Part of the thrust of Young Talent V is to challenge the remarkably disciplinary boundaries between the conventional fine and applied arts. The exhibition, among other things, pays special attention to fashion design, fashion photography, jewellery and body adornment. Megan McKain is a young Jamaican jeweller who deliberately challenges these boundaries in her artistic practice. Her work is curated by Veerle Poupeye.
Megan A. McKain was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1985. Her affinity for art was fostered at an early age and this ultimately led to her enrollment at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts where she attained a diploma in Jewellery. Whilst studying, she launched her self-titled line of handmade jewellery – Megan Allison. The brand has garnered local publicity and most recently was represented internationally at Atlantic Fashion Week 2009 (AFW 09) in Nova Scotia Canada. Continue reading