Meaghan Shelton is a contemporary Australian artist currently based in Queensland. Born in the seaside town of Wonthaggi, Victoria, she has also lived in London and more extensively inner city Melbourne.
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.
From her studio in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, she engages her cross-disciplinary art practice to explore the conceptual framework of her practice. Shelton’s work utilises traditional hierarchical values of materiality to unfold the ineffable aspects of female experience.
In 2018 she achieved her Master of Fine Art (research) at Queensland University of Technology. In 2017 she won the Regional Art Award, Textile Art Award for her relief work Votive, currently touring regional Queensland 2017-2019. Shelton was also the winner of The Heritage Art Prize, Gympie Regional Gallery for painting in 2015 and also 2017. In 2014 she took first place in Portraiture, Kenilworth Trophy Art Prize the same prize she was a finalist for in The Kenilworth Art Prize 2010. Her photographic work has been shortlisted for Gender Gaze 2016 Metro Arts Brisbane and also in 2018 for the Photographic Portrait Award, Pinnacles Galley Townsville. She was awarded first prize in the 3D Sculpture section for the Mary Valley Art Festival 2015.
Shelton’s 2016 body of ten mixed media works on paper, Veriditas, was commissioned by the Sunshine Coast University Public Hospital. Shelton has been shortlisted several times for the ANL prize in Victoria and The Clayton Utz Prize, Brisbane, Queensland. She has also been the recipient of RADF Grants, RAF and Arts Queensland Award Grants.
She exhibits throughout Australia. Her work is held in public and private collections in Australia and overseas.