Matthew Dunne - CV


(b.1989, Australia)|| 0403063828

Matt Dunne (b, 1989, Melbourne) is an artist and writer living and working in Melbourne, Australia. His work focuses on the complex and unbalanced relationship between people, nature and place - focusing attentively on how the settlement of Australia has led to biodiversity loss and destruction. His practice uses community research, enabled discovery and precise interrogation of history: he's a whiz at digging for gold in special interest Facebook groups.

He is the founder of Tall Poppy Press, Tending to the Garden and a co-founder of This on That and MEL Photobook fair.

Exhibitions - Solo

2023 (upcoming) The Killing Sink, Serchia Gallery, Bristol, UK

2023  The Killing Sink, Schoolhouse Gallery, Hobart

2022 The Killing Sink, Oigall Projects, Melbourne

2022 The Killing Sink, Manningham Gallery, Melbourne

2020 Pop Up, Paddington Library, Sydney

2020 More Like a Spoon Than a Fork, Off the Kerb, Melbourne

2019 Paterson’s Curse, The Cornershop, Sydney

2018 Sullivan’s Reach, Howitt St Pop-Up Gallery, Canberra

Exhibitions - Group

2023  The Chills, Oigall Gallery, Melbourne

2023  Speculative Horizons, Kuwait City

2022 Airscape, Manningham Gallery, Melbourne

2022 Fragile Earth: Extinction, Gippsland Regional Art Gallery, Sale

2022 The Killing Sink, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK

2020 Sub Solar, Rewind Gallery, Sydney

2019 Things I Wanted to Say but Never Did, Contact Sheet, Sydney

2017 Empire Art Prize, Tuggeranong Community Arts Centre, Canberra


2022 Small Arts Grant, City of Yarra, The Killing Sink

2021 City of Melbourne Development Grant, Orb Spiders in Drought Country


2023 Presentation to photography students, University of Technology Sydney

2022  Photobook makers panel, Centre for Contemporary Photography

2022 Slow Shutter Lunchtime talk, Western Sydney University


2023 A5 Dummy Making, Perth Centre of Photography

2023, Publishing Practice


2022, The Killing Sink, VOID

2020, Issue no. 3, Arena Quarterly

2020, The Corner Shop 2019, Corner Shop 

2019 JRNL, Fotofilmic

2018 Paterson’sCurse, self-published

2018 Letters, self published

2018 six-sevenmagazine, featured work: The Difference Between Us

2017 Rooftop,self published

2017 six-sevenmagazine, featured work: Dead British Birds

Using Format