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Meg Keating

Meg Keating

Lecturer in Painting
HDR Coordinator
School of Creative Arts

Centre for the Arts, Hobart CBD Campuses

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Dr Megan Keating is interested in paintings, drawings and installations, and within that context, the history of painting and its effects.

"There is something deep within us, that the whole of idea of making and creating is fundamental to who we are."

Meg Keating - November 2015

The cutting edge

'My current research is into the state of contemporary painting and the relationship between the screen and lens-based technologies. I look at the way it has shifted our understanding of image making and specifically, how it has shifted our relationship to pictorial space, the kind of depth we read into images,' Dr Keating said.

'I use traditional folk art traditions, specifically South East Asian paper cutting, which is a form of stencil making, as a metaphor for a screen. You cut away a surface and it becomes a mask. So in that way I use traditional folk art craft-based practices to talk about contemporary concerns and the slippage between those two spaces.'

Dr Keating's work spans painting, installation, cut outs, stencil making and animation to explore alternative ways to talk about the ambiguity and complexity of contemporary issues.

She says that using multiple mediums at one time demands different ways of viewing an image or object.

'With a photo, for example, you can read the representational image very quickly, but with a paper cut there's a lot of detail. The image may not be the first thing you see, it may be the surface or pattern you notice and then the image emerges after that. I'm very interested in different modes and duration of viewing. I juxtapose an animation and a paper cut for example, that forces you to negotiate the same subject in two different ways.'

Dr Keating says her initial exposure to the Chinese tradition of paper cutting occurred during her Asia Link residency in Beijing.

'I lived in Beijing for fourteen months during 1998-9. I came across women begging in the streets and supermarkets and making cut outs to sell to survive.

'I came to see that traditional paper cutting was for them a very direct and graphic way to respond to the everyday. Paper cutting was traditionally done by women around the kitchen table where oral histories and stories were passed down, but interwoven with that, the motifs that were used were often a direct reflection of issues within their immediate rural or domestic environments.

'There was a feminist element to their art and it gave them a voice when they didn't really have one in society.'

Dr Keating also cites the example of the circular flower designs from the Tiananmen Square protest, which came to represent a voice of protest in a subversive, underground way.

'So I also use the technique as a way of addressing some of the concerns we're facing in our immediate environment. I deal with a particular issue, for example the Pulp Mill issue, to try and present it from a range of different perspectives, not necessarily for or against.

'There were economic, environmental, political, and social concerns involved in the Pulp Mill debate. I try to weave all of those layers into the symbols and the motifs that are used. It's a way of conveying the complexity of an argument and allowing all of those conflicting ideas to be presented across a range of media,' said Dr Keating.

Paper cutting exists within Chinese and Japanese cultures, but not exclusively. There is a strong northern European tradition, a long history in Jewish communities and even in Mexico as exemplified by the folk art on display at the Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations.

Dr Keating says she uses a variety of processes like laser cutters, routers or vinyl cutters.

'Technology changes and so does the process. The knife was viewed as technology once. I recently completed a public artwork in suburban Melbourne. It was a laser cut, stainless steel, powder-coated, five metre tall piece on the side of a residential apartment building. I took a traditional Japanese stencil motif which 'slips' and opens up the weave, and caught in that is a stylized leaf motif of a plant indigenous to the area.'

Paper cutting is a violent process.

'You slip, you cut yourself, you rupture the surface of the paper and yet you can produce work that is fragile, temporal, lace-like and delicate. The knife blade is really important in everything I do. Fundamentally the blade is very sharp and there is great potential in that…'

Dr Megan Keating is the Visual Arts Research Coordinator and Studio Coordinator of Painting at the Tasmanian College of the Arts. Meg is a multidisciplinary artist, crossing installation, painting, and paper cutting. Her works explore intersections between the natural environment, technology and culture. Meg is particularly interested in traditional paper cutting folk art techniques, which she re-contextualises through painting and cut-out works.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDThe Space of the Screen and Contemporary Ambivalence; an innovative analysis of contemporary painterly pictorial construction.University of TasmaniaAustralia2003
BFA (HONS University of TasmaniaAustralia1998
Dip FA National Art School, Institute of Technology SydneyAustralia1994
Dip Graphic Design  School of Visual Art SydneyAustralia1990

Biography

Meg has exhibited extensively since 1999 nationally and internationally, as well as being the recipient of numerous awards. In 2012 she was awarded an Australia Council New Work Grant in the mid career category to develop new ways of re-contextualising paper cutting. In 2011 Meg won the Hobart Art Prize: Paper category as well as taking out the People's Choice Award. 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. Her work is in numerous collections including Artbank, BHP Billiton, Australian Embassy, Beijing, Hobart City Council, National Gallery of Australia, Rimbun Dahan, Malaysia, Taipei Artists Village, Taiwan and the University of Sydney.

Meg was born in Sydney where she worked in a design studio before attending the National Art School in Sydney. Meg graduated with a PhD from the University of Tasmania in 2003.

Research Themes

Megs research aligns to the University's research theme of Creativity, Culture and Society and the national research theme area Living in a changing environment. She does this by identifying alternative ways to represent and understand our changing environment through visual arts practices.

Keating is interested in the way screen and screen based culture and technologies have shifted our perceptions of pictorial space and pictorial construction. She is interested in the way that these shifts in pictorialism have affected our relationship with the natural world. She often uses traditional stencil methods such as South East Asian paper cutting techniques to investigate these concepts. Within this is she particularly interested in the way different representational mediums shift the duration of viewing and how embodied vision is constructed through these shifts.

Her creative works explore the intersections between the natural environment, technology and culture. Within these works she draws odd and often absurd connections between human interaction and the natural world which she explores through the mediums of painting, stencil making, cut outs and animation.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • National Association of Visual Artists
  • Contemporary Art Tasmania

Committee associations

  • 2013-15 Asialink Arts Residencies Advisory Committee, University of Melbourne

Administrative expertise

  • Managing a studio and studio pedagogy
  • Coordinating HDR programs
  • Managing large scale public art commissions
  • Managing visual arts projects Curating art exhibitions

Teaching

Painting, Installation, Paper cutting, Pictorial space, Pictorialism

Teaching expertise

Megs teaching expertise is in visual arts pedagogy with a special interest in painting. She teaches and coordinates all university levels from associate diploma units to PhD.

Teaching responsibility

  • Graduate Research Coordinator
  • HDR supervision
  • Honours supervision
  • Painting Studio Coordination

View more on Dr Meg Keating in WARP

Expertise

  • Contemporary painting practices
  • Visual arts practice
  • Paper cutting and stencil making
  • Laser cutting and viny cutting

Awards

  • 2012       Australia Council New Work Grant; Mid-career
  • 2011       Hobart Art Prize; Paper and People's Choice Award
  • 2008       Artist in residence, Rimbun Dahan, Malaysia
  • 2007       Artist in residence, Taipei European School, Taiwan & Xue Xue Institute, Taiwan
  • 2007       Arts Tasmania Artsbridge travel grant to Taiwan
  • 2006       Asialink Residency, Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan;
  • 2005       Australia Council Grant, New Work Established

Collaboration

Meg currently works in collaboration with Samuel Johnstone on time based visual arts project, specifically animation. They have been working together since early 2013 and have completed four animation and installation projects, which have been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Current projects

Meg is currently working on a visual arts project that explores alternative representations through two dimensional and time based media of heavy industry emissions in order to evoke speculative emotive responses.

Fields of Research

  • Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting) (190502)
  • Studies in the Creative Arts and Writing (199999)
  • Visual Cultures (190104)
  • Art Criticism (190101)
  • Australian Literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature) (200502)
  • Art Theory and Criticism (190199)
  • Performance and Installation Art (190504)

Research Objectives

  • The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) (950104)
  • Arts and Leisure (950199)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing (970119)
  • Environment (969999)

Publications

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 The Paper Canary [MARS] Gallery Melbourne, VIC

2013 Mobile Living, [MARS] Gallery Melbourne, VIC

2012 Nature Strip, [MARS] Gallery Melbourne, VIC

2010 Myth-understanding, Criterion Gallery, Hobart, TAS

Lenticular Cream, [MARS] Gallery Melbourne, VIC

2009 Plantation Nation, Rimbun Dahan, Malaysia

2008 Hard Love, commissioned project, Devonport Regional Gallery, Devonport, TAS

2007 The Year of the Rat, commissioned project Xue Xue Institute, Taipei, Taiwan

I need to hear you say it, Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan

Deep Water, Dark Water, Criterion Gallery, Hobart, TAS

Her name is Tan Hua, performance collaboration with Mei Li Kuang, Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan

2006 In Dream Begin Responsibilities, 2-28 Memorial Museum, Taiwan

The Sky has Fallen, site-specific installation, Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan

SELECTED CURATED EXHIBITIONS

2014

Giving Voice curated by Yvonne Rees-Pagh, Salamanca Arts Center, TAS & Contemporary Art Tasmania touring exhibition:  Gosford Regional Gallery, Goulburn Regional Gallery, NSW & Swan Hill Regional Gallery, VIC

2013

Cut, curated by Simon Mee, University of Southern Queensland Gallery, Toowoomba, QLD

Domain: a contested landscape, curated by Noel Frankham, Kim Lehman and Libby Lester, Ten Days on the Island Festival, Hobart, TAS

2012

Breathe, curated by Imogen Yang as part of the 35th City of Sydney Chinese New Year festival, Art Atrium, Sydney, NSW

2011

Black and White, curated by Simon Mee, MADE Gallery and University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD

Art + Humour Me, curated by Gordon Elliot, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, NSW

Total publications

81

Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2004Keating MJ, 'A Cut Across', Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart, pp. 24. ISBN 1862952000 (2004) [Authored Research Book]

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Chapter in Book

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2007Keating MJ, 'A Floating World', Tokyo: Floating World, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Jonathan Holmes (ed), Hobart, pp. 30-36. ISBN 9781862954151 (2007) [Other Book Chapter]

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Conference Publication

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2016Kratz SJ, Keating M, Wise K, 'Strategic directions in practice-led research: rethinking research models in the creative arts', ACUADS 2016 Conference proceedings, 29-30 September 2016, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1-14. (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2012Keating MJ, 'Imaging Weeds and weedy representation; an exploration of the context that informs the body of work Nature Strip 2012', Imaging Nature II Conference, 21- ‐23, Tarraleah Lodge Tasmania, pp. 1-10. (2012) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Major Creative Work

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2016Keating M, 'Transformed labour', 'Collaboration' 35th Anniversary of the Tasmania-Fujian Sister State, Fujian Museum, Fujian China, 1 (2016) [Published Creative Work]

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2016Keating M, Johnstone S, 'Witness', MARS Gallery, Melbourne, 1 (2016) [Published Creative Work]

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2016Keating M, Johnstone S, 'Deluge Rouge', Melbourne Central Art Loop, Melbourne Central Shopping Centre, Melbourne, 1 (2016) [Published Creative Work]

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2015Keating M, Johnstone S, 'The Paper Canary', Climarte Festival, MARS Galley, Melbourne Australia, 1 (2015) [Published Creative Work]

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2015Keating M, Johnstone S, 'The Andalusian Art Wall', Spec Property and Boroondara Council Balwyn, The Andalusian 182-186 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn, Melbourne, 1 (2015) [Published Creative Work]

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2014Keating M, Johnstone S, 'The Ministry of Pulp and Smoke', Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, TAS: Gosford Regional Gallery, NSW; Goulburn Regional Gallery, NSW & Swan Hill Regional Gallery, VIC, Australia, 1 (2014) [Published Creative Work]

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2013Keating MJ, 'Elysium Fields 2013 & Common Garden Variety 2013', Ten Days on the Island, Domain House, Queens Domain, Hobart (2013) [Published Creative Work]

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2013Keating MJ, '3 creative works + catalogue essay- Paper cutting- the do- it-yourself tradition Modular Living; Hard rubbish & blackberry #1, 2013, Modular Living; Hard rubbish & blackberry #2, 2013, Modular Living; Hard rubbish & blackberry #3, 2013', University of Southern Queensland, USQ Arts Gallery University of Southern Queensland,Toowoomb (2013) [Published Creative Work]

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2013Keating MJ, 'Mobile Living', MARS Gallery Melbourne, MARS Gallery, Bay St Melbourne (2013) [Published Creative Work]

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2012Keating M, 'Nature Strip', Mars Gallery, Melbourne, Mars Gallery, Melbourne (2012) [Published Creative Work]

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2012Keating MJ, 'exhibition title; Breathe', Art Atrium 35th Chinese New Year Festival, Sydney, 1, pp. 1-11 (2012) [Published Creative Work]

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2011Keating MJ, 'Pulp and Smoke - winner, City of Hobart Art Prize (paper)', Hobart City Council/Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery, Hobart, 1, pp. 1 work (2011) [Published Creative Work]

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2011Keating M, 'Unnatural', Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, pp. 28 (2011) [Curated Exhibition]

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2010Keating MJ, 'Seeing Double', Plimsoll Gallery & UPSI, Malaysia, Plimsoll Gallery, Tasmanian School of Art, 350, pp. 48 (2010) [Curated Exhibition]

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2010Keating MJ, 'Seeing Double: an international collaborative project [in Seeing Double: an international collaborative project, ed. Megan Keating and Zakaria Ali]', Tasmanian School of Art & Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), Malaysia, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, pp. 10-13 (2010) [Published Creative Work]

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2010Keating MJ, 'Myth-understanding', Criterion Gallery, Criterion Gallery, Hobart, pp. 35 works (2010) [Published Creative Work]

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2009Keating MJ, 'Plantation Nation', Rimbun Dahan, Rimbun Dahan Arts Centre Gallery, Malaysia (2009) [Published Creative Work]

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2009Keating MJ, 'The Wallpaper Project - design title: Warpaper', University of Southern Queensland, Touring exhibition commencing at USQ Art Gallery, 1, pp. 1 work (2009) [Published Creative Work]

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2009Keating MJ, 'You Are Home', Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart (2009) [Curated Exhibition]

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2008Keating MJ, 'Hard Love', Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmania (2008) [Published Creative Work]

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2008Keating MJ, 'Waiting for Raptors', Asialink, Malaysia, pp. 1 (2008) [Published Creative Work]

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2008Keating MJ, 'Night Operations & White Horses, 2005; The Song Remains the Same, 2005; A Beating Heart, 2005', 24 Hr Art, Darwin, pp. 3 (2008) [Published Creative Work]

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2008Keating MJ, 'Deep Water, Dark Water from the exhibition Under My Skin', Asialink, Manila, Philippines; Singapore; Seoul and Geumcheon, South Korea (2008) [Published Creative Work]

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2007Keating MJ, 'Deep Water, Dark Water', Criterion Gallery, Hobart (2007) [Published Creative Work]

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2007Keating MJ, 'The darkest path, The outsiders, Tan Hua', Barry Room Gallery, Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, pp. 3 (2007) [Published Creative Work]

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2007Keating MJ, 'What the World Needs Now', Linded Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne, pp. 1 (2007) [Published Creative Work]

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2006Keating MJ, 'Night operations and white horses', Contemporary Art Spaces Tasmania, Hobart, pp. 1 (2006) [Published Creative Work]

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2006Keating MJ, 'Smoke on the water', Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmania, Devonport, pp. 1 (2006) [Published Creative Work]

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2006Keating MJ, 'The ballet of nothing more, Air pressure, War paper, The Great March, Follow the leader, Wheel of fortune', 22-8 Memorial Museum, Taipei, pp. 6 (2006) [Published Creative Work]

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2005Keating MJ, 'I wanna dance with somebody, Up where we belong, The sky is the limit,, Too much heaven', Gallery 4a, Asia-Australia Arts Centre, Sydney, pp. 4 (2005) [Published Creative Work]

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2004Keating MJ, 'Ground Control', Criterion Gallery, Hobart (2004) [Published Creative Work]

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2003Keating MJ, 'And then there were none', Gow Langsford Gallery, Sydney, 1, pp. 1 (2003) [Published Creative Work]

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2003Keating MJ, 'All quiet on the western front', Monash University of Modern Art, Melbourne, pp. 1 (2003) [Published Creative Work]

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2003Keating MJ, 'The ballet of nothing more; Something in the air', Linden - St Kilda Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne, pp. 2 (2003) [Published Creative Work]

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2003Keating MJ, 'Wheel of Fortune', Ivan Dougherty Gallery, University of Sydney, Sydney, pp. 1 (2003) [Published Creative Work]

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2001Keating MJ, 'Different Reds', Gallery 4a Asia-Australia Arts Centre Sydney (2001) [Other Exhibition]

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2001Keating MJ, 'Paper Play', Smyrnios Gallery Melbourne (2001) [Other Exhibition]

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2001Keating MJ, 'Zhong Guo Jewel', Casula Powerhouse (2001) [Other Exhibition]

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2001Keating MJ, 'Chinese Thoughts', Fine Arts Gallery, University of Tasmania (2001) [Other Exhibition]

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2001Keating MJ, 'Paper Play no. 2', arts@work, Hobart (2001) [Other Exhibition]

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2000Keating MJ, 'Xiaojie Looka Looka', Contemporary gallery: Beijing, Beijing (2000) [Other Exhibition]

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2000Keating MJ, 'The Purgatorial Perspective: from utopia to dystopia', Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart, pp. 4 (2000) [Recorded Creative Work]

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1999Keating MJ, 'Sequence', Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart, pp. 36pp,11 b/w ill 12 colour illustrations (1999) [Recorded Creative Work]

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1998Keating MJ, 'A Silent View: Scenes from a Passing Epoch', Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, pp. 4 (1998) [Other Exhibition]

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1998Keating MJ, 'Past Tense/Future Perfect', Craftwest Centre for Contemporary Craft, Perth, W.A., pp. 52 (1998) [Recorded Creative Work]

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1998Keating MJ, 'Recent work by Sarah Ryan & Megan Keating', smith + stoneley on stratton, Newstead, Queensland, pp. 6 (1998) [Recorded Creative Work]

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Other Creative Work

(25 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2011Keating MJ, 'The Money Shot 2 ', made. Creative Space, Toowoomba, pp. 1 (2011) [Representation of Original Art]

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2011Keating MJ, 'Tickle Me Senseless', Brenda May Gallery, Sydney, pp. 9 (2011) [Representation of Original Art]

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2010Keating MJ, ''Tis the Season to be Jolly, What the World Needs Now, untitled from 'Postcard' series', [MARS] Melbourne Art Rooms, Melbourne, pp. 6 (2010) [Representation of Original Art]

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2010Keating MJ, 'The Money Shot: from cash to lust in four easy steps', Stable Gallery, Moonah, Hobart, pp. 1 work (2010) [Representation of Original Art]

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2010Keating MJ, 'Warpaper, 2009, cover image on Art Monthly Australiaissue 234', Art Monthly Australia, ANU, Canberra, pp. 1 work (2010) [Representation of Original Art]

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2010Keating MJ, 'Lenticular Cream', [MARS] Melbourne Art Rooms, Melbourne, pp. 42 works (2010) [Representation of Original Art]

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2010Keating MJ, 'Early Morning', Devonport Regional Gallery, Devonport, pp. 1 work (2010) [Representation of Original Art]

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2009Keating MJ, 'Song Cycle 1, 2 and 3', Rimbun Dahan, Selangor, Malaysia, pp. 3 (2009) [Representation of Original Art]

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2009Keating MJ, 'Deep Water, Dark Water (2007) in Platform Seoul', Platform Seoul, Seoul, Korea, pp. 1 (2009) [Representation of Original Art]

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2009Keating MJ, 'What the worlds needs now (2007-2008)', Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart, pp. 1 (2009) [Representation of Original Art]

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2009Keating MJ, 'Meg Keating on Cath Robinson's Thought Noise/Wave from Preludes (If Played Simultaneously), 2009 in Some Text Missing catalogue', Contemporary Art Spaces Tasmania, Hobart, pp. 1 (2009) [Minor Creative Work]

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2008Keating MJ, 'Night Operations and White Horses, 2005', National Gallery of Autralia, Canberra, pp. one (2008) [Acquisition]

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2006Keating MJ, 'Acid reign, A beating heart, The song remains the same', Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart, pp. 3 (2006) [Representation of Original Art]

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2005Keating MJ, 'Back the attack ', Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart, Hobart, pp. 1 (2005) [Representation of Original Art]

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2005Keating MJ, 'Across enemy lines, Fall from Grace, Tropical fever, Tropicana, Pop, The last hurrah, Through the treetops', Criterion Gallery, Hobart, pp. 7 (2005) [Representation of Original Art]

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2005Keating MJ, 'Ride of the Vulkaries, Something in the air', Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmania, Devonport, pp. 2 (2005) [Representation of Original Art]

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2005Keating MJ, 'Tropicana, Tropical fever', Perth Institute of Contemporary arts, Perth, pp. 2 (2005) [Representation of Original Art]

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2004Keating MJ, 'Untitled 1, 2, 3', Gow Langsford Gallery, Sydney, pp. 3 (2004) [Representation of Original Art]

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2004Keating MJ, 'A Cut Across: Matt Calvert, Bill Henson, Natalya Hughes, Sarah Hughes, Lan Lu, Fiona MacDonald, Mel O'Callaghan, Sangeeta Sandasegar and Regan Tamanui', Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart, pp. 26 (2004) [Catalogue]

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2003Keating MJ, 'I wanna dance with somebody, Up where we belong', Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart, pp. 2 (2003) [Representation of Original Art]

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2002Keating MJ, 'What the world needs now, Too much heaven', Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania, Launceston, pp. 2 (2002) [Representation of Original Art]

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2001Keating MJ, 'Wheel of Fortune', Gold Coast Regional Gallery, Gold Coast , pp. one (2001) [Representation of Original Art]

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2001Keating MJ, 'Raid', Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs, pp. one (2001) [Representation of Original Art]

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2001Keating MJ, 'Wheel of fortune', Long Gallery, Hobart, pp. one (2001) [Representation of Original Art]

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2000Keating MJ, 'Xiaojie Looka Looka', Australian Embassy Beijing, Beijing, pp. one (2000) [Acquisition]

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Thesis

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2002Keating MJ, 'The Space of the Screen and Contemporary Ambivalence: an innovative analysis of contemporary pictorial construction' (2002) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(5 outputs)
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2008Keating MJ, 'Rimbun Dahan Residency' (2008) [Award]

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2005Keating MJ, 'Australia Council Grant - New Work Established' (2005) [Award]

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2004Keating MJ, 'Hutchins Works on Paper Art Prize Winner', Hutchins Works on Paper Art Prize, Long Gallery, Hobart (2004) [Award]

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2000Keating MJ, 'Asialink Beijing Residency', Asialink/Australia Council, Sydney (2000) [Award]

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2000Keating MJ, 'Asialink Residency, Beijing, China' (2000) [Award]

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Grants & Funding

Meg has received two Australia Council Grants for the development of new work in 2012 and 2005. She has also been the recipient of an Australian Council skills development residency in Tokyo 2003 and two Asialink residencies to Beijing and Taiwan. In 2003 Meg received funding from Arts Tasmania Research and Development Funds and the Gordon Darling Foundation.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

4

Total funding

$15,023

Projects

Art, Artists and Activism in Tasmania: A Moral Imperative (2017)$5,622
Description
This project seeks to investigate and document the relationship between art, artists and activism in Tasmania from J.W. Beattie (1859-1930) to the present day.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($5,622)
Scheme
Grant-CAL Hothouse Research Enhancement Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Watt YM; Keating MJ
Year
2017
Melbourne Central Art Loop (2016)$1,364
Description
Commissioned new media work to be presented in Melbourne Central shopping centre from Sept 2016-Feb 2017
Funding
Mars Gallery ($1,364)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Keating MJ
Year
2016
Animating the Nature/Culture Discourse:Re-contextualising Traditional Paper Cutting Folk Art Practices Through Animation and Moving Image (2012)$5,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($5,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Keating MJ
Year
2012
Text and Screen; an Investigation into Innovative Strategies That Use Traditional Craft Methodologies to Produce Spatial Ambivalence in Text Based Work (2010)$3,037
Funding
University of Tasmania ($3,037)
Scheme
Grant-New Appointees Research Grant Scheme (NARGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Keating MJ
Year
2010

Research Supervision

Meg currently supervises 10 HDR candidates including PhD and Masters of Fine Arts. Her area of speciality is contemporary painting practice. She is particularly interested in candidates whose practice engages with pictorial construction, contemporary pictorialism and painterly processes.

Within this she supervises a range of subjects from the use of technology and photography in painting construction, painting and the expanded gaze and gesture and painterly material processes.

She is an experienced HDR examiner who has examined 14 PhD theses within visual arts practice.

Current

9

Completed

4

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDVisual Hybrids and the Mediation of Post-Globalised Culture: a painterly investigation into alternative modes of engagement that promote cultural subversion2013
PhD"Unstable Territories" Imagining the Contemporary Ruin as a Site For the Sublime as Framed Through Images Attesting to the Resilience of Nature2013
PhDAgency in Garden Imagery: A painterly investigation into thresholds of otherness2013
PhDA Re-contextualisation of Gesture in Contemporary Abstract Painting it sustained its relevance in contemporary painting?2014
PhDContemporary ink and wash - New art form of Chinese calligraphy and painting in the combined influence of western and eastern cultures2014
PhDConsuming Synthetics; a Painterly Investigation into the Function of Contemporary Comestibles2015
PhDHarmonic Tremor, Horizontal Slowness: Connecting the geologic with the intimate through a temporal, sculptural and social Inquiry2015
PhDBureaucratic Compliance as Mystical Participation2016
PhDA Painterly Exploration of the Pain Altered Mind Body Connection2017

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
MastersThe Uncanny Threshold as a Device in Painting
Candidate: Benjamin Thomas Reid Taylor
2016
PhDThe Ordinary Everyday: Exploring sensations of uncertainty and instability in abstract sculpture and installation artworks
Candidate: Steven Jon Carson
2016
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Candidate: Michael William Nay
2016
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2016