Holly O'Meehan



O’Meehan has developed her approach throughout the course of a double Bachelor in Fine Arts and Art & Design at Curtin University, a number of group exhibitions and in significant solo exhibitions, Elusive Tactility at Paper Mountain in 2018, and Defence/Defiance to be exhibited at Heathcote Gallery in 2021. A major 2017 residency with Art Ichol in India, and several local ceramic residency's, have further refined her keen sensibility for the properties of clay. O’Meehan is one of WA’s most innovative and ambitious crochet practitioners. As one half of the collaborative due the “Golden Wattle Hookers”, their flamboyant, large-scale hanging installation was curated into Fremantle Arts Centres landmark children's exhibition, Animaze.

Solo Exhibitions


Exhibited at Goolugatup Heathcote.

Elusive Tactility

Held at Paper Mountain, Perth WA.

Re-ordering the Chaos of Information

Held at Peek-A-Boo Gallery, Perth WA.


Little Things Art Prize

Awarded Highly Commended for entered artwork, "Protea".

John Stringer Art Prize

Annual art prize, invitation only.


The Farm Margaret River Funded Residency

2021 TFMR 8 week Funded Residency Recipient

Midland Junction Arts Centre Artist Residency

A four month residency to develop work for upcoming solo exhibition.

Great Souther Grammar Artist Residency

A two week artist residency, developing a collaborative artwork with the junior and middle school.

Penrhos College Artist Residency

A two month residency with int he senior school art department.

Residency Exchange to India

A one month residency at Art Ichol, India.

Artist Statement

Holly O’Meehan (b. 1991) works with two distinctive, apparently unrelated mediums: crochet and ceramic. A dexterous handler of both, O’Meehan brings these two materials into harmony. The objects she creates are yarn-and-clay hybrids: hard, fired clay is pierced and shaped to allow the weaving-in of fibres, which in turn drape, suspend or wrap the ceramic.