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Weaver. Felter. Vessel Maker. Workshop Leader. Daydreamer.
“Re-using and re-thinking the materials we already have underpins all my pieces. My work is the result of lots of gleeful pottering around with twigs, lace, wool and my precious reclaimed fabric stash. There is something so satisfying about creating a delicate tapestry of textures and colours, and discovering it’s own little personality once the last piece has nestled in with the rest. Knowing that others enjoy my work as much as I enjoyed making it is incredibly rewarding. ” – Megan Walsh-Cheek.
Megan Walsh-Cheek is an Adelaide Hills textile artist. Her handcrafted, one of a kind weavings, wall hangings, felt work, vessels, accessories, jewellery and home wares all celebrate raw materials and a highly textural aesthetic.
Megan’s hand woven wall hangings and vessels debuted during the 2013 SALA Festival at the Seasonal Garden Cafe in Hahndorf, followed by a group exhibition at The Goodwood Art House Gallery. Megan coordinated a Collaborative Community Weaving fundraiser throughout the duration of her SALA exhibition, and is passionate about demystifying art making. She encourages individuals of all ages to explore their creativity at her weaving workshops. Megan’s early childhood studies underpin her development of workshops for young children, set to launch in 2016.
Megan is a founding resident of the vibrant new BRICK+MORTAR Creative Retail Hub + Cafe in Norwood, & will present an exhibition of a new body of work in this exciting new gallery space in December 2015. Megan will be represented during SALA 2015 in two group exhibitions: ‘Four Legs’ at Red Poles, Mclaren Vale, & ‘Woven @ The Mill: Blankets Reimagined’ at the Onkaparinga Woolen Mill, Lobethal. Megan’s work can be found at the Hahndorf Academy.
Inspired by the Japanese Saori Weaving tradition, Megan works in a spontaneous manner, free-style weaving, felting, jewellery making and vessel making with an array of textural materials: tiny slivers of re-purposed fabric, tapestry cotton, lichen covered oak twigs, freshly harvested willow, merino wool, alpaca, mohair, silk, leather, and curly lincoln locks. Her works feature a delicate use of negative space and a neutral, calm, earthy palette.
“Re-using and re-thinking the materials we already have underpins all my pieces. My work is the result of joyful pottering around with fiber, lace, and my precious reclaimed fabric stash. There is something so satisfying about creating a delicate tapestry of textures and colours, and discovering it’s own personality once the last piece has nestled in with the rest”
Megan welcomes commissioned work. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
© Megan Walsh-Cheek, Textile Artist 2015. All product designs, images and text are my own (unless credited). They remain the property of Megan Walsh-Cheek, Textile Artist and can not be copied or used without my express permission.