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Morgan works from her studio in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia.


Representation & Exhibitions

After 10 years of representation with Helen Gory Gallery in Melbourne, and following Helen's retirement from the business to focus on her own artwork, Morgan recently made the decision to leave the gallery to persue alternative representation. 

She is currently exploring relationships with galleries within Australia, the USA and Europe.  Please contact her directly for sale enquiries and exhibition proposals internationally.


Born 1982, resides in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia


2011-16   Director, The Tenth Meadow

2009-11   Lecturer, Painting, Adelaide Central School of Art, SA
2004        Bachelor Fine Art (Honours), Adelaide Central School of Art,

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Recent works, online exhibition,

2017       New Paintings, online exhibition,

2017        A Restless Green, online exhibition,

2015        Seeing Spring, Artspace Gallery, Adelaide Festival Centre, SA

2013        Recent Works, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne, VIC

2011        The Grove, BMG Art, Adelaide, SA

                The Golden Hour, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne, VIC
2009        Wildwood Bower, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne, VIC
                Recent Works, BMG Art, Adelaide, SA
2008        Realm, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne, VIC

2007        Landscape Lost, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne, VIC

2006        The Flood, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne, VIC

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017        Spring Art, (Feature Artist 2017), Loreto, SA

2016        Even Still, Adelaide Town Hall, SA

2014        How Does Your Garden Grow, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, Murray Bridge, SA

2014        Florabotanica, Adelaide Central Gallery, Adelaide, SA

2013        Wonderfall, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide, SA

                Crystal Palace, Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery, SA

2012        Conversations in Ellipsis, SASA Gallery. SA

2011        Double Vision, curated by Mary-Jean Richardson, Adelaide Central Gallery, Adelaide, SA

2010        Short Stories, Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne, VIC

                Melbourne Art Fair, Helen Gory Galerie stand, Melbourne, VIC

2009        Whyalla Art Prize, Middleback Theatre Gallery, Whyalla, SA
                Critical Generosity, Felt Space, Adelaide, SA
2008         Fleurieu Biennale Landscape Prize, Main Barrel Hall, Hardys Tintara Winery, McLaren Vale, SA
                Contemporaneous, Wangaratta Gallery, Wangaratta, VIC

Awards & Grants

2018         Finalist, Hutchins Australian Conteporary Art Prize, TAS

                 Finalist, Muswellbrook Art Prize, NSW

                 Finalist, Waterhouse Art Prize, SA

                 Finalist, Fleurieu Biennale Prize, SA.

2017         May/June. Research expedition, United Kingdom, Italy.

2015         Winner, Country Arts Breaking Ground Award, SA

2011         Professional Development Grant - New Work, Arts SA

2009         Finalist, Whyalla Art Prize

2008         Highly Commended, Fleurieu Biennale Landscape Prize
2006         Winner, Fleurieu Peninsula Youth Scholarship

2005         The Advertiser Oscart award for best emerging painter, SA

2004          Finalist, Fleurieu Peninsula Art Prize

2000          Pro Hart full Scholarship for Bachelor Fine Art, Adelaide Central School of Art


2016          Virginia Imhoff, Country Style Magazine, March 2016

2015          Jane Llewellyn, Morgan Allender : Breaking Ground, Adelaide Review, July 2015.

2013          Vogue Living, Next generation, September Issue.

2012          Caroline Roessler, Remain in Light. Country Style Magazine July 2013, pg 32-39

                  Kate Bowden, Bloom, The Adelaide Magazine, August 2012, pg 26-30

2011          Leta Keens, Art 101, Inside Out, May/ June 2011, pg 133

                  Kylie Fleming, Simple Life, Adelaide Matters, April 12th 2011

2009           Jemima Kemp, Em Files, Australian Art Monthly, August 2009
                  Karen McCartney, Editors Choice: Dark Star, Inside Out, Sept-Oct 2009, pg 170
2008          Penny Modra, Realm, Visual Arts Review, The Age, August 3 2008
                  Frances Johnson, Realm, Sightlines, The Age, July 25 2008
2007           Megan Backhouse, The Age (Melbourne) Magazine, Issue 35, September 07

                  Qantas Magazine, Profile, Spring Issue 07

2005          Lance Campbell, Artist in Residence, Morgan Allender, SA Life Magazine, October 05, pg 114

                  Wendy Walker, I fell down the mountainside (with you), The Adelaide Review

2004          Sera Waters, Petrified Nature: Julia Robinson and Morgan Allender, Artlink, Vol 25, No. 1, 04



                  Private collections throughout Australia, United KIngdom, United States and Italy.