Helen McCullagh

Megan Seres

Megan Seres is an emerging artist, living in Regional NSW. In 2004 she attained a BFA H1 painting, National Art School. 

 

Inspired by 17th - 19th century discourse and motifs found in art, poetry, texts, fashion and films, Megan’s oil paintings are luscious, seductive and unnerving.

 

Cultural upheavals that include objectification, beauty, adornment, isolation, memory and the environment, are brought forth through a residual interchange by converging past, present and future. Owls and other birds also feature in Megan’s work as messengers between worlds.

 

Art prizes include the Mosman, Fleurieu, Heysen, Percival, John Copes, Wyndham, Whyalla, Sunshine Coast, Waverley, Fisher’s Ghost,  Blake, Liverpool and Archibald. Megan was the recipient of the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Konica Minolta Redlands Prize and the Sydney Airport Prize and was the artist for the TV Show Love My Way. Commissioned regularly Megan’s work is in private collections and public collections including Adderton House and Australian Standfirst.

Education

2016                       Grants Writing NAVA NSW

2015                       Maximise Your Exposure (with Excellence) NAVA NSW

2015                       Art Business Basics (with Excellence) NAVA NSW

2015                       Felting Workshop with Anita Larkin Wollongong Art Gallery NSW

2010-2014              Research and Skills Development NSW

2010                       Photoshop Wentworth Falls Technical College NSW

2004                       Honours (1st Class) National Art School (NAS) NSW

1998-2000              BFA National Art School (NAS) NSW

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018                       107 Projects Inc, December, NSW

2018                       Little Blowhole Art Bar, December, NSW

2016                       “Fairy Tales, Myth and Imaginary Tales” Shoalhaven City Art Centre and Regional Art Gallery, NSW

2009                       “New Work by Megan Seres” Depot Gallery, Sydney

 

Group Exhibitions

2018                        The Other Art Fair - Saatchi Art, VIC

2018                        Here We See - Gallery There and Art World Women present 'Out There' VIC

2018                        Yellow House, Sydney - All We Can't See (Illustrating the Nauru Files) in collaboration with Human Rights Watch Australia

2018                        Willobats - Kiama Pavillion - Art Auction for Autism, NSW

2017                        Belconnen Art Centre, Canberra - Doug Moran Touring Exhibition, ACT

2017                        Gosford Regional Gallery - Doug Moran Touring Exhibition, NSW

2017                        Frida - Beachside Gallery, Kiama, NSW

2010                        Maitland Regional Gallery - Archibald Touring Exhibition NSW

2010                        Art Gallery of Ballarat - Archibald Touring Exhibition VIC

2010                        Bendigo Art Gallery - Archibald Touring Exhibition VIC

2009                        Echo - The Edge, Blue Mountains NSW

2007                        Crocket Group - The Edge, Blue Mountains NSW

2004                        Honours Exhibition National Art School Sydney NSW

2003                        Depot Gallery, Sydney NSW

2002                        The 4th Floor Gallery, Sydney NSW

2000                        BFA Graduation, National Art School Cell Block, Sydney NSW

Artist Residencies

2004                       Recipient - 2005 Bundanon Trust Residency (Unable to attend due to other work commitments) NSW

2017                       United Kingdom Self-directed Artist Residency UK

 

Awards and Prizes

2018                       Semi-Finalist - Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, NSW

2018                       Finalist - Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, NSW

2018                       Finalist - Heysen Prize for Landscape, NSW

2018                       Finalist - Mosman Art Prize, NSW

2018                       Finalist - John Copes Portrait Prize, NSW

2018                       Finalist - Sunshine Coast Art Prize, QLD

2018                       Highly Commended  - Waverley Art Prize, NSW

2018                       Finalist - Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize, SA

2018                       Finalist - Percival Portrait Painting Prize, QLD

2018                       Finalist - Wyndham Art Prize, VIC

2017                       Finalist - Mosman Art Prize, NSW

2016                       Recipient - Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, NSW

2016                       Finalist - The Kirribilli Centre 40th Anniversary Art Prize, NSW

2010                       Finalist - Archibald Touring Art Exhibition, Australia

2009                       Finalist - Archibald Portrait Prize, NSW,

2009                       Finalist - City of Whyalla Art Prize,

2009                       Finalist - Liverpool City Art Prize, NSW

2007                       Finalist - Crocket Group Art Prize, NSW

2006                       Finalist - Echo Art Prize, NSW

2005                       Finalist - Crocket Group Art Prize, NSW

2004                       Winner - Konica Minolta Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW

2003                       Finalist - Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery, NSW

2002                       Finalist - The Blake Touring Art Exhibition, Australia         

2001                       Finalist - The Blake Prize, SH Ervin Gallery, NSW

2000                       Winner - The Sydney Airport Award, National Art School, NSW

1998                       Most Outstanding Student Award - National Art School, NSW

 

Commissions and Collections

2018                       Lorraine Wood - Author of Love and Addiction and Co-Founder of South Pacific Private NSW

2018                       Adderton House of Heart & Mercy - Four Portrait Paintings QLD

2017                       Adderton House of Heart & Mercy - Four Portrait Drawings QLD

2017                       Diva Productions NZ - Painting NZ

2016                       Moran Foundation - Painting NSW

2016                       The House - Sculptural Installation NSW

2005                       Europe-short film by Brendan Cowell - Painting NSW

2004/5                    Love My Way TV Series by Southern Star - Paintings NSW

2003                       Modo Public Relations - Painting and Set design, Parkers Fine Art - Paintings NSW

2002                       Funkis Swedish Designs  - Paintings NSW

2001                       Lucky Duck Design - Paintings  NSW

2000                       Parkers Fine Art - Paintings, Rubicon Films - Paintings NSW

1999                       Serco Productions - Photography NSW

 

Public Collections

2018                       Australian Standfirst - Australia's Fund Management & Thought Leader for Investor and Philanthropic Education                                VICa

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