Approved: 08.11.2016

Dave Lunt


Approved: 08.11.2016

I am a Manchester based artist who studied at Loughborough University (BA 2000,MA 2005).

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    Artist Statement

    I am a Manchester based artist who studied at Loughborough University (BA 2000,MA 2005).

     I am interested in a number of subjects (including geology, exploration, cartography, astronomy)and these form the backbone of an ongoing project (working title ‘Existence is Doubted’) which hovers in between science fact and science fiction. Influenced by writers and theologians such as Baudrillard, Ballard, Eco and Borges (amongst others) I attempt to reflect these interests and ideologies through, paintings, digital sculpture and animation  with the intention of developing a relationship between  the 2-d and screen based media. This is an attempt to produce a viewer experience on a number of different levels.

    Topographic and cartographic images, which resemble alien landscapes and structures, evolve through constant cycles of manipulation and repetition, with the outcome being an ongoing narrative that is subject to its own mythology and attempts to question the idea of what is real and what is not.


    “..The truth is we want to have a world that is not totally known and that has the capacity to surprise us. As our information sources improve and become ever more complete, the need to create and

    conjure new places that are definitely off the map also grows.”

    ‘Off the Map- Lost spaces, invisible cities, forgotten islands, feral places and what they tell us about

    the world’. By Alastair Bonnett. Aurum Press ltd 2014

    CV & Education





    M.A Art and Design Studio Practice.




    B.A Honours Degree: Fine Art Painting.



    December, Lumen Gallery Exhibition, Bankley Gallery, Levenshulme,Manchester

    May-GM Art Prize, Manchester Chamber of Commerce ,Shortlisted for works 'View 1(The Facilty) 'and 'View2 (The Facility)'


    Sep- The Elbow Room Art Prize, Shortlisted for work 'Point'

    June- Spectrum, PS Mirabel, Manchester

    May - Process, Bankley Studios, Levenshulme, Manchester


    May- joined Bankley Studios co-operative


    Feb-Mar, Solo Exhibition, Portico Library and Gallery, Manchester


    Sept-Oct, Group Show Altrincham College of Art, Altrincham.

    April-May, Group Show, Cheshire Open Art Studios, Marburae Gallery, Macclesfield, Prize Winner - Gallery Choice Award (Red Cabin) and Visitors Choice Award (la Tour Sombre).


    March-Apr. Solo Exhibition, Chapel Gallery Showcases, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk, Lancs.

    Jan-Feb, Solo Exhibition, Bollington Arts Centre, Bollington, Cheshire


    Jul-Sept, Group Show, ‘Desire Lines’, Art Lounge, New Mills.

    Jul-Sept, Group Show, West Lancs. Open Exhibition, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk


    Nov- present ,Group Show, New Revolve Gallery, Clitheroe, Lancs

    Sept-Nov, Solo Exhibition, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Lancs.

    Jun-Sept, Group Show, West Lancs. Open Exhibition, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk

    May, Group Show, Open Exhibition, Victoria Mill Art Centre, Congleton, Cheshire.

    May – June, Solo Exhibition, Lyceum Theatre, Crewe

    Jan – May, Group Show, Waterside Open , Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, Trafford, Manchester.


    Dec – Jan 2010, Joint Exhibition (Gareth Kemp), Cornerhouse, Manchester.

    Dec – Jan 2010 , Joint Exhibition (John Ellis), Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, Manchester.

    April – Group Show, Revolve Gallery Showcase, G casino, Manchester and Revolve/Mooch gallery, The Triangle, Manchester.

    May – July, Group Show, Grosvenor Open Exhibition, Grosvenor Museum, Chester


    May - Group Show, ‘On Your Wall Too’, Leeds Metropolitan University Art Gallery, Leeds.

    July - Group Show, ‘Up and Coming’, C.U.C, Liverpool.

    Sept. - Nov, Group Show, Sefton Open, Atkinson Gallery, Southport.

    Nov. - Dec, Group Show, Autumn Exhibition (organised by  'Trafford Arts Network' and 'Creative Industries'), Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, Manchester.

    Dec, Group Show,  ‘Christmas Presence’, Bridewell Studios, Liverpool.


    May – June, Joint Exhibition (with Philip Worth) ‘The Red Gallery’, Kingston upon Hull.

    May – June, Group Show, ‘You Are Here’, Kitchen Gallery, Norton Priory, Cheshire.

    October- Dec, Joint Exhibition (with Morris Riley), ‘Altered Scapes’, ’The Blyth Gallery’ Manchester.


    Mar – June, Solo Exhibition, Artefact, F.A.C.T, Liverpool.

    Sep- Nov , Solo Exhibition, Altrincham College of Art, Timperley, Altrincham.

    Nov- Jan 2007, Group Exhibition, ‘Winter Blues’, Eggspace, Egg Cafe, Liverpool.


    April – June, Group Show Grosvenor Open Exhibition, Grosvenor Museum, Chester.

    Nov – Dec, Group Show ‘New Art and Design 3’, Exposure Gallery, Swansea.

    Nov – Dec, Group Show ‘Colony - All at once, together, at the same time’, Colony Gallery, Regent Street, Birmingham.