CV of artist, Meaghan Shelton
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Academic Qualifications


2018  Master of Fine Art Research, Queensland University of Technology. Brisbane, Q.

2004 Bachelor of Fine Art/Visual Art, Painting. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Vic.

1998  Diploma of Fine Art/Visual Art, Painting. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Vic.



2012 Cert 3 Micro Business Operations. Brisbane, Q.

2008 Cert IV Business- Small Business Management. Mooloolaba, Q.

2002 Cert IV Workplace Trainer and Assessor. Caloundra, Q.

1990 Women’s Photography. ILEA, London SE. UK.


Solo Exhibitions

2018   upcoming Oct- Nov Tacit Galleries Collingwood Melbourne, Vic.

2017    anamnesis. Installation, Doofword Multi Arts Festival. Cooroy, Q.

2017     intricate, infinite. Gympie Regional Gallery, Q.

2017     finessing the intricate infinite. Frank Moran Memorial Gallery QUT Brisbane, Q.

2015    Homeward Bound. Kandanga Country Club, Q.

2011     Becomings. Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre. Cooroy, Q.

2009   Uncertain Landscape, Doggett Street Studios, Newstead. Brisbane, Q.

2008    Solar Coaster Festival. Sunshine Coast Grammar Chapel. Q.

2007    Overflow (L’amour Fou)  Arts Queensland, Brisbane, Q.

2007    E.g.etal Little Collins St. Melbourne, Vic.

2007    E.g.etal Flinders Lane Melbourne, Vic.

2006    Storybook, Main Gallery for Pick of the Crop. Noosa Regional Gallery, Q.

2000    Dip, Guggenheim Gallery. Flinders Lane, Melbourne. Vic.

1996     David Jones Fashion Week. City Store Bourke St Mall Melbourne, Vic.


Selected Group Exhibitions

2018   The Percival Photographic Portrait Prize. Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville, Q.

2018   Flowers and the Axe, screening and stills exhibition. The Green Room Studio, Cooroy.

2017   Iconic Queensland, The Touring Exhibition of the 2017 Regional Art Awards, Q.

2017   Brisbane Art Prize, Judith Wright Centre Brisbane, Q.

2017   Heritage Art Prize, Gympie Regional Gallery, Q.

2017   Now and Then, Gympie 150th Anniversary Exhibition. Gympie Regional Gallery, Q.

2016   Gender Gaze, Metro Arts. Brisbane, Q.

2016   Veriditas, Sunshine Coast University Public Hospital. Sippy Downs, Q.

2016   ANL Maritime Art Prize, Melbourne. Vic.

2016   Women’s Art Prize, Sydney. N.S.W.

2015    Mary Valley Art Festival, Sunshine Coast, Q.

2015    Heritage Art Prize, Gympie Regional Gallery, Q.

2014    Kenilworth Trophy Art Prize, Q.

2014   The Apron- Beneath the Skin. Gympie Regional Gallery, Q.

2014   The Apron- Beneath the Surface. Brisbane Institute of Art. Q.

2013   Andrew Fisher Portrait Prize, Gympie Regional Gallery. Gympie, Q.

2012   Art for Sharks. Bleeding Hearts Gallery, Brisbane, Q.

2012   Noosa Surface Design Project, Noosa Library, Q.

2012   Biosphere Day. Noosa Woods, Q.

2011    ANL Maritime Art Prize. Flinders St. Melbourne. Vic.

2010    Kenilworth Art Prize. Kenilworth Arts Council, Q.

2010   Art for Sharks Gipps Street Gallery, Melbourne, Vic.

2008-2010   Habitus- Habitat Touring Exhibition. Regional Galleries, Q.

2007   Pattern Break Umbrella Studio, Townsville. Q.

2006   Da Kid’s Code Redcliffe City Gallery. Q.

2006   15 Artists Redcliffe City Gallery, Redcliffe. Q.

2005    Habitus- Habitat Caloundra Regional Art Gallery. Q.

2005    In With the Out Crowd Noosa Regional Gallery. Q.

2005    Nascent Q.U.T Art Museum, Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane. Q.

2004    Modus Vivendi Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane. Q.

2001    Maroochydore Art Festival Q.L.D.

1999    R.M.I.T. Fine Art at the Yuan-Ze University. Taipei, China.  

1998    Show   R.M.I.T  Cardigan St. Carlton, Vic.

1997    R.M.I.T. Cardigan St. Carlton, Vic.


Residencies and Special Appointments

2019   upcoming- Rites of Passage Curator. Gympie Regional Gallery, Q.

2018    Flowers and the Axe Music Video, Masterpiece Records. Art Director and Stills Photographer on       location Tuchekoi, Q.

2017     Artist in Residence, Woodworks Museum and Interpretive Centre. Gympie, Q.

2015     Curator at Kandanga Country Club Art Space, Q.

2011      Exhale. Curator/ Arts Educator. Cooroy Butter Factory Arts Centre, Q.

2004     Artist in Residence, Warner Brothers. Gold Coast, Q.

2001     Distant Shores,  Curator. Eumundi Museum. Q.


Awards / Prizes 

2018   Percival Photographic Portrait Prize, finalist. Pinnacles Gallery. Townsville, Q.

2017   Queensland Regional Art Awards, first prize Textile Art Award. QCA Brisbane, Q.

2017   Brisbane Art Prize, finalist. Q.

2017   Compton School Award Scholarship, Melbourne, Vic.

2017    Arts Queensland Professional Development Award Grant, Q.

2017   RADF Grant Recipient, Gympie Shire Council. Q.

2017    Heritage Art Prize, Winner ( painting). Gympie Regional Gallery, Q.

2016    Gender Gaze Photographic Competition, Finalist. Metro Arts Brisbane, Q.

2016    Veriditas Sunshine Coast University Public Hospital Commission. Sippy Downs, Q.

2016    ANL Maritime Art Prize, Finalist. Flinders St. Melbourne. Vic.

2016    Women’s Art Prize, Finalist. Sydney, N.S.W.

2015   Mary Valley Art Festival, 1st Prize 3D Sculpture, Q.

2015   Heritage Art Prize,  Winner (painting). Gympie Regional Gallery, Q.

2014   Kenilworth Trophy Art Prize, 1st Prize Portraiture. KAC, Q.

2014   RADF Grant Recipient, Gympie Shire Council. Q.

2011   Finalist ANL Maritime Art Prize, Flinders St Melbourne. Vic.

2010   Clayton Utz Art Prize, finalist. Brisbane, Q.

2010   Finalist Kenilworth Art Prize. Kenilworth Arts Council. Q.

2009   Arts Queensland Professional Development Grant Recipient, Q.

2007   Finalist, Travelling Scholarship Noosa Regional Gallery. Q.

2007   RADF Grant Recipient. Maroochy Shire Council. Q.

2006   RADF Grant Recipient. Maroochy Shire Council. Q.

2006    Finalist, Churchie Emerging Art Exhibition. Brisbane. Q.

2005   Habitus / Habitat Volunteers’ Award. Caloundra City Gallery, Q.

2004   Artist in Residence. Warner Brothers, Gold Coast, Q.

2002   Finalist, Caloundra Art Festival, Q.

2001   Maroochydore Arts Festival Winner Painting.

2001   Maroochydore Arts Festival, People’s Choice Award Painting. Q.

2001   Maroochydore Arts Festival, Highly Commended Textile. Q.

2000    Taipei University Selected Artist, Beijing. China.



Shelton, M (2012) ‘Dust Collectors Chpt: 1, Toowoomba Regional Gallery, QLD. Shelton, M (2012) ‘Domestic Duties Chpt: 1‘ Studio 4 Gallery, Marcoola, QLD. Townsville Bulletin, Stock, Jacqui (2007). Martin-Chew, L (Nov’ 2007) ‘Australian Art Review’. Shelton, M (2007) ‘Pattern Break’ Umbrella Studios Townsville, QLD. ’15 Artists’ 2006) Redcliffe City Council, QLD.  Shelton, M. (2006) ‘Pick of the Crop’ Catalogue essay, Noosa Council Q.  ‘Habitus/Habitat’ (2006) QLD Gov.’ EPA.  ‘Modus Vivendi’ (2004) Queensland University of Technology. ‘R.M.I.T. Fine Art at the Yuan-Ze University’ (1999) China. ‘Show’ (1998) University. Vic.



University of the Sunshine Coast Public Hospital.

Private Collections Australia, U.K.

S.C.O.P.E Maroochydore Q.L.D.

E.g.etal Galleries, Flinders Lane Melbourne.

Kasmag Private Collection.