.arts Gallery Bathurst, NSW (tartsgallery.com). This is an artist run Gallery, which has been a valuable source of support and collaborative inspiration in her art practice.
Currently a volunteer with the Hill Ends Arts Council and patron, and Gallery Assistant with Bathurst Regional Art Gallery.
2022 “Reslience”, GalleryOne88 Katoomba NSW, Mixed media Lino Prints
2021 “West Coast”, T.arts Gallery Bathurst NSW. Woven Tapestries cloth collage
2020 “Short Stories”, GalleryOne88, Katoomba, NSW Woven Tapestries, cut short due to lockdown.
2019 “Palette of Place”, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery with catalogue
2018 “Hidden in Plain View” GalleryOne88, Katoomba, NSW
2013 “Limited Resources”, Dean Mobbs Gallery, Bathurst NSW
Select Curated Exhibitions
2022 Finalist Landscape Prize, Cornerstore Gallery Orange NSW
2022 -2023“While the World Waits” curated by Steven Cavanagh (Arts out West), travelling and still going.
2022 Finalist “In the box”, Cornerstore Galleru, Orange NSW
2021 Finalist Inkmaster Print Prize, Cairns
2021 Finalist Mini Series Art Prize, Cornerstore Gallery, Orange NSW
2020 Finalist “Petite” Exhibition, Wangaratta Regional Gallery
2019 Blue Mountains Print Prize, Glenbrook. First Prize Winner
2018 Curator and Exhibitor, “About Place”, T.Arts Gallery Bathurst
2018 Finalist Stanthorpe Art Prize, Stanhope Regional Gallery
2018 Finalist “Petite” Exhibition, Wangaratta Regional Gallery
2017 Finalist Kate Duram Small Tapestry Awards, Australian Tapestry Workshop
2016 Finalist Cairns Inkmaster Print Award
2016 Finalist “Petite” Exhibition (textiles), Wangaratta Regional Gallery
2015 Finalist Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Awards, Wangaratta Regional Gallery
2014 Finalist “Petite” Exhibition (textiles), Wangaratta Regional Gallery
Select Group Exhibitions
2022 Hill End Arts Council Drawing Exhibition
2021 9x5 Exhibition with the Hill End Arts Council
2019 Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Art Fair
2019 Touring exhibition “Celebration” AuNZ Tapestry Group Exhibition
2019 Flora Sensa, Touring Mt Tomah, Braemar Gallery Springwood, Everglades Gardens
2018 Blue, Corner Store Gallery Orange, NSW
2018 Postcards to the End, Celebrating 20 years of Artist in Residency at Hill End, BRAG
2018 Tumut Art Society Show. First Prize Textile section
2017 Cossack Art awards, WA
2017 Bathust Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) Art Fair.
2017 Tumut Art Society Show. Second Price, Textile Section
2017 Touring exhibition “Elements” AuNZ Tapestry Group Exhibition
2016 Three person show “In the Presence of Iron”, T.arts Gallery Bathurst
2016 Cossack Art Awards, WA
2016 Tumut Art Society Show. First Prize, Textile Section.
2015 T.arts on Tour, “Art of our Place”, Grenfell Regional Gallery, NSW
2015 Bathurst Art Fair, Bathurst Regional Gallery, NSW
2014 “Tactile Pleasure Exhibition”, Apollo Bay, Vic
2012 Tutor and Exhibitor, “The Beanie Festival”, Bathurst Regional Gallery, NSW
2012 Graduate Exhibitor, “Ascending”, Scope Galleries, Warrnambool, Vic
2020 “Textile” magazine June quarter
2019 “Textile” magazine March quarter
2023 Accepted for Residency at Tweed Regional Gallery September, and Oatlands Tasmania, August
2017 Hill End NSW, Murrays Cottage, September (www.hillendart.com.au)
2021 Fremantle Arts Centre, June/July
Private in Australia, New York and Maine (USA)
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery permanent Collection
Lachlan Health District Collection
Diploma of Tapestry (TAFE Warrnambool Vic)
Numorous workshops and master classes with weavers: Marilyn Rea-Menzies (NZ), Cresside Collette (Vic), Tim Gresham (Vic), Jane Kidd (Canada): Print Makers: Seraphina Martin, Annie Day, Elizabeth Powell: Textile dyeing: Kirstan Ingemar, Judy Dominic, Mahdi Chandler: Book Arts: Amanda Degener (Canada): Painters/Mixed Media: Charlie Tong (Vic), Natasha Daniloff (NSW), Peter Robinson (NSW), Merilyn Rice (NSW), Cas Holmes (UK), Hannah Lamb (UK), Fran O'Neil (Aus/New York)