Terry MacDermot


Terry MacDermot

Terry MacDermot is a South African born artist who was raised in Zimbabwe and emigrated to Australia in 1974. He worked as a television cameraman in Zimbabwe and later for Channel 10 in Adelaide. In 1979 he gained a Bachelor of Education Degree, which qualified him to teach Visual Arts and Screen Studies at a Secondary School level. His career in teaching has seen him work in a number of schools in South Australia and New South Wales. He has also run many art courses at TAFE and the WEA.
MacDermot is a painter and illustrator and has works in private collections in Germany, Sweden, America, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Australia. As an illustrator, he has published two children’s books, one of which draws attention to the plight of children with a disability in Zimbabwe. The proceeds of both books were used to raise funds for these children.
MacDermot’s gestural paintings are expressively abstract with a focus on the subtleties of mark making. He lists Willem de Kooning , Jim Dine, Jason Craighead and Cy Twombly as his major influences.

Awards/ Exhibitions
FINALIST – RSASA – Solar Art Prize – 2017
First Prize - Flagstaff Hill Rotary Art Exhibition – 2018
Second Prize -Flagstaff Hill Rotary Art Exhibition – 2019
FINALIST – Gallery M Contemporary Art Prize – 2019
WINNER – RSASA Solar Art Prize 2020
Merit Award – RSASA – Spring Exhibition “ Perception” -2020
Finalist – Heysen Landscape Prize 2021
Finalist- RSASA Solar Art Prize 2021
Sectional Winner – RSASA Solar Art Prize 2022
Finalist – Heysen Landscape Prize 2022
Merit Award – Solar Art Prize 2023
Guildhouse Merit Award – RSASA Abstract Prize - 2023

Dual Exhibitions
‘Terra Mater’ – Gallery M – 2017
‘Fragile’ – Gallery M – 2019

Group Exhibitions with The Artist’s Voice.
Pepper St. Gallery -2018
Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery - 2019
Goolwa Regional Art Gallery- 2019
Station Masters Gallery - Strathalbyn - 2019
Hahndorf Academy- 2019
‘PERCEPTION’ - RSASA Members’ Spring Exhibition – 2020
Kapunda Regional Gallery - 2020
Moonta Regional Gallery- 2020
Hahndorf Academy- ‘ Retro Now’ =2020
Burra Regional Gallery – “ Utopian Twilight” – 2021
Kadina Ascot Gallery – ‘Creative Collective’ -2021
‘Unlocked’ – RSASA – 2021
Artists Voice – 2022 – Unlocked 2 – Coral St Gallery, Victor Harbor
Artists Voice – The Monastery – 2023
Gallery 1 – Mitcham – The Artists Voice Presents - 2023

Other exhibitions
ART2ARTWORX – SALA Exhibition – Artworx, Goolwa – 2021
ART2ARTWORX – SALA Exhibition – Artworx, Goolwa – 2023 

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