Megan Broadmeadow

b. 1978, Manchester
Lives and works in Conwy

Megan Broadmeadow's practice re-examines the position and relevance of folklore and cultural traditions in today's society. The resulting fabricated new mythologies are a hybridisation of theatre, carnival and nightclub cultures and take the form of installations featuring video, sculpture and performance.

Drawing from her background in immersive theatre, she is increasingly interested in creating immersive experiences for the gallery. This is necessary as the work aims to re-interpret the moments where people achieve altered states of consciousness, whilst in collective experiences such as a carnival or rave. Whilst referencing theatricality in the work, her practice also operates like a stage production and she often works in collaboration with others such as dancers, choreographers and musicians. Costumes also play a big part in her work, however they are not simply limited to performances; their offstage life is also important and they are often shown as sculptures or in installations too. When working sculpturally she explores the performative possibilities of space, and in the creation of large structures and immersive environments particular attention is placed around the idea of the stage and where the boundaries of the stage exist.

Megan graduated with a BA in Fine Art from the Slade School of Art in 2002. She is currently studying for a MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, London. Megan has featured in solo and group shows including 'It's a Wonder / Dyna Rhyfedod', National Eisteddfod Wales, Mold (2007), and Welsh Artist of the Year (2011) where she received Highly Commended.

The artist was in the following exhibition:
Unit#1 Megan Broadmeadow

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