Colleen Pugh, Medals of Honor

A fan of bold colour and strong line, Colleen Pugh’s training as a graphic designer is evident in her painting and illustration work. These days she embraces the imperfection of the hand-crafted over the digital while applying a witty or playful twist to everything she makes. When she isn’t creating, Pugh works behind the scenes curating exhibitions and organising community art projects.

For the Point Blank exhibition, Pugh has created a series of irreverent medals for the average person. Inscribed with words of faint praise or mild derision, these are awards for small, everyday personal triumphs which would otherwise go unrecognised.