Tarn McLean

B: 1971 Milton, NSW, Australia

Ph: M: +61 428232652

Email: tarnmclean@bigpond.com

www.tarnmclean.com

 

EDUCATION

2013 – 2016 Doctor of Philosophy University of Southern Queensland Modes of Painted Reality: The Design of Space and Architecture Since The 1960’s.

2010 - Bachelor of Visual Art HONOURS (1st) University of Southern Queensland

2006- 2008 Bachelor of Visual Art with Distinction University of Southern Queensland

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 - Seeing Painting, ALEXANDRA LAWSON GALLERY, Toowoomba, Australia

2016 – MONOPUNK MULTICHROME University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia

2009 – Colour Light Space, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Australia

GROUP EXHIBITION 

2016 - ALEXANDRA LAWSON GALLERY Launch, Toowoomba, Australia

2016 - Toowoomba Biennial Emerging Artist Award, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Australia

2016 - USQ Graduart, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Australia

2015 – Colours and Lines Don’t Lie Group Show Works on Paper, Modern Art Projects, Faulconbridge, NSW.

2015 – Collide Group Show Works on Paper, Cairns, Queensland.

2014 – un-bound-ed, Curated by Brent Hallard, Bay Area, San Francisco

2014 – Exchange with NLH, Giving Loving Sharing, Copenhagen

2014 – For The Hustle, No Comply, Toowoomba

2014 – Superfluidity, University of Southern Queensland

2013 – Queensland College of Art, Down The Rabbit Hole, Brisbane

2013 –Tarn McLean and Alexandra Lawson, NLH Space Copenhagen, Denmark

2013 – Animating Spaces Toowoomba, Real Time Your Time. CBD, Toowoomba

2013 – Queensland Regional Art Award Travelling exhibition, Queensland

2013 – Imagine You Know Toowoomba Regional Council Travelling exhibition, Queensland

2012 – Imagine You Know, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

2012 – LIMINAL, Curated by Ashleigh Bunter, SYDNEY NON OBJECTIVE, Sydney, Australia

2011 – Feather and Lawry Design, Toowoomba

2011 – Interscapes, Curated by Ashleigh Bunter, Jugglers Art Space, Brisbane, Australia

2010 – Graduart, University of Southern Queensland

2010 – Graduart, Toowoomba Regional Art Show

2010 – NEW INTERNATIONAL, Curated by Kyle Jenkins, SYDNEY NON OBJECTIVE, Sydney

2010 – ANTHONY FARRELL AND TARN MCLEAN, Attic Art Space, Toowoomba

2009 – Australia Wide Printmaking Portfolio

2009 – Group Show curated by Kyle Jenkins, SYDNEY NON OBJECTIVE

2008 – Graduart, University of Southern Queensland

CURATING

2015 – Olivier Mosset, Peter Holm and Kyle Jenkins, Paintingontopofistelf, MOP, Sydney

PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS

2015 – First Coat 2015, Public Venue Installation, Toowoomba.

2014 – NLH Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014 – Phat Burgers, North Point Shopping Centre, Ruthven Street, Toowoomba, QLD

2013 – Real Time Your Time public video installation, Artslink Queensland Public Art Initiative, Animating Spaces

2013 – Boutique Botanical Shop 3/98 Marine Parade, Kingscliff, NSW

2013 – Mactaggart Building, 156 Margaret Street, Toowoomba, QLD

2013 – NLH Projects, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012 – Phat Burgers, 520 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba, QLD

2010 – Arts Block, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD

ARTIST RUN SPACES

2014 – Current, REFLEX PROJECTS www.reflexprojects.org

2013 – Current, START Student Art Toowoomba https://www.facebook.com/STARTToowoomba/

2011 – Current, RAYGUN PROJECTS www.raygunlab.com

REVIEWS

2015 – Paintingontopofitself, Curated by Tarn McLean. Art Guide Australia, March 4th, 2015 by Tracey Clement

2013/2014 – Art Monthly Summer Issue, Down the Rabbit Hole,

2011 – Art Monthly Australia, September issue, Tarn McLean by Louise Martin-Chew

COLLECTIONS

University of Southern Queensland

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Curtin University, Western Australia

GRANTS AND PRIZES

2016 - 2013 Australian Post Graduate Award - Australian Government funding for Higher Research 

2014 – Danish Arts Council, Statens Kunstrad, Artist Run, Copenhagen

2014 – ARTS QUEENSLAND Projects and Programs Funding, RAYGUN

2013 – ARTS QUEENSLAND Projects and Programs Funding, RAYGUN

2013 – Real Time Your Time public video installation, Artslink Queensland Public Art Initiative, Animating Spaces

2012 – ARTS QUEENSLAND Projects and Programs Funding, RAYGUN

2010 – NAVA Ignition Prize for Professional Practice

PUBLICATIONS

2016 PhD Thesis Grubby Mistakes and Beautiful Propositions: The shift of painting out as a way to look back in.

2015 – 2020 Paintingontopofitself Series of five exhibitions and accompanying catalolgue/essays

2014 – Kyle Jenkins, Smash Your Head On The Punk Rock, August 2014, BLINDSIDE, MelbourneTarn