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.

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:


2020 ‘Small Works’ - Fenton & Fenton Melbourne
2019 'Modern Love' AK Bellinger Gallery Inverell
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

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