Megan Bennett Moir

“Creatively, I enjoy working with concepts that are topical and relevant to the world around us as well as pushing the boundaries between design and conceptual art”

“My practice reflects and comments on the deliberate societal intention of city councils to exclude and repel the homeless from our communal areas.”

“The collection explores contrasts between soft hard, where plaster and cement has been applied to knitted structures to subvert the intended outcomes.”

Megan Bennett Moir

Textile Artist / Community based artist

Textile Design, Grays School of Art
BA Hons

Statement

Megans practice reflects and comments on the deliberate societal intention of city councils to exclude and repel the homeless from our communal areas.

Creatively, she enjoys working with concepts that are topical and relevant to the world around us as well as pushing the boundaries between design and conceptual art

Anechoic Cities explores the uncomfortable nature of hostile architecture by taking knitted textiles, which traditionally should be soft and comforting, and subverting the structures to create aggressive and possibly hazardous if worn.

Hostile architecture is alienating those experiencing destitution from our shared spaces in city centers, making spaces used for rest and recuperation uninviting, and excluding those who don’t ‘fit the mold’ in our society. This creates an ‘us and them’ dynamic and damages our sense of collective community.

Since graduating, she has continued learning how to use art as a means of communication. Megan has began working with a charity running art workshops for adults with additional needs. This has driven her to think about how she can adapt techniques to give the student the tools to create their own works. Through sharing skills with the students Megan says “I have learnt a lot and will take so much from this experience”. This is something she hope to carry on in her own practice as she has enjoyed working with community groups on a variety of projects.

Materials and Techniques

plaster, cement and knitted wool.

Awards:

Fife Contemporary. New Maker Award (June 2022)