Dunhill trained in Fine Art at Reading University under Sir Terry
Frost and Rita Donagh.
She has exhibited at many venues in London and in Norfolk, including
the Menier Gallery, the Café Gallery and the Beardsmore Gallery
in London and the School House Gallery in Wighton; and has had solo
exhibitions at, among others, the Piers Feetham Gallery, Gallery
Forty-Seven and Hampstead Theatre Gallery in London and the Neptune
Gallery in Hunstanton. Her work is in collections in Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro,
Paris and Tuscany as well as the UK.
She has had studios in Florence, Andalucia, Provence, Norfolk and London;
and the Norfolk landscape especially has provided the inspiration for much
of her work. She has had a home in Norfolk for the past 20 years, and many of
her landscape paintings have their genesis in the
fields, woods and commons of the county.
More recently, at her studios in King's Lynn, Norfolk and Rio de Janeiro, she has been exploring
abstract forms, creating textured collages and constructions and three-dimensional
assemblages, some with painted elements, predominantly using found materials
and colour as well as rescued junk and ephemera.
Arising from her body of abstract painting, and a
later interest in making textured two-dimensional abstract
collages, these relief collages and three-dimensional constructions comprise
wall-hung, free-standing and hanging works.
During a 2015 residency at the prestigious Largo das Artes International Art Residency Programme in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she continued to explore and extend this aspect of her practice.
Alison has an M.A. in Art History from the University of East Anglia, and an M.Phil. from the University of Essex. She has given gallery talks at the Douglas Hyde Gallery at Trinity College, Dublin; at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich; and at Hereford Photography Festival. She has presented papers at a number of academic conferences.
She is a published poet (for the first time at the age of 21), and has been a teacher of art, both in classroom and workshop settings. She has also organised and taught at residential painting workshops in Salthouse, Norfolk.
Alison Dunhill's artist's statement about her collages and assemblages can be found here; and more information about her landscape work is here.
Alison Dunhill is an Associate Member of the National Society of Painters, Sculptors & Printmakers. She is also a member of the West Norfolk Artists Association, Greyfriars Art Space, Norfolk Contemporary Art Society and the Bermondsey Artists' Group.
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