Coordinator of Painting/HDR Coordinator
|Contact Campus||Hobart CBD Campuses|
|Building||Centre for the Arts|
|Telephone||+61 3 6226 4343|
|Fax||+61 3 6226 4308|
Painting (all levels) including post grad, graphic design and core studies.
Megan Keating graduated with a PhD from the University of Tasmania in 2003 and is currently Head of Painting at the Tasmanian School of Art. She is multidisciplinary artist crossing installation, painting, and paper cutting.
She has exhibited extensively since 1999 with recent solo projects including Plantation Nation, Rimbun Dahan, Malaysia in 2009; Hard Love, Devonport Regional Gallery in 2008; The Year of the Rat, Xue Xue Institute, Taipei; Deep Water Dark Water, Criterion Gallery, Hobart, both in 2007 and In Dreams Begin Responsibilities, 2-28 Memorial Museum (curated by Yaohua Su), Taipei in 2006. Her work has been represented in numerous group exhibitions including The Wallpaper Project, curated by Simon Mee and William Wilding, a national touring exhibition commissioned by University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Under My Skin, an Asialink exhibition curated by Sarah Bond, touring to Manilla, Hanoi and Singapore during 2008 and part of Platform Seoul Korea in 2009; This Crazy Love, Linden Gallery, Melbourne; Loop, Barry Room Gallery, Taipei, both in 2007; Her name is Tan Hua a collaborative performance with Mei Li, Taipei in 2006; Drawn Out, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art in 2005; Papercuts, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne and Love Letters to China, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, both in 2003.
Keating has also been the recipient of numerous awards. In 2008 she was the recipient of a year-long residency at Rimbun Dahan, Malaysia; an Asialink residency at the Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan in 2006 followed by a residency at The European School, Taipei in 2007; Australia Council Grant in the category of New Work Established in 2005; an Australia Council Residency in Toyko in 2003 and in 2000 she was awarded an Asialink residency in Beijing. Her work is held in the collections of Artbank, BHP Billiton, Pat Corrigan Collection, Australia, Australian Embassy, Beijing, National Gallery of Australia, Rimbun Dahan, Malaysia, Taipei Artists Village, Taiwan and the University of Sydney.
Megan is a multidisciplinary artist crossing installation, painting, and paper cutting. Her research interest lies in the nature of contemporary pictorial construction with particular reference to pictorial space and contemporary pictorialism. She is particularly interested in the concept of the screen as a physical and perceptual barrier that inhibits the viewer from entering into a perceived sense of illusionism or the space of an image. Within this context she questions the nature of conflict rising out of polarities that are grounded firmly within the everyday and include such concerns as tradition & modernity, beauty & terror, love & hate, home & away, nature & culture and language & communication.
Authorised by the Head of School, Tasmanian College of the Arts
23 April, 2013