Unfolding the Layers

Cheryl McGannon



Professional Practicing Visual Artist and Educator


chezartist@gmail.com     https://www.facebook.com/cherylmcgannonart/

http://www.cherylmcgannon.com     https://www.instagram.com/cherylmcgannon/


1998 Master of Creative Arts, James Cook University of North Queensland

1991 Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education, University of South Australia

1990 BVA, James Cook University 
1989 Diploma in Fine Arts, Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE, Townsville



1989-1992    Vocational Teacher, Townsville TAFE

1992 – 2006  Head of Arts Department, Head of Printmaking and Computer Graphics

2000-2006     Chair Elect, Strategic Product Implementation Group for Queensland Education

                         Staff Elect, Member of the Barrier Reef College Council

2008                Head of Art Department, McKillop College, Swan Hill, Victoria

2009-2012      Head of Arts Department, Victory College, Gympie, Qld

2012 – Current

                         Facilitating Art workshops throughout Australia and  Art Instructor for Flying Arts, Qld

2012-2020      Full time professional Artist/Educator


2020                    Du Rietz Art Awards, Gympie

2019                    In Situ Exhibition, Cool Art Gallery, Coolum

                             Du Rietz Art Awards, Gympie

                             Swinburne University Melbourne

                             McGreggor Lions Art Extravaganza, The Lakes

2018                    Butter Factory Arts, Cooroy

                             Gympie Regional Gallery

                             Percolator Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane

                             MacGregor Lions Art Extravaganza

2017                    MacGregor Art Extravaganza, Mt Gravatt

                             Gympie Regional Gallery ‘Gold Rush Awards’

                             Flying Arts Touring Exhibition ‘Colours of  Qld

2016                    Gympie Regional Gallery

                             Noosa Regional Gallery ‘Taste of Art’

2015                    Kenilworth Arts Council, Art Awards

                             Eumundi Artisans, Eumundi

                             Coastal Artisans, Peregian Beach, Noosa

2014                    Queensland Arts Alliance, Caloundra

2013                    Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong

                             Sunshine Coast City Council, Botanical

                             Gardens Convention Centre

2012                    Noosa Regional Gallery, A taste of Art

                             Silk Cut Award, Melbourne, Victoria

2011                    Silk Cut Award – Finalist Exhibition,

                             Melbourne, Victoria

2010                    Heart of Gold: Invited exhibitor, Gympie

2009                    Heart of Gold: Invited exhibitor, Gympie

2006                    Traveling Exhibition Title: Cassette Prints

                             Umbrella studios Townsville

2006                    Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

2005                    (Solo Show) Vincent Gallery, James Cook

                             University, Townsville

2005                   Umbrella Studio, Townsville

2002                    Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

2002                    Palmetum Artists’ Book Launch. Lyrebird

                             Press .Townsville Q.

2001                    James Cook University, Townsville: SQUELCH



                             Gympie Regional Gallery

                             James Hardy Collection, State Library Qld

                             James Cook University Townsville

                             Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE Townsville

                             Mackay Regional Library

                             Private collections, national, international

                             (USA, UK, New Zealand, Hong Kong, China)



2020                    Finalist, Du Rietz Art Awards, Gympie

2019                    Finalist, Du Rietz Art Awards, Gympie

                             Finalist, Camberwell Art Show, Swinburne

                             University Vic

2018                    Winner – Miniature Awards – Gympie

                             Regional Gallery

                             Winner – Landscape Award – Best in show –

                             MacGregor Lions Art Extravaganza

2017                    Winner – Mixed Media, MacGregor Lions Art


2016                    Winner – Open Section, Cold Wax Mixed

                             Media, MacGregor Lions Art Extravaganza



2020                    Arts Connect, Sunshine Coast

2019                    Noosa Open Studios

2018                    Noosa Open Studios

2017                    Cold Wax Medium – Techniques, Concepts &

                             Conversations by Rebecca Crowell & Jerry


                             Noosa Open Studios

2016                    Noosa Open Studios

2013                    Tamarind e-magazine 6th edition

                             Cup Magazine: Asia Contemporary Art Show,

                             Hong Kong

2004                    The Palmetum Published by Lyre Bird Press                                  (Commissioned Etching)

2000                    Ex Libris Bookplates from North Queensland                                 Published by Lyre Bird Press, James Cook Uni