Night OwlMyles YoungNight Owl
Night Owl2022
oil and acrylic on polycotton
51 x 56 cm
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Night Owl 2022
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Night Owl2022
oil and acrylic on polycotton
51 x 56 cm
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The Maw Myles Young Myles Young - The Maw
The Maw 2022
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The Maw2022
oil and acrylic on polycotton
122 x 112 cm
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Midday Myles Young Myles Young - Midday
Midday 2021
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Midday2021
oil and acrylic on polycotton
122 x 112 cm
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Festival Myles Young Myles Young - Festival
Festival 2021
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Festival2021
oil and acrylic on polycotton
122 x 112 cm
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The Quiet Myles Young Myles Young - The Quiet
The Quiet 2021
The QuietMyles YoungThe Quiet
The Quiet2021
oil and acrylic on polycotton
122 x 112 cm
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Platform for Moon Watching Myles Young Myles Young - Platform for Moon Watching
Platform for Moon Watching 2022
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Platform for Moon Watching2022
oil and acrylic on polycotton
122 x 112 cm
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Cymbal Vista Myles Young Myles Young - Cymbal Vista
Cymbal Vista 2022
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Cymbal Vista2022
oil and acrylic on polycotton
122 x 112 cm
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Early Riser Myles Young Myles Young - Early Riser
Early Riser 2022
Early RiserMyles YoungEarly Riser
Early Riser2022
oil and acrylic on polycotton
51 x 56 cm
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Flags Myles Young Myles Young - Flags
Flags 2021
FlagsMyles YoungFlags
Flags2021
oil and acrylic on polycotton
122 x 112 cm
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INSTALLATION VIEW 'Nature Electric' Myles Young Myles Young - INSTALLATION VIEW 'Nature Electric'
INSTALLATION VIEW 'Nature Electric' 2022
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INSTALLATION VIEW 'Nature Electric' 2022
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Myles Young 'Nature Electric'

Myles Young’s landscapes are purposefully artificial. Drawn directly from his imagination, they are fusions of reality and fantasy that synthesise distinct views from various standpoints; contemplations on the elements you can’t see - air, vibrations, sensations; and anecdotes from his childhood spent between the ocean and lush rainforest of northern New South Wales.

Beginning as digital sketches that allow him to distort perspective and respond quickly as ideas form, Young’s works are layered with mistakes, redirects and spontaneous mark making. Often he will leave a composition, returning weeks later to resolve it. Once ready, they are recast on the canvas in layers of acrylic and oil. Colour is a central concern, as is the feeling of play and imagination that emerges as he experiments with texture and form.

The resultant landscapes are universal spaces that challenge our sense of the natural and unnatural, and imbue plant life with human emotionality and a sense of something just beyond our perception.

Myles Young is an alum of the National Art School, Sydney, graduating with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) in 2014. Winner of the 2020 Macquarie Emerging Art Prize, he is a finalist of multiple awards including the Paddington Art Prize (2021), the Waverley Art Prize (2020, 2019), the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship (2019, 2018), the Footscray Art Prize (2019), the Albany Art Prize (2018), and the Downstairs 45 Gallery Emerging Artist Award (2017). In 2018 he was commended in the Young Artist Prize at the Royal Art Society NSW. His work is held in the Macquarie Group collection, and has been exhibited in solo and group shows in Australia.

Carrie McCarthy 2022

Myles Young

EDUCATION

2014

  • Honours Degree, Distinction, Painting, National Art School, Sydney

2013

  • Completed Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, National Art School, Sydney

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023

  • 'Nature Is a Theatre', Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

2022

  • 'Nature Electric', Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane
  • 'Waypoints', Olsen Gallery, Sydney

2021

  • 'Living Landscapes', Olsen Gallery, Sydney

2020

  • 'Country Invitations', Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

2016

  • 'Chanticleer Gardens', Chanticleer Gallery, Sydney
  • 'FUBAR', Interlude Gallery, Sydney

2015

  • 'Cut Colour', Studio Doubleyou, 6 Bourke ST, Woolloomoloo, Sydney

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021

  • 'Summer Group Show', Olsen Annexe Gallery, Sydney
  • 'Explore Sydney Contemporary Online', Edwina Corlette Gallery

2020

  • 'Sydney Contemporary Presents' Art Fair, National Art School
  • 'My Imagination', Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

2019

  • 'Plantasia', DownUnder Space, Sydney
  • '90/90 Exhibition', Stacks Projects, Sydney

2016

  • 'Put It On Wax', Ambush Gallery, Sydney
  • 'Breakthrough Art Festival Exhibition', Ambush Gallery, Sydney

2015

  • 'Matter & Colour', Interlude Gallery, Sydney

2014

  • Post-Graduate Exhibition, National Art School, Sydney
  • 'Halfway', Library Stairwell Gallery, Sydney
  • 'Herd', curated by Roger Crawford, Building 25 Gallery, National Art School, Sydney
  • 'See Me Takeover', Broadway & 46th St, NYC
  • 'Crossing Borders', Study Centre for Drawing, National Art School, Sydney

2013

  • 'Scope', 1000 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
  • Saatchi & Saatchi Undergraduate Exhibition, National Art School, Sydney
  • 'Creatives Rising', See-Me Gallery, 26 - 19 Jackson Ave, Long Island, NYC

2012

  • Byron Bay Arts Classic, YAC Gallery, Jonson St Byron Bay, NSW
  • National Art School Grid Show, Building 25, National Art School, Sydney

2011

  • Byron Bay Arts Classic, YAC Gallery, Jonson St Byron Bay, NSW

2010

  • Trinity College Graduation Show, Lismore, NSW

AWARDS

2021

  • Finalist, Paddington Art Prize, Brisbane

2020

  • Finalist, Waverley Art Prize, Sydney
  • Winner, Macquarie Emerging Artist Prize, Sydney

2019

  • Finalist, Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship
  • Finalist, Waverley Art Prize
  • Finalist, Footscray Art Prize, Melbourne

2018

  • Finalist, Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship
  • Commended, Young Artist Prize, Royal Art Society NSW, Sydney
  • Finalist, Albany Art Prize, Albany, WA

2017

  • Finalist, Emerging Artist Award, Downstairs45 Gallery, Melbourne

2015

  • Finalist, "Who's Looking At You" Portrait Prize, Cambridge Studio Gallery, Melbourne

COLLECTIONS

  • Private collections Brisbane, Sydney, Byron Bay, Melbourne, London

PUBLICATIONS

2016

  • Happy Magazine Interview: "Why Myles Young will never make a boring painting" by Laura Jenssen, December 2016
  • Art Design Magazine - October Issue 2016
  • Interlude Gallery Artist Interview on Vimeo

2015

  • New Work Friday #150 - "Myles Young", The Art Life, by Sharne Wolff
  • Interlude Gallery Almanac

September 2, 2023

MYLES YOUNG FINALIST IN THE 2023 MOSMAN ART PRIZE

Congratulations to our artist Myles Young who is a finalists in this year's Mosman Art Prize for his work 'Show Off'. Exhibition open 23 September in Mosman, Sydney.

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MYLES YOUNG
'Show Off' 2023
oil, acrylic on polycotton
122 x 112 cm

September 28, 2021

MYLES YOUNG FINALIST IN THE PADDINGTON ART PRIZE

Congratulations to Myles Young who is a finalist in the 2021 Paddington Art Prize with his work 'Water Secrets'.

The Paddington Art Prize is a $30,000 National acquisitive prize, awarded annually for a painting inspired by the Australian landscape. Established in 2004 by Arts Patron, Marlene Antico OAM, this National prize takes its place among the country’s most lucrative and highly coveted painting prizes.

The prize encourages the interpretation of the landscape as a significant contemporary genre, its long tradition in Australian painting as a key contributor to our national ethos, and is a positive initiative in private patronage of the arts in Australia.

Marlene Antico OAM, created the Prize in order to assist with the monetary difficulties that often impede artists from showcasing their works. As an art student, gallery owner and volunteer guide at the AGNSW for over 10 years, she has underscored her commitment to supporting contemporary Australian artists, aware, of the

November 27, 2020

Myles Young awarded one of eight Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prizes

Eight emerging visual artists have been awarded the 2020 Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize including Myles Young for his work 'Shortcut to Widefield' 2020.

Now in its ninth year, the Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize recognises a new generation of Australian visual artists. Artists in the early stage of their careers were invited to enter up to five original works that reflect the Macquarie Group Collection’s theme The Land and its Psyche.

The winners are:

  • Katie Banakh, Victoria
  • Victoria Hempstead, NSW
  • Mahala Hill, ACT
  • Emma Itzstein, Victoria
  • George Kennedy, Tasmania
  • Katie Stewart, NSW
  • Joanne Wheeler, Central Australia
  • Myles Young, NSW

The Macquarie Group Collection has supported emerging Australian visual artists for over 30 years. With the theme The Land and its Psyche, the Collection comprises more than 850 works by artists who, at the time their work was acquired, were in the early stages of their career. Acquisitions are made by a committee of volunteer Macquarie staff and a curatorial consultant.

Works in the Macquarie Group Collection are exhibited in more than 40 Macquarie Group offices worldwide and periodically loaned to public institutions.

7 – 21 December 2023
SMALL WORKS - Click and Collection

12 April 2023 – 2 May 2023
Myles Young ‘Nature is a Theatre’

3 – 19 February 2022
Myles Young ‘Nature Electric’

27 August 2020 – 16 September 2020
Myles Young ‘Country Invitations’

20 February 2020 – 14 March 2020
My Imagination - The Next Generation