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Euan MacLeod  1956, NZ

Rank (2014): 15979 – 

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Australia 29
New Zealand 10
Italy 1

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Niagara Galleries Niagara Galleries, Australia 10
  Brooke Gifford Gallery, New Zealand 7
  Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Australia 4
  Watters Gallery, Australia 3
  Bowen Galleries, New Zealand 2

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Euan MacLeod 
Courtesy by "Niagara Galleries", Richmond, Vic

1956 Born in Christchurch (NZ)

1974 - 1975 Completed a Certificate Graphic Design, Christchurch Technical Institute

1977 - 1979 Diploma Fine Arts (Painting), Canterbury University, Christchurch

Awards 1993 Artist in Residence, Canberra School of Art, ACT

1994 QEII Arts Council of New Zealand Artist in Residence at School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

1995 Artist in Residence, Bundanon, Canberra School of Art, ACT.

1999 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of NSW

2000 Tattersalls Art Prize, Brisbane

2001 Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Allen Allen & Hemsley, Sydney
AMP, Sydney
Artbank, Sydney
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Australian Film Commission, Sydney
Australian Museum, Canberra
Baillieu Myer Collection, Melbourne
Baker & McKenzie, Sydney
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales
Burnie Art Gallery, Tasmania
Cairns Regional Gallery, Queensland
Canterbury University, New Zealand
Centre for Contemporary Art, Hamilton, New Zealand
Chartwell Collection, New Zealand
Derwent Collection, Hobart
Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland

Euan Macleod produces dark, expressive painting. His heavily textured surfaces are literally scraped, the gritty oil paint smeared across the canvas. These are tough masculine paintings. Out of muted colours, Macleod shapes people and landscapes. A looming figure with long limbs often divides the picture. A vertiginous cliff is sometimes delineated by a rough, raw brushstroke.

Macleod's work can be seen as part of an international return to figurative expressionism. His work exhibits an interest in memory and subjective experience. The gestural marks on the canvas speak of emotion and physical labour. There is a brutal honesty to the work which at times can be quite confronting.

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 40  Please report missing Information

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Description and image Niagara GalleriesEuan Macleod - Colossus - Niagara Galleries, Richmond, VIC Send message
   High water - Bowen Galleries, Wellington

   Euan Macleod: 30 - Watters Gallery, Sydney, NSW

   Surface tension: The Art of Euan Macleod 1991-2009 - University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, QLD
   Surface Tension: the art of Euan Macleod 1991 2009 - Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW
  Niagara Galleriesonwards and upwards - Niagara Galleries, Richmond, VIC Send message
Description and image Niagara GalleriesEuan Macleod - Onwards and Upwards - Niagara Galleries, Richmond, VIC Send message

   Walking on Ice - Bowen Galleries, Wellington
   Euan Macleod- recent paintings - Watters Gallery, Sydney, NSW

   Euan MacLeod - Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch
Description and image Niagara GalleriesEuan Macleod - Recent Works - Niagara Galleries, Richmond, VIC Send message

   Euan MacLeod - Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch

Description and image Niagara GalleriesEuan Macleod - Wet and Wild - Niagara Galleries, Richmond, VIC Send message

  Niagara GalleriesEuan Macleod - Niagara Galleries, Richmond, VIC Send message


to top Group shows   26

   New Acquisitions - Rockhampton Art Gallery, Rockhampton (QL)
   Collectors - An excerpt from the private collection of Gordon Elliott - Brenda May Gallery, Waterloo, NSW
   Abstract Landscape - Defiance Gallery, Newtown, NSW

   Not The Way Home - New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW

   Man & Beast - - Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Woollahra, NSW (closed, 2012)
   Realistic Landscape - Watters Gallery, Sydney, NSW

   36 years in the Zone - Group Show - Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch
   Pakiwhaitara Stories to Tell - Ramp Gallery, Hamilton
   Big / Small - - Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Woollahra, NSW (closed, 2012)
   Artworks from the Stockroom  - Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch
Description and image Niagara GalleriesAustralia Day 2011 - Niagara Galleries, Richmond, VIC Send message

Description and image Niagara GalleriesMuster: A Round-up of Works from the Stockroom - Niagara Galleries, Richmond, VIC Send message
   Miscellanea - Olsen Irwin, Sydney, NSW
   Top Guns 2010 - Richard Martin Australian Art, Sydney, NSW
   Stock Show - Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch
   Il meleto di Tolstoi - Museo della Carale Accattino, Ivrea, TO

   Christmas Show - Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch

   Figure in a landscape - - Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Woollahra, NSW (closed, 2012)
   The Great Australian Barbecue - Wilson Street Gallery, Newtown, NSW

   School of Fine Art University of Canterbury, 125th Anniversary Group Show - Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch
Description  Double Visions - ORG Orange Regional Gallery, Orange

Description and image Niagara GalleriesEuan Macleod / Karl Wiebke - Niagara Galleries, Richmond, VIC Send message

   The Sea - - Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Woollahra, NSW (closed, 2012)

Description and image Niagara GalleriesEuan Macleod / Fiona Omeenyo - Niagara Galleries, Richmond, VIC Send message

   Archibald Wynne & Sulman Prizes 2001 - Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW

   Uncommon World - Aspects of Contemporary Australian Art - National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT


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Niagara GalleriesNiagara Galleries, Richmond, VIC  eMail
 Galleries Direct, Surry Hills, NSW
 Watters Gallery, Sydney, NSW

New Zealand

 Brooke Gifford Gallery, Christchurch
 Bowen Galleries, Wellington


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 UTS Gallery - University of Technology Sydney, Broadway, NSW
 ORG Orange Regional Gallery, Orange


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