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MEGANZ SVA was founded by Megan Murphy in 2007 and is situated in Cockle Bay, Howick, Auckland. It is surrounded by NZ native bush and a stones throw from some of Auckland's beautiful beaches.
Megan holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts from MIT, majoring in painting and illustration, however art has been in her life since she was a small child and going to art school had but a small part to play. Throughout the years her art practice has extended into many disciplines including - drawing, life drawing, painting, multi-media 2d and 3d work, assemblage work, clay and bronze sculpture, photography/computer-generated prints, and conceptual work.
She has exhibited in New Zealand, Australia and sent work to the United States. The ‘James Wallace Arts Trust’ acquired a work by Murphy to add to their collection. This work has been shown in the Auckland Unitec library and at the James Wallace Trust, Pah Homestead. She has had a solo exhibition at ‘Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts’ called ‘Invitation to Thought’.
Murphy won a merit award for the NCC Art Awards for her work ‘Arte Povera’ and she sent a work to the Artist Protest Anti Sedition Laws Exhibition at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, NSW Australia.
Four illustrations were accepted for an insert of Issue 11 of Potroast Magazine. She has also recently illustrated the book by Alistair Shephard - Crossing the Irrawaddy. The allied offensive to retake Burma 1945.
Advice to artists - Keep Drawing!