Megan Jenkinson – Bio
Megan Jenkinson elegantly engages digital photographic techniques to explore notions of perception and illusion in relation to landscape and history. Having undertaken journeys to Antarctica, Egypt and the Sahara Desert, her works often evoke the contemplative isolation one experiences in vast open spaces. Inspired by naturally occurring illusions, she has recreated through lenticular print technology the visions of non-existent islands that fooled early Antarctic explorers, the majestic Aurora Australis, and the elusive vistas of Oases that taunted desert travellers.
Megan Jenkinson began exhibiting her photographic works during the 1980s, and has been included in seminal shows such as the Sharjah Biennale (1999), the Sydney Biennale (1990) and Photography Now, Victoria & Albert Museum, London (1989). Recent group shows include Cutting Edge: 21st Century Photography, Monash Gallery of Art, VIC (2015-2016), Conquest of Space: Science Fiction and Contemporary Art, Collage of Fine Art, NSW (2014) and Penguins and Ice: Photographs of Antarctica 1910-2010, National Gallery of Australia (2011-2012). She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards and has work held in institutions including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Australia, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Auckland Art Gallery, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and The Victoria & Albert Museum, London.