Megan Rudden -  About

Leith-born, Glasgow-based, Sometimes-visual artist and writer working across performance, object making, text and drawing.

Through an interdisciplinary practice, my work attempts to create non-linear, transhistorical narratives which consider the body as central to understanding our environment. Drawing on my background in sculpture, I am currently interested in how written words can evoke physical sensation and materiality. 

I have performed and exhibited at various locations across the UK including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and at the back of a car park in Dundee. I have recently undertaken postgraduate study in Art Writing at Glasgow School of Art, and my writing has been published on several platforms.

Email             meganrudden@hotmail.co.uk  

Instagram     meganrudden

Education

Glasgow School of Art, MLitt Art Writing 2019 - 2021

Glasgow School of Art, BA (Hons) Sculpture and Environmental Art 2016 - 2018

Edinburgh College, HND Contemporary Art Practice 2015/2016 

Selected Exhibitions and Performances

2021          KNICKNACKERED, Griffen Fitness Leith, Edinburgh

2021          The Long Note, David Dale Gallery, Glasgow

2021          Alive!, GENERATOR, Dundee

2021          Everything Must GoShawlands Arcade, Glasgow​

2021          joy and nostalgia are the same rose tinted thing, Embassy Gallery

2020          Friday Forum, Online event with Visual Arts Scotland

2019/20     SSA | VAS OPEN, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2019          Project Ability - Artists in Residency, The Art School, Glasgow

2019          Sleekit, Wooosh Gallery, Dundee

2019          Working Class Exotica, Leith Dockers Club

2019          ALIGHT, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh

2019          Gone Fishing, DOK Artist Space Steel Shed, Edinburgh

2018          Emergency, Z-Arts, Manchester

2018          And Another Thing, New Glasgow Society

2018          Within Half an Inch of a Yard, Pollok House, Glasgow

2018          Calm Down Dear, Where People Sleep, Glasgow

Selected Publications

Leith AnthologyA Fishwives' Tale

The Yellow PaperNot Always Desert

Healthy Boy ZineAlways Be Nice To The Cleaners

FDBNHLLLTTFEXCESSGorgeousness and Gluttony; Art, Writing, The Academy

AB-Z Collection, Artists Books & ZinesFlow, Artist Book in Edinburgh College

Other Writing

THE DEEPEST GURGLE I EVER HEARD: Megan Rudden writes on work by Jame St Findlay and Jonny Walker at Kiosk, Govanhill, MAP Magazine, December 2021

You're Never Done, The List, June 2021

Residencies

Project Ability August Residency 2019

Bowling Harbour Arch 8 Residency 2018

Scottish Sculpture Workshop Summer Residency 2018