MACLEOD, Euan

Born Christchurch, New Zealand, 1956

Certificate in Graphic Design, Christchurch Technical Institute 1974 to 1975 .

Diploma of Fine Arts Canterbury University, Christchurch, 1977 to 1979.  Moved to Sydney in 1981 and currently lives and works there.

Over the recent years, artist Euan Macleod has been exploring the possibilities of printmaking. Evidently, many of the resulting images are astoundingly beautiful. These are important works, as they capture the process of the artist discovering new ways of making his mark. This new Suite of 5 Etchings were created with Master Printmaker Ron McBurnie in his Queensland studio.

Within this collaboration, Euan has successfully taken his image making to a new medium and pushed for himself the boundaries of this new technique. Individual Titles: Climbing Figure, Fan Hill Figure, Light Melting Man and Room Figure Shadow

Now based in Sydney Australia he has exhibited in both New Zealand and Australia.  His work is represented in The National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of  Victoria, New England Regional Art Museum, Wollongong Art Gallery, Heide Park and Art Gallery and The New Parliament House Collection.

  • Finalist in the Sulman Prize in 1996, 1998, 1999,2000 
  • Winner of the Sulman Prize in 2001, with the painting titled 
  • Exquisite Corpse with Fire 
  • Finalist in the Wynne Prize in 1998, 1999 and 2003.
  • Winner of the Archibald Prize 1999 with the painting titled 
  • Self portrait/head like a hole.