Abraham Dunovits

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art practice

Abe has been a practicing visual artist since 1994 and it was all an accident, a happy one. In his first artwork, Abe used a broken bicycle wheel and turned it into a bird, which still lives in an avid art collector's lounge room in Perth, WA.  Abe uses discarded materials to create the most fascinating pieces, but he also has been painting and drawing.  His drawn self-portraiture shows his funny and irreverent take on Art. Here below is a list of his achievements over the past twenty years.




2018 Selfie, Noir Darkroom, Coburg, Melbourne

2013 Melbourne City Library, Trashed- wall projection

2011 The Quod Project, film video “Wardong Wadjemup”  Heatcote Museum, Applecross, WA

2009 Why did July to me? Lick Art Space, Fremantle

2007 Double Trouble, with Walter Wiilson Ramirez

           COLLIDE, (with Tania Ferrier) Fremantle Arts Centre

2004 Exhibitionist, South of the Border Shop, South Fremantle

2001 FIB, Platform 1, Curator’s Space,  Melbourne

           ¡YO!, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle

1998 AD 98, Artplace, Perth

1996 Schlock Treatment, Artplace, Perth




2016 Frankston Art Gallery, Murga video. 

2015 Nyistor Gallery, SCENE, Perth 

          Linden Gallery, Postcard show, Melbourne

2014 Mine Own Executioner, Mundaring Arts Centre, Perth, WA

              Linden Gallery, Postcard show, Melbourne

           Melbourne City Library, Concrete Poetry Art

2012 Geraldton Arts Centre, The Quod Project- film “Rottnest Crow”

          Albany Arts Centre, the Quod Project- Film “Rottnest Crow”

2011 Fremantle Jail, The Quod Project (Collaboration with Tania Ferrier)

          Heathcote Museum, Applecross, the Quod Project- “Rottnest Crow” Film- “Rottnest Crow”

2010 Nyistor Gallery, Melville, Scultpture show

2009 Open Hearts, open minds exhibition, Alma Street Centre, Fremantle

           Minawarra Art awards, Armadale

2008 Open Minds, Open Hearts, DADDA

           Town of Vincent Art Awards, collaboration with Ron Nyistor.

2007 Brazen Gallery Auction, Turn pre-loved into be-loved, South Fremantle

            Duck Auction, DADDA (Disability and the Arts)  fundraiser, North Fremantle

            City of Melville Art Award, Melville

            Town Of Vincent Art Award, North Perth

             Arte Latino, Tresillian Gallery, Nedlands 

2006 Brazen Gallery, South Fremantle, Inaugural Group Show

           Dorchester Festival Exhibition, Dorchester, UK

2005 Illuminations Charity Show, Fremantle

           Arte Latino, Tresillian Community Centre, Nedlands

2004 Town of Vincent Art award

           City of Melville Sculpture Award, Heathcote

           Tibetan Support Program exhibition and auction

2003 ART03, Artfair, Fremantle Passenger Terminal

           Retablo Exhibition,  Fremantle Arts Centre

           Melville Artt Award,  Melville

           Free The Bears Foundation Fundraiser, Kings Park

2002 Love your Work, 30 Years of Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle Arts Centre

           Melville Art  Award Exhibition, Heathcote

           Kurb, Re-opening of the old Verge Gallery, Northbridge

           Art of Refuge, Fundraiser for Refugees, Moores Building, Fremantle

           Town of Vincent Art Award, Town of Vincent Building

           City of Stirling Art Award, Karrinyup Civic Centre

2001 The Vanishing Meat Eater (a celebration of Bromfield’s sacking), Verge Gallery

           City of Melville Art Award

           Open Minds, Open Doors, Alma Street Centre, Fremantle Hospital

            City of Stirling Art Award,  Karrinyup Civic Centre, Karrinyup

            DADDA, Mainly Miniatures, fundraiser

             Town of Vincent Art Award, Town of Vincent Building, North Perth

2000 PICA Members’ Show, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth

            Latin Perspective 2000, Moores Building, Fremantle

            Deckchair Theatre Auction 2000, Deckchair Theatre, Fremantle

            Mainly Miniatures, Holmes a Court Gallery, East Perth

            City Of Stirling Art Award, Karrinyup Community  Centre, Karrinyup

            Free the Bears Fundraising Exhibition, Kings Park Function Centre

2000 Town Of Vincent Art Award, Town of Vincent Building, Nth Perth

            Collage2000Artex, East Amphitheatre, Highgate

            White/Craft, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle

1999 Artplace Christmas Show, Claremont

         Shaky Ground, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth

          Open Minds, Open Doors, Alma Street Centre, Fremantle Hospital, Fremantle

          Free the Bears Fund Raising Exhibition, Kings Park Function Centre

          Artrage Poster Competition, Carillion Arcade, Perth

          Latin Perspective 99, Moores Building, Fremantle

1999 Town of Vincent Art Award, Town of Vincent Building, Nth Perth

          Atwell Portrait Prize, Atwell Gallery, Melville

          East Kimberley Art Award, Kununurra

1998 Killerby Wines, Chair! exhibition, Art Gallery of WA,Perth

           Old Customs House 10 Year Show, Moores Building, Fremantle

           Latin Perspective 98, Moores Building, Fremantle

           Wine 98, Melbourne Wine Expo, Melbourne

            Artists Against Racism, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth

           Salek Minc Annual Art Exhibition, Jewish Centre, Dianella

1997 Stiletto, Helenic Museum, Perth

          Latin Perspective 97 , Fremantle Jail, Fremantle

          PMH Exhibition, Moores Building, Fremantle

          Through Latin American Eyes, Moores Building, Fremantle

          Five Years Artplace, Artplace, Perth

          Censorship Show, Artplace, Perth

1996 Latin Perspective 96, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth

          Salek Minc Art Exhibition, Jewish Centre, Dianella

          Edge of Sacred - Art in Aid of Justice, Old Boans Warehouse, East Perth

1995 Homage to Dr. Harold Schenberg, Artplace, Perth

          HMT Exhibition, His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth

          DADAA Fundraising, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle

          Woman Subject/Object, Sir Charles Gardner Hospital, Ann. Exh., Nedlands

          Hale School Annual Exhibition, Wembley Downs

          Bizartisans 4th Annual Exhibition, Presence, Cottesloe

          The Nude, The Hat, Newcomers Gallery, Fremantle

          Salec Minc Art Exhibition, Jewish Centre, Dianella

          Whale Art, A competition with a conscience, Scitech, West Perth


2008 DADDA award, Open hearts, open minds exhibition,  Fremantle Hospital

2003 Voice News Award (oil painting), Town of Vincent Art Awards

2001 City of Melville Art Award, Highly Commended, Oil Painting

            ArtsWA, Art flight grant 

1999 Aherns Installation Art 99, with Rodney Glick

1998 City of Perth Christmas Decoration Project for the Hay Street Mall

1995 Greenpeace Whale Art Competition, Highly Commended,  Sculpture



2013 Artwork for TV series “House husbands”

2004 Parallax, TV series, Barron Films, junk sculptures and oil paintings

2001 Uglieland hoarding (Fremantle Festival)

          Schools of Isolated Education,  wire sculpture video/broadcast workshop

2000 Kidogo Arts House, Fremantle, outside sculpture

1999 Hanson’s Restaurant, Henley Valley, garden sculpture and candle holders



2001 Judith Mc Grath, Visual Arts, Duck! Thursday 1 Feb

           David Bromfield “Keeping up with the you know whos”, The West Australian,Sat 27th Jan

           “Arts”, The West Australian, Wed 22nd Jan

2000  “It’s Vaudeville Again”, The Herald, Fri June 9

             David Bromfield, “A matter of Local Knowledge”, The West Australian, Sat June 10

            Judith Mc Grath, “Fringe Visual Arts: A Whiter Shade of Pale

             X-Press Magazine, Jan 27

            Evi Ferrier, “Trash and Treasure”, Perth Weekly, Jan 26

1999 David Bromfield, “The Boldness of Balidu”, The West Australian, Sat. Nov. 20

1998 Robert Cook, “Shop front for whimsy”,  The West Australian, Wed 16 June

           Evi Ferrier, “The Pain and the Pleasure”, Perth Weekly, Oct. 28  

           Robert Cook, “Forest of Inspiration”, The West Australian, Wed. Nov. 4

            Robert Cook,  “Colour me Beige”,  The West Australian, Wed. Sept. 23

1997 Dorothy Erickson, “Shooting Stars- Brigitte Braun’s Artplace”, Artlink, 17:3

          Evi Ferrier, “The new Outsiders”, Perth Weekly, 3-9 December

          Julia Berney, “Trash Decisions”, Homes and Living

1996 David Bromfield, “On Show”, The West Australian, Sat. Sept. 21

          Nikki Miller, “Art Circuit”, The West Australian, Wed. Sept. 11

         Michael Wearne, “The way Dunovits Does it”, Herald, Sat. Aug.31

         “Innovative work at Artplace”, The Post, August 31

         X-Press Magazine, August 22

         David Bromfield, “On Show”, The West Australian, Sat. Jan. 27

1995 The Post, December 26

         “Christmas Gifts”, The West Australian, Monday Dec. 18

           Judith McGrath, “New Look At Newcomers”, The Western Review, August

           “Wiry whale a rare type”, The West Australian, p.50, Sat. May 27

           “Inspired by whales”, News Chronicle, p. 16, May 24


COLLECTIONS   WA Ministry for the Arts, Fremantle Hospital, John Stringer.