THE SEA, THE SHORE.November 2014


Flinders Lane Gallery: www.flg.com.au

ADELAIDE MATTERSJune 2012


UNDER THE SURFACE


'Transformative, mysterious and utterly compelling, Meg Cowell’s unique work is on the rise.'

Words by Jason Round

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH19th July 2013


‘If Meg Cowell's neighbours had glanced over the fence in recent months, they would have been intrigued by what they saw.’

ART COLLECTOR15th july 2013


‘Cowell was a finalist in this year's Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, and last year she completed a mentorship with acclaimed artist Deborah Paauwe.’

CONCRETE PLAYGROUND15th July 2013


'Inspired by the forgotten pieces of clothing strewn about the footpath from somebody’s big night, she set about recreating these pieces of women's clothing (with the addition of couture).’

SLR LOUNGE7th July 2013


‘The effect is sensual, tentative, and evocative of the sirens of the sea; alluring, mysterious, with a sense of dark fascination.’

20 MINUTES7th July 2013


‘Chiffon, silk and lace acquire heaviness and livelier tones on contact with water.’

FLAVOUR WIRE30th June 2013


‘Meg Cowell’s hauntingly beautiful photo series To the Surface captures stunning period dresses as spectral figures floating through darkness.’

STYLE FRIZZ27th June 2013


‘Ghostly fashion for the love of art, that’s what Meg Cowell’s camera delivered though her two parts of the ‘To the Surface’ series.’

LOST IN E MINOR24th June 2013


‘Meg Cowell’s haunting dresses rise from the blackened void, revealing their ghostly feminine visage.’

TREND HUNTER24th June 2013


‘Meg Cowell's abandoned dress photography is a surreal, beautiful series that showcases aristocratic styles without their refined wearers’.

TIME OUT14th June 2013


‘Meg Cowell’s haunting dresses rise from the blackened void, revealing their ghostly feminine visage.’

CONFESSIONS OF A TOY BOYJuly 8th 2013


'To the Surface features one-of-a-kind period gowns floating elegantly in the dark. '

LIGHT JOURNEYS31st May 2013


‘The camera reveals satiny textures, florid colors and tendrils of fragile underskirt- suggesting an incipient process of osmosis, reminding the viewer of water’s symbolic associations with transformation.’

ADELAIDE MATTERS.July 2012


'Meg Cowell finds the beauty in often murky surroundings.'

RADIO ADELAIDE30th June 2012


‘Young, expressive and highly original photo-based artist, Meg Cowell, brings us To the Surface – a collection of evocative and intricate photographs of abandoned feminine garments and beautiful, bold dresses’

ADELAIDE REVIEW30th June 2012