Selective Curriculum Vitae

Cheryl Joy (McGannon) MCA


Vocation               Contemporary Visual Artist


Citizenship            Australia

Lives                     Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia


Master of Creative Arts, James Cook University of North Queensland

Bachelor of Education, University of South Australia 
Bachelor of Arts,  James Cook University

Professional Development Workshop with Rebecca Crowell, Italy

Professional Exhibitions

2019         Cool Art Gallery, Coolum, Qld 'In Situ' group exhibition
                Swinburne University,  Melbourne

                 Gympie  Regional Gallery

2018         Curated Exhibition,  MacGreggor, Mt Gravatt, Award -Best in Section 

                 'Landscape/Seascape '

2018         Miniature Award, Winner, Gympie Regional Gallery, Rush Exhibition
2017          Noosa Regional Gallery, Taste of Art

                   MacGreggor Art Exhibition, Mt Gravatt. Winner of the Open Section
                   Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria.
2016          Represented by
                   Gympie Gold Rush Art Award
                    Flying Arts Alliance Regional Arts Touring Exhibition
                    'Colours of Queensland'  Regional Arts Awards, Brisbane
                     Artist in Residence, Aromas, Hastings Street, Noosa  
                     Noosa Open Studios, Wallace House, Noosa
                     Off The Edge, Gympie Regional Gallery

                     Coastal Artisans, Peregian Beach, Noosa, Qld Australia

                      Artisans Gallery Eumundi Queensland Australia
2014             Queensland Arts Alliance,  Caloundra
                      Gympie Gold Rush Art Show

2013              Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong

                      Dualis, Two Artists, Two Mediums. Maroochydore Arts Centre

2012              Noosa Regional Gallery, A Taste of Art

                      Silk Cut Award, Melbourne, Victoria

2011              Silk Cut Award – Finalist Exhibition, Melbourne, Victoria

2010              Heart of Gold: Invited exhibitor, Gympie

2009              Heart of Gold: Invited exhibitor, Gympie

2006               Umbrella Studios - Townsville, Travelling Exhibition t

                        Lyre Bird Press, Travelling Exhibition, The Lyre Bird Speaks

                        Umbrella studios Townsville

2006                Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

2005                Vincent Gallery, James Cook University, Townsville

2005                 Umbrella contemporary art gallery, Townsville

2002                 Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

2002                 Palmetum Artists’ Book Launch. Lyrebird Press .Townsville Q.

2001                 James Cook University, Townsville  Exhibition Title: SQUELCH

1998                  Umbrella Studio, Townsville, Exhibition Title: Gossip

1998                 Artists’ Books + Multiples Fair, School of Arts, Anne St. Brisbane 

1997                  Pinnacles Gallery, Thuringowa.  Title: Tie TAFE art teachers exhibition

                           Umbrella Studios, Townsville. Title: Nourish

                           selected drawings

                           Last Chance Gallery, Townsville           

                           Pinnacles Gallery, Thuringowa Title:  The Inscape of Nature.

1997                   Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

                           Title:  Shifting Transits in the work of Seven North Queensland Artists                                     

1989                   Ralph Martin Gallery, Flinders Street, Townsville


2015-16-17-18   Noosa Open Studios Catalogue of Participating Artists

2014                   Tamarind online Magazine, editor Mary Barber, June Edition

2013                   CUP magazine - September Issue No 140, Hong Kong. 

                            'Vision Wisdom and Courage' 

2004                   The Palmetum Published by Lyre Bird Press (commissioned etching)                                                                            
2002                    Cover design - Edwards, Rebecca Holiday Coast, Medusa, University Press

2001                    Lyre Bird Press: In Full Flight, Travelling exhibition: 

                            Rockhampton Art Gallery

                            Customs House Gallery,                                       

                            University of Qld 

                            Gold Coast City Art Gallery

                            New England Regional Art Museum; 

                            Manly Art Gallery 

                            Bathurst Regional Art         

                            Stonington Stables Museum of Art

                            Deakin University

                            Gippsland Regional Art Gallery

                            Mackay Library

1997                    Ex Libris Bookplates from North Queensland, 

                            Published by Lyre BirdPress, James Cook University

1992-97              Editor ‘Northern Impressions’ quarterly publication     

                            Provided a forum for Printmaking in North Queensland


                            Gympie Regional Gallery
                            Seattle  USA
                            James Hardy Collection, State Library Queensland
                            Mackay Regional Library

                            Private collections in Australia, United Kingdom and China

                            Lyre Bird Press, Townsville

                            James Cook University
                            Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE

Public Arts Projects 
Mosaic Mural, Victory College, Gympie
Heart of Gold, Arts Festival, Gympie
Heart of Gold, Arts Festival, Gympie
Coordinated the concept proposal and construction of an ephemeral artwork for the ‘Beat of the River Festival’,   Thuringowa City Council.  
Commissioned by the Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE to coordinate the design selection and production of a large mosaic mural, Pimlico campus 
Project Services Townsville – Floor designs for Cleveland Youth Detention CentreOther 

Community Arts Involvement

 Delivery of numerous Printmaking, Cold Wax Mixed                                        Media and Encaustic Wax Mixed Media
 Key note  speaker, Noosa Regional Gallery

Key note speaker  'Recharged' exhibition of artworks by Pam Miller,                         Pomona Gallery

2016                Noosa Open Studios

2014                Finn Smith Art Auction  Qld Art Workers Alliance                         

                       Art Auction for Cambodian disadvantaged women and children                         (donation of artwork)

2009              Heart of Gold Film Festival, Invited Artist

2008              Community Arts Project, Cert II students, Victory College

                       Board Member for Arts & Culture,  Swan Hill Regional Gallery, Victoria

                       Invited artist to deliver printmaking workshops for Swan Hill Arts Community.

2006               Thuringowa River Festival

2005               Thuringowa River Festival

                        Sponsor for the Australian Chamber of Music Festival

2003               Thuringowa City Council Arts Advisory panel member

1998               Treasurer Umbrella Contemporary Arts Studio, Townsville