Meagan Gardiner developed a love of the Australian environment growing up on the family farm in the wheat belt town of Kellerberrin. Meagan explains that her work is a reflection of the way her father taught her to observe the natural world in which she and her family lived.

Meagan states “Dad seems to have an innate ability to make keen observations about nature and he loves sharing his discoveries with you. He notices everything, from one curled up gum leaf on a whole tree, to shells the size of poppy seeds.”

Meagan Gardiner’s artwork specialises in hand made three - dimensional miniature shadow boxes with colourful frames. These contain found objects ranging from sea shells from the Australian coastline, to native seeds and wildflowers from the bush, and more recently, watch parts comprising  Kalgoorlie gold and iron ore.