Hayley Megan French is represented by Galerie pompom, Sydney.


2020 You’ll feel like you’re on a tropical island, solo, Galerie pompom, Sydney, April

2020 Golden Ford, solo, Peacock Gallery, Auburn, July


2015     Ph.D (Painting), Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. Download here.

2008    Bachelor of Visual Art (Painting), First Class Honours, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney     


Solo Exhibitions

2019 IN THE STUDIO, The Orchard Gallery, Sydney, August

2018     Against the sky, Galerie pompom, Sydney, May

2017     Vertigo, Alexandra Lawson Gallery (ALG), Toowoomba, QLD, October

2017     Horizons present and unseen, Broken Hill Regional Gallery, March

2016     Hints of things we know, Galerie pompom, Sydney

2016     The Red House, Penrith Regional Gallery, Sydney

2015     Hayley Megan French, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne

2014     See where it drifts, MOP Projects hosted by Galerie pompom, Sydney

2012     Enchantment of Composition, 20/20, Damien Minton Gallery Annex Space, Sydney

Group Exhibitions

2019 NEXT, Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Sydney, September

2019   1919, June, Galerie pompom, Sydney

2019   Legacy: Reflections on Mabo, July, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville

2017     Landing Points: Race, place and identity, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, December 2017 - March 2018

2016     Auckland Art Fair (with Galerie pompom), New Zealand

2016     New Contemporaries, SCA Galleries, Sydney

2016     Interiors/ Exteriors, Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Sydney

2015     Influence, Firestation Art Centre, Dubbo, NSW

2015     The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of, Verge Gallery, Sydney

2014     Value of Nothing, RAYGUN Contemporary, Toowoomba, QLD

2014     Landscape Too, AirSpace Projects, Sydney

2014     Orbit (Melbourne), Blindside, Melbourne

2013     Out of Site, Articulate Project Space, Sydney

2013     Orbit (Hobart), Constance Gallery, Hobart, TAS

2013     Glow, Graduate School Gallery, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney

2013     Orbit, NG Gallery Pop Up Space, Sydney

2012     PhD Conference Exhibition, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney

2012     Re-invention of Gravity, Verge Gallery, Sydney

2011     Articulate Christmas Show, Articulate Project Space, Sydney

2011     Friends of 20/20, Damien Minton Gallery Annex Space, Sydney

2011     RAGTIME, Global Gallery, Sydney

2011     Strangers in a Gallery, MOP Projects, Sydney

2011     Rather Be Naked, 2011, Tortuga Studios, Sydney


Prize Exhibitions

2019 Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney, September

2018   Grace Cossington Smith Art Award, Grace Cossington Smith Gallery, Sydney

2018 Paddington Art Prize, Menzies Art Brands, Sydney

2018     Extreme PrejudiceRedlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, curated by Nike Savvas, National Art School, March 2018

2016     Fisher's Ghost Art Prize, Painting, Campbelltown Art Centre

2014     The Churchie National Emerging Art Prize, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane

2014     FINE ART University Selection 2014-2015, Tsukuba Museum of Art, Japan

Curatorial Projects

2017     Landing Points: Race, place and identity, co-curated with Dr Lee-Anne Hall, Penrith Regional Gallery, Dec 2017 - March 2018

2014     Landscape Too, co-curated with Carla Liesch, AirSpace Projects, Sydney


Collaborative Projects

2018     Makes sense together, Hayley Megan French & Carla Liesch, Peacock Gallery, Sydney, July 2018

2018     Makes sense together (Cherry Blossom Festival), with Carla Liesch, Cumberland Council commission, August 2018

2018     Here we are | We are here, Locale Festival, with Carla Liesch, Cumberland Council commission, March 2018

2017     A Work For Clandulla State Gallery, with Carla Liesch, Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, Townsville, QLD

2016    YOU ARE ONE OF THE REASONS I MAKE ART, with Carla Liesch, Parramatta Lanes Festival, 11-14 October, 2016

2016    YOU ARE ONE OF THE REASONS I MAKE ART, with Carla Liesch, mailing project

2015     Painting Takes A Walk Part II, with Carla Liesch, Clandulla State Gallery, Kandos

2013     Wall Painting: The Exhibitions, Raygun Lab, Toowoomba, QLD

2013     Distanciation (Collective), Watch This Space, Alice Springs, NT

2012     Groundwork, MOP Projects, Sydney

2012     Distanciation (Collective), Index Space, Sydney - Residency

2012     Abstract Narrative, with Stephanie Bridget Quirk, Factory 49, Sydney

2012     Group Show, ‘Wall Painting (with white painting)’, with Carla Liesch, Articulate Project Space, Sydney

2012     Abstract Narrative, with Stephanie Bridget Quirk, Trocadero Artspace, Footscray, VIC


Awards and Residencies

2019     The Border Line residency, Kununurra, WA (upcoming)

2018     Cumberland Council studio residency, Linnwood House, Guildford, 2018

2016     NSW Artists’ Grant

2016     Summer Studio Residency, Penrith Regional Gallery

2015     Winner of the Council for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Australia Student Prize

2015     Kandos Projects Residency, November 2015

2015     Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship Recipient, 2015-16

2015     Parramatta Artist Studios Residency, 2015

2014     Australian Art Collector ‘UnDiscovered Artists 2014’ feature

2012     University of Sydney Postgraduate Award   

2012     Artist in residence, Distanciation (Collective), Index Space, Sydney

2006    University of Sydney Sporting Scholarship

2005    University of Sydney Entry Scholarship



2019 ‘1919 at Galerie pompom’, exhibition essay, 1919 Salon, Galerie pompom, Sydney, 12 June - 7 July 2019.

2019     ‘Modes of Practice and Influence’, MOP Projects 2003-2016, published by Formist, 2019, 19-22.

2019    ‘Hayley Millar-Baker’, Art Collector Magazine, issue 87, Jan-Mar 2019, 74.

2018 ‘Is nothing sacred anymore?’, essay on the work of Cigdem Aydemir, New Sacred, Mosman Art Gallery, 14 July to 8 September.

2018     'Sally Anderson: Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship', Art Collector, Issue 83 Jan-Mar 2018.

2017     'Landing Points: Race, place and identity', exhibition catalogue, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, 2 December 2017 - 4 March 2018.

2017     'MODES OF PRACTICE,' Eyeline Contemporary Visual Arts Magazine Issue #87, 2017

2017     'Grace Robyina - Creating Conversations,' Art Collector Magazine Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Edition, August 2017.

2017     'Fingerprints in the paint', Nonggirrnga Marawili Artist Profile, Art Collector Magazine Anniversary Issue, Issue 80 Apr-Jun 2017, 154 - 159.

2015     ‘Yiliyarri: Churchill Cann,’ by Hayley Megan French in collaboration with Alana Hunt and Anna Crane, exhibition text for Churchill Cann, Aboriginal and Pacific Art, Sydney in collaboration with Warmun Art Centre. Read here.

2015     ‘White Out: Tamara Mendels,’ by Hayley Megan French, for the exhibition White Out: Tamara Mendels, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre. Read here

2014     Hayley Megan French and Carla Liesch. 2014. "Introduction" In Landscape Too. Sydney: MOP Projects, 2014. ISBN 978-1-921661-42-6. 1-5. Read here

2013     ‘Talking Shop’, Hayley Megan French and Kate Beckingham, Ten out of 10, MOP Projects, 10th Anniversary catalogue, ISBN: 978-1-921661-33-4. Read here.

2012     Challenging Dialogue: Current Relationships between Aboriginal and non-Indigenous art and artists; September, PhD Conference, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney

2011     ‘Heart You Hold,’ Hayley Megan French, ISBN: 9780646553276.



2018 Art Guide Profile, Varia Karipoff, Art Guide May/June 2018, p50.

2018      Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald, 2-3 June, 2018

2018     'Landing Points', Hayley Megan French on ArtiFacts, Eastside Radio, Monday 5 February 2018.

2016     Canvas on FBi radio, Hayley Megan French & Carla Liesch, Sunday 9th October, 2016.

2016     Carrie Miller, 'WHAT NEXT - Hayley Megan French,' Art Collector, Issue 76 Apr-Jun, pp96-97.

2016     Sharne Wolffe, 'The Shortlist', Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 8 April, 2016. Read here.

2015     Jonathan McBurnie, ‘Hints of things we know: The paintings of Hayley Megan French’, exhibition catalogue essay, James Makin Gallery. Read here.

2014     Sean Lowry, ‘Hayley Megan French: New paintings,’ exhibition catalogue essay, Galerie pompom. Read here.                           

2014     ‘Hayley Megan French/See where it drifts,’ interview with Jonathan McBurnie, sneakymag.com, 26 May 2014. Read here.

2014     Altair Roelants, ‘2014 Undiscovered Artists - Hayley Megan French,’ Art Collector, Issue 68 Apr-Jun, pp96-97.

2013     Carrie Miller, ‘Curriculum Culture,’ Art Collector, Issue 66, Oct-Dec, pp63-70.


Conference Papers

2016     The Influence of Aboriginal Art on an Australian Ontology of Painting; Museums Australasia 2016, Facing the Future: Local, Global and Pacific Possibilities 15-19 May, 2016, Auckland, New Zealand

2012     Challenging Dialogue: Current Relationships between Aboriginal and non-Indigenous art and artists; September, PhD Conference, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney



2017    Art Strategy, Barangaroo; A private art commission featuring Ron Adams, Hayley Megan French, Daniel Hollier and Tom Polo, in collaboration with THERE and The Operative.



Artbank Australia; The Stevenson Collection of New Zealand and Australian Contemporary Art; Private Collections in Australia, New Zealand and America.