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McLean Edwards

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CURRICULUM VITAE

McLean Edwards studied at the Canberra School of Art. Since that time he has exhibited his work in numerous group and solo shows including the Archibald Prize at the AGNSW in 2004, 2006 and 2007.
McLean currently lives and works in Sydney and has exhibited with MBFA since 2002.

Born: 1972 Darwin, Northern Territory.
Lives: Sydney, Australia
Studied: Canberra School of Art

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 Local Heroes, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
2013-14 The Art of Connecting: McLean Edwards, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Sydney
2013 Imaginary Friends and Black Portraits, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
2012 Here Comes Everybody, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
2011 Dream Juggler, Gallery Ecosse, Exeter NSW
2011 Basic Instinct, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne
2010 Bad Habits, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, Goulburn NSW
2010 Bad Habits, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney NSW
2009 Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney NSW
2008 The End, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney NSW
2007 New Works, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney NSW
2006 Non Fiction, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
2005 The Revenge of Maggie Dubrovnik, Martin Browne Fine Art at the Silvershot Gallery, Melbourne
2004 Mexican Brides, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney NSW
2003 Down and Dirty for the Lord, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney NSW
2003 Opening Exhibition, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney NSW
2002 Year of the Rat, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney NSW
2002 Recent Paintings and Drawings, Chapman Gallery, Manuka ACT
2002 Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney NSW
2001 Headway, Legge Gallery, Redfern NSW
2000 I wanted to be normal for You, Legge Gallery, Redfern NSW
2000 The trembling man paintings Chapman Gallery, Canberra                    
1999 Recent works Legge Gallery, Sydney                 
1998 Nudes and other recent works Chapman Gallery, Canberra                       
1998 New Paintings Legge Gallery, Sydney               
1998 Give ‘em hell Galeri Tenguh, Jakarta, Indonesia    
1997 Pygmalion Legge Gallery, Sydney                      
1996 Silly boy paintings Legge Gallery, Sydney
1995 Portraits Legge Gallery, Sydney

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
2010 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
2010 Quirky from the Collection, Newcastle Regional Art Gallery, Newcastle
2009 The University of Queensland National Artist's Self-Portrait Prize, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
2009 Linde Ivimey and McLean Edwards, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
2008 Autumn Exhibition, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
2008 New Works by Gallery Artists, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
2007 Summer Exhibition, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
2007 Autumn Catalogue, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
2007 Winter Catalogue, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
2007 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
2006 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
2004 Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales
2004 Sulman Prize, Finalist, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
2003  A Selection of 20th Century Contemporary Australian and New Zealand Art, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney (March 2003)
2003 A Selection of Important 20th Century Australian Paintings,
2003 Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney (May 2003)
2002 Seventh Australia Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
2002 A Summer Show, December, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
2001 Seventh Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
2001 Sulman Prize, Finalist, Art Gallery of NSW
1999 Contemporary Art: Allen Allen & Hemsley Collection, UTS Gallery Sydney
1998 Sixth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
1997 Yogyakarta Art Fair
1997 Five Painters, Legge Gallery
1997 Sanguine Valediction, Legge Gallery
1996 Kings Art Prize, Kings College
1996 Fifth Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
1995 Summer Exhibition, Legge Gallery
1994 Travelling Art Scholarship, Works Gallery, UNSW
1994 Artists Don't Believe In Sanity Clause, Legge Gallery
                       

COLLECTIONS

1346 Venice Collection
Australian War Memorial Museum, Canberra
Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle
Allens Arthur Robinson
Artbank
Bond University
BHP Collection

Deutsche Bank
Dubbo Regional Gallery
Germanos Collection, Sydney
Gold Coast City Gallery
Goulburn Regional Art Gallery

Hong Kong investors
Orange Regional Gallery
PT Kodel (Indonesia)
Private Collections in Australia, New Zealand, UK, U.S.A and Indonesia

University of Queensland Art Museum

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Daniel Smith ”The Sitting” Harper’s Bazar Australia, April 2006, p 34 – 40 and cover
Elizabeth Fortescue ”Right on Topsy of his World” Daily Telegraph 21 April 2006
Sebastian Smee ”Old masterful vision with stories full of colour” The Australian, 11 April 06
Megan Doherty Canberra Times 29 April 2006
The Art Life “The Darkness” April 2006 http://artlife.blogspot.com/2006/04/darkness.html
The Art Life “Eyes are Hard to Paint” March 2006 http://artlife.blogspot.com/2006/03/eyes-are-hard-to-paint.html
John McDonald “Year of the very Big Head” Sydney Morning Herald, 17 March 2006 p. 14
Sophie Tedmanson “Artist’s mate puts Cate in the Archibald picture” The Australian, 8 March 2006.
Clay Lucas “Studio Chaos suits Edwards’ Style” The Age, 30 May 2005, Metro section p. 5
”Archies Pack ‘em in” Weekend Australian, 11 – 12 March 2006 p. 31
John Kavanagh,Blue-Chip Contemporary 18 -24 December 2003, BRW
McLean Edwards – Paintings 2002-2005 , Martin Browne Fine Art 2005 c ISSN 1323-7675 , Design Strategy , Sydney , Australia
Sony Barron, Flaws Fail to deter Queues 16 January 2002 Canberra Times
McLean Edwards – Paintings 1993-2002 Martin Browne Fine Art 2002 c ISSN 1323-7675
Ron Cerabona, A Challenging Display 10 January 2002 Canberra Times
Australian Style Magazine, June 2002

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Solo Exhibitions
2013
2012 MAF
2012
2008
2004
2003
2002
 

Group Exhibitions

2009

 

Available Works