Born in Sydney in 1975, Linton Meagher studied art at the Julian Ashton School and at the University of Sydney, completing a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Fine Arts, in 1996.
Meagher’s work explores the ways that various mass-produced objects can be taken out of their usual context and presented in ways that challenge the viewer. His semi-sculptural works of fish and game-birds, which use resin to cast materials in clear perspex, create a mesmerising effect of animated objects suspended in space. The trout and salmon creations, with the repetition of thousands of flies brings the form of the fish vibrantly to life. In his game bird series, he has skilfully collaborated many shotgun cartridges and pellets to create colourful individual bird studies. The cartridges are sourced from UK sporting estates and the fishing flies direct from Scottish suppliers. These are playful, striking and original takes on the much-loved fishing and shooting themes so many of us stand by.
His work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions in London, Sydney and Hong Kong. His works is part of numerous private collections, corporate collections and commissions include Blackmores, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, and the World Health Organisation.
Linton would be delighted to take on commissions, including using bespoke materials such as cartridges or flies.