Megan Keating is a multidisciplinary artist, crossing installation, painting, and paper cutting. Keating’s work centres on developing new ways of re-contextualising paper cutting and stencil making, drawing inspiration from European paper cutting traditions, where a grand narrative is constructed through a centralised motif underscored by elaborate decorative designs. And Then There Were None was created for the solo exhibition Ground Control, held at Criterion Gallery, Hobart in 2004. The work is a diptych of multilayered hand cut paper featuring military aviation motifs. This work reveals her ongoing exploration into the intersections between the natural environment, technology and culture.
Dr Megan Keating currently heads the School of Creative Arts and Media, University of Tasmania, following on from her role as Senior Lecturer in painting and Graduate Research Coordinator. Keating has exhibited extensively since 1999 nationally and internationally, as well as being the recipient of numerous awards, grants and residencies, including the 2011 Hobart Art Prize: Paper category, a year-long residency at Rimbun Dahan, Malaysia in 2008, as well as an Asialink residency at the Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan in 2006. 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.
MEGAN KEATING And The There Were None 2003 hand cut paper 53 x 78 cm
And Then There Were None 2003
hand cut paper
53 x 78 cm
79 x 104.5 [overall size]
Exhibited Criterion Gallery, Hobart