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I have a profound fascination with the visceral connection humans have with the natural world. Through my work I attempt to find ways to reconnect us with ancient wisdoms and intrinsic knowledge.

Rebecca McEwan

Is a South Australian emerging visual artist working in a variety of media including drawing, encaustic wax, sculpture and installation. Rebecca received a Bachelors Degree in Visual Art and Design from Adelaide College of the Arts in 2016, receiving the Arts Excellence award for Drawing. Her work explores human connection with the natural world at both a macroscopic and microscopic level. Rebecca’s artwork has been exhibited in multiple galleries within South Australia including Hill Smith Gallery. Rebecca continually seeks to enrich her practice by undertaking opportunities such as a mentorship program at the State Herbarium under the guidance of Chief Botanist Professor Michelle Waycott with the support of Guildhouse and artist in residency at Sauerbier House resulting in an exhibition and public engagement events. Rebecca’s recent accolades include selection as a finalist in the 2018 Heysen Prize for Landscape and shortlisting for the Helpmann Academy Hilton Adelaide Commission.

Contact

for sales, projects, collaborations, commissions and enquiries

rebeccamcewan@internode.on.net

 

Awards, Achievements and Residencies

2019 Winner Adelaide Fringe BankSA weekly award Visual Art and Design

2018 Finalist Heysen Prize for Landscape

2018 Guildhouse LimberUp Mentorship - State Herbarium, Botanic Gardens of South Australia

2018 Artist in Residence Sauerbier House, SA

2017 Shortlisted Helpmann Academy Hilton Adelaide Hotel Commission

2017 Arts Excellence Award - Drawing Adelaide College of the Arts

2017 Merit list Adelaide College of the Arts

2011 1st prize Indoor Sculpture Prize Brighton Jetty Classic Sculpture Exhibition

 

Education

Bachelor of Visual Art and Design, Adelaide College of the Arts

Honours candidate 2017 Adelaide College of the Arts, Flinders University (deferred)

Creative Incubator Program 2018 , Adelaide College of the Arts

Sketching Techniques workshop with Datsun Tran, ACE Open, October 2018

BYOlab workshop with SymbioticA, Spectra 2018 Symposium, Adelaide, October 2018

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019

4000 Stories, FELTspace, back gallery, Adelaide Fringe, SA

2018

The Language of Sunbeams, Sauerbier House Artist in Residence, SA

It's Quiet Here, Fleurieu Art House, SA

Tipping Point Gallery Flaneur, Adelaide City Council, SA

2017

The Nature of Things, group exhibition, Hill Smith Gallery, SA

Saint Ignatius Art Show, SALA, SA

Southern Ocean Art Prize, Robe, SA

2016

Selected 3rd Year Students, Hill Smith Gallery, SA

Ingress, Adelaide College of the Arts Graduation Exhibition, Light Square Gallery, SA

2015

The Salon Hang, Floating Goose, Adelaide Fringe, SA

2014
North Adelaide Library, SA
Understudy, Mrs Harris Shop, Adelaide Fringe Festival, SA

2013
Brighton Jetty Classic Sculpture Exhibition, SA
Loreto Spring Arts Show, SA

2012

Nourish, Gallery M, SA
Mulberry Farm Sculpture Walk, Leafy Sea Dragon Festival, SA
Connexion, Pepper Street Arts Centre Gallery, SA
Brighton Jetty Classic Sculpture Exhibition, SA

2011

Brighton Jetty Classic Sculpture Exhibition, SA – Indoor Sculpture Prize Winner
 

Solo Exhibitions

2016 Memory of Motion, Maxwell Winery, Ellen Street Restaurant, McLaren Vale, SA

2015 Floragraphica, The Arts Centre, Port Noarlunga, SA

 

Public Artwork

2019 Assisting Laura Wills, mural for City of Onkaparinga Council, SA

2015 Assisting Joe Felber, public artwork for SA Power Networks, SA

 

Memberships and Experience

Guildhouse, NAVA

Volunteer at Sauerbier House, contemporary art space, Port Noarlunga

Volunteer at Spectra 2018, symposium, ANAT, Adelaide, October, 2019

Volunteer, Fleurieu Biennale, 2018