Megan McCarthy

Phone: 0457 523 793
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Address: 8 Regent Street, Tingira Heights

Education
2019                Enrolled in MA Teaching Secondary at Avondale College
2013-2018       Bachelor of Fine Arts at Newcastle University
1992                 Completed HSC at Pittwater High School

Group Exhibitions
2019    Response, 22nd June-4th August, Hunter Regional Botanical Gardens
2019    Printed, February, Cessnock Regional Gallery
2018   NEAP, November Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize, Newcastle Art Space
2018    Festival X – The Grad show, November 7-18, Watt Space Student Gallery
2018    The F Word, 6-31 March, Watt Space Student Gallery
2018    Libris Awards, 6 May – 19 August, Artspace Mackay
2018    Hunters Hill Art Prize, May, Hunters Hill Council
2018    Temp, May 16 – June 3 Watt Space Student Gallery
2018    Reframe, August, Watt Space Student Gallery
2018    Memoranda, June, Newcastle University Gallery
2017    Beyond the Book, 6-23 April, Acrux Gallery
2017    What is Art, March, Watt Space Student Gallery
2017    Lessons in Print, 16-2 April, Watt Space Student Gallery
2016    Show of Strength, 25 November -10 December, Alchemy Art Space
2016    Art4Trog, 6-16 May, Newcastle Art Space
2016    Fuel For Thought, 5-22 May, Watt Space Student Gallery
2016    The Expanded Print, 2-22 March, Watt Space Student Gallery
2015    Blueprint 2015, 5-15 November, Watt Space Student Gallery, 2015 UON Annual Student Art Prize
2013    Group Exhibition at Simply Splendid Gallery – Port Macquarie
2012    Annual Easter Art Exhibition, Group Show with Port Macquarie Art Society
2011    Annual Easter Art Exhibition, Group Show with Port Macquarie Art Society

Solo Exhibitions
2019    Secrets & Sanity, July 19- August 4, Newcastle Art Space
2018    Fractured Feminism February 23 – March 11, Watt Space Student Art Gallery

Awards
2018    Overall Winner Section, Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize, Newcastle Artspace, Absence in Presence
2018    Winner Sculpture Section, Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize, Newcastle Artspace, Absence in Presence
2018    Finalist, Libris Artist Book Awards, Artspace Mackay
2018    Finalist, Hunters Hill Art Prize, Fortitude
2018    Winner, Friends of the Gallery, Student Art Prize, Watt Space Gallery Temporary Insanity
2018    Commended, Reframe, The face behind the brick
2017    Commended, Open Art Prize, “What is Art”, Watt Space Gallery, for Kaleidoscopic Collaboration
2015    Highly Commended Blueprint 2015, 5-15 November, Watt Space Gallery, UON Annual Student Art Prize The Same but Different

Artist Bio

Materiality and texture play a major role in the way Megan works with her concepts to bring her artworks to fruition.  Her art revolves around feminist ideas and explorations about the difficulties faced when trying to juggle the requirements of domesticity and motherhood with those of artist and career woman. With an aptitude for combining traditionally masculine materials with feminine ideas, Megan works mainly in the disciplines of sculpture and print making.

Megan McCarthy is a recent University of Newcastle graduate, achieving a Bachelor of Fine Art with Distinction and receiving the faculty medal. In 2018 Megan was the winner of NEAP and the Student Art Prize with the University of Newcastle.

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