Hazel Dooney

Contact + CV

Private collectors, curators and other art professionals are invited to connect with the artist via email at h@hazeldooney.com

Hazel issues updates about forthcoming exhibitions, auctions and new works on Instagram at @hazeldooney. For viewers who prefer not to use social media, recent entries are shared via the artist’s Journal. To receive Dooney’s irregular newsletter, Studio Notes, please subscribe to her E-List.

Hazel Dooney is Australian and a British citizen by descent, based in Sydney.

Public Artwork

2013 – 2019 Ten Dicta For Young Women Who Are Artists, mural in acrylic paint on brick wall. Royal Lane, 231-233 Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD. Created at the invitation of Robert Doyle, The Right Honourable 103rd Lord Mayor of Melbourne (2008 to 2018) and The City of Melbourne.

Solo Exhibitions

For the last ten years the artist focussed on creating art for private commissions rather than solo exhibitions. Dooney will exhibit her work in the future, in a non-traditional way. If you would like to be notified of forthcoming exhibitions please subscribe to her E-List.

2008 PORNO, in collaboration with Melbourne Art Rooms.

2007 Kelly, The First Time: Sex Tourist Installation, Renault New Generation Art, Art Melbourne.

2006 Venus in Hell, in collaboration with  Melbourne Art Rooms.

2004 Self vs Self, John Buckley Fine Art, Melbourne.

2001 Slightly Indecent, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane.

2001 Too Much Never Enough, Greenhill Galleries, Perth.

1999 Recent Works, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane.

1998 Ultra Violet One, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane.

1997 Hazed, 29 Latrobe Terrace, Brisbane.

Group Exhibitions

2016 Curtain Call 1000 2000s S.O.A.P. Blindside Artist Run Space, Victoria.

2012 Controversy: The Power of Art, Curated by Dr Vivien Gaston, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria.

2007 BLAST! The Influence of Manga and Contemporary Japanese Popular Culture on Australian Artists, Redcliffe City Gallery, Queensland; Logan City Gallery, Queensland.

2006 Toy Joy, Fotofest. Houston, Texas.

2005 Micro Masters / Action Heroes, Blindside Artist Run Space, Victoria.

2005 Style Sessions, Milk Gallery, New York City.

2005 The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria.

2004 National Works on Paper 2004, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Victoria.

2003 Pop Portraits: Hazel Dooney and Luke Mallie, Artspace Mackay, Queensland.

2003 – 2005 William Creek & Beyond, a Ballarat Fine Art Gallery Touring Exhibition, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Victoria; Shepparton Art Gallery, Victoria; Tamworth City Gallery, New South Wales; New England Regional Art Museum, New South Wales; Noosa Regional Art Gallery, Queensland; Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland; Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, Queensland; The Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra; Cowra Art Gallery, New South Wales.

2001 Ready, Set... Go!, Global Arts Link, Ipswich Gallery, Queensland.

2000 Ten Australian Artists, Nicola Townsend, Tokyo.

1996 Ongoing Exhibition, The Hub Internet Cafe, Brisbane.

Public Speaking

2011 Art and an undistracted conversation and the dealer is doomed, TEDx Brisbane, 15 October.


2013 "Broken", The Best Australian Essays 2013, edited by Robert Manne. Published by Black Inc., November (pp. 21-31). ISBN9781863956253

2013 “Bad Education”, an edited extract of “Broken”, Good Weekend Magazine insert in The Age Newspaper and Sydney Morning Herald, 13 April (pp. 25-27).

2013 "Broken", Memoir, Women & Power, Griffith REVIEW Edition 40, edited by Julianne Schultz. April (pp. 252-262).

2010 Case study in “Strategy: Theory and Practice”. Clegg, Stewart R.; Schweitzer, Jochen; Whittle, Andrea; and Pitelis. Christos. 28 January (pp. 211-212). Published by SAGE Publications (2nd Edition published 14 January 2017). ISBN9781473938458.

2010 Case study in "Art Censorship Guide: What you should know about threats to artistic freedom and how to deal with them", National Association For The Visual Arts (p. 16 and p. 37). ISBN: 97809803974

2006/7 "A Year Of Thinking Dangerously: Excerpts From An Artist's Journal", Lino magazine, Issue No. 16 (pp. 72-77).

2006 "Life Study" Retitled "In front is a precipice, behind are wolves: Hazel Dooney walks the razor's edge between respect and celebrity in today's art world", The Australian Financial Review, 15 September (pp. 6-7).

2006 Dooney, Hazel. "Life Study", Essay, The Next Big Thing, Griffith REVIEW Edition 13, August (pp. 275-283 and cover art).

2006 – 2017 “Self Vs. Self”, blog.

Selected Bibliography (This section is still being edited.)

2018 Smith, Aliki. “Hazel Dooney”, She Shoots Film Issue No. 3 Metamorphosis, December (pp. 76-85 and back cover).

2018 Milton, Katie. “Clash of the Walls”, Art Edit, Issue 18, August (cover and p. 133).

2017 Guenoun, Laurence (Ed) and Drouet, Mathieu. “Dooney Lives”. Platefrom magazine, Issue Numéro 104, September (pp. 22-42). Retrieved from http://www.plateformag.com/magazine/article/numero-104?lang=fr

2013 Johnston, Chris. "Women should take note - the writing's on the wall", The Sunday Age, 1 December (p. 3). Also published in print and online in the Canberra Times, and Brisbane Times.

2013 Gottgens, Carla. “Ten Dicta For Young Women Who Are Artists, 2013”. Stop-motion film documenting the installation of the mural, 19th to 27th November. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91k2oP5ESec

2013 Johnston, Chris. "Art and anguish", Life & Style insert in The Saturday Age, 12 June (p. 1, pp. 14-16). Also published online in The Sydney Morning Herald.

2013 King, Darryn. "Outside the frame", Spectrum insert in The Sydney Morning Herald and Newcastle Herald, 10 August 2013 (p. 7). Also published online in WA Today, The Border Mail, and Brisbane Times, 10 August.

2013 Lush, Emily. Photographs by McComas, Natalie. "Portrait of a Lady", Peppermint, (p.p. 90-94).

2013 Johnston, Chris. "Art and anguish", The Saturday Age Newspaper (cover of The Age Life & Style) and The Sydney Morning Herald, June 1.

2012 Holt, Stephanie. "Controversy: the power of art", The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 August.

2012 Sterling, Bruce. "Hazel Dooney back in the studio", https://www.wired.com/2012/07/hazel-dooney-back-in-the-studio/, 9 July.

2012 Lawrence, Elissa. "Group Therapy: how hunters and gatherers get their kicks", U On Sunday Magazine insert in Sunday Mail, 15 April (p. 11).

2012 Suzannah Pearce, Editor. "Who's Who of Australian Women 2012: Musings & Milestones", Crown Content (publisher), March.

2011 Brammer, Mikki. "Dreamers: Hazel Dooney", MAP Magazine #136, 11 November 2013 (pp. 18-19).

2011 Killen, Sandra. "On the couch with artist Hazel Dooney", QWeekend, The Courier Mail, 15-16 October (p. 6).

2011 “Dreaming Hazel Dooney exhibition”, News, WIN Television, 8 September.

2011 Whittaker, Jarrod. “Breaking Down Barriers”, The Latrobe Valley Express Newspaper, 8 September.

2011 Foenander, Celine; Vardy, Anton and Shields, Steph. “Mornings ABC Gippsland”, ABC Radio, 7 September.

2011 Suzannah Pearce, Editor. "Well said: Hazel Eva Dooney", Who's Who of Australian Women Online, April.

2011 Suzannah Pearce, Editor. "Who's Who of Australian Women 2011: Reflections on Happiness", Crown Content (publisher), March.

2011 Frew, Wendy. "Health risks take the gloss off enamel artworks", The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age Newspaper and The Brisbane Times, 7 February.

2011 Southwick, Nancy. "Hazel the Rule Breaker", Obvious Magazine, January.

2010 Selinger-Morris, Samantha. "Why selling out is now an artful career move", The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 October.

2010 Excerpts from The Zone's Live-Chat with Hazel Dooney, 13 September. "The Zone: Hot Button", The Age Newspaper, 20 September.

2010 Short, Michael. "The art of Living", article and filmed interview for The Zone, published in The Age newspaper, The Sydney Morning Herald, The National Times, Media Drive, Brisbane Times, and WA Today, 13 September.

2010 Stott Despoja, Natasha. "Hazel Dooney, Rock 'n' Rolla", ABC Adelaide Radio 891, 4 August.

2010 Davey, Barney. "Shifting with the Paradigm - Hazel Dooney on Using Creative Commons", Art Print Issues, 13 July.

2010 Unger, John T. "Success outside the art system, a conversation with Hazel Dooney, a Dangerous Career Babe", Art Heroes Radio, 13 June.

2010 Suzannah Pearce, Editor. "Who's Who of Australian Women 2010: Hope and Courage", Crown Content (publisher), March.

2009 Davey, Barney. "Hazel Dooney: A Courageous Uncompromising and Successful Visual Artist", Art Print Issues, 1 November. 

2009 McGuinness, Mark. ART IS WAR: An Interview with Hazel Dooney, Renegade Artist, Lateral Action, October.

2009 MacLeod, Hugh. "Ten Questions for Hazel Dooney", gapingvoid, 18 July.

2009 Babcock, Mila Esther. "L'arte erotica di Hazel Dooney", Men Style Italia Online, July.

2009 Babcock, Mila Esther. "Hazel Dooney", Men Style Italia Online, July.

2009 Babcock, Mila Esther."Giovani artiste crescono con la lassione del sesso", GQ Italia, July.

2009 Arndt, Jennifer. "Hazel Dooney: Dangerous Career Babe", My Style Australia, 5 July.

2009 Westhof, Zoë. MP3 Interview and Transcript, "The Unconventional Guide To Art & Money: How To Thrive as an Artist without Selling Out", Unconventional Guides: Strategies & Tactics for World Domination, May.

2009 Guillebeau, Chris & Westhof, Zoë. "The Unconventional Guide To Art & Money: How To Thrive as an Artist without Selling Out", Unconventional Guides: Strategies & Tactics for World Domination, May.

2009 Robertson, Louise and Kellahan, Kristie. My Australia, May/June 2009 (p. 16, p. 24). Included nationally in Women's Health and Men's Health magazines, and by subscription in Marie Claire, OK!, Cosmopolitan and Cleo magazines, Australia.

2009 Main, Andrew. "Life can endure banality without the mysteries of Twitter", The Australian Newspaper, 21 April.

2009 Harris, Byron. "Hazel Dooney", Sex & Rock N Roll Issue, J'Adore Magazine, 21 April.

2009 Suzannah Pearce, Editor. "Who's Who of Australian Women 2009: Lessons We Learn", Crown Content (publisher), March.

2009 Rasmussen, Lisa & Usher, Lauren. "Hazel Dooney's Enamel Studio", Art Is Moving, 31 January.

2009 Fisher, Tara. "Hazel Dooney, The Real Agent Provocateur", TrashBagAesthetics, 9 January.

2008 Dye, Ryan. "Q&A / Hazel Dooney", SpiralMag, 15 October.

2008 Gray, Steve. "Hazel Dooney, Artist Interview", Art Re-Source, 30 September.

2008 Dooney, Hazel. "Being an Artist", Art News Blog, 19 September.

2008 Davey, Barney. "Art vs. Marketing, Making Hazel Dooney Cringe", 28 August.

2008 Rasmussen, Lisa & Usher, Lauren. "Artist Interview: Hazel Dooney – Part 1", Art Is Moving, 21 August.

2008 Rasmussen, Lisa & Usher, Lauren. "Artist Interview: Hazel Dooney – Part 2", Art Is Moving, 21 August.

2008 MacDonald, Cindy. "Your Time Starts Now... Hazel Dooney, Artist", Good Weekend Magazine insert in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 August (p. 11).

2008 Hewitt, Rachel. "Pop artist provokes with another porn offering", MX, Melbourne, 29 July.

2008 Scott-Norman, Fiona. "Seeking sexuality", EG insert in The Age, 25 July (p. 15).

2008 Guille, Derek & Scott-Norman, Fiona. Evening Program, ABC 774 Radio, Melbourne, 21 July.

2008 Williams, Ruth. "Condom company looks to sexual art to stretch sales", The Age, Business, 9 July (p. 3)

2008 Nolan, Hamilton. "Sex Sells: The Psychology of Condom Art", https://gawker.com/395453/the-psychology-of-condom-art, 9 June.

2008 Pandora, Australia's Web Archive. Hazel Dooney website and blog selected to be preserved and re-archived regularly by National Library of Australia and Partners, July onwards.

2008 Coster, Peter. "The Market Is Solid", The Herald Sun, 27 March.

2008 Coster, Peter. "It's love, set and match", The Herald Sun, 13 March.

2008 Suzannah Pearce, Editor. "Who's Who of Australian Women 2008", Crown Content (publisher), March. 

2007 Press, Clare. “Australia’s Most Wanted”, Vogue Australia, December (p.238, p. 252).

2007 Hutchinson, Jane. "Arts About: We profile 7 rising talents from the artworld, with styles ranging from Dadaism to Realism, and, thankfully, not one of them is starving", The Sunday Herald Sun Magazine, 21 October.

2007 Doust, Kelly. "Best Supporting actor", Vogue Australia, September.

2007 Crawford, Ashley. "Renault bans sexually graphic works at art fair", The Age Newspaper, 25 April.

2007 ABC News. "Censored art", ABC Television, 19 April 2007.

2007 Berryman, Bruce. "Hazel Dooney interview", Sitelines, Triple R Radio, 17 April.

2007 Selected by Whitney May (Executive Editor). "Hazel Dooney", NY Arts Magazine, March/April.

2007 Suzannah Pearce, Editor. "Who's Who of Australian Women 2007", Crown Content (publisher), March.  

2006 Condon, Matthew. "Self portrait", QWeekend, The Courier Mail, 23 - 24 September (pp. 24-27).

2006 Smith, Amanda. "Making art and making a living", The Deep End, Radio National, 14 August.

2006 Crawford, Ashley. "Hazel Dooney", The Sunday Age Preview, 16 July (p. 25).

2006 Ahmed, Nabila. "State-of-the-art selling rivals play to the galleries", The Age, Business, 5 July (pp. 1-2).

2006 Watts, Richard. "Hazel Dooney, Venus In Hell", SmartArts, Triple R Radio, 3 July.

2006 Renzo. "Australian Hazel Dooney, Interview", Artbeat Malta, 11 June.

2006 Suzannah Pearce, Editor. "Who's Who of Australian Women" Crown Content (publisher).

2006 Sashka Koloff. "Art: Me Time", Black + White Magazine, Issue 85, June/July.

2006 Dion Archibald. "Hazel Dooney Artist Interview", Artquotes.net, May.

2005 Style Section. "Good Skates, All!", New York Daily News, 3 June (p. 65).

2005 Carlson, Jen. "Boarding For Breast Cancer", www.gothamist.com, 25 May.

2004 Crawford, Ashley. "Hazel Dooney: Self v Self", The Sunday Age Agenda, 26 September (p. 21).

2004 Blakston, Angela. "The self-made woman", The Age Review, 25 September (p. 7).

2004 Desmond, Michael. "2004 National Works on Paper", Exhibition Catalogue, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, September (pp. 3-4).

2004 Barker, Clare. "Vogue Arts", Vogue Australia, September (p. 115).

2004 Hatzigeorgiou, George. "Self vs Self", Lucky Magazine #22, August (pages unnumbered).

2003 Jones, Liz (documentary director). "The View from Here", Sunday Afternoon, ABC Television, 8 June.

2003 Cugnetto, Lisa. "Dooney Does Lake Eyre", Yen Magazine, February / March (pp. 94-95).

2003 Reid, Michael. "Contemporary artists to watch in 2003", The Weekend Australian, 8-9 February (p. 42).

2002/3 Sheehan, Paul. "A flaming good idea", State of the Arts Magazine, December – February (p. 8, pp. .16-18).

2002 McDonald, John. "Incident at William Creek", The Australian Financial Review, 28 November (p. 64).

2002 Verghis, Sharon. "Art's white knight... or, some would say, its devil in a sharkskin suit", The Sydney Morning Herald, 16-17 November (pp. 1-2).

2002 Verghis, Sharon. "Demolition Dave's $1m outback sortie rocks the art world", The Age, 16 November (p. 14).

2002 Gill, Harbant. "Wild at Art", Herald Sun Weekend, 13 July (p. 1, pp. 10-11).

2002 Gill, Harbant. "Trip into the art of our Nation", The Daily Telegraph, 13 July (pp. 10-11).

2002 McGuinness, Jan. "Commission, Impossible", Melbourne Weekly Magazine, 7-13 July (pp. 14-16).

2002 McGregor, Ken & Crawford, Ashley, photography by Hari Ho. "William Creek & Beyond: Australian Artists Explore the Outback". Published by Craftsman House (pp. 48, 82-83, 157, 168, 189-__, 203, 203-4, 292). ISBN187700426X

2002 Merten, Margaret. "Painted Ladies", Vogue Australia, April (pp. 97-98).

2001 Silverman, Candice. "Babe Power", The Sunday Times, 25 November.

2001 Arts section. "International eye-catcher", The West Australian Today, 23 November (p. 7).

2001 Hunter, Chelsea. “Art Stop Out”, X Press Magazine, Issue No. 770. 15 November.

2001 Sexton, Jennifer. "She who must be displayed", The Weekend Australian, 30 June - 1 July (pp. 18-21).

2001 Dalton, Trent. "Women on Canvas", Brisbane News, 11-17 April (p. 13).

2001 Neille, Stephen. “Species of Spaces”, Monument magazine, Residential Special Issue 02.01, February (pp. 81-83).

2001 Reid, Michael. “Sketching out a scorched canvas policy”, Art Market, The Weekend Australian (date and page number unknown).

1999 Pyke, Alicia. "Going Solo", Brisbane News, 20-26 October (p. 14).

1998 Anderson, Peter. “Cultured Pop”, Brisbane News, 7-13 October (p. 31).

1998 Robertson, Luke. "Subtle Art Form", The Courier Mail Weekend, 3 October (p. 13).

1998 ‘Animal’. “Artist Profile Hazed (Hazel Dooney)”, Bigmouth Zine, 16-29 June (cover and p. 10).

1997 Lawrence, Elissa. "Glossed Over", Brisbane News, 29 October.

1997 Uncredited. “Hazy days on Latrobe”, Westside News, 29 October (p. 1).

1997 What’s On, “Strike Me Pink”, The Courier Mail, 23 October (p. 3).