Meg Walker is an interdisciplinary visual artist and writer who lived coast to coast across Canada’s south until an artist residency in Dawson City introduced her to the north. A Concordia painting grad, her art practice now frequently centres on combining time and sound into two-dimensional works. Dawson’s active film community has also drawn her into making some short films and animations. In the mix, she returns to painting (and writing) on a regular basis.
Meg is also highly involved in the thriving Dawson City arts community as a longtime member of the Dawson City International Short Film Festival Committee; as current President of the Klondike Sun (Dawson City’s biweekly newspaper); as a freelance writer about visual art exhibitions here and elsewhere; and as a regular contributor to KIAC Members exhibitions. She has just completed a year as the Interim Director of KIAC’s ODD Gallery, stepping in to cover a maternity leave and to contribute to the wellbeing of Dawson’s visual art lovers.
Walker’s Yukon-inspired works include a 13’ high wall drawing in the Yukon Art Centre’s 2013 group show “Traversing Yukon Landscapes,” and the interactive typist-for-hire project “Typewriter As Personal Communication Device” for Arts in the Park, Whitehorse, 2015. More of her typing whimsies can be found under the “Intrepid Typist” tab.