Dr. Megan Keating
Head of School
School of Creative Arts and Media
Centre for the Arts, Hobart CBD Campuses
Dr Megan Keating is a Senior Lecturer in Painting and Graduate Research Coordinator at the School of Creative Arts. Meg is a multidisciplinary artist, crossing installation, painting, and paper cutting. Her works explore intersections between the natural environment, technology and culture. Meg is particularly interested in traditional paper cutting folk art techniques, which she re-contextualises through painting and cut-out works.
Meg has exhibited extensively since 1999 nationally and internationally, as well as being the recipient of numerous awards. In 2012 she was awarded an Australia Council New Work Grant in the mid career category to develop new ways of re-contextualising paper cutting. In 2011 Meg won the Hobart Art Prize: Paper category as well as taking out the People's Choice Award. In 2008 she was the recipient of a year-long residency at Rimbun Dahan, Malaysia; an Asialink residency at the Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan in 2006 followed by a residency at The European School, Taipei in 2007; Australia Council Grant in the category of New Work Established in 2005. Her work is in numerous collections including Artbank, BHP Billiton, Australian Embassy, Beijing, Hobart City Council, National Gallery of Australia, Rimbun Dahan, Malaysia, Taipei Artists Village, Taiwan and the University of Sydney.
Meg was born in Sydney where she worked in a design studio before attending the National Art School in Sydney. Meg graduated with a PhD from the University of Tasmania in 2003.