• Julian Meagher, Slow Wave Cycle (Barragga Lake), 2021, oil on linen, 245 x 198 cm
  • Julian Meagher, Slow Wave Cycle (Marrickville), 2021, oil on linen, 245 x 198 cm
  • Julian Meagher, Rapid Eye Movement #5, 2021, oil on linen, 51 x 41 cm
  • Julian Meagher
, 'Slow Wave Cycle (Barragga Lake) #2', 2021
, oil on linen 
152 x 123 cm
  • Julian Meagher, The small hour #6, 2021, oil on linen, 183 x 152 cm
  • Julian Meagher, 
'Slow Wave Cycle (Barragga Lake) #6', 2021
, oil on linen
, 152 x 123 cm
  • Julian Meagher, The small hour #3, 2021, oil on linen, 183 x 152 cm
  • Julian Meagher, The small hour #5, 2021, oil on linen, 183 x 152 cm
  • Julian Meagher, The Space Between Here and There, 2019, oil on linen, 183 x 152 cm
  • Julian Meagher, The Sky is the Moon, 2018, oil on linen, 183 x 152 cm
  • Julian Meagher, Last Day on Earth, 2019, oil on linen, 183 x 152 cm
  • Julian Meagher, The Moon Came Down, 2018, oil on linen, 183 x 152 cm
  • Julian Meagher, Second Sun, 2019, oil on linen, 183 x 152 cm
  • Julian Meagher, Black Ocean, 2019, oil on linen, 183 x 152 cm
  • Julian Meagher, First Sign, 2019, oil on linen, 183 x 152 cm
  • Julian Meagher, Chanda Mama, 2019, oil on linen, 183 x 152 cm
  • Julian Meagher, Chin of Gold, 2019, oil on linen, 183 x 152 cm
  • Julian Meagher, Here and There, 2019, oil on linen, 183 x 152 cm
  • Julian Meagher, Study 1, 2018, oil on linen, 51 x 40 cm
  • Julian Meagher, Study 2, 2019, oil on linen, 51 x 40 cm
  • Julian Meagher, Study 3, 2019, oil on linen, 51 x 40 cm
  • Julian Meagher, Study 4, 2019, oil on linen, 51 x 40 cm
  • Installation view of The Space Between Here and There
  • Installation view of The Space Between Here and There
  • Installation view of The Space Between Here and There
  • Installation view of The Space Between Here and There
  • Installation view of The Space Between Here and There
  • Installation view of 'The Small Hours'; an exhbtion by Julian Meagher, at Yavuz Gallery, Redfern. November 2021. Image Credit: Docqment.

Julian Meagher

Julian Meagher’s (b. 1978, Australia) works evoke a sense of the sublime, capturing ephemeral and ever-changing moments that sit between reality and comprehension. Pared down and minimal, his oil paintings act as a mirror into the artist’s introspections and ruminations on the world and its condition. Paintings that appear to be landscapes at first glance unravel as self-portraits, capturing Meagher’s feelings towards them, portraits of his family melt into fields of colour and abstract landscapes; both encapsulating his larger hopes for nature, his family and the future. Neither one nor the other, Meagher’s paintings collapse the divide between genres.

Meagher has been a finalist in the Glover Prize 2019, Archibald Portrait Prize 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2021, the Wynne Prize 2015 and the Gold Award at Rockhampton Art Gallery 2016. He has also been a finalist multiple times in the Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Salon des Refuses, Metro Art Prize, Blake Prize for Religious Art and the RBS Emerging Artist Prize. He has exhibited extensively across Australia, Asia and America, and his work is included in numerous public collections including Artbank, Sydney; Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery; Bega Valley Regional Gallery; The Australian Catholic University Association; and The Australian War Memorial, Canberra.