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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,
2017 New Paintings, online exhibition, morganallender.com
A Restless Green, online exhibition, morganallender.com
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.