Meaghan Shelton - 'Woven'
Wednesday 24 October - Sunday 18 November 2018
Artist Meaghan Shelton engages her trans disciplinary practice to address the ineffable aspects of women’s experience through the lens of traditional craft practice. Born in country Victoria, she has lived in London and Melbourne, completing both her Associate Diploma and Bachelor of Fine Art/ Visual Art at RMIT majoring in painting. Now based in the Hinterland of the Sunshine Coast, Shelton was most recently awarded her Master of Fine Art (by practice-led research) at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
A fourth generation Irish-Anglo-Australian woman, she relies on the evocation of memory within domestic spaces. Auto-ethnobiographical in her exploration of the craft/ fine art nexus, her practice challenges the connection between historical marginalisation of art made by women and its hierarchical valuing of materiality. These self-imposed frameworks allow her to examine insider/ outsider as that which can be experienced simultaneously. In doing so, she upends exclusions and dissolves boundaries to reveal a new semiology by which to identify rites of passage of the feminine.