black and blue film



black&blue: a short film


This is the story of how Angus McDonald's recent body of work evolved

and provides an insight into his creative process; filmed in his Lennox Head studio, Australia.


Film by Howling Eagle Productions. 

Soundtrack: "Anemone", Brian Jonestown Massacre


black and blue

1oth to 30th September 2014




Exhibition opening Saturday 13th



Olsen Irwin Gallery, Sydney





Lessons of History
17th November to 7th December 2014


The JADA 2014


Grafton Regional Gallery





Lessons of History
26th July to 7th Septemebr 2014


Mosman Art Prize 2014


Mosman Art Gallery





Lessons of History
22nd October to 9th Novemeber 2014


Lessons of History

Olsen Irwin Gallery







Bovine Dreaming
30 May to 19 July 2014


So Much More Than a Big Sheep 


Goulburn Regional Art Gallery








 3rd to 17th May 2014


Everyday Majesty 


An exhibition of paintings resulting from my exploration into the sublime ceramic work of the late great Gwyn Hannsen Piggot opens at Olsen Irwin Gallery’s Queen Street space in Sydney at 2pm - 4pm, May 3rd.


Olsen Irwin Gallery

40 Queen Street, Woollahra



Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA) 2013

Angus has been selected as a finalist in the 2013 Eutick Memorial Still Life Award (EMSLA) at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery to be judged by SMH Art critic John McDonald. Winners announced 15th November and the exhibition runs until Saturday 18th Jan 2014. EMSLA 2013 will tour Parliament House in Macquarie Street, Sydney during April 2014




Between Commonwealth Bay

2nd to 5th September 2013

Tattersalls Landscape Art Prize 2013


Angus has been selected as a finalist in this year's Tattersalls Landscape Art Prize.


Tattersalls Club,

Brisbane, QLD







23rd to 25th August 2013



Kings School Art Prize


Gowan Brae, The Kings School,

Sydney, NSW








Slow 15 Cover

28 June 2013

Ballina Marine Rescue Art Prize - Waves and Waterways Exhibition


The art prize fundraiser, judged by Angus McDonald, is in it's second year and organisers hope to raise funds toward a new Volunteer Rescue Tower for the Ballina Shire.


Slow 15 Cover

May 2013

Room To Explore - Slow Magazine, Issue 15


Angus features in Slow Magazine discussing his history painting around the world, his studio in Australia and his new explorative art practice.



"You have to make a living, but that's my big thing - to just keep exploring."



Article by Tim Baker



Natalie Wilkin

23rd March to 19th May 2013

Salon de Refusés


Angus' portrait of artist Natalie Wilkin has been selected for the 'alternative' exhibition of Archibald Prize entries.


S.H. Ervin Gallery
Watson Rd

Millers Point (The Rocks)  NSW  2001


Grafton Regional Gallery

8th December 2012

Angus and Archibald


Angus McDonald in conversation with Lesley Apps, Arts Editor of the Daily Examiner

11 am


Grafton Regional Gallery
158 Fitzroy Street

Grafton  NSW  2460

T +61 2 6642 3177


Bull Head I

5th to 23rd September 2012


Tim Olsen Gallery
163 Jersey Rd

Woollahra  NSW  Sydney

T +61 2 9327 3922

Tim Maguire

22nd August 2012

Newcastle Art Gallery: Archibald Prize 2012 on tour

"Newcastle Art Gallery is pleased to announce the People's Choice Award has been awarded to Angus McDonald for the portrait of fellow artist Tim Maguire.." 


Newcastle Art Gallery


Angus and Tim Talk Art

9th August 2012

The Byron at Byron presents Angus McDonald and Tim Olsen

Angus McDonald, with an introduction and short talk from Tim Olsen - 7pm

The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa
77-97 Broken Head Road, Byron Bay NSW 2481

T: +61 2 6639 2000

For enquiries or reservations, contact Caroline Desmond

T: +61 2 6687 5674

Angus & Tim Maguire

23rd May 2012 

Art After Hours - Archibald Prize 2012 celebrity events


Angus will take part in an artist panel discussion hosted by Jonathan Biggins - 6.30-7.00 pm


Art Gallery of NSW
Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney NSW 2000

Tim Maguire

31st March to 3rd June 2012

2012 Archibald Prize Finalist - Portrait of Tim Maguire

Art Gallery of NSW
Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney NSW 2000

Tethered by Fears, Propelled by Dreams

31st March to 3rd June 2012

2012 Sulman Prize Finalist - Tethered by Fears, Propelled by Dreams

Art Gallery of NSW
Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney NSW 2000

Bovine Dreaming

18th November to 3rd December 2011 

Recent paintings and drawings

Greenhill Galleries
6 Gugeri Street, Claremont, WA 6010
T: +61 89383 4433

David Band

Sunday 30th October 2011 3pm


David Band 1959-2011


A fundraising auction to benefit his son Alfie Band

Deutscher and Hackett
105 Commercial Rd, South Yarra Vic 3141
T: +61 0398656333


29th October 2011 

Kedumba Drawing Award 2011

Kedumba Collection, "Coorah"

Blue Mountains Grammar School
Matcham Avenue, Wentworth Falls 2782



18th October 2011 London

Hewer Street Studios Group Show


The exhibiting artists have all worked at Hewer Street over the last decade...

Hewer Street Studios
11 Hewer Street London W10 6DU
Private view 6 to 9 PM



6th to 10th October 2011 London

 Art London

with Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery (Booth 42)
Royal Chelsea Hospital, London SW3

Dr Ann Lewis AO

28th August 2011


Angus McDonald floor talk


At 2.00pm the Archibald Prize 2011 finalist will deliver a floor talk on the creation of his portrait of Dr Ann Lewis AO.


Archibald Prize 2011 Regional Tour

Tweed River Art Gallery
2 Mistral Rd (Cnr Tweed Valley Way), Murwillumbah South


Flowers and Heels

30th June to 23rd July 2011 London

Sit Still

Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery
2A Conway Street London W1T 6BA
T: +44 02074364899


Sit Still

1st to 16th July 2011 




40 x 40 cm works by a collection of artists including Angus Mcdonald, at:


Greenhill Galleries
6 Gugeri Street, Claremont, WA 6010
T: +61 89383 4433



Alistair II 2010

14th to 25th June 2011

Animalia - a group show

Jan Murphy Gallery

486 Brunswick St

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane  QLD  4006

T: +61 7 3254 1855

Dr Ann Lewis

16th April to 26th June, 2011

2011 Archibald Prize Finalist - Portrait of Dr Ann Lewis

Art Gallery of NSW
Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney NSW 2000




19th to 23rd January, 2011 London

London Art Fair

with Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery (stand G7)
Business Design Centre

Islington, London N1




21st October 2010

Angus McDonald in conversation


Susi Muddiman, director of the Tweed River Art Gallery will quiz Angus about his inclusion in the Archibald Prize 2009. This event is being held to coincide with his show 'The Time in Between' and will be held at Jan Murphy Gallery, at 6pm on 21st October.

Please contact the gallery to make a reservation.


T: +61 7 3254 1855

Big Prawn

2010 & 2011

The Big Prawn

Angus McDonald and award winning designer Natalie Wilkin have been commissioned to conceive, design and build a new 12 metre Big Prawn on a commercial site adjoining the new Ballina Bypass in Northern NSW. The project, financed by the Condon group, will commence in late 2010.


12th to 30th October 2010

The Time in Between

Jan Murphy Gallery

486 Brunswick St

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane  QLD  4006



Words without Walls

6th to 8th August 2010, Byron Bay

Byron Bay Writers Festival



Hand painted chair to be auctioned for the free speech organisation, PEN. The empty chair will feature as part of the festival's 'Words without Walls" exhibition.


North Beach Byron

Bayshore Drive, Byron Bay  NSW  2481











30th July 2010


Angus McDonald will feature as guest artist in a group show to be held at Lorraine Pilgrim Art Gallery.

87 Ridgeway Avenue, Southport QLD 4215
T: +61 7 5532 7170 






Skulls and Melon

12 to 13 June 2010

Angus McDonald

Painting from Life

Art Workshops Australia

Waywood Gallery

3 Centennial Circuit, Byron Bay NSW 2481


T: +61 1300 350 353



Love Death Cowhide

14th April to 2nd May 2010

Love Death Cowhide

Tim Olsen Gallery
163 Jersey Rd

Woollahra  NSW  Sydney

T +61 2 9327 3922

Pitcher and Melon

October 2009

Eutick Memorial Still Life Prize, finalist

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Corner Coff and Duke Streets, Coffs Harbour 2450
T: +61 2 6648 4863




July 2009

Jeans for Genes Denim Charity Dinner


'Skullduggery' Orlando Bloom's Tsubi Jeans, oil on denim

Auction 30th July, Australian Jockey Club, Sydney. All proceeds to the Children's Medical Research Institute.
For information, contact Christine:


30th June to 25th July 2009

Waiting - A Still Life


group exhibition

NG Art Gallery
Upper Level, 3 Little Queen St, Chippendale, Sydney 2008




May 2009, Lismore, NSW

Commisioned image, 'Equine'

Interior Architect Natalie Wilkin from NW Design

Printed semi-transparent vinyl film attached to glass.

Tommy's Platinum Bar & Restaurant


15th February to 26th April 2009

Finalist - Montalto Sculpture Prize

'Gustavo' - found driftwood, dowell, stainless steel, sealer
324 x 136 x 127 cm


7th March to 24th May 2009

2009 Archibald Prize finalist - 'Beyond' - portrait of Zoe MacDonell

Art Gallery of NSW
Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney NSW 2000

Still Life

14th February to 29th March 2009

Still Life 1930's  -  Present

Gold Coast Arts Centre
Surfers Paradise, Queensland