Megan Walch

Megan is a successful artist both academically and commercially.  Her painting and drawing practice spans over 25 years, with a focus on the tension between figuration and abstraction.  Meg is a Samstag Scholar, an alumnus of the San Fancisco Art Institute, the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture and the Space Program, New York. She has taught at the Victorian College of the Arts, Monash University, The Australian National University’s School of art and the School of Creative Arts, UTAS – gaining a studio-based Doctorate of Philosophy there in 2017.  Meg’s artworks have been in numerous exhibitions and her research interests have developed through undertaking international residencies. Her work is held in contemporary art collections including; Artbank, Monterey Museum and Art Gallery, California, USA, Parliament House Collection, Canberra.  Meg also is a generous teacher, finding time to mentor other artists, be it through the University of Tasmania’s School of Creative Arts or at her own studio.

Samphire Flats, the Big Punchbowl

This is the view across Moulting Lagoon and the Big Punchbowl to the Hazards on the East Coast of Tasmania, an area of fecund, marshy wetland set ablaze in spring with carpets of flowering samphire. The Big Punchbowl is one of the richest coastal environments in Tasmania, providing a great variety of nutrition and habitat for the proliferation of many species of Tasmanian flora and fauna. This extraordinary location has nourished coastal life over millennia.