Merilyn Fairskye

Merilyn Fairskye is a Sydney-based artist who exhibits widely both in Australia and overseas. Her artwork encompasses a broad range of media and methods from public artwork to video installations, films and photo-based works. She teaches in the Photomedia Studio at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. (Full CV available as a pdf download.)

Recent Exhibitions

My Favourite Australian, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Figuring Landscapes, moving image work from the UK and Australia, multiple venues (2008-2009)
Video Ground: Recent moving image works from Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand, Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, Bangkok; Chicago Film Studies Center, Chicago, and touring throughout 2008
Video Monologs Italia 08, laboratorio global de monologos y videos, Festival Salento Negroamaro, various public sites, Lecce, Italy
24th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kassel, Germany
Artists as Social Commentators, Many Art Gallery and Museum, Manly
Homelands Video Festival, Arts Latina 07, Centro Estatal de las Artes, Instituto de Cultura de Baja California, Mexico
Stills Gallery, Cologne Art Fair, Cologne, Germany
Discovering the Other, National Palace Museum, Taipei
Crop, Slot Gallery, Redfern... More


Merilyn Fairskye's screen works have been shown at many national and international venues, including: International Film Festival Rotterdam; Sydney Film Festival; Videobrasil International Electronic Arts Festival; Oberhausen Short Film Festival; World Wide Video Festival, The Hague; WRO International Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Museum of Sydney; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; International Festival of New Film, Split;, Experimenta Media Arts Festival, Melbourne... More

Awards and Grants

Merilyn Fairskye's work has been recognised through many awards and residencies including a Rockefeller Foundation residency at Bellagio, Italy and PS1 Museum, New York. She has been the recipient of major grants ....More


She has undertaken a variety of public artworks, including independently generated projects as well as commissions...More

Public Collections

Her work is represented in national and international public collections, as well as many corporate and private collections...More


It has been extensively written about and reviewed in the media...More