Stewart MacFarlane (b. 1953) is an Australian painter who is known for his depiction of urban social scenes and people, using a stark, hyper-realistic style. Often, MacFarlane's works investigate middle-class aspiration,
the just-out-of-sight interactions between people, and the erotic. Macfarlane has held over 50 solo exhibitions of his work in Australia, Asia, U.S.A. and Germany, and his
work is found in the collection at the National Gallery of Victoria, amongst others.