Megan Walch

Convulsive Beauty, Skullbone Plains, 2015

oil & enamel on composite aluminium

130 x 130

From the artist

The beauty of the Tasmanian landscape in not conventional; it can be ugly beauty; it can be confronting and uncomfortable. Harsh forces of sun, wind and rain act upon the flora creating a record of resilience and adaptation. Gnarled beauty is deep and shocking – it is convulsive. This motif of the hakea branch resonates with the image of neuron branches, connoting the psychological wilderness I encountered when forced to confront myself on this extreme central highland plain.

Artist background

Lives and works in Hobart. Exhibiting extensively since 1996 including solos shows in Sydney 2011, Melbourne 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010 & 2011; Canberra 2002 & 2004; Adelaide 2001; Hobart 2006 & 2009; and San Francisco 1996 & 1998; and a commission at Art Gallery of NSW. Group shows include The Skullbone Experiment, QVMAG Launceston & COFA, NSW & 146 ArtSpace, Hobart 2014. Winner of Conrad Jupiters Art Prize 2000. 

Represented by Bett Gallery, Hobart.