McIlraith, Morna

PROFILE

Morna left a career in advertizing illustration to study at the Julian Ashton Art School where she won the Dobell Scholarship and the Henry Gibbons Prize for Drawing.

She pursued further study with Graeme Inson and Richard Ashton, and at the Florence Academy and Studio Canova in Rome.

Morna paints full time and occasionally teaches in her Bundeena studio. Her commissions include portraits, nudes, still lifes and animals

 

TRAINING

2009 – Workshop Atellier Canova, Rome
1999 – Florence Academy , Florence ltaly
1992-1996 Student of painter Richard Ashton
1991-1994 Diploma of Fine Art, Julian Aston Art School Sydney
 

AWARDS

2005 Highly Commended Shirley Hannan Portrait Award Bega Valley Regional Gallery
1993 Dobell Scholarship, Julian Aston Art School Sydney
1992 Henry Gibbons Prize for Drawing, Julian Aston Art School Sydney

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2014 Portrait Artists Australia Exhibition, Australian Embassy, Washington
2014 Journey’s West Exhibition, Orange Regional Gallery
2014 Finalist EMSLA Still Life Prize, Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
2013 Finalist Portia Geach Portrait Award S H Ervin Gallery Sydney
2012 – Finalist Portia Geach Award S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2011 – Finalist Portia Geach Award S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2011 – Finalist Mosman Art Prize, Mosman Art Gallery
2010 – Finalist Portia Geach Portrait Award S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2010 – Art of Living Festival Exhibition Bundeena NSW
2008 – Finalist Shirley Hannan Portrait Award Bega Valley Regional Gallery
2005 – Finalist Portia Geach Portrait Award – S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney
2005 – Finalist Shirley Hannan Portrait Award Bega Valley Regional Gallery
1998 – Finalist Alice Bale Traveling Scholarship – Glen Eira City Gallery , Melbourne
1995 – “12 Young Figurative Painters “  – Holdsworth Gallery, Sydney
 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2000-2014 – Art of Living Exhibitions Bundeena NSW
 

COMMISSIONS

Morna is available for commissions.

 

COLLECTIONS

Morna’s works are held in private collections in Australia including portraiture for the family of J. Richard Ashton.