Public Art in Georges River – Karri McPherson

Oatley West Early Learning Centre carpark

2020 – present

Karri McPherson is a contemporary painter and mural artist based near Newcastle, New South Wales. She recently graduated from the University of Southern Queensland with a Bachelor of Creative Art with First Class Honours. Karri has been involved in over 40 exhibitions throughout Australia and the United States, and has won several major prizes including the Emerging Artist Award at GraduArt (USQ) in 2017 and the Biennial Emerging Artist Award at the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery in 2018.

Each of Karri’s murals are site-specific, meaning she responds to the unique characteristics of a place to inform the mural’s design. Within her mural work, Karri explores how art can transform an interior or exterior space. Karri specialises in hard-edge geometry which forms crisp hard lines throughout her vibrant compositions.

“By using a combination of vibrant colours, whimsical shapes and intriguing patterns, this mural warmly welcomes visitors to the Early Learning Centre, inviting them to experience a sense of wonderment and discovery before entering the centre.” – Karri McPherson

You can find out more about Karri’s work on her website or on Instagram @karrimcpherson

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