Stuart McLachlan began his career as an illustrator in Adelaide, Australia after completing a degree in Illustration and Graphic Design. Working in Melbourne, Amsterdam, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and now Sydney, his work has been published globally appearing in magazines such as The Economist, The New Yorker and Newsweek.
Over the last few years McLachlan has shifted his attention towards the world of paper art and has become internationally recognized as one of the premier artists in the field.
Using hand cut paper he creates images , art objects and pieces for fashion ,editorial and advertising areas. These hand made pieces have been commissioned as art , used extensively on the fashion runway and have been published in Vogue, Karen magazine, on book covers, posters, and editorially.
Stuart McLachlan has turned his hand to creating large scale sets including the piece commissioned by "The World of Wearable Art" showfor their 25th Anniversary extravaganza in New Zealand. It stands at approximately 12 meters in diameters x 5 meters high and was used as their finale set featuring over 150 performers and dancers.
His paper work has been catalogued in the art books, “PaperArt” ( Hong Kong ), “PaperCraft 2” ( Berlin) , “Paperworks” ( China) and “PaperCuts “( U.S.A.) which goes behind the scenes featuring 30 of the worlds best paper artists. His work has been included in many exhibitions and has recently been accepted into the Hazelhurst art Awards as well as being auctioned off at The Rockefeller Centre in New York by Christies Auction house.