About the Artist
Meaghan Shelton is a contemporary Australian artist based in Queensland. Born in the seaside town of Wonthaggi, Victoria, she has also lived in London and more extensively inner city Melbourne.
From her studio in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, she utilizes her multidisciplinary art practice to explore the conceptual values of her materials of choice.
An RMIT graduate majoring in painting, Shelton is first and foremost a Fine Artist and painter whose practice extends to sculpture, installation, writing, fashion, photography, film, design and arts education.
She exhibits throughout Australia. Her work is held in public and private collections in Australia and overseas.
Shelton has a long held fascination for the sea and its link to the unconscious, specifically the feminine unconscious.
Her understanding of aquatic life forms is instinctual, providing a visual language by which she blends her characteristic otherworldliness with everyday objects.
Shelton has been shortlisted for the ANL prize in Victoria and The Clayton Utz Prize, Brisbane, Queensland. She has also been the recipient of several RADF Grants and an Arts Queensland Grant for Professional Development.
In 2014 she took first place in Portraiture, Kenilworth Trophy Art Prize the same prize in which she was a finalist for in The Kenilworth Art Prize 2010. She has most recently won The Heritage Art Prize for painting 2015 and was also awarded first prize in the 3D Sculpture section for the Mary Valley Art Festival 2015.
Meaghan Shelton is currently studying her Master of Fine Art by Practice – led Research, at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.