Courtenay McCue

Biography:

Courtenay is a visual artist utilising many artistic tools across the creative spectrum from spray paint, brush, stencil, murals, canvas works, sculpture and most recently focusing on fashion design. Incorporating elements of vintage comic advertisements, religion, layering techniques of Basquiat, and the bright pop colours of Andy Warhol within her artworks, Courtenay connects to the modern contemporary world with life growing up as a 90’s kid.

In a world surrounded by pressures to grow out of the joys and playfulness of childhood, Courtenay has rejected the pressure to conform and reintroduce her younger self to the modern world and is inspiring others to do the same.

Courtenay hand sews one of a kind original outfits combining art and fashion into her style creating a juxtaposition between naïve youth and adulthood. Her trademark ‘CRT’ is derived from her nickname “Court”, and has become an ever-present symbol within the visual embodiment of her work. She is regularly commissioned to paint large-scale murals at cafes, bars, and local businesses across the Gold Coast and in Brisbane.

Artwork

Title:

End of an Era

Description:

Transforming an industrial 6 x 2.5 x 2.5m shipping container into an enthralling art installation with one of a kind CRT hand-sewn fabrics, artworks and merchandise. The walls inside will be covered with vibrant artworks, colourful fabrics & vintage imagery.

This exhibition’s focus is to bring new life to old imagery from Courtenay’s grandparents who were both professional photographers and dedicated their lives to beautiful images. Combining their life’s work and her colourful touch, Courtenay will transform these extraordinary photos into unique fabrics to sew one of a kind button-ups with matching pant sets, dresses and jackets.

With modern technology she is able to bring these images into a new world and new medium, embroidering contemporary text into the photos with pop culture references of today.

Previous Work