Statement

Caitriona Dunnett investigates memory and its subjective, personal and forgotten narratives, specifically looking at nature and the Irish landscape, manifested through historical processes. She is intrigued by the traces people leave behind. The paths they weave through time and the legacies attached to them.

Using contemporary techniques, she converts digital photographs into contact negatives to create handcrafted prints. She builds on her prints layering them with different techniques. Achieving a range of hues and opening up a dialogue between photography, painting and etching. Dunnett is engaged by how this multi-layered process resonates with memory and all its subtleties.

Recent exhibitions included RUA RED Winter Open, Coventry Biennial, Spotlight Leamington Spa Gallery and Museum, ESPY Photography Award, Custom House Studios and Gallery, FOTOLIMO Festival and Impressions Biennial.

Dunnett was awarded an Agility Award (Arts Council Ireland), an Analogue Photography Grant (The Richard and Siobhán Coward Foundation), a DYCP Grant (Arts Council England), an AN Artist Bursary, a Grain Photography Hub Bursary, a Grants for the Arts Award (Arts Council England) and in partnership with Dr Hilary Bishop a Leverhulme Small Research Grant. She was selected for AA2A residency at Coventry University and PhotoIreland’s New Irish Works programme.

Dunnett has a BA Hons in Photography from Nottingham Trent University and a MFA in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design. PhotoIreland has published her work.