45 minutes | Jul 1st 2018

006: Megan Evans on finding her culture through art

Megan Evans is an interdisciplinary artist, working in video, photography, sculpture and installation.  These media build on a traditional background in painting and drawing. Megan's work is informed by social issues and it examines the nature of belonging and the impact of colonisation on identity, both self and nation. Identity is a recurring issue in Australia for both artists and the broader public alike. Who we are as individuals and national entities is problematic to define.

Megan has been practicing since the 1980’s and started out as a woodwork teacher but never taught a class.  She fell into becoming a community artist and became known for her large public murals.  Her work has now developed into a multi disciplinary practice working with photography, sculpture, film and textiles.  In this episode we discuss colonisation and Megan’s search for her culture, including how she got shingles along the way.

 

/ Megan’s TWS portrait and interview is on our website at https://thiswildsong.com.au/megan-evans/

/ See Megan’s work at www.meganevansartist.com and the Women’s Mural at the-womens-mural-doc-project.com.au

Music: Rapture by Myfawny Hunter

Editing: Alana Helbig 

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