Julian Meagher (b. 1978, Australia) is a Sydney based artist who has exhibited extensively across Australia, Asia and America. Meagher has been a finalist in the Archibald Portrait Prize 2014, 2015 and 2018, the Wynne Prize 2015 and the Gold Award at Rockhampton Art Gallery 2016. He has also been a finalist multiple times in the Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Salon des Refuses, Metro Art Prize, Blake Prize for Religious Art and the RBS Emerging Artist Prize. In 2009 and 2012 Meagher was the recipient of the New Work Grant from the Australia Council of the Arts. His work is included in numerous public collections including Artbank (Australia); Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery; Bega Valley Regional Gallery (Australia); The Australian Catholic University Association; and The Australian War Memorial.