Born Adelaide 1986, lives and works in Sydney.
Studio A’s resident romantic, Meagan Pelham, has a weakness for romance. Her delicate pencil drawings depict brides, wedding cakes and love-heart shaped cocktail glasses posing elegantly next to handwritten poetry. Meagan has developed a practice of repeatedly drawing owls, which she believes are the most romantic of all animals. Meagan calls these drawings her Love Owls.
Meagan has an established practice in painting, drawing and performance. She has exhibited widely, at Casula Powerhouse, SCA Galleries and Artbank, and undertaken major collaborations with Erth Visual and Physical Inc., Koskela Creative Studio, Red Room Poetry and Cicada Press at UNSW.
In 2017 Meagan performed as the Owl Bride in birdfoxmonster, a collaborative production with Erth Visual and Physical Inc. presented by Carriageworks. In 2018 she performed her Love Poem Sorceress at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (as part of Bella Plus Connect) and in 2019 she, with six other Studio A artists, produced a 175sqm mural for the University of Technology Sydney, titled Bird Life Jungle Disco.
Meagan has collaborated for many years with Australian fashion house Romance Was Born, to create collections that feature her romantic handwritten musings and artwork. In 2020 Meagan was one of seven Studio A artists commissioned by the Art Gallery of New South Wales to create Love owls and mermaids singing in the rainbow pop. The 300sqm mural was located in the Grand Entrance to the Gallery as part of their Archie Plus program.
Meagan’s works are held in public and private collections, including Artbank and the University of Technology Sydney Art Collection.