Exhibition: 28 April – 4 June 2016
Megan Broadmeadow’s work has an ongoing interest in the times and places in which people enter different states of consciousness and focuses on the objects and costumes which enable such transformations in collective experiences. Her work explores the fluctuating space between reality fantasy and familiarity, and uses materials from contemporary and ancient cultures to create spaces and objects which allude to the notion of ‘becoming other.’
Her sculptural forms use physical and ephemeral materials to manipulate the audience’s experience of viewing her objects, and in her installations she incorporates lighting, sound and projection to produce disorientating spaces filled with illusions. She often use mirrors to blur the lines of the object and reflect the gaze of the viewer, and indulges in the bright and decorative by using party shop goods and patterned fabrics to suggest transformative times experienced by people at a festival or rave.
Megan Broadmeadow was awarded a Distinction in MFA in 2014 from Goldsmiths College, and gained a BA in 2002 from Slade School of Art. Megan had a solo exhibition in 2014 at Unit#1, g39 Gallery, Cardiff. She was selected as Axis web MA Stars in 2014 by Judith Carlton of Matts Gallery. In 2013 she was awarded an Arts Council of Wales Research and Development Grant.