Mairead Dunne is an artist and illustrator from Ireland, who lives and works in Falmouth, Cornwall. She graduated with an MA in Authorial Illustration from Falmouth University, 2016 and has an MFA from the University of Ulster, Belfast, 2008. Her experimental style of photography won the Michael Marks Illustrated Poetry Award at the British Library, London, 2016.
Her work explores the role of model-making in contemporary practice - shifting between intimate photographic viewpoints to site-specific installations. Working predominately with miniature tableau's, each piece is carefully composed adapting elements of theatre and early Russian animation techniques.
The work's narrative remains open to interpretation, revealing distinctly private worlds that traverse between dystopian landscapes and unlocatable time periods. A portal to a strange new reality - illuminating visions of the uncanny, illusion and religious symbolism.