Meghan O’Malley, (b. 1993, UK)
London School of Muralism, Nov 2021 — Apr 2022
University of the West of England, 2:1, Bachelor of Drawing and Applied Arts, 2015
Cambridge Regional College, Merit, Art Foundation, 2012
Long Road Sixth Form, A*, A level Art, 2011
Mural artist and sign-writer, Shambhala Music Festival, Canada, 2023
Painted large scale murals, signs and props for the world class music festival, Shambhala in Nelson, Canada.
Creative Arts Manager at Single Homeless Project, London - 2018 — 2023
Working with a charity that provides support within specialist hostel accommodation across London with up to 8,000 vulnerable and socially excluded individuals. My role as the art manager enhanced creative opportunities by providing a diverse and dynamic art programme that utilises the power of creativity to tackle London’s rising homeless crisis. I managed and designed a trauma informed creative arts programme that supported both young people and adults to work alongside industry professional artists in a variety of mediums, alongside also personally facilitating workshops in pottery, painting and drawing, jewellery-making, screen-printing and mural-making.
The programme showcased work and collaborated with international art institutions such as The British Museum, The Royal Academy of Arts, Goldsmiths University and at the start of 2023 the programme proudly secured a weekly space with The U.K’s leading art gallery, The Tate Modern for one year.
Lewisham High-Street Mural, Single Homeless Project, London, 2022
Mural Designs for SHP young people's service in Lewisham, designed in collaboration with 16-25 year olds over a number of weekly workshops. The group designed their own London based funky borough reflectign the young peoples identities and interests to allow the young people to take ownership of the space and help transform the environment from a hostel to a home.
Arts Programme Co-ordinator, The Street Child World Cup Event, Russia, 2018
At the Street Child World Cup event in Moscow, 2018 teams of street-connected children from all over the world came together to play football, to take part in a congress on their rights and participate in an Arts Programme to change the way street children are seen and treated.
The arts programme co-ordinator is responsible for co-ordinating and delivering the timetabled arts programme in Moscow. Planning and implementing an exhibition of SCWC work post World Cup in Moscow. Responsible for safeguarding vulnerable young people and volunteers. To oversee budgetary control to monitor and purchase necessary equipment and art materials for creative workshops. To prepare, facilitate and plan all creative daily sessions at the event for up to 100 vulnerable young people from across the globe.
Mural artist and arts facilitator at Centrepoint, London, 2017
Facilitated creative workshops and painted a community-based mural at The Black Princes Trust with young women aged 14-17.
Arts Facilitator at Bristol Men's Crisis Centre, Bristol, 2017
Voluntarily delivered art workshops once a week at Bristol Men’s Crisis Centre
Mural Artist at Glad's House, Kenya, 2017
Designed and painted a mural in Kenya for a non-profit organisation working to prevent youth homelessness.
Up The Wall Mural Competition Winner at Redbrick Studios, Bristol, 2017
Currently in the process of completely a mural at Redbrick Co-working hub, Bristol.
Set Designer with True Concept production company, Bristol, 2017
We have worked with many different clients including Hermes, fashion designer brand. We designed and created all there shop windows for them around the world in 2016.
Album cover for singer-songwriter SuRie, Bristol, 2016
I was commissioned by female London based singer-songwriter SuRie to design the cover to her album. Collaborating with a singer was a very different experience as for the first time I had to draw inspiration from ones song lyrics. I found the process of portraying her vision of her album cover challenging yet rewarding. This enabled me to broaden my skills with artistry and is a process in which I would be happy to be involved in again.
Mural at Boomtown Fair Festival, Winchester, 2016
Boomtown Fair Festival 2017 commisioned myself and Josie Dove; 'O'Dovely' to create a South American themed mural. We are a artistic female collaboration who focus on bringing traditional painting techniques to the urban street art scene. With my entwining, flowing and colourful brush strokes and Dove's sharp angles, straight lines and monotoned geometric shapes our styles contrast greatly and compliment each other resulting in visually rich and surreal paintings.
Street Child United Olympic Games, Rio, Brazil, 2016
Earlier this year I was involved in a charity called Street Child united and took on the role an Art Volunteer. Street Child united is an English based charity that uses the power of art and sports to change the way street children are nega- tively seen. In March 2016 in Rio De Janeiro Street Child united Charity held an Olympic games for street children from all over the world to raise awareness for street children. My job as an art volunteer entailed making flags for 9 different nationalities, holding drawing workshops, and working as a team to create a mural to give children the freedom to be creative and to let their voices be heard through the power of visual art.
Street Child United Mural, Village Underground, Shoreditch, London, 2016
I volunteered with one other artist to help international mural artist Joel Bergner paint a mural on a 4 day painting marathon from dawn-til-dusk. The mural was to raise awareness for issues of street youth around the world commissioned by Street Child United Organisation. It is located on the legendary Village Underground wall in Shoreditch.
Degree Show, The University of The West of England, Bower Ashton, Bristol, 2015
The annual degree show is an exhibition to showcase and celebrate new talent, with students taking the opportunity to share their work with friends, family, and the general public and potential employers.
The Pipedream Project Experience, Full Circle, Leeds, 2015
At this exhibition in Leeds all the art work that was showcased was donated by artists from all over the UK and sold at auction. All the art work was sold in support of The One Love Project to help unprivileged street children in Pushkar, India.
International Women’s Day, The Canteen, Bristol, 2015
This exhibition was an opportunity to show case local female talent in Bristol to the public on International Women’s Day to celebrate women’s achievements. I was privileged to represent my gender on this annually held day. This was a great way to promote myself as many of my art works were sold at auction.
In-between Time Festival, Anolfini, Bristol, 2015
In- between Time Festival was a voluntary job to work alongside International artists, stewarding their art installation and aiming to deliver the best experience possible for the audience.
Art Décor Team, Outlook Festival, Croatia, 2014
Working alongside an artist and helping her create the main and most popular art installation of the festival. This experience proved my abilities to create site specific art, working under pressure to meet the deadline and working with a budget. Also working with limited artistic materials and creating contingency plans when dealing with uncontrollable weather conditions.
Mural painter, Lashings Café, Bristol, 2014
This was a commissioned piece for a public mural painted in the garden of Lashings Café. Unlike the other work experiences, I learnt to work independently and to keep myself organised and focused to complete this challenge successfully as I was on a strict time limit. I learnt to interpret the owner’s vision of the mural into my own design, to purchase and work with outdoor art material, to work under varied weather conditions and to paint on a large scale.
The Pipe Dream Experience, The Cambridge Blue, Cambridge, 2014
Exhibited and auctioned my artwork to raise money in support of The Love Support Unite Foundation to help sustain Tilinanu Orphanage in Malawi.