Andrew McIlroy

“In the past I have written about conveying emotion in art, how consciously courting specific emotional responses can assist audiences traverse differing styles and genres and thematically unify an artist’s otherwise diverse body of work.

But I’ve come to realise this critique does not add anything of genuine value because the impact of the circumstances in which the art is created is all that truly matters.

An artist’s value then lies inuniquely making sense of the swirling chaos or the beauty of things around themat a particular time. I believe this is especially true in landscape painting.

There is nothing we can add to nature’s presentation of itself.  We just paint what we see in the moment.

So what makes an artwork special?  

For me, it is found in the act of making, the technique that will uniquely define the work and give it energy and purpose, and ultimately come to define the artist themselves.”  

- Andrew McIlroy, January 2024

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Born 1966, Melbourne, Victoria. Lives and works in Melbourne

2022

Artist Residency, Orquevaux France

2005-06

Painting  & Sculpture, Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney

2001-02

Graduate Diploma, Fine Arts (Painting), Swinburne University,  Melbourne

1989-92

Bachelor of Economics, Monash University,

1984-87

Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne,

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  

2021

Passage: New Paintings, Artvisory Gallery, Melbourne

2017

South Wind, Nanda\Hobbs  Contemporary, Sydney

2016

Tempest, Gould Galleries, Melbourne

2014

Rush, Art Equity Gallery, Sydney

2012

Into the Abyss, Gould  Galleries, Melbourne

2010 

Against the Tide, Axia  Modern Art, Melbourne

2009

Plunge, Art Equity Gallery, Sydney

2008

Lumiere, Art Equity Gallery, Sydney

2007

Breaking Light, Axia  Modern Art, Melbourne

2007

Diffusions of Light, Art  Equity Gallery, Sydney

2006

New Works, Art Equity Gallery, Sydney

2005

Salt, Sydney

2004

Gaia, Melbourne

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2020

2019

2018

2017

 

2018

 

King’s School  Art Prize, Sydney

Kings School  Art Prize, Sydney

Biennale of Australian Art, Ballarat

Summer  Group Exhibition, Nanda Hobbs, Sydney

Weather, Group Show, Despard Gallery, Hobart

2008

Kings School Art Prize, Sydney

2007

Group Exhibition, Pivotal  Galleries, Melbourne

2006

Group Exhibition, Art  Equity Gallery, Sydney

Landcom Art Project, Sydney

Out of the Box, Pivotal  Galleries, Melbourne

Group Exhibition, Pivotal  Galleries, Melbourne

2005

Group Exhibition, Pivotal  Galleries, Melbourne

Group Exhibition, Pollock  Gallery, Melbourne

Melbourne Art Fair, Art Equity, Melbourne

2004

Director’s Choice, Richard  Martin Art, Sydney

Group Exhibition, Pollock  Gallery, Melbourne

 

AWARDS

 

2020

2019

2014

2008

Kings Art Prize (finalist)

Kings School Art Prize (finalist)

Hornsby Art Prize (finalist)

Kings School Art Prize (finalist)

2006

ANL Maritime Art Prize (finalist)

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Cascades, Orquevaux (France) II
Andrew McIlroy
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Cascades, Orquevaux (France) I
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Sheoak Falls III
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Andrew McIlroy, Sheoak Falls III, 2023, Oil on linen, 137cm x 122cm
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Sheoak Falls II
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Sheoak Falls I
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Hopetoun Falls II
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Hopetoun Falls I
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Morning Orquevaux (France)
Andrew McIlroy
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Andrew McIlroy, Morning Orquevaux (France), 2023, Oil on linen, 112cm x 96cm
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