Mike McMeekan - Suburban Escapism

Mike McMeekan - From the Bowels of SuburbiaDates: Friday 23 June - Saturday 29 July 2017
Venue: Arts Centre, 22 Gawler St, Port Noarlunga

Mike McMeekan was born in Durban, South Africa and has enjoyed a close relationship with Australia since 1974, when he and his family immigrated to Australia. Mike returned to South Africa mid-1976 to re-engage his studies and to connect with the evolving political/arts climate there; finally settling in Adelaide with his wife and children in 1998. Mike’s artworks are generated by emotional responses to sights containing visual interest, married to observations of social interactions as seen around the suburbs of Adelaide with an emphasis on the southern beach areas. The exhibition will consist of a collection of large paintings with accompanying drawings and some small sketches to illustrate how his artistic process unfolds.