ARTIST TALK || FINTAN MAGEE || QUAD MURAL
Renowned street artist Fintan Magee will commence painting a large-scale mural on the Lismore Library in The Quad on Friday, 25 January. Fintan was commissioned by the Quadrangle Placemaking Officer in mid-2018 to paint the mural as a key feature of the 2019 Quadrangle creative program. Join him at the end of his intallation week on Wednesday 30th January in the Lismore Reginoal Gallery event space to hear about his process and work.
Fintan Magee is a Sydney based social realist painter, specializing in large-scale murals. Born in 1985 in Lismore, New South Wales, to an architect mother and father who was a sculptor, he started drawing at a young age. His earlier large-scale paintings often inhabited the isolated, abandoned and broken corners of the city, and today are found all over the world including in London, Vienna, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Moscow, Rome, Jordan, and Dublin amongst others.
In recent years, Magee has solidified his position as one of Australia’s leading public artists and has traveled extensively, completing projects in countries across the world. Some of the most recent project of note include his work in a refugee camp in Jordan in 2017; and his solo exhibition ‘Waves’ at Mathgoth Gallery in Paris. In 2016, his solo exhibition ‘Water World’, at Backwoods Gallery in Melbourne; and a series of works on abandoned silos in Patchewollock, Victoria and both murals and a gallery installation for Tauranga Art Gallery, NZ, for the Paradox Festival. He is presently preparing for a solo exhibition in Los Angeles.
Magee has been featured in the Sydney Morning Herald, Juxtapoz Magazine, ABC News , The Australian, The Urban Contemporary Art Guide (2014, 2015), Street Art Australia (Lou Chamberlain), Graffiti Art (FR) Home & Design : Trends Magazine, Surface (Soren Solker) (DK), amongst others.
Artist Talk || Lismore Regional Gallery Event Space || Wednesday 30 January || 5.30 -6.30pm