Victoria McNeill

Victoria McNeill

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

About Victoria McNeill

Victoria McNeill is a multi-award-winning, Sydney based photographer with a background in Graphic Design. Born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand she spent much of her early life surrounded by beaches indulging in windsurfing and sailing. Graduating from AUT, she moved to Sydney to further her career, spending several years designing for the corporate world in the areas of brand and project management, design and art direction.
Having been traditionally trained in photography and with a ‘you only get one chance’ attitude, she approaches using digital photography the same way. Her works look closely at the landscape, and its relationship with the sea and sky. Victoria explores its everchanging forms and aims to help people renew awareness and appreciation of their environment, always trying to avoid much represented clichés of coastline imagery.
Although Victoria has a strong focus with the ocean and underwater photography, with the current situation facing the world she has looked closer to home for inspiration. Victoria also has a passion for road cycling and shooting bike races.

Certificate of Authenticity supplied with all artworks.

Education

Diploma of Graphic Design
Diploma in Film, Fashion, Television, Special Effects Sydney College of Make Up Art

Events

The Space Gallery Summer Vibes Group Exhibition
Independent Gallery for Australian Photographers Group Exhibition
THE OTHER ART FAIR Sydney 2020

Exhibitions

AWARDS
2021 Australia's Top Emerging Photographers (Single Shot) Top 20 - Untitled, Portrait of a black cockatoo
2021 Australia's Top Emerging Photographers (Single Shot) Highly Commended - Live As We Dream
2021 Australia's Top Emerging Photographers (Open) Highly Commended - The New Wave
2021 Australia's Top Emerging Photographers (Landscape) Highly Commended - All The Colour You Bring
2020 The Mono Awards (Places) Highly Commended - Waiting For Abel Tasman
2020 The Mono Awards (Animals) Highly Commended - Banksian In Profile
2020 The Mono Awards (Animals) Highly Commended - New World Parrot
2020 The Mono Awards (Animals) Commended - A Birds' Tea Time
2020 The Mono Awards (Animals) Commended - New World Parrot
2020 The Other Art Fair Sydney with SaatchiArt
2020 AIPP Silver Lining Awards Third Place Newcomer Award - Flying Solo
2020 AIPP Silver Lining Awards Top 10 Finalist Newcomer Award - Flying Solo
2020 AIPP Silver Lining Awards Top 25 Semi-finalist Newcomer Award - Of This World, Flying Solo
2020 Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers (Landscape) Top 20 - Aurora
2020 Australasia’s Top Emerging Photographers (Animal) x2 Highly Commended
2019 Photographer of the Year (Photo of the Year) Highly Commended
2019 Photographer of the Year (Landscape) Commended - Far Away From Where I am
2019 Photographer of the Year (Landscape) Commended - Flux
2019 Photographer of the Year (Landscape) Top 50 - The Height of Summer
2019 Photographer of the Year (People and Portrait) Top 40 - The Height of Summer
2019 Photographer of the Year (Action) Top 10 - Battle of the Boards
2019 Photographer of the Year (Action) Top 10 - The Super Crit
2019 The Mono Awards (Places) Highly Commended
2019 The Mono Awards (People) Highly Commended
2018 Photographer of the Year (Landscape) Highly Commended