Pick of the Week 2017

March's Guest Editor: Megan Dunford

Every month we invite a Guest Editor to select our Pick of the Week feature. Chosen from the activities listed in our events pages they select highlights from across the region.

This March, Megan Dunford – artist, VASW Steering Group member, and Exhibitions & Participation Officer at Bridport Arts Centre & Dorchester Arts – is making the selection.


Megan Dunford sits of the Steering Group of Visual Arts South West. Graduating in 2011 from UWIC with a BA Hons in Fine Art, she has curated several exhibitions and regional events in Dorset, where she is based. She works at Bridport Arts Centre & Dorchester Arts, as the Exhibitions & Participation Officer.

As an artist her work combines drawing, painting, collage, photography & installation. She admits to having a mild obsession with found images, ephemera and banal objects and owns an abnormal-sized collection of postcards, leaflets & magazine clippings. Her practice is often project-led and she makes specific bodies of work as a response to a subject or event.
 
In light of the events of 2016 and her continuing work with and for younger people, her current project is about the disparity and the similarity of age. She wants to raise the profile of young and emerging artists in Dorset and the surrounding areas, and challenge or confirm the statement (depending on how the research goes), 'There is nothing for young people in Dorset’.
If you are interested in challenging or confirming this, you can contact Megan via her website - www.megandunford.com

What's On

Free art classes for over 50s

SPACE, 6 West Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0BH

Sunday 06 December 0217 – Wednesday 28 March 2018

Radical Clay: Teaching with the greatest potters of the 1960s

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RL

Saturday 22 July 2017 – Sunday 10 June 2018

Sculpture Class at Bath Artists' Studios

Bath Artists' Studios, The Old Malthouse, Comfortable Place, Upper Bristol Road, Bath, BA1 3AJ

Thursday 07 September 2017 – Thursday 14 December 2017

Visual Arts South West

Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network

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