15 – 21 July


Holly O’Meehan’s art practice comments on the state of the natural environment, particularly with in her home state of Western Australia, and analyses the long term effects colonial agricultural processes and land clearing have on the unique flora and fauna endemic to the land. Her works often speculate the evolution of said endangered species into offensive organisms with the ability to use the debris we humans create in order to turn our aggressive and invasive methods against us. O’Meehan has developed her creative approach throughout the course of a double Bachelor in Fine Arts and Art & Design at Curtin University (2014), more recently an intensive Ceramic Skill Set Post Graduate course at North Metropolitan TAFE (2020), & a mentorship program organised through ArtSource WA, in late 2020. 

R/evolution I & II, Holly O’Meehan, Coalesce exhibition at Kolbusz gallery for IOTA24, 2024, Stoneware ceramic, underglaze and glaze, 38cm x 28cm x 50cm, Photo Credit: Holly O’Meehan.

Waiting, Holly O’Meehan, disPLACEment exhibition at the Rockingham Arts Centre, 2024, Stoneware ceramic and glazes, 9cm x 19cm x 60cm, Photo Credit: Holly O’Meehan.

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Mother and daughter duo, Jill Paynter-O’Meehan and Holly O’Meehan, Neon Lagoon Golden Wattle Hookers, large scale crochet and other textile installation in bright reds, pinks and yellows. This installation included floor and hanging works.

Neon Lagoon, Golden Wattle Hookers (aka Jill Paynter-O’Meehan and Holly O’Meehan), Animaze exhibition at the Fremantle Arts Centre, 2018. Various crocheted yarns, various textiles, pine board, house paint, foam and projection, Dimensions: Variable, Photo Credit: Fremantle Arts Centre.

Mother and daughter duo, Jill Paynter-O’Meehan and Holly O’Meehan, work both collaboratively and individually, with their seperate art practices developing into rather opposing bodies of work, but with both heavily focused on process and materiality with there most common thread being working repetitively. The duo have previously worked collaboratively under the name the “Golden Wattle Hookers”, a homage to their connections to farming and country living, the Country Women’s Association and the Golden Wattle Cook Book. Under this name they have exhibited in large spaces such as the Fremantle Arts Centre for their 2019 “Animaze” exhibition, developed large scale outdoor community engagement works for several local Perth councils during 2021 and 2022, and have lended their skills to large scale commissions such the two uncanny and oversized sheep titled “Pair” by Abdul-Rahman Abdullah. 

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