Bio

Abbey McCulloch has a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from Queensland’s College of Art. Included in the list of Australia’s 50 Most Collectable Artists by Australian Art Collector in 2009, 2010 and 2011, she has also been a finalist in the Archibald Prize three times and twice in the Portia Geach Memorial Award. Her work has also been selected as a finalist in Gold Coast Art Award, Redland Art Prize, the Paul Guest Drawing Prize, the Northern Rivers Portrait Prize, the Metro Art Prize, The Gold Award and the Sunshine Coast Art Prize. In 2017, McCulloch was awarded the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery Residency Prize and was a finalist in the Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award. She has participated in over 25 group exhibitions nationally and has held 15 solo exhibitions including her first international exhibition at Art Stage Singapore in 2014. In both 2018 and 2019, she was selected as a finalist in the Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Award, the richest professional art prize for women in Australia.


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Education

2008  Research Master of Visual Arts, Queensland College of Art Griffith University

1995  Bachelor of Visual Arts, Queensland College of Art Griffith University

 

Solo Exhibitions

2019  Monument, Edwina Corlette Gallery, New Farm, QLD

2017  Sugar, This Is No Fantasy, Melbourne, VIC

2017  Zero, Edwina Corlette Gallery, New Farm, QLD

2016  Performance, Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW

2016  Rawhide, Edwina Corlette Gallery, New Farm, QLD

2015  The Shallows, Edwina Corlette Gallery, New Farm, QLD

2014  Control, Art Stage Singapore, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

2012  A New Normal, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne, VIC

2011  The Thunderheads, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne, VIC

2010  Cabin Fever, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne, VIC

2009  New Portraits, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne, VIC

2008  The Sting, Schubert Contemporary, Main Beach, QLD

2008  The Pretender, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne, VIC

2007  The Penny Drops, Art Galleries Schubert, Main Beach, QLD

2006  I Want, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne, VIC

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2019  The Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery, QLD

2019  The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, NSW

2018  The Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize, Lismore Regional Art Gallery, NSW

2018  The Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, NSW

2018  Let Her Rip, Byron School of Art, Mullumbimby, NSW

2017  The Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery, QLD

2017  15 Artists, Redcliffe Regional Art Gallery, QLD

2017  The Win Schubert and Jospephine Ulrick Photography Award, Gold Coast Art Gallery, QLD

2016  The Portia Geach Memorial Award, SH Ervin Gallery, NSW

2015  The Gold Coast Art Prize, Gold Coast Art Gallery, QLD

2015  The Portia Geach Memorial Art Award, SH Ervin Gallery, NSW

2014  Last Resort, The Walls Art Space, Gold Coast, QLD

2014  The Gold Award, Rockhampton Art Gallery, QLD

2013  Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of NSW

2012  Sexualising the City, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, QLD

2011  Helen Gory Galerie In Sydney, MOP Projects, Sydney, NSW

2010  Redland Art Prize, Redland City Art Gallery, QLD

2010  Melbourne International Art Fair, Helen Gory Galerie, VIC

2010  Paul Guest Drawing Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC

2010  Northern Rivers Portrait Prize, Lismore Regional Gallery, VIC

2010  Flying Colours, Gold Coast Art Gallery, QLD

2010  Salon des Refuses, SH Ervin Gallery, NSW

2009  Wax On, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, NSW

2009  Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of NSW

2008  The Stan and Maureen Duke Prize, Gold Coast Art Gallery, QLD

2008  Metro5 Art Prize, Metro5 Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

2007  Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of NSW

2006  Redland Art Prize, Redland City Art Gallery, QLD

 

Bibliography

 

2017  Performance, Catalogue essay by Dr Laini Burton

2014  Art Monthly, July, Feast or Famine? Art in Queensland, by Alison Kubler, p. 52

           Vogue Living, January/February, Art and About, p. 55

2013  The Sydney Morning Herald, ‘Every picture tells a story as dab hands vie for victory,’ by Andrew Taylor, March 17

2012  A New Normal, Catalogue essay by Sharne Wolff

2011  Harper’s Bazaar, September, Downtown Abbey, by Susie Burge, p. 180

           Australian Art Collector, Issue 55, 50 Most Collectible Australian Artists, p. 202

2010  Australian Vogue, July, Flights of Fantasy, by Alexandra Spring, p. 87

           Harper’s Bazaar, August, Colourful Characters, by Susie Burge, p. 79

           Flying Colours, Catalogue essay by David Broker

           Australian Art Collector, Issue 51, 50 Most Collectible Australian Artists, p. 206

 

Awards

 

2017  The Sunshine Coast Art Prize Studio Residency