megan calver ©
1957Born Sussex, England
1976-79BA English and American Literature, University of Kent
1981-83PgDip Library and Information Studies, University College London
1995Started first sketchbook, a present from one of two daughters
1995-12Teaching Assistant (SEN), Tiverton High School
1999-04BA Fine Art (First Class Hons), University of Plymouth
2004Natalie Sitar Fine Art Prize for outstanding achievement
2005-08MA Fine Art, University of Plymouth
2005Creative Arts Scholarship, University of Plymouth
2007-10Associate Lecturer Fine Art, University of Plymouth
2015- Active member of Preston Street Union. CV here
Recent press/publications
2017after alert catchers: a report on an other (than) worded event, presented by Mark Leahy at Beyond Words: Privileging the Unspoken in Arts and Communities in a Posthuman World, Plymouth University
Exhibitions & projects
2017Disclosures and Dialogues with Sarah Bennett and Philippa Lawrence, Hestercombe House, Taunton
 Fatal exchanges with Gabrielle Hoad, ‘Prospect’, Cotley Estate, Somerset
 Street Rockery with Gabrielle Hoad, part of Makers of the Multiverse, Piazza Terracina Exeter
 Random Art Machine and Five Bridges and a Waffle, Art Week Exeter with Preston Street Union
2016Throw to an alert catcher, shared work-in-progress with Susie David and Gabrielle Hoad, Dawlish Warren beach huts and Exeter Phoenix Gallery 333.
Supported by a-n The Artist Information Company
 Hanging Instructions, Fringe Arts Bath
 Artist-led walks for Life in the Blackdowns, BHLAC, Hemyock Devon
 US CHAPS and Bookmarks, Art Week Exeter with Preston Street Union
 Participating artist, collaborative installation, one element of Charles Richardson's solo exhibition Displacement Behaviour, Exeter Phoenix
2015Associate artist, Preston Street Union, Exeter (collaborative project led by Trevor Pitt)
 Past present future, 44AD artspace, Bath
 Second Site, Hestercombe Gallery, Taunton
 Contributing artist HIVE art zine
2014LOVE RULES OK, ArtSpace 101, Plymouth University
Review by Susie David [pdf - opens in new window]
 Contributing artist Pineapple Falls, August market stall Plymouth City Market
 TIVVYfest on Tap, an exhibition of kneelers, St Peters Church Tiverton Devon
 Palaces & Cabins, an OSR Project with Salisbury Art Centre, Salisbury Art Centre. Review by Lisa Wigham
 Loiter like a leaf, Knightshayes National Trust, Devon. March and September
2013Abundance commission, Somerset Art Works in partnership with National Garden Scheme funded by Arts Council England
 TIVVYfest on Tap, an intervention in the streets of Tiverton Devon
 Palladium Painting Show Bucca Gallery, Newlyn
2012'In winter look patiently around the edges of pools: Re-writings between art and social science' published in Creative Approaches to Research Vol. 5 Issue 2 Pages 47-58 [Online]
 Open drawing show Bucca Gallery, Newlyn
 Everything & More OSR Project Space, West Coker
 TIVVYfest on Tap, an intervention in the streets of Tiverton Devon
 Cultivate 2: A Gift for Somerset a Reveal Somerset project with OSR Projects, The Brewhouse Taunton and Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin
2011Inter-, an exhibition with research staff at Bournemouth University School of Health and Social Care, Atrium Gallery, Bournemouth
 A Night of Light a Reveal Somerset event supported by Arts Council England, Hestercombe Gardens
 Under a New Sun, OSR Project Space, West Coker
 The Reading Room a collection of sketchbooks, writings and readings with Michael,
Julia and Harriet Calver for SAW art weeks 11, Wrington
 England, My England Micro-Festival, The Brewhouse, Taunton
2010-11Collaboration with research staff at Bournemouth University's School of Health
and Social Care
2010Jelly and Tea, a Somerset Art Works project with the Neroche Scheme,
Clayhidon Village Hall and Musgrove Hospital Taunton
 Stowage commissioned and curated by Found Space, Exeter and Macclesfield
2009Twenty things each: Distribuend virtual book
 Contributing artist Forest Tunes - The Library, an exhibition by Shai Zakai, CCANW Exeter
2008Placement Artist, The Neroche Scheme (Forestry Commission)/Somerset Art Works
funded by Arts Council England
 Slippage Peninsula Arts Gallery, Plymouth. Review by Gabrielle Hoad.
2006MA Fine Art Exhibition Clifford Fishwick Gallery, Exeter
 Art Now St Michaels Church, Honiton
2005Cut into Shape in partnership with Brewhouse Art and Education, Brewhouse Taunton
 Wahle Contemporary Art, Exeter
2004STart04 Exeter Phoenix, Exeter
2001Pardoes Modern II Brewhouse, Taunton.  First Prize
 Rowe & Maw, London