Megan Robinson is a Wicklow based artist working in painting and moving image. Megan graduated with First Class Honours from IADT in 2017 and has since exhibited and had screenings in Pallas Projects/Studios (2017), Mermaid Arts Centre (2018), Centre d’Art Spacejunk, Lyon (2018), MExIndex/Dingle International Film Festival (2019), Czong Institute of Contemporary Art, South Korea (2019) and Still Voices Film Festival (2020).
Megan is interested in exploring imagined spaces to create an unusual relationship between two forces. In her 2018 film Cracks, a woman paints over the destruction that surrounds her. The visceral qualities and materiality of the paint creates an intimate moment between the woman and a place she inhabits.
Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Loaghaire (2013-2017)
BA (Hons) in Art – First Class Honours
During my time in college I completed a 6 month residency in IMMA, had a partnership with the National Gallery of Ireland, exhibited in Pallas Projects/Studios and ran the IADT_ART instagram for a year.
Digitally – Still Voices Film Festival, Co. Longford, 2020
An Táin Arts Centre, Dundalk Culture Night – Snapshots Screening, 2019
Phoenix Cinema Dingle – Snapshots Screening, MExIndex/Dingle International Film Festival, 2019
Centre d’Art Spacejunk, Lyon – Projet Venus Lyon group show, 2018
Signal Arts Centre – Signal Open open submission group show, 2018
Pallas Projects/Studios – A Setting group show, 2018
IADT, Dun Laoghaire – Define The Line Graduate Exhibition, 2017
SELECTED VIDEO/MEDIA WORK
CO-WRITER & CO-DIRECTOR – Paper Planes, 2019
Paper Planes explores the relationship between two brothers Sean and Sam. Sean journeys across Wicklow reflecting on loss and avoiding responsibility.
- Screened digitally at Still Voices Film Festival 2020
- Due to screen at the 11th Underground Cinema Short Film Awards in Dun Laoghaire in November 2020
DOCUMENTARIAN – The Erased Heads of Europe, 2019
I documented artist Denis Buckley as he painted/painted out The Erased Heads of Europe mural at Mermaid Arts Centre that depicted the 11 founders of the European Union during the week leading to the Brexit deadline to mark the end of a chapter.
Images features on RTE: https://www.rte.ie/news/leinster/2019/0328/1039160-brexit-mural-wicklow/
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – Hear my Hands, 2018
Hear my Hands by Karen Gleeson is a multi-disciplinary collaborative film installation. Fusing dance, audio and video projection. The work explores the use of sign language and movement as a form of communication. Delving into the frustration and difficulties involved with miscommunication in relationships. ‘What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.’
- Screened in Mermaid Arts Centre on Wednesday 17 October 2018 at 8pm.
WRITER & DIRECTOR – Cracks, 2018
Cracks is a short film about a woman stuck in the past. Restless, she walks the floors until she finds another crack, a sign of the disarray and broken home she inhabits. Starring artist Caitríona Ní Threasaigh, she brings us on a frenzied journey into an uncanny reality.
- Selected for MExIndex/Dingle International Film Festival 2019
- Shown in Pallas Projects/Studios as part of A Setting group exhibition in July 2018
- Semi-Finalist – Los Angeles International Film Festival 2018
CO-WRITER & ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – Backyard, 2018
Surrounded by his eco eccentric neighbours, Michael is torn between logic and causing havoc in this small Irish town
- Screened in Mermaid Arts Centre on 5th November 2018 as part of First Mondays showcasing films by local and emerging filmmakers.