Selective Curriculum Vitae

Cheryl  Joy  (McGannon)  MCA

Vocation              Visual Artist


Citizenship           Australian

Lives                    Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia


Cheryl Joy (McGannon) MCA;  Grad Dip.Ed; BA

Master of Creative Arts, James Cook University of North Queensland

Graduate Diploma of Adult and Vocational Education, University of South Australia 
Bachelor of Arts,  James Cook University

Professional Development Workshop with Rebecca Crowell, Italy

 Travelled to New Zealand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hong Kong,  England, Scotland, Wales and throughout Europe

Professional Exhibitions

2018                    MacGreggor Art Exhibition, Mt Gravatt

2017                    Noosa Regional Gallery, Taste of Art

                           Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria.


                           Gympie Gold Rush Art Award

                            Flying Arts Alliance Regional Arts Touring Exhibition

                            'Colours of Queensland' Touring Exhibition of the 2016 Queensland Regional Arts Awards, Judith Wright Centre, Brisbane 

                            Port Lincoln, Boston Wines, South Australia

                            Artist in Residence, Aromas, Hastings Street, Noosa     

                            Noosa Open Studios, Wallace House, Noosa

                            Off The Edge, Gympie Regional Gallery

                            Coastal Artisans, Peregian Beach, Noosa, Qld Australia

                            Artisans Gallery Eumundi Queensland Australia

2014                    Queensland Arts Alliance,  Caloundra

                            Gympie Gold Rush Art Show

2013                    Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong

                            Dualis, Two Artists, Two Mediums. Maroochydore Arts Centre

2012                    Noosa Regional Gallery, A Taste of Art

                           Silk Cut Award, Melbourne, Victoria

2011                    Silk Cut Award – Finalist Exhibition, Melbourne, Victoria

2010                    Heart of Gold: Invited exhibitor, Gympie

2009                    Heart of Gold: Invited exhibitor, Gympie

2006                    Travelling Exhibition throughout Queensland: Cassette Prints

                            Lyre Bird Press, Travelling Exhibition, The Lyre Bird Speaks

                            Umbrella studios Townsville

2006                    Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

2005                    Vincent Gallery, James Cook University, Townsville

2005                    Exhibition Title:  Brollyhood

                           Umbrella contemporary art gallery, Townsville

2002                    Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

2002                    Palmetum Artists’ Book Launch. Lyrebird Press .Townsville Q.

2001                    James Cook University, Townsville  Exhibition Title: SQUELCH

1998                    Umbrella Studio, Townsville, Exhibition Title: Gossip

1998                    Artists’ Books + Multiples Fair, School of Arts, Anne St. Brisbane 

1997                    Pinnacles Gallery, Thuringowa.  Title: Tie TAFE art teachers exhibition

                            Umbrella Studios, Townsville. Title: Nourish

                            Group Exhibition of selected drawings

                            Last Chance Gallery, Townsville           

                            Pinnacles Gallery, Thuringowa Title:  The Inscape of Nature.

1997                    Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

                            Title:  Shifting Transits in the work of Seven North Queensland Artists                                     

1989                    Ralph Martin Gallery, Flinders Street, Townsville


2015-16-17          Noosa Open Studios Catalogue of Participating Artists

2014                   Tamarind online Magazine, editor Mary Barber, June Edition

2013                   CUP magazine - September Issue No 140, Hong Kong. 'Vision, Wisdom and Courage' images selected for advertisement.

2004                   The Palmetum Published by Lyre Bird Press (commissioned etching)                                                                                                                                                           

2002                    Cover design - Edwards, Rebecca Holiday Coast, Medusa Published Press; University Press

2001                    Lyre Bird Press: In Full Flight, Travelling exhibition: Rockhampton Art Gallery; Customs House Gallery, University of                                                Queensland;  Gold Coast City Art Gallery;  New England Regional Art Museum; Manly Art Gallery; Bathurst Regional Art                                         Stonington Stables Museum of Art, Deakin University; Gippsland Regional Art Gallery; and  Mackay Library.

1997                    Ex Libris Bookplates from North Queensland, Published by Lyre Bird Press, James Cook University

1992-97               Editor ‘Northern Impressions’ quarterly publication     

                           Provided a forum for Printmaking in North Queensland


                            Gympie Regional Gallery



                            James Hardy Collection, State Library Queensland

                            Mackay Regional Library

                            Private collections in Australia and United Kingdom and China

                            Lyre Bird Press, Townsville

                            James Cook University

                             Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE

Public Arts Projects 
Mosaic Mural, Victory College, Gympie
Heart of Gold, Arts Festival, Gympie
Heart of Gold, Arts Festival, Gympie
Coordinated the concept proposal and construction of an ephemeral artwork for the ‘Beat of the River Festival’,   Thuringowa City Council.  
Commissioned by the Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE to coordinate the design selection and production of a large mosaic mural, Pimlico campus 
Project Services Townsville – Floor designs for Cleveland Youth Detention Centre
Other Community Arts Involvement

2017                    Workshops run monthly in both Cold Wax Mixed Media and Encaustic Wax Mixed Media

                           Guest Speaker by invitation, Noosa Regional Gallery

2016                    Opened  'Recharged' exhibition of artworks by Pam Miller, Pomona Gallery

2016                    Noosa Open Studios

2014                    Finn Smith Art Auction (donation of artwork)

                            Art Auction for Cambodian disadvantaged women and children (donation of artwork)

2009                    Heart of Gold Film Festival, Invited Artist

2008                    Community Arts Project, Cert II students, Victory College

                           Committee member for Arts & Culture,  Swan Hill Regional Gallery, Victoria

                            Invited artist to deliver printmaking workshops for Swan Hill Arts Community.

2006                    Thuringowa River Festival

2005                    Thuringowa River Festival

                           Sponsor for the Australian Chamber of Music Festival

2003                    Thuringowa City Council Arts Advisory panel member

1998                    Treasurer Umbrella Contemporary Arts Studio, Townsville