Meredith Hinchcliffe


Meredith Hinchliffe



Meredith Hinchliffe has been involved with the arts since 1977 when she began work with the Crafts Council of the ACT.

Meredith has been was a contributor to The Canberra Times and writes review articles of crafts and visual arts exhibitions and books.  She also writes about issues of importance to the arts.  She has written articles about for a number of journals, including the National Library News, Smarts, Pottery in Australia, Craft Arts, Fibre Forum, Object and Ceramic Art and Perception.

Meredith worked in many art focussed organisations including; the Australian Bicentennial Authority, Business Development in the ACT Government, Executive Director of the National Campaign for the Arts Australia Ltd , Project Manager, Australian Science Teachers Association, Executive Officer of Museums Australia, Public Arts Project Officer for artsACT,

inaugural Executive Officer of the Donald Horne Institute for Cultural Heritage at the University of Canberra. 

She has served on the boards of a number of local arts organisations in the visual and performing arts.

She has also curated many exhibitions including several of individual artists such as Jeff Mincham, Alan Peascod, and Tim Strachan and group exhibitions of prominent artists.

In 2000 she was awarded an ACT Women’s Award and in 2011 she was awarded an Australia Day medal.

Meredith was an active member of the Women’s Electoral Lobby from 1972 and contributed to many submissions, presentations, lobbying activities, demonstrations etc and she maintains an active interest in feminist issues.




'I have painted Meredith on the tiniest canvas.  I was trying to reflect how petite she is, but as I try to show, she fills the space with her energy.  She views the world calmly and weighing up what is being said, ready to hop in and discuss an issue, her signature bright lipstick in place.'