Linda McInally is an Australian, Brisbane based visual artist. Her artistic and creative journey continually returns to portraiture and figurative works. The artworks can be representative or abstract portrayals of her sitter or subject matter. Linda’s exploration and strong curiosity has led to extensive experimentation across a range of drawing and painting styles using a multiple mediums and substrates. More recently, oil painting is her choice for figurative and portraiture works.
Her practice also explores symbolic and abstracted ideas through multidisciplinary works that investigate identity, the evolution of self, equality, equity, mortality and the human experience. She is particularly interested in people through portraiture and the observation of human behaviour and temporality. A minimalist approach is often used to express ideas that include working with abstracted shapes, lines, colours and forms. The possibilities are endless. Linda’s creative process records and archives her trace of being and life experience.
B.Com 1994 Griffith University, Nathan Brisbane.
Commenced full time study in the Bachelor of Fine Art at Griffith University, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane.
2019 The Queensland College of Art, Italy Study Tour – visiting Venice (58th Venice Biennale) Trento, Rovereto, Florence and Rome.
2018 – 2019 Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Machinery Street Galleries, Bowen Hills.
2022 The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize semi-finalist.
2022 The Salon des Refuses, Brisbane Portrait Prize.
2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2016 The Half Dozen Group of Artists Inc.
2022 Overload Art Exhibition, Gold Coast Queensland.
Awards: 2019 The Griffith Award for Academic Excellence in the Bachelor Of Fine Art.
Illustrator: Inara Strungs, Secrets of a Waterloo Baker. MoshPit Publishing, Hazelbrook NSW, 2016.
Review: Museum of Brisbane for the international website: MainlyMuseums.com.
Member and Secretary of The Half Dozen Group of Artists Inc. www.hdg-artists.com
Member: National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) www.visualarts.net.au
Member: Arts Hub www.artshub.com.au
Member: Institute of Modern Art www.ima.org.au
Collections: Private collectors across Australia and International.
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