- Wednesday, January 29, 2020
- 33 KING ST BRISTOL BS1 4DS
- South West England
Our first Art Bar for 2020 is with visual artist and social maker Megan Clark-Bagnall, a Bristol based artist, who likes to make fun/ny projects with people. Megan will be talking about her style and ethos of art making alongside past and present projects, including a solo exhibition exploring gender, age and playfulness, currently on at The Royal Shakespeare Company.
Megan celebrates the good and the excellent in human nature to create sincerely feel good art – she doesn’t make very serious art, but she is very serious about making art – enjoying smashing together mainstream culture and the art world to create striking large-scale art installations, performances that tell stories and immersive events that everyone is invited to take part in. Her playful projects tend to be questioning, queer, fun, humorous, bitter-sweet and surprisingly sobering at times. Megan takes a literal and a little bit of a ridiculous approach to her arts practice with her work often dressed up in Fruit Salad chew colours, drowned in bright accents of pink and yellow.
Megan is also known as: Bingo Meg from Carboot Disco Bingo – the lady in that couple who visited every last Little Chef restaurant before they all closed down – the host of pineapple themed dinner party events – someone who has found a needle in a haystack more than several times – an Elvis Presley tribute artist – the artist who combined the ball game pool with the swimming pool – the co-director of an artist in residence programme called M2AIR, designed for children – a dedicated Coronation Street fan.
The Art Bar is a free event (and not for profit) at Renatos next to Bristol Old Vic theatre on King Street. Talks are on the last Wednesday of every month, arrive at 7pm, grab a table, enjoy a drink, share a pizza, and join us for an informal talk and q&a starting at 7.30pm, followed by a chance to meet fellow artists and creatives…