1984 Bachelor of Visual Arts, Newcastle University, Newcastle


2018   Boat Smoke Bowl – Mary Place Gallery, Sydney
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


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


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


2019   Sunday Mountain, Dean Manning, LP
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


Deakin University
Kensington Public School
Private collections, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and USA


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