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Artist Bio / CV

Angela Mary Meyer, born in Melbourne 1970, grew up in Kuranda.

Education

James Cook University 2015
Doctor of Philosophy. Thesis: Painting in the tropics, investigated painting in the Queensland tropics through the imagined and constructed visions of Matisse, Rousseau and Gauguin, which sits within received notions of exotic otherness. Case study interviews of local tropical painters have expanded their views to draw out the complex world of tropical lived experience in art.

James Cook University 2002
Graduate Certificate of Tertiary Teaching
• Julien Ashton Art School, Painting and Drawing, the Rocks, 2000

James Cook University 1999
Master of Creative Arts. Thesis: Experience and innocence: an exploration of the personal narrative.
• Cooktown painting expedition, Cairns Art Society, Giles Auty, and Bela Ivanyi, 1999
• Chilligo painting expedition with Ray Crooke and Cairns Art Society, 1999
• Einasleigh painting expedition with Giles Auty and Tim Storrier, Cairns Art Society, 1998
• New York Studio School Drawing Marathon, Adelaide Central School of Art, 1998
• Joalbinna painting expedition, Cairns Art Society, Giles Auty and Tim Storrier 1997
• Ecole des Beaux Arts, Painting and Drawing, Paris, 1991
• Oscar Kokoschka Summer Academy, Action painting with Herman Nitsch, Salzburg, 1991

The University of Sydney 1990
Bachelor of Visual Arts. Major in Printmaking: across subjects including: drawing, etching, lithography, mono-printing, engraving, wood block, lino print, screen print, digital printing and photo processes. Minors in Painting, Photography, Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery. History of Art, Critical Theory, Professional Practice.

Cairns State High 1987
Centre of Artistic Development.
• DDIAE McGregor Summer School – Painting; Drama; Mime, movement and Improvisation, Toowoomba, 1985-7

 

Publications

• The Paradise Problem; Painted Experience (with Stephen Naylor). Etropic 12.2 (2013): Tropics of the Imagination 2013 Proceedings. James Cook University, Cairns.
http://etropic.jcu.edu.au/ET12-2/Meyer%20Naylor.pdf
• Placemaking through Dasein: painting tropical space (submitted). Etropic (2015): Tropics of the Imagination 2015 Proceedings. James Cook University, Cairns.
• Painting in the tropics 2015 (thesis publishes at James Cook University at Research Online)
http://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/42928/1/42928-meyer-2015-thesis.pdf

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

• The Garden, Canopy Art Centre, Cairns, 2016
• Dreams from the Torrid Zone, Tablelands Regional Gallery, Atherton, 2015
• Shadows of the Underworld, Lux Gallery James Cook University, Cairns, 2013
• Tropical Paradise: its light and its shadows, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns, 2012
• Art and Life: Paradise Tracked, JCU Library, Cairns, 2009
• Poetry of Botany, Gallery 53, Cairns, 2005
• Regional Chapel, Tanks Art Centre, 2001
• The Great Dividing Range, Cairns Regional Gallery, 2000
• Experience and Innocence, Cairns Regional Gallery, 1997
• Mythological Landscapes, Cairns Regional Gallery, 1995
• The Art of Paradise, Cairns Regional Gallery, 1994
• Observing Paradise, Cominos House, Cairns, 1993
• Flowers, Merthyr Estoria, New Farm, 1992
• The Gaze, Palm Court Gallery, Cairns, 1992
• Orders and Orbits, NCA Gallery, Tailor Square, 1990

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

• Get Kickin’, Kick Arts, Cairns 2015-16
• Works on Paper, Tanks Art Centre, Cairns, 2013
• Monsoon, Kick Arts, Cairns, 2013
• Postcard exhibition, Kick Arts, Cairns, 2010
• Postcard exhibition, Kick Arts, Cairns, 2008
• Access Gallery, Perth, 2007
• Kick Arts Postcard Exhibition, Tanks Arts Centre, 2007
• Cairns Art Society Exhibition Cairns Regional Gallery, 2003
• Cairns Art Society Exhibition Cairns Regional Gallery, 2002
• Postcard Exhibition Cairns Regional Gallery, 2002
• Cairns Art Society Exhibition Cairns Regional Gallery, 2001
• Casual Encounters, Cairns Regional Gallery, 1999
• Summer Harvest, Reef Gallery, Cairns, 1994
• Square Exhibition, Tanks Arts Centre, 1994
• Post Cardiac Arrest, Grafton Arts, Cairns, 1993
• Action Paintings, First Draft West, Annandale, 1992
• Printmaking and Painting, Punch Gallery, Balmain, 1990
• Post-Partum Postcards, Sydney College of the Arts, 1990
• Action Painting Mephisto Book Launch, Cairns, 1996
• Action Painting Space Plentitude, Brisbane, 1992

 

Awards and Grants

• Oracle, Brisbane Art Prize Finalist, Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane, 2016
• Portrait of Tania Wurzig: Portia Geach Finalist, Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney 2006
• Portrait of Amanda Feher: Open Award, Cairns Art Society, 1999
• Portrait of Ken: Portrait Prize, Mareeba Art Society, 1999
• Portrait of Marina Muecke: Open Award, Cairns Art Society, 1998
• Portrait Prize, Mareeba Art Society, 1998
• Open Award, Cairns City Council, 1995
• Local Artist Award, Mareeba Art Society, 1994
• Zonta International Women’s Award Zonta Club of Cairns, 1991
• Excellence Award, Centre of Artistic Development, 1987-6
• IPDP Grant Joalbinna painting expedition, 1997
• RADF Project Grant, The Art of Paradise, 1995
• Kicks Arts Exhibition Grant, The Art of Paradise, 1995
• RADF Project Grant, Observing Paradise, 1993
• William Fletcher Trust Scholarship, Sydney College of the Arts, 1988
• Cairns State High Scholl, Centre of Artistic Development, Excellence Award, 1987.

 

Teaching and Advising Experience

• Lecturer in Painting, James Cook University 2007-9
• Tutor in Art History and Theory, James Cook University Cairns 2007-9
• External Examiner for Masters Theses at James Cook University.

 

Presentations

• Placemaking or Dasein? Tropics of the Imagination, The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Cairns, 2015 http://www.reefandleaf.com.au/TOI%202015%20PAPERS%20short.pdf
• Painting in the tropics, Artist Talk, Tablelands Regional Gallery, 2015
• Angela Meyer & Stephen Naylor The Paradise Problem: Understanding the Tropics through Ideas and Images, Tropics of the Imagination, The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Cairns, 2013
http://etropic.jcu.edu.au/TOI/TOI%202013ProgrammeDraft1a.pdf
• Painting tropical paradise, Knock Knock Contemporary Women’s Arts Group, 2013
http://www.knockknockarts.com.au/art-events/women-in-the-arts-2014-booked/
• Tropical paradise: its light and its shadows, Tropics of the Imagination, James Cook University, Cairns, 2011
http://etropic.jcu.edu.au/ET9/Myer.pdf