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McLEAN EDWARDS

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

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2017 Passport, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne
2016 Knock Knock, Nicholas Projects, Melbourne
2014 Local Heroes, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney
2013 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
2009 Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
2008 The End, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
2007 New Works, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
2006 Non Fiction, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
2005 The Revenge of Maggie Dubrovnik, Martin Browne Fine Art, Melbourne
2004 Mexican Brides, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
2003 Down and Dirty for the Lord, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
2003 Opening Exhibition, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
2002 Year of the Rat, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
2002 Recent Paintings and Drawings, Chapman Gallery, Manuka ACT
2002 Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
2001 Headway, Legge Gallery, Sydney
2000 I wanted to be normal for You, Legge Gallery, Sydney
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:

2018 W.O.P. 2018, Scott Livesey Galleries, Melbourne
2016 Salon des Refuses, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2016 Winter Exhibition, Heiser Gallery, Brisbane
2015 Art Month Collectors’ Space, The Hughes Gallery, Sydney
2015 Five Artists, Gallery Ecosse, Exeter, NSW
2014 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Juniper Hall, Sydney
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, 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
2003 A Selection of Important 20th Century Australian Paintings
2003 Martin Browne Fine Art, Sydney
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:

Erik Jensen, ‘McLean Edwards’ portrait in the Salon’, Look magazine, Art Gallery Society of New South Wales, Dec 2016/Jan 2017 issue
Helena Geilinger, ‘McLean Edwards, ‘Knock Knock’ August 2016
Carrie McCarthy, ‘McLean Edwards, Delightfully Dishevelled’ Cultural Flanerie, 21 July 2014
Elizabeth Fortescue, ‘Portrait of the artist and his imaginary friends’ Daily Telegraph, 30 May 2013
Nick O’Malley ‘Palettes loaded, lines drawn’, Sydney Morning Herald, 27 December 2011 p. 4-5
Andrew Frost, ‘Head-into the Black: McLean Edwards’, Art Monthly Australia, Issue 237 March 2011, p. 23- 25
Andrew Frost ‘McLean Edwards: Eventually No More’, Art Collector magazine Issue 57, July-September 2011
Steve Lopes, ‘McLean Edwards’, Artist Profile magazine, Issue 08 2009 p. 54-58
Dr Marcus Bunyan, ’Review McLean Edwards: Songs from the Ghost Ship at Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne’, Art Blart June 2009
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 2006
Megan Doherty, Canberra Times, 29 April 2006
The Art Life “The Darkness” April 2006
The Art Life “Eyes are Hard to Paint” March 2006
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
“Archies Pack ‘em in” Weekend Australian, 11 - 12 March 2006 p. 31
Clay Lucas, “Studio Chaos suits Edwards’ Style” The Age, 30 May 2005, Metro section p. 5
McLean Edwards - Paintings 2002-2005, Martin Browne Fine Art 2005 c ISSN 1323-7675, Design Strategy, Sydney, Australia
John Kavanagh, Blue-Chip Contemporary 18 -24 December 2003, BRW
Sony Barron, Flaws Fail to deter Queues 16 January 2002 Canberra Times
Ron Cerabona, A Challenging Display 10 January 2002 Canberra Times Australian Style Magazine, June 2002



Artwork 7068
McLean Edwards
Sylvia Pussy Bow

2017

oil on canvas

102.00 x 102.00 cm



Artwork 7066
McLean Edwards
Untitled

2017

oil on canvas

106.50 x 91.50 cm



Artwork 6920
McLean Edwards
General

2017

oil on board

51.00 x 41.00 cm

$2,200.00

Artwork 6917
McLean Edwards
The Optimist

2017

oil on board

51.00 x 41.00 cm

Sold

Artwork 6914
McLean Edwards
The Journalist #2

2017

oil on board

51.00 x 41.00 cm

Sold

Artwork 6912
McLean Edwards
The Drummer

2017

oil on board

51.00 x 41.00 cm

$2,200.00

Artwork 6905
McLean Edwards
The Russian Girl

2017

oil on board

51.00 x 41.00 cm

Sold

Artwork 6904
McLean Edwards
The Conservator

2017

oil on board

51.00 x 41.00 cm

Sold

Artwork 6888
McLean Edwards
Passport

2017

oil on board

51.00 x 41.00 cm

Sold

Artwork 6883
McLean Edwards
The Writer

2017

oil on board

61.00 x 46.00 cm

Sold

Artwork 6877
McLean Edwards
The au pair

2017

oil on board

61.00 x 46.00 cm

$3,300.00

Artwork 6739
McLean Edwards
First Born

oil on canvas

182.50 x 183.00 cm

$22,000.00

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