Jacqueline Mcleish is a multi-disciplinary visual artist based on the South Coast of NSW, Australia.She works with ceramics, drawing, painting and Installation art to create figurative works that draw on her work and research in archives. She explores ways of recording and indexing in combination with themes of memory and ritual. She has an interest in the handmade and craft traditions which manifests in her work as a celebration of limitation and locality.
Jacqueline Mcleish has a Bachelor of Creative Arts from the University of Wollongong (2012) and achieved Honours in 2017 (First Class). She is currently enrolled in a PhD at this same local institution under the guidance of Agnieszka Golda and Jo Law.
Jacqueline Mcleish also practices as an illustrator named Jackie Mostek, and considers this practice as a kind of performative work, satiating her desire for exploring similar yet importantly other identities.
2018 Arts 3331 Chiyoda, Tokyo Japan.
Rolo-Dex, Design Festa Gallery, Harajuku, Tokyo Japan http://www.rolo-dex.com
Looking Good (working title), Arts 3331 Chiyoda, Tokyo Japan
The Woman Who Built A Storehouse for Seeing the Future and Reordering the Past, TAEM Gallery, Wollongong
Whitegoods, Incub8r Gallery, Fitzroy, VIC 2017
Terra Firma Space Time Speed, Beautiful Pages, Darlinghurst, NSW
Interiors, Scratch Art Space, Sydenham NSW 2015
Willoughby Biennale, Art Space on the Concourse, Chatswood, NSW
Burning Creativity, Willoughby City Council, Willoughby, NSW
Clayworks, Ewart Gallery, Willoughby NSW 2013
Hatched, National Graduate Show, PICA, Perth WA
Bodies of Water, Studio 19, Wollongong NSW
Question Make Connect, Studio 19, Wollongong NSW
Paper Planes, Graduate Show, University of Wollongong, NSW
Nude Auction, University of Wollongong, Wollongong NSW
COMSIT, University of Wollongong, Wollongong NSW