Carolyn McKay

EDUCATION


Doctor of Philosophy, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney

Master of Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

Master of Studio Art, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales

Julian Ashton Art School

Tom Bass Studio Sculpture School



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2012 “Covert” - galleryeight, Sydney

2011 “Reports of Crime, Etc., Etc.,” - The Cube, Mosman Art Gallery

2010 “Reports of Crime, Etc., Etc.,” - The Lock-Up Cultural Centre, Newcastle

2009 “Word of Mouth” - Dedspace, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

2006 “Nocturnal” - Cooks Hill Galleries, Newcastle

2005 Artarmon Galleries - shown jointly with Judith Ryrie

2004 Artarmon Galleries - shown jointly with Judith Ryrie

2002 “Poolside” - James Harvey Gallery


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2016

"Kilgour Prize" Finalist - Newcastle Art Gallery


2015

“Doing Time” - Verge Gallery, University of Sydney

“Exhibit A” - The Lock-Up Cultural Centre, Newcastle

“Beginnings” - Gallery 139, Newcastle.

“2088” - Mosman Art Gallery

“Adornment 3” - CStudios


2014

“a very fine river: convict stories from the Hunter” - Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery

“Friends of the University of Newcastle Acquisitive Art Prize” - University Art Gallery

“Urban Screens” - dLux Media Arts screening Chatswood Concourse, Sydney

“Art City” - Watt Space, Newcastle

“Music and Drawing” - Newcastle Art Space

“Spring Salon” - Newcastle Art Space

“Adornment” - Newcastle Art Space


2013

“dTV” - dLux Media Arts screening Federation Square, Melbourne

“2088” - Mosman Art Gallery

“Members and Tenants” - Newcastle Art Space

“A Book About Death” - Tweed River Art Gallery

“Ubuntu” - Sydney College of the Arts

Opening Exhibition - Finite Gallery

PODspace at the Lighthouse

Fundraiser group exhibition - The Lock-Up

Fishers Ghost Art Award - Campbelltown Arts Centre


2012

“Anakhronismos” video art screening - Bondi Pavilion (curator and exhibiting artist)

“Physiognomies: The portrait in XXI century” - Primo Piano LivinGallery, Lecce Italy

“Les Enfants Terribles Festival” - Primo Piano LivinGallery, Lecce Italy

“Ubuntu” - Sydney College of the Arts

“Hot House” - Front Room Gallery, Newcastle Art School

The Graduate School Conference Exhibition - Sydney College of the Arts

“Bodies in Distress” exhibition and event for This is Not Art Festival, The Lock-Up Cultural Centre

“Agency of Unrealized Projects” - e-flux


2011

“Agency of Unrealized Projects” e-flux, Kopfbau, Basel

“Reflections - an exploration of the body in video art” - Bondi Pavilion

“TROYART” - Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo, Brazil

“2088” - Mosman Art Gallery

Portia Geach Memorial Award - SH Ervin Gallery

“I Was Here” - The Lock-Up Cultural Centre


2010

“Um Livro Sobre a Morte” - Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo, Brazil

Portia Geach Memorial Award - SH Ervin Gallery

“Ubuntu” - Sydney College of the Arts

“A Book About Death” - The Tabernacle, MoMA, Wales, UK

“2088” - Mosman Art Gallery

“New Ideas” - NSW Government House


2009

“A Book About Death” - The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York;

Mobius, Boston and the Otis School of Art and Design, Los Angeles

Portia Geach Memorial Award - SH Ervin Gallery

Postgraduate Degree Show - SCA, University of Sydney

“Salon” - Verge Gallery, The University of Sydney

“2039: The Dean’s List” - Verge Gallery Inaugural Exhibition, University of Sydney

The Liverpool City Art Prize - Casula Powerhouse

“Agar Dish” Performance Night - SCA

“2088” - Mosman Art Gallery


2008

“Flesh” - The Arthouse Gallery

“Red” - Gallery Red

“funDraiser” - MOP Projects

“All that Glitters...” - Gallery Red

Contemporary Artists - Cooks Hill Galleries, Newcastle

“2088” - Mosman Art Gallery

Glebe Art Show

Waverley Art Prize


2007               

Postgraduate Degree Show - SCA, University of Sydney

“Kvinna! Nainen! Woman!” - Pargas City Gallery, Pargas, Finland

“Deck” - MOP Projects                 

Portia Geach Memorial Award - SH Ervin Gallery

Calleen Acquisition Prize - Cowra Regional Art Gallery

Glebe Art Show

“2088” - Mosman Art Gallery

“Rebirth” - Silver Spoon Gallery

“I read it somewhere...” - Ex Libris Gallery, SCA

“Primary Red” - Ex Libris Gallery, SCA

Willoughby Art Prize


2006                 

Salon des Refusés (Wynne) - SH Ervin Gallery

“2088” - Mosman Art Gallery

Fishers Ghost Art Award - Campbelltown Arts Centre

2005                 

The John Glover Art Prize - Tasmania

The Hills Grammar  School Art Prize Finalist

Mosman Art Prize  - Mosman Art Gallery

Waverley Art Prize

Calleen Acquisition Prize - Cowra Regional Art Gallery

Willoughby Art Prize

“2088” - Mosman Art Gallery

“50 Years with Artarmon Galleries” - Artarmon Galleries

Fishers Ghost Art Award - Campbelltown Arts Centre

Blacktown City Art Exhibition - Blacktown Arts Centre

                         

2004               

The Archibald Prize - Art Gallery of New South Wales

The Archibald Prize NSW Regional Tour (Broken Hill City Art Gallery

Orange Regional Art Gallery, Grafton Regional Gallery, Gosford

Regional Gallery) and the Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne

Portia Geach Memorial Award - SH Ervin Gallery

Conrad Jupiters Art Prize - Gold Coast City Art Gallery

Blacktown City Art Exhibition - Blacktown Arts Centre

The John Glover Art Prize - Tasmania

Cowra Festival Art Awards - Cowra Regional Gallery

Mosman Art Prize - Mosman Art Gallery

Gosford Art Prize - Gosford Regional Gallery

Waverley Art Prize

“2088” - Mosman Art Gallery

The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize - South Australian Museum

Fishers Ghost Art Award - Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery

ANL Maritime Art Prize - Mission to Seafarers, Melbourne

Norvill Art Prize - Murrurundi, NSW


2003                 

“10 x 10 x 10: Women’s Visions” - Mosman Art Gallery

“Miscellany” - James Harvey Gallery

Blacktown City Art Exhibition - Blacktown Arts Centre

Sydney Works on Paper Fair - Fox Studios

Fishers Ghost Art Award - Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery

The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize - South Australian Museum

Willoughby City Art Prize

Mosman Art Prize - Mosman Art Gallery

“2088” - Mosman Art Gallery

Liverpool City Arts Prize - Casula Powerhouse

Inaugural “Art on the Rocks” - ASN Gallery, The Rocks

Cowra Festival Art Awards - Cowra Regional Gallery

Waverley Art Prize


2002               

Portia Geach Memorial Award - SH Ervin Gallery

“Pocketsized” - James Harvey Gallery

Waverley Art Prize

Mosman Art Prize - Mosman Art Gallery

“2088” - Mosman Art Gallery

Fishers Ghost Art Award - Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery

Norvill Art Prize - Murrurundi, NSW

Blacktown City Arts Exhibition - Blacktown Arts Centre

Drummoyne Art Prize


2001                 

“Artists for New Theatre” - Cutcliffe Gallery

“2088” - Mosman Art Gallery

“The Definitive Horse Show” - North Sydney Fine Art Gallery

“Figure Studies” - North Sydney Fine Art Gallery

Waverley Art Prize

Willoughby City Art Prize

                         

2000                 

Salon des Refusés (Wynne) - SH Ervin Gallery

“2088” - Mosman Art Gallery

“Modern Masters” - North Sydney Fine Art Gallery

Waverley Art Prize

Millenium Mosman Art Prize - Mosman Art Gallery


1999               

Archibald Prize Exhibition - Art Gallery of NSW

Archibald Prize NSW Regional Tour (Orange Regional Art Gallery,

Moree Plains Gallery, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery and Griffith Regional Art

Gallery) and Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne

Salon des Refusés (Archibald) - SH Ervin Gallery

“Mosman Artists” - Mosman Art Gallery

New York Drawing Marathon Participants - Adelaide’s Central Gallery

“Rhythms of Life” - North Sydney Fine Art Gallery

“Exhibition of Small Works” - The Ethel Street Gallery

50th Anniversary Mosman Art Prize - Mosman Art Gallery

Warringah Art Exhibition

“The Definitive Horse Show” - North Sydney Fine Art Gallery

Willoughby City Art Prize

Redlands Westpac Art Prize - Mosman Art Gallery

Portia Geach Memorial Award - SH Ervin Gallery


1998                 

“People & Places” - North Sydney Fine Art Gallery

“Exhibition of Small Works” - The Ethel Street Gallery

Waverley Art Prize

“The December 1998 Collection” - North Sydney Fine Art Gallery


1997                 

Mosman Art Prize

Waverley Art Prize

Willoughby City Art Prize

“The Art of Drawing” - North Sydney Fine Art Gallery

               

1996               

Portia Geach Memorial Award - SH Ervin Gallery

Mosman Art Prize

“Opening Exhibition” - North Sydney Fine Art Gallery


AWARDS, GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES


2011

Newcastle City Council Place Making Grant

2009

Newcastle Poetry Prize: New Media Section Runner-up, in collaboration with Nick Creecy

Artist-in-residence - The Lock-Up Cultural Centre, Newcastle

2008

Postgraduate Research Support Scheme, University of Sydney

Waverley Art Prize (highly commended)

2005               

Artist-in-residence, Gonski Studio - Bundanon

2004               

Cowra Festival Art Awards - Merit Award

2002               

Waverley Art Prize - Drawing Prize (Acquisitive)

Drummoyne Art Prize - Drawing Prize

1997               

Waverley Art Prize - Pastel Drawing Prize

Waverley Art Prize - Viewers Choice Prize

1998-               

Many commendations received


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS


Australia:

Blacktown City Council, Bundanon Trust, Mosman Art Gallery, The Lock-Up Cultural Centre, Waverley Council


Overseas:

A Book About Death, originally shown in New York, (group show / unbound book) acquired by MoMA, New York, the LA County Museum of Art Research Library, Los Angeles and The Tabernacle, MoMA, Wales. The Um Livro Sobre a Morte and TROYART works have become part of the permanent collection of Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo, Brazil.



Media, Catalogues and Education Resources


"Kilgour Prize" http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4117877/kilgour-prize-peoples-choice-award-finalist-profile-carolyn-mckay/

"Exhibit A” Catalogue, Carrie Miller 2015

“Bodies Make Their Mark”, Mike Scanlon, The Newcastle Herald 18 October 2014 http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2629904/mike-scanlon-bodies-make-their-mark/?cs=2373

“a very fine river: convict stories from the Hunter”, Education Resource Kit, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery 2014 http://artgallery.lakemac.com.au/downloads/7A35B775C96D26D32AEB89FA214D384C4EBEFF4B.pdf

“Convict humanity explored in art exhibition”, Una Rey, The Newcastle Herald 24 July 2014  http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2440304/convict-humanity-explored-in-art-exhibition/

“a very fine river: convict stories from the hunter” catalogue - Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery 2014

dTV screening of “The Walking Man” April 2013 http://www.fedsquare.com/events/dtv/

SCA PhD exhibition 2012 http://rcap.org.au/sca-post-graduate-show/

Illuminations - Anakhronismos - Waverley Council 2012

“Guerrilla Moustaches” in e-flux project “Agency of Unrealized Projects” 2012 http://e-flux.com/aup/project/carolyn-mckay-guerrilla-moustaches/

“Bodies in Distress”  http://www.historyofemotions.org.au/news-media/news-listing/bodies-in-distress-at-critical-animals.aspx

http://historiesofemotion.com/2013/02/26/bodies-in-distress/

http://vimeo.com/60215240

http://historiesofemotion.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/felonia_de_se_250912.m4a

“Covert”, Carrie Miller, The Art Life  http://theartlife.com.au/2012/covert/

Artifacts Aired http://artifactsaired2012.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/exhibition-preview-carolyn-mckay.htm

Illuminations - “Reflections: an exploration of the body in video art” 2011 - Waverley Council and Arts NSW

“Nude in portrait finals” Mosman Daily 3 September 2011

“The Second Man” in “Agency of Unrealized Projects” 2011 http://e-flux.com/aup/project/carolyn-mckay-the-second-man/

Mosman Art Gallery  http://mosmanartgallery.org.au/exhibitions/carolyn-mckay-reports-of-crime-etc-etc

Portia Geach Memorial Award 2010 - selected works: http://www.trust.com.au/awards/portia_geach/

“Artists in running for Portia Geach Memorial Award” 23 September 2010

“The Night Road” - Newcastle Poetry Prize Anthology 2009 pp.11-12 ISBN: 978-0-9758354-6-3

Degree Show 2009, catalogue and DVD, Sydney College of the Arts ISBN: 978-1-921558-93-1

Sydney College of the Arts Prospectus,The University of Sydney 2009, digital still reproduced p.132 ISBN: 978-1-921558-04-7

“Chilling works of art” Mosman Daily 10 December 2009 p.31

http://mosman-daily.whereilive.com.au/lifestyle/story/chilling-works-of-art/

http://www.trust.com.au/Assets/Files/Finalists_Portia%20Geach%2009.pdf

SCAfold, painting reproduced, Sydney College of the Arts, November 2007

Degree Show 2007, catalogue, Sydney College of the Arts ISBN: 978-0-9751151-5-2

National Trust Education Kit: 2007 Portia Geach

http://www.nsw.nationaltrust.org.au/properties/gallery/exhibitions/portiageach/portia%20geach%20education%20kit%202007.pdf

http://www.portrait.gov.au/static/Portia_Geach_subpage.php

“Trio in the Frame” Mosman Daily 25/10/07

http://www.trust.com.au/Content.aspx?topicID=226

Kvinna!Nainen!Woman! catalogue June ‘07

“Nocturnal” The Planner by Alice Wasley Sydney Morning Herald p.6 December 2-3 2006

The Sydney Magazine (SMH) Issue #43 November 2006 p. 63 (reproduced)

Glover Prize Archive 2005 http://www.johnglover.com.au/gallery.php?year=2005

http://www.trust.com.au/Assets/Files/Portia_Geach_04_Shortlist.pdf

http://www.bundanon.com.au/category/5/19

The Age 27/11/04 (reproduced)

Archibald Prize 2004 NSW Regional Tour Catalogue (reproduced)

Archibald Prize 2004 Victorian Arts Centre Catalogue (reproduced)

Art Gallery of NSW Art Prize Database 2004 http://aws.ag.nsw.gov.au/dbtw-wpd/exec/dbtwpub.dll

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Archibald_Prize_winners

“Poignant Portrait” - Mosman Daily 14/10/04

Spotlight by Alan Mascarenhas - Sydney Morning Herald p.14 18/05/04

Glover Prize Archive 2004 http://www.johnglover.com.au/gallery.php?year=2004

The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize 2004 Catalogue - South Australian Museum

Australian Artist June 2004 ISSN: 0813-8095

http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/media/archives_2004/aws_finalists

http://m.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/prizes/archibald/2004/27936/

“Syllabus Connections: 2004 Archibald Prize” Art Gallery of NSW Education Kit

“10 x 10 x 10: Women’s Visions” catalogue - Mosman Art Gallery 2003 ISBN: 0-9580836-8-1

The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize 2003 Catalogue - South Australian Museum

“Artist’s first solo show offers hint of true depth” - Mosman Daily p.28 31/10/02

“Profiles” - Art Almanac (reproduced) p.131 October 2002 ISSN: 0313-220x

Beyond the Frame catalogue 2001

Gallery Guide p.17 July 2000 (reproduced)

The Sydney Weekly p.4 July 18-24 2000

“Painting the pants off” - Mosman daily 29/06/00

The Sydney Weekly p.3 June 6-12 2000

“Mosman’s artistic talents” - Mosman Daily 06/04/00

“The Cheek of It” - Bruce James, Sydney Morning Herald 06/11/99

The Redlands Westpac Art Prize Catalogue 1999

Central Western Daily - review by Alan Sisley 29/05/99

The Age - review by Robert Nelson 22/12/99

Museums and Galleries Foundation of NSW - 1999 Education Kit - NSW Regional Tour of Archibald pages 12 & 14

Australian Artist p. 29 June 1999 ISSN: 0813-8095

“Rhythms of life captured” - Mosman Daily 29/04/99

Art Gallery of NSW Art Prize Database 1999 http://aws.ag.nsw.gov.au

http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/prizes/archibald/1999/

“Double honour for Mosman artist” - Mosman Daily 22/04/99

“Identity in a Young Country”

“Archibald rejects stir a storm of gut feelings” - Peter Cochrane, Sydney Morning Herald 18/03/99


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© Copyright Carolyn McKay 2016