Richard Dunn: Thinking Pictures

By Christina Davidson

Australian artist Richard Dunn (born 1944) works across an array of mediums and formal orientations to undermine conventional styles of picture-making. His works are represented in all the major national galleries and have featured in exhibitions and biennials around the world. His wide-ranging practice explores the forces that shape our experiences as settlers in an indigenous world. Includes a foreword by the artist and a number of essays reflecting on his work.Dunn uses a variety of materials and formal orientations – photography, realist painting, abstract constructions, filmic montage and digital techniques, installations, light and sound – as strategies to interact with and subvert conventional styles of image-making to reveal something new and current. Dunn seeks to engage us in his exploration of how we perceive the particularities of place, including history, architecture, and ideas, bringing together the personal and the global.

352 pages
hardcover, colour illustrations


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