Dunlop, Gillian



“A painting is finished when it comes close to nature.  Likewise, a rhinoplasty ends when the nose looks natural.  I work both as a portrait artist and a rhinoplasty surgeon.  Each career requires skill and dedication and together promote excellence in seeking a result true to life.”

Gillian Dunlop - in her studio

Gillian Dunlop – in her studio


FRACS – Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
MBBS (hons)
Bachelor of Science (Medicine)


2003 James Harvey Gallery
2002 James Harvey Gallery


2014 – Portrait Artists  Australia, Embassy of Australia , Washington DC
2013 – Portia Geach Memorial Award
2012 Portrait Artists Australia – Parliament House, Canberra.
2006 Archibald Salon des Refuses, S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2006 Portia Geach Memorial Award, S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2004 The Archibald Prize, AGNSW, Sydney
2003 Blake Prize, Sydney.


2006  – People’s Choice Award, Archibald Salon des Refuses


  • Her Excellency the Governor General, Dame Quentin Bryce –  for Women’s College, University of Sydney
  • Dame Marie Bashir, Governor NSW, for Womens’ College, University of Sydney
  • Prof. David de Kretser, former Governor of Victoria for Government House, Victoria
  • Prof Bill Gibson for Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney
  • Prof Gerry McCafferty for Princess Alexandria Hospital, Brisbane
  • Ms Barbara Williams for Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation
  • Prof Geoffrey Donnan for National Stroke Foundation
  • Prof Graham Brown for Royal Melbourne Hospital

And several University College Principals in Sydney and Melbourne.



“Secrets of a Portrait Painter”, August 2014 – National Art School, Sydney
“Rhinoplasty and the Mona Lisa Smile”, Dec 2013 – American College of Surgeons , New York
“Secrets of a Portrait Painter”, July 2013 – National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
“Secrets of a Portrait Painter”, April 2013 – Mosman Art Gallery
“Art and Rhinoplasty”, Feb 2013 –Perioperative Conference, Sydney


 Bronzino and the Evolution of a Portrait, Barbara Williams. JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery Journal 2014; 16(4): 237-239
 A bit on the side.  Spoonful issue 1.  2013:55-9
Time for Art. Surgical News. 2012 Jul:5
The Dunlops. RANZCO News.  2012 Jun 2;15:40-3
Hazel Hawke. 2012 Mar 8
Hazel Hawke. 2012 Mar 7
Hazel Hawke. . Sydney Morning Herald. 2012 Mar 6:6
Hazel Hawke.  The Telegraph. 2012 Mar 6:11
Hazel Hawke. 2012 Mar 5
Gillian Dunlop Artist Sculptor and Surgeon. Radius, Sydney Medical School   Magazine. Mar 2010:38
Passion for Surgery and Art. Surgical News.  2007 Sept:18-9
Other Passions. Australian Financial Review Magazine.  2004 Dec:122