Travis MacDonald

The personal and universal merge in the work of Travis MacDonald. Paintings based on observation and secondary sources express his interest in how events and objects are memorialised. His recent probing into the formal potential of the trophy as sculptural object serves to further this investigation, for what is a trophy but a memorialisation? Working out of his studio in Melbourne’s inner north, he utilises his collection of photography and his interest in history, music, conspiracy theories and world events to present a memory, blurred, twisted and suggestive of a greater narrative.

Travis MacDonald was born in Bunnythorpe, New Zealand and currently lives and works in Melbourne. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2011 and has been exhibiting since 2009. He has been awarded the Gary Grossbard Drawing Prize and the Lionel Gell Foundation Drawing Scholarship. Most recently, MacDonald’s work was exhibited in Painting. More Painting at Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne and held his first solo exhibition at Niagara Galleries in December 2016. 

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Cardboard models #2, 2015
oil on linen
56 x 61cm

Selected Stock

Travis MacDonald
The plume, 2013
oil on canvas
82 x 112cm

Travis MacDonald
Rug store, 2016
oil on linen
100 x 70cm

Travis MacDonald
Central historical region III, 2016
oil on linen
61 x 57cm

Travis MacDonald
The Jimmy Cobb, 2018
oil on linen
76.5 x 86.5cm

Travis MacDonald
Jumpsuit, 2018
oil on paper
49 x 53.5cm

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