Painter Stewart MacFarlane studied painting in Melbourne and New York. His pop inspired paintings depict dark and often disturbing unfinished narratives. MacFarlane has exhibited extensively in Australia, Europe and the United States. His work is held by collections including The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Artbank, Sydney; regional and university collections and internationally in the United States. A monograph of his work, titled ‘Stewart MacFarlane: Riddles of life’ was published in 1996, followed by a second monograph published in 2012, titled ‘Stewart MacFarlane: Paintings’.