Miriam Innes

About the Artist

Miriam Innes,(Ireland b.1979) the Irish visual artist currently residing in Queensland, Australia, is renowned for her expansive charcoal drawings and installations portraying hyper-realistic urban landscapes. Although captivated by city life, her use of natural materials reflects her childhood experiences in west of Ireland's boglands. Navigating between the realms of nature and urbanity, Innes draws a parallel between the organic qualities of charcoal, her chosen medium, and the 'bog oak' found in the peatlands of her childhood home.

Innes has showcased her work extensively, both in Australia and internationally, with exhibitions spanning the United States, Germany, the Republic of Ireland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the Republic of Korea. Her pieces grace private collections in the United States, United Arab Emirates, Ireland, and Australia. Notably, she was awarded the Bendigo Bank Local Artist Award at the Du Rietz Art Award in 2020 for her piece 'Where were you when...'

Her achievements include the Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Award, people's choice at Noosa Art Gallery in 2020, for her acclaimed work 'New York Rambling.' Since its debut in Mahattan 2019, this project continues to successfully tour galleries throughout Australia. In 2021, Innes served as a judge for the International Boynes Emerging Artist award. In 2023, she curated the widely praised flood commemorative exhibition '22.96 / receding' at the Gympie Regional Gallery, where she also played a key role as the lead artist. Additionally, Innes was invited to participate in the 12th Floating Land Biennale in 2023, Floating Land is recognised as one of Australia’s leading art in environment events.