"Considering the gradual shifts around contemporary female culture right now, it feels necessary to turn up the truth on the things that scare us and anger us and make our big feelings bigger. In this new body of work; colour, clay and glaze, overlapping characters and repetition of line and form create a sense of new rhythm for my work that feels charged and less timid. The sculptures embody the paintings and their three-dimensionality speaks to feelings that are often experienced as a fear of taking up too much space. The sculptures and paintings in this show are monuments to the necessity of taking up this space and they boldly stake claim on the sometimes-monstrous nature of our thoughts and feelings."

McCulloch holds a Masters in Fine Art from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University. Named as one of Australia’s 50 Most Collectable Artists by Art Collector in 2009, 2010 and 2011, she has been a finalist in the Archibald Prize three times (with portraits of Toni Collette [2007], Nell Schofield [2009] and Naomi Watts [2013]). She has also been a finalist in the Redland Art Prize, the Paul Guest Drawing Prize, the Northern Rivers Portrait Prize, the Stan and Maureen Duke Prize and the Metro Art Prize. Most recently McCulloch has been a finalist in the Ravenswood Art Prize (2018), the Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize (2018), awarded the Sunshine Coast Art Prize Residency (2017), Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award (2017) and the Portia Geach Memorial Award (2016, 2015).