Mairead Dunne

1982 Born Offaly, Ireland.
Currently living and working in Falmouth, Cornwall.

Education and Work

MA Authorial Illustration, MA with distinction, Falmouth University, Cornwall, UK, 2015 - 2016.
Masters of Fine Art, MFA, University of Ulster, York St, Belfast, NI, 2006 - 2008.
Bachelor of Fine Art Painting, Honors Degree, National College of Art & Design, Dublin, Ireland, 2000 - 2004.

Former co-director of Platform Arts, Belfast, NI, 2011 - 2013
Co-curator and director of a dynamic artist-led studio and contemporary gallery in Belfast. Programming exhibitions, events, residencies, exchanges and out-reach programs. 

Solo Exhibitions

'For There They Dwell', Ulster Hall, Bedford St, Belfast, NI, 2015.
'Lost Realities', curated by Rachael Cambell-Palmer, The Black Box, Hill St, Belfast, NI, 2015.
'Under a Meagre Sky', UNIT at Platform Arts, Queen Street, Belfast, NI, 2012.
'PARALLEL', Offaly Exhibition and Research Centre, Tullamore, Offaly, Ireland, 2011.
'For the Birds', Center for Creative Practices, Pembroke St, Dublin, Ireland, 2011.
'Spectre', Offaly Arts Council Solo Exhibition Award, Aras an Chontae, Offaly, Ireland, 2010.
'Beyond', curated by Gregory McCartney, Context Gallery, London Derry, NI, 2010.
'All you ever knew', Tullamore Exhibition and Research Centre, Tullamore, Offaly, Ireland, 2004.

Group Exhibitions and Selected Works

'Flight and Guild', exhibition and artist talk, Poly Guild, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK, 2016.
'SAPHRONIA', MA Authorial Illustration Show, Falmouth University, Cornwall, UK, 2016.
'Shuffle', curated by Martin Boyle,Templemore Bath House, Belfast, NI, 2015.
'PXIV', Platform Members Show, Platform Arts, Queen St, Belfast, NI, 2014.
'dRAW', curated by Karine Talec, Pollen Studios and Gallery, Queen St, Belfast, NI, 2014.
'The Back Room', Household Contemporary Art Festival, 19 Deramore St, Belfast, NI, 2013.
Artist in Resident's Group Show, Bei Gao, Feijiacun, Beijing, China, 2013.
'BeSpectacleD', Belfast Photo Festival, Platform Arts,Queen St, Belfast, NI, 2013.
'Score' curated by Catalyst Arts, Linen Hall Art's Centre, Castlebar, Mayo, Ireland, 2013.
'Black', Platform Member's Show, Platform Arts, Queen Street, Belfast, NI, 2012.
'Ranelagh Arts Festival', Ranelagh Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland, 2012.
'Converge Zone', curated by Prime Collective, Ps2, BT1 2GP, Belfast, NI, 2012.
'Domestos', Household Contemporary Art Festival, Balfour Ave, Ormeau Road, NI, 2012.
'Model Realities', models, miniature worlds and dioramas, PS2 Gallery, Belfast, NI, 2011.
'Studio Culture', curated by Brendan O'Neil, Belfast Waterfront, NI, 2011.
'Synthesis', Platform Members Show, Platform Arts, Queen St, Belfast, NI, 2011.
'FIAC', Paris International Contemporary Art Fair, represented by Camac Gallery, Paris, 2011.
Artist in Resident's Group Show and artist talk, Camac centre d'art, Marnay, France, 2011.
Mural Commission, Govinpuri, Kalkaji, New Delhi, India, 2010.
Platform Members Show, 1 Queen St, BT1 6EA, Belfast, NI, 2010.
'Station Project', curated by Fiona Goggin, Queen Street Old Police Station, Belfast, NI, 2010.
'Nightlight', BOMBHOUSE Gallery, Drumcondra, Co. Dublin, Ireland, 2010.
Platform No.One, Platform Arts Members Show, 1 Queen St, Belfast, NI, 2009.
Masters of Fine Art Student Show, University of Ulster, Belfast, NI, 2008.
'Caution', MFA group show, Catalyst Arts, Queen St, Belfast, NI, 2007.
MFA Group show, Golden Thread, Crumlin Rd, Belfast, NI, 2007.
Royal Dublin Society Student Award Show, Ballsbridge, Co. Dublin, Ireland, 2007.
'OUTLAND', Artist Collective/Site Specific Installations, 9 Rathmines Rd, Dublin, Ireland, 2006.

Residencies

Red Gate Art Centre, Artist in Residency Program, Beijing, China, 2013.
'Culture Shop', Artist in Residence Program, PS2 Gallery and New Lodge Arts, Belfast, 2013.
Camac Centre d'art, Artist in Residency Program, Marnay Sur Seine, France, 2011.
Lempa College of Art, Artist in Residency Program, Lempa, Cyprus, 2002.

Awards

Winner of the Michael Marks Illustrated Poetry Award, The British Library, London, 2016.
Support for Individual Artists Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, 2014.
Self-Arranged Residency Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, 2012.
Travel Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, 2012.
Support for Individual Artist Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, 2011.
Self-Arranged Residency Award, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, 2010.
Solo Exhibition Award, Offaly Art's Council, Aras an Chontae, Offaly, Ireland, 2010.
Royal Dublin Society, Student Award Show, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland, 2007.

Collections

Owned in private collections throughout Ireland and the UK
The British Library, London - the clearing, limited edition, 2016

The Office of Public Works, Dublin, Ireland, 2006.

Publications

Dark Mountain 0-11, The Ends of the World, published by The Dark Mountain Project, UK, 2017.
VAROOM, Online illustration Magazine, Storytelling Issue - artist interview, UK, 2017.
The Wardrobe Online Poetry Magazine, featuring 'the clearing', 2016.
the clearing, published by Atlantic Press, Penryn, Cornwall, UK, 2016.
Mama Grande, Issue 3, Mama Grande, Online Magazine, 2012.
Platform Arts Catalogue, Edition 1, edited by Fiona Goggin, 2010.
Abridged Magazine, Edition 0-18, 'Absence'edited by Gregory McCartney, Londonderry, 2010.