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Helen McCullagh

Meagan Jacobs


My practice is about the land, the environment, earth.  My recent works focus on the impact that change in climate can have on the land.   My paintings, as with the landscape itself, record the actions layered upon their surface and best described as a fusion of the real and imaginary world combining representational imagery with an abstract language.

For the past three years my time has been divided between living and painting on the South Coast of NSW and working at Warlukurlangu Art Centre in Yuendumu (Central Australia).   This rich experience has had a major influence on how I look at the land and I guess how I paint. The conversation between Western and Indigenous landscape painting interests me greatly.

Painting plein-air or in my studio I feel  a direct relationship between the two, even though my studio works have a more formal structure, the paintings are built with a memory imbued by experience in the landscape, it is always my reverential love of nature and a deep spiritual affiliation with the land that underpins and guides my work.


Meagan Jacobs                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Individual Exhibitions:                                                                                                               

2018 'Shadow Place' Shoalhaven Regional Gallery                                                                      

2017 'Shadow Dog' Manse Studio Milton                                                                                      

2017 'Sunday Road' Gallery East Clovelly                                                                                   

2016 'Heart Land' Tallwood – Mollymook                                                                                      

2016 'Walking Thru The Land' Gallery East Clovelly                                                                      

2015 'Desert, Dogs & Dust – Cupitts Winery                                                                                    

2014 'Unearth III' - Shoalhaven Regional Gallery                                                                                                                           

2012 'Unearth' Ulladulla Guest House Gallery                                                                                                                             

2011 'Round a Lazy Bend' Ulladulla Guest House Gallery                                                                                                            

2010 'Imagining Ruby' Ulladulla Guest House Gallery                                                                                                                     

2009 'Embellish' Ulladulla Guest House Gallery                                                                                                                              

2007 'My Space' Shoalhaven City Art Centre

Selected Group Exhibitions:                                                                                                                                                                    

2018 '20 Year Anniversary' Gallery East Clovelly                                                                           

2017 'Summer Group Show' Gallery East Clovelly                                                                       

2016 'Interconnected' Form Gallery Queanbeyan                                                                          

2014 'Lost in Waste' Shoalhaven Regional Gallery                                                                                                                                                    2014 'Reading the Land' Ulladulla                                                                                                                                                   

2013 Broken Hill Solar Powered Film Festival                                                                                                                                                            2012 'Eight Shades of Red' Alley Gallery Ulladulla                                                                                                                        

2012 'COA Award' Alley Gallery Ulladulla                                                                                                                                       

2011 'Summer on the Coast' Alley Gallery Ulladulla                                                                                                                          

2011 'Alley Archies' Alley Gallery Ulladulla                                                                                                                                   

2010 'Black & White' Alley Gallery Ulladulla                                                                                                                                 

2009 'Uke & Art' King Studio Milton                                                                                                                                           

2009 'La Vita Artistica' Salmon Gallery McMahons Point                                                                                                                 

2009 12th Meroogal Womens Art Prize touring exhibition - selected                                                                                                          

2009 Meroogal Womens Art Prize Shoalhaven Regional Gallery                                                                                                     

2009 'Playful Art' Salmon Galleries McMahons Point                                                                                                                      

2008 'Scissors Paper Rock' Shoalhaven Regional Gallery                                                                                                             

2008 'From the Ground Up' Coast Gallery Milton                                                                                                                         

2008 Meroogal Womens Art Prize Shoalhaven Regional Gallery                                                                                                     

2008 'Group Show' Michael Commerford Art Gallery - Rushcutters Bay                                                                                          

2007 'Mountains to the Sea' Coast Gallery Milton                                                                                                                        

2007 'Global' Coast Gallery Milton 2006 "Abstraction" Global Gallery Paddington                                                                           

2006 Meroogal Womens Art Prize Shoalhaven Regional Gallery                                                                                                  

2006 'Spring' Green House Gallery Milton                                                                                                                                   

2003 'Group Show' Salmon Galleries McMahons point                                                                                                                  

2002 'Blend' Tabula Rasa Contemporary Art Festival


2001 Illawarra Institute - Top Graduating Student

2001 Illawarra Institute - Acquisition Award

2006 Shoalhaven Open Art Prize - Best Landscape

2009  "Me & My Instrument" MUD Music Council Award 1st Prize

2011 Shoalhaven City Council Art Grant Recipient

2011 Karl Von Busse Institute of Design, Merit Award Scholarship-Graphic Design

2012 Fast Forward Grant 2012

2012 Cancer Outpatients Acquisitive Award

2012 Alley Archies Portrait Prize 1st Prize

2015 Shoalhaven Arts Board Grant

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