A beautifully curated space full of handcrafted wares in natural materials, botanical beauties & rediscovered treasures. Plus regular workshops, artist events & private functions to bring like minds together.
My artwork explores the textural interplay of a range of natural materials, & expands the historically female dominated activities of crochet, vessel making, felting & weaving, into contemporary art objects.
Emerging from a materials-driven design process, my work straddles both the functional & sculptural qualities of textile mediums. The tactile appeal of each work is as much a part of the design process as the consideration of colour and shape.
Megan Walsh-Cheek is a self-taught textile artist whose vessels, weavings & felt artworks celebrate raw materials & a highly textural aesthetic. Since her debut solo exhibition ‘Little Layers of Happy’ in 2013, Megan has participated in several exhibitions, including: The ARTFULY Group Exhibition (Sydney 2014; Goodwood Arthouse Gallery (Goodwood 2013 & 2015); ‘Four Legs: Red Poles Art Gallery’ (McLaren Vale 2015); ‘Woven @ The Mill: Blankets
Reimagined’ (Lobethal 2015); & The Hahndorf Academy Retail Space (Hahndorf 2015 & 2019). She regularly teaches both private & group weaving lessons.
Megan’s work has been featured in print & digital publications including Glam Adelaide, Adelaide matters, Adelady, The Courier, The Weekender Herald, & Adelaide Hills Magazine. Several of her weavings & vessels can be seen on the first series of Australian television program Australia By Design (2017). Megan’s 2019 interior light collaboration with designer Robyn Wood was included in Robyn’s exhibition Natural Progression at The Mill, Adelaide, & combined Megan’s organic & tactile felt work with Robyn’s sculptural wooden forms.
Commissioned by Clare Valley boutique accommodation Trestrail cottage, Megan is currently developing a bespoke location based artwork, to celebrate the geographical & family influences of this unique venue.