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Meg Keating

Head of School, Creative Arts and Media

Centre for the Arts , Hobart CBD Campuses

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Associate Professor Meg Keating is interested in paintings, drawings and installations, and within that context, the history of painting and its effects.

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

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From a backpack full of paints travelling to her next residency, to overseeing students creating virtual exhibitions as part of online festivals, Associate Professor Meg Keating is a champion of creative outcomes in all aspects of life.

“Creative arts and media are at the confluence of making and learning. There must be skill and craft, but there also needs to be conceptual rigour around it. The School of Creative Arts and Media is at the centre of reshaping perspectives on creative outcomes within the University and engaging with our communities,” Associate Professor Keating said.

Head of the School of Creative Arts and Media, Associate Professor Keating is an international artist and renowned creative scholar.

From her initial training in painting, print making and visual communications in Sydney in the late 1990s, Associate Professor Keating came to Tasmania to study Honours and later a PhD. She was awarded her first international residency in 1998-99, travelling to Beijing as part of the AsiaLink scholarship program.

“That was where I had my first solo exhibition. It was about taking opportunities. I went from being a Tasmanian student to international artist in one step.”

Associate Professor Keating continued to study and teach, travelling over the years to Taiwan, Japan and Malaysia to study, teach and exhibit.

“In the early years it was about sustainability. I was moving between grants and residencies, always working towards the next project. When the teaching year in Australia was over I would be off, making sure I was exhibiting in commercial galleries at least once a year as well as teaching.”

A combination of university-based creative practice and teaching, as well as her significant creative output, means that Associate Professor Keating has become an expert-practitioner.

“I’ve had a dual career,” she says referring to her work within the University and in the arts more broadly.

“One of my proudest achievements was the negotiation of recognition for non-traditional research outcomes in the University context. Reporting for research outcomes in the creative arts — fine arts, music, performance and media, areas that are practice lead — are very different to the those in other areas of scholarship — but just as important.

“At the University of Tasmania, we now have an established framework of practice-led research and creative research outcomes as well as traditional research.”

Reflecting on being an artist in Tasmania, Associate Professor Keating couldn’t be prouder of her base. She says this is where she studied, and where she made a career in the world.

“I think it is part of island cultures to look outside of ourselves.

“Tasmania is also a great place to be creative. It has space, and that is not a given in other parts of the world. Tasmanian artists have an affinity with materiality and a craft that is really, really strong.”

Associate Professor Keating is now working with students from across the creative arts and media school, exploring new avenues for creativity, sound production, music and storytelling and exhibiting in physical and virtual spaces.

“It’s important to equip students with a good foundation in their practice. But as well as having the skills to make and create that means knowing how to innovate: you have an exhibition scheduled for the day after tomorrow, but the location has changed to a venue that is a completely different size, or you have a festival planned for midwinter but COVID-19 hits. What do you do? Go.”

Associate Professor Meg Keating is the Head of School at the School of Creative Arts and Media at the University of Tasmania. Meg is also an award-winning multidisciplinary artist, whose practice explores new ways of experiencing and viewing our immediate environment through screen- based technologies.

Meg has extensive experience in leadership within creative arts programs, as a tertiary level educator for 12 years and as a high-profile international practising artist with 20 years exhibition history. She has had multiple international residencies, where she worked on large commissioned projects, in Taiwan, Malaysia, Japan, Singapore and China.

As an academic her expertise lies in higher degree research (HDR), research performance and publication administration and the pedagogy of creative practice research methodologies with a particular focus in visual arts and interdisciplinary creative arts practice. She has extensive leadership in undergraduate creative arts pedagogy and innovative curriculum development and design within Fine Arts, Music, Theatre and Performance and Media and Communication.

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.

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

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

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Expertise

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

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.

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.

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

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 (360602)
  • Other creative arts and writing (369999)
  • Visual cultures (360104)
  • Performance art (360603)
  • Art history, theory and criticism (360199)
  • Art theory (360103)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music and performing arts (450111)
  • Australian literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander literature) (470502)
  • Art criticism (360101)
  • Education systems (390399)
  • Photography, video and lens-based practice (360604)
  • Music therapy (420103)
  • Visual arts (360699)
  • Cultural and creative industries (470204)
  • Culture, representation and identity (470208)
  • Sociology of education (390203)
  • Learning sciences (390409)
  • Aged health care (420301)

Research Objectives

  • The creative arts (130103)
  • Arts (130199)
  • Expanding knowledge in creative arts and writing studies (280122)
  • Music (130102)
  • Other education and training (169999)
  • Visual communication (130205)
  • The performing arts (130104)
  • Animation, video games and computer generated imagery services (220501)
  • Health related to ageing (200502)
  • Expanding knowledge in human society (280123)
  • Other environmental management (189999)
  • Recreation and leisure activities (excl. sport and exercise) (130603)
  • Teacher and instructor development (160303)

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

89

Journal Article

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2018Taylor N, Keating M, 'Contemporary food imagery: food porn and other visual trends', Communication Research and Practice, 4, (3) pp. 307-323. ISSN 2204-1451 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

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Book

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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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2017Juliff T, Keating MJ, Norrie H, Veness Z, Kratz SJ, 'Praxis now: Frayling's 'Research in Art and Design' 24 years on', ACUADS Conference Program, 28-29 September 2017, Canberra, ACT, pp. 1-14. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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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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2019Keating M, Boden M, 'We will watch over you', Chinese Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania and Sydney, NSW (2019) [Published Creative Work]

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2018Keating M, 'The Big Picture: portrait of an art's centre', Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania (2018) [Published Creative Work]

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2018Keating M, Johnstone SD, Boden M, 'The Agent', Australian National Capital Artists, ANCA Gallery (2018) [Published Creative Work]

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2018Keating MJ, Boden M, 'The Outsider', Moonah Arts Centre, Tasmania (2018) [Published Creative Work]

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2017Keating M, Johnstone S, 'The Onlooker', M16 Artspace, M16 Artspace (2017) [Published 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, '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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2015Keating M, Johnstone S, 'The Paper Canary', Climarte Festival, MARS Galley, Melbourne Australia, 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 and 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 M, 'Unnatural', Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, pp. 28 (2011) [Curated Exhibition]

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

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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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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, '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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2006Keating MJ, 'Smoke on the water', Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmania, Devonport, pp. 1 (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

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2018Boden M, Kingston D, Dobson A, Keating M, 'The Insider Out', Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart (2018) [Performance Practice]

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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, 'Early Morning', Devonport Regional Gallery, Devonport, pp. 1 work (2010) [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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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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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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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, 'Tropicana, Tropical fever', Perth Institute of Contemporary arts, Perth, pp. 2 (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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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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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

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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

8

Total funding

$61,774

Projects

The Pet Project - Covid companions (2021)$9,997
Description
The projects aim is to understand how Tasmanians are experiencing and adjusting to the social, political and economic responses to COVID-19, in particular the project aims to explore the potential benefits, connections and impacts of human-companion animal relationships during and after home isolation and COVID 19 disruptions, and document the connections formed between humans and animals in home isolation situations through an arts based workshop methodology.
Funding
Regional Arts Australia ($9,997)
Scheme
Grant-Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Rubenis N; Keating MJ; Carson S; Watt YM; Terhell A
Year
2021
Salamanca Arts Centre 40th Anniversary Celebration Art Commission (2018)$13,636
Description
Using researched history of the Salamanca Arts Centre building, design a permanent installation/art work in SAC as part of SAC40. For installation in November 2018.
Funding
Salamanca Arts Centre Incorporated ($13,636)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Keating MJ
Year
2018
HyPe Development of new creative works: The Agent and The Outsider (2018)$10,000
Description
This project will create an iterative multi-media installation and performance work using projected animations, sound scape, mirrored cut outs and live improvised music performance at 3 separate venues that explores the role of the self, the observer and the participant in current image and screen culture. The first stage of the project develops and creates and exhibits the framework, animations and installation strategies which will be used as catalysts for two further sound based performance base iterations. As the work evolves the performance and audience reaction will be captured and then folded back into the animations and installation through mutli-media interventions. This evolution is based on cause and effect, action and re-action where the observer and participants become integral to, and then integrated in, the visual elements of the work.
Funding
Salamanca Arts Centre Incorporated ($10,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Keating MJ; Boden M
Year
2018
Ross Female Factory Mixed Reality Experience: Telling Female Convict Stories (2018)$13,118
Description
The built environments within which the 12,500 female convicts transported to Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) in the nineteenth century were incarcerated have largely been destroyed, often leaving nothing more than barely discernible traces of foundations. The purpose of the app will be to reinscribe the stories of the 832 Ross Female Factory women back into this barren locale. Our app will link richly-detailed archival records with place, acting as a prototype for a new digital approach to the interpretation of Tasmanian convict sites and convict history more generally. This project will situate Tasmania at the cutting edge of historical interpretation while simultaneously creating the necessary pedagogical tools to enable the wider public to engage with our local and regional aspects of the global story of forced penal migration, punishment, reproduction and settlement.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($13,118)
Scheme
Grant - CALE Hothouse Alignment Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Thomas AA; Zarmati LFC; Harman KE; Clarke RGH; Hall KP; Keating MJ
Year
2018
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

7

Completed

18

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDChoreography as an Embodied Spatial Inscription: Discovering of architectures site-specificity in search for an atmospheric approach to designing and perceiving environments2018
PhDGeodramatic Territories: Devising Jacques Lecoq's Psychic Space/Time through Critical Spatial Practice2018
PhDMeta Graphic Novel: Questioning and exploring the graphic novel in an expanded form as storytelling technic and visual art exhibition project2019
PhDThe Identity of Objects: A visual ontology of things2019
PhDFurnishing Lesbian Identity - An Exploration of Lesbian Identity Expressed Through the Medium of Furniture2019
MastersExotic Tasmania: A studio-based investigation of pastiche in relation to 'cultural environmental tourism' and the exotic other2019
PhDA Collage and Animation Reminiscence Model for People with Dementia and their Carer2020

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDFugitive Identity: An abstraction of persona through the mask, camouflage and material assemblage
Candidate: Benjamin David Kluss
2021
MastersClimatic Embodiment: A visual exploration of climate change as expressed by the human body
Candidate: Eva Louise Nilssen
2021
PhDMigratory Aesthetics, Pastiche and Painting: An exploration of migratory experience
Candidate: Neil Jefford Haddon
2021
PhDPerforming Spatial Labour: Rendering sensible (in)visibilities around architectures of internment
Candidate: Beth Miriam Weinstein
2020
PhDNo Longer Anonymous: Surviving Trauma in the Media Spotlight
Candidate: Fiona Elizabeth Reynolds
2020
PhDA Painterly Exploration of the Pain Altered Mind Body Connection
Candidate: Stephen John Woodbury
2020
MastersBetween Spaces: A painterly investigation of uncertainty and belonging through the house museum
Candidate: Bronwen Annie Jones
2019
MastersAn Exploration of the Boat form and the Element of Water through Craft based Sculptural Works
Candidate: Nicholas James Randall
2019
PhDUnstable Territories: Imaging and imagining the contemporary ruin
Candidate: Helen Ruth Wright
2019
MastersInternalised Landscapes: The vessel form in sculptural response to place
Candidate: Timothy Charles Sidebottom
2019
PhDRe-Contextualising the Spectacle of Online Gastronomy: A studio investigation into contemporary food imaging
Candidate: Nathan John Taylor
2018
PhDThe Ontological Framing of Expanded Abstract Painting within Henri Bergson's Principles of Movement, Duration, Intuition and Becoming
Candidate: David Ronald Hawley
2018
PhDWrinkles in Time: Folding song dynasty into contemporary art
Candidate: Xingming Wu
2018
PhDAgency in Garden Imagery: A painterly investigation into thresholds of otherness
Candidate: Penelope Louise Burnett
2018
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
MastersMemorist Evocation: Painting as a mnemonic device
Candidate: Michael William Nay
2016
MastersContinuing the Ellipse: A re-contextualisation of the calligraphic tradition through compression, subtraction and erasure
Candidate: Stephen John Woodbury
2016