Young.Hot.Canberra – Megan Jackson
by The Editor
To celebrate the Centenary of Canberra and the launch of the Gallery of Australian Design’s YOUNG.HOT.CANBERRA exhibition, The Canberran is featuring local designers who’s work will be displayed at the GAD from Saturday 12 January until Saturday 23 February 2013.
0.9 Megan Jackson
Megan Jackson is a Canberra based artist who designs pattern matrixes often, but not exclusively, applied to textiles. She is the Screen Print Studio Manager at Megalo Print Studio and Gallery. After completing a BA (Hons.) in Textiles at the ANU School of Art and receiving a string of graduate awards, she quickly established a name for herself producing a range of hand screen printed designs on organic fabrics. She has used her unique pattern designs to create homewares, scarves, textiles, furniture and interiors and was one of several local designers to contribute to the fit out of the café Mocan & Green Grout in NewActon. Jackson has had numerous exhibitions in Canberra, including at the ANU school of Art and Megalo. Her ‘Marion Scarf’ was commissioned as part of the Centenary of Canberra – a legacy of good design competition and will be launched and sold in 2013 to commemorate the Centenary.
In her own words:
I am an artist & designer, creating bold, colourful and playful patterns. My hand drawn patterns are designed and produced as a series of hand printed textiles.
My work further explores pattern through the use of alternate materials in design projects and the development of innovative product ranges.
YOUNG.HOT.CANBERRA. is an exhibition showcasing Canberra’s brightest young design stars featuring the work of Dan Armstrong & Nick Robinson, Luke Chiswell, Chris Doyle, Alison Jackson, Megan Jackson, Paul Krix, Cinnamon Lee, Dan Lorrimer & Mitchell Brooks, Tom Skeehan and Supermanoeuvre.
Exhibition runs until 23 February 2013 with Saturday morning artist talks each week at 11am.
For more information visit:
The Gallery of Australian Design
44 Parkes Place