megan evans Visual Artist
Megan began her creative life doing large political murals in the 1980's. Her career has spanned several decades and practices. Over the last twelve years she has exhibited both nationally and internationally, been published widely in books and journals and been awarded international residencies.
'My work examines the traces of early colonial history in the identity of the artist and the impact of that history as it unfolds today.
My family history in Australia goes back to the early 1800’s. Originally from Scotland and Ireland, my ancestors were early colonisers. In 1983 I met and later married Indigenous artist and activist the late Les Griggs.
Les was one of the Stolen Generation, a government policy of forced removal of Aboriginal children from their families that was conducted until the early 1970’s. Through my relationship with him, I began to understand the full impact of colonisation in Australia. My recent work explores this as well as common issues related to colonisation across the globe’
Recent exhibitions include: KELOID #9, Annandale Galleries Sydney, UNstable, Horsham Regional Art Gallery - Return, BOXOprojects California USA - The Observance of Objects, Ballarat FOTO Biennale - PARLOUR, Art Gallery of Ballarat - SQUATTERS AND SAVAGES, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Benalla Art Gallery and Blakdot Gallery - UNreconciled, As a part of TREATMENT at Melbourne Water Western Treatment Plant, Werribee Australia, UNsettling at Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne.