By Clive Holloway
Posted in News, on December 29, 2023
Lattimer Gallery has always prided itself on supporting emerging artists. We are always looking to back and promote young artists who are trying to break into this art market. Over the past twelve months, we have been carrying the work of Gitxsan jeweller, Meaghan McRae.
Meaghan comes from a family of musicians and artists, with both her grandmother and her great grandmothers being painters. She cites her family heritage (Gitxsan, Celtic, and Norse), the beauty of nature, rock n’ roll, and visually bold styles such as Baroque architecture as being the greatest influences on her work. Meaghan studied at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and graduated from the Jewellery Art and Design program at Vancouver Community College (VCC).
Meaghan favours bold, androgynous designs that remind the wearer to be fearless in celebrating who they are, without pretense. She hopes to push wearers (any age and gender) toward larger scale pieces not as statement jewellery, but to be worn proudly everyday.