EDUCATION

1984 Bachelor of Visual Arts, Newcastle University, Newcastle

EXHIBITIONS

2017   Nearer To Closer – Fo Kia Nou, Athens
2016   The Air Is Free – James Fardoulys & Dean Manning, Delmar Gallery, Sydney
2014   And As A Monkey You Took Me To The Fair, Sheffer Gallery, Sydney
2011   Midgets & Giants, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney
2009   For The Man With The Clean Cut Look, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney
2008   12 Months, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017   Double A-side, Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney
2017   Juan Ruflo Turns One Hundred, AAA3A, Bronx
2015   Street Stories, Delmar Gallery, Sydney
2015   Salon Des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2015   Well Red, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2015   Lemnos, The Greek Dimension, Embassy Of Greece, Canberra
2014   Face To Face, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2011   Artist/Artists, Benalla Regional Art Gallery, Victoria
2010   Carnivale, Lake Macquarie Art Gallery, Lake Macquarie
2010   Time Travel: Reimagining The Past, Tweed River Art Gallery                                                  
2010   Melbourne Art Fair, Damien Minton Gallery, Melbourne
2008   Salon Des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney                                                                          
2007   Salon Des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney                                                                           
2004   Spinning Around: 50 Years of Festival Records, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

AWARDS / COMMISSIONS / GRANTS

2017   Waverley Art Prize finalist, Waverley Woollahra Art School, Sydney
2016   Archibald Prize finalist, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
2016   Moran Portrait Prize finalist, Juniper Hall, Sydney
2016   Mosman Art Prize finalist, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
2015   Contemporary Music Touring Program grant, Australia Council for the Arts
2014   Erik. Artbank film animation commission.
2010   Sulman Prize finalist, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
2010   Mosman Art Prize finalist, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
2008   Blake Prize finalist, National Art School Gallery, Sydney
2004   International Pathways grant, Australia Council for the Arts
1998   Gold Album, Angel Blood
1998   APRA Song of the Year, Even When I’m Sleeping
1998   ARIA nomination, Breakthrough Artist, Leonardo’s Bride
1998   ARIA nomination, Best Cover Art, Dean Manning, Angel Blood

RECORDS

2017   Right There With You, Tinkerbellslutbaby, EP                                                                          
2014   The Luxury Of Wasted Space, Holidays On Ice, LP                                                                          
2009   Pillage Before Plunder, Holidays On Ice, LP                                                                                    
2005   Playing Boyfriends & Girlfriends, Holidays On Ice, LP                                                                   
2004   Success, Lo-Tec Highbrows, LP                                                                                             
2004   This Is A Hold Up, Flamenco Non-Academic, EP                                                                             
2003   Diplomatic, Dean Manning, LP                                                                                                   
2002   Something That Holds You For Good, Tinkerbellslutbaby, LP                                                  
2000   Open Sesame, Leonardo’s Bride, LP                                                                                            
1997   Angel Blood, Leonardo’s Bride, LP                                                                                             
1994   Temperamental Friend, Leonardo’s Bride, EP                                                                            
1992   Debut, Leonardo’s Bride, EP

COLLECTIONS
                                                                                                                                     
Artbank                                                                                                                                           
Deakin University                                                                                                                         
Private collections, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and USA

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Goldspink, Sebastian, An Instantaneous Kinda Chemical Reaction, Sturgeon, Vol.3 2015 p 22                       
Jovic, Maja, Many Faces of Dean’s Art, Neos Kosmos, July 1, 2014                                                          
Tovey, Josephine, Midgets & Giants, Sydney Morning Herald, March 2, 2011                                           
Haynes, Leah, Dean Manning’s Alley, Art Monthly Vol. 237 p 57.                                                         
Shadwell, Ian, Bush-rangers of the Mind, The Art Life, February 25, 2011                                               
Dwyer, Michael, A Musical Self Portrait, The Age, August 21, 2009                                         
Hetherington, Sarah, New Work, Art World, Vol. 9, July 2009 p 124