I finished night driving in the first few days of December. The literal physical makings for this painting came from gifts and social connections. While I was making it, more community connections came to mind. So when it was done, I wanted its "first introduction to the world" to be with a few friends, in… Continue reading new painting: night driving
Comfort zone (Yukon Riverside Arts Fest)
I love participating in Dawson City's Yukon Riverside Arts Festival! From Aug. 13-15, I'm excited to re-position my soundscape, sculpture, and writing work "Comfort Zone" in an outdoor space. It looks smaller, which matches more closely the size-experience of being a human at the Arctic Circle. Using your phone to access the QR code takes… Continue reading Comfort zone (Yukon Riverside Arts Fest)
Comfort zone (for Arts in the Park)
[Play the soundscape at https://soundcloud.com/user-967764987/megwalker-arctic-circle-soundscape to experience the sculpture's audio self] My world has become too small. I gather some close friends. We climb in a movable nest and head up the Dempster. The gravel ribbon. See: the blessing and the curse of roads. The blessing and the curse of machines. The blessing and the… Continue reading Comfort zone (for Arts in the Park)
Drone day 2021: Palace Grand
On May 28/21, the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture (KIAC) was one of many groups hosting experimental sound events around the world for Drone Day - a day for swimming in noise, drone, massive sound. "Every year we make a noise together that stretches around the world." https://droneday.org/ KIAC partnered with Parks Canada and… Continue reading Drone day 2021: Palace Grand
Dawson Film Fest poster dawgs
Best email I've had in months: Dan Sokolowski, from the Dawson City International Short Film Festival, asked if he could use my submitted watercolour for the 2021 Festival poster. I'm thrilled! Especially because DCISFF has been a big part of Dawson City becoming home for me over the past decade-plus. Here's the final poster. The… Continue reading Dawson Film Fest poster dawgs
"Comfort Zone" is a documentary soundscape, sculpture, and text built from multiple visits to several metres of space where the arctic circle crosses the Dempster Highway, Yukon Territory. Audio link below. Sculpture photos on home page. My world has become too small. I gather some close friends. We climb in a movable nest and head… Continue reading arctic circle
bell for a blind dog
The field recording that generated this painting came from taking a friend's old, blind dog, Katie, on many walks. The specific walk I recorded and worked from was in deep winter. That memory came back as I laid brushstrokes for the rhythms of our footsteps. We walked by the river almost every time, so those… Continue reading bell for a blind dog
Plant Encounters is live!
[This project closed / went offline in August 2021, as we came to the end of our funding]The Long Walk Collective - Bo Yeung, Georgia Hammond, and me (Meg Walker) - is so excited and proud to announce that the Plant Encounters online publication is live! What: "Plant Encounters" is an online multimedia publication at… Continue reading Plant Encounters is live!
Exhibition text “Hearts Along the Shore”
It took a lot of (worthwhile!) time to figure out what I wanted to write in response to Toronto artist Libby Hague's exhibition "Every Heart Can Grow Bigger: Make Room." Hearts Along The SHore (oddgallery_hague_brochure)Download The brochure in the link above is based on the interview and gallery visits I had with this very articulate… Continue reading Exhibition text “Hearts Along the Shore”
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