Meg Dunbar is a storyboard artist and character designer from the Maritimes. She has a passion for character studies explored through visual storytelling mediums such as animation. Her thesis film, ‘Farewell’, is a film about the “what ifs” following the sudden loss of someone close to you. It imagines a scenario in which, after a sudden loss, one might be able to say a final goodbye to their departed loved one.

Meg’s preferred medium is animation. Specifically, she prefers to use digital hand drawn animation as the vehicle through which to tell her stories.

This film is an attempt to explore Meg’s own “what if” after the sudden loss of her own father two years ago. Writing to Gallery Stratford, Meg describes how she “often wonder[s] what I would have said or done if I’d known that the last time I spoke to my dad would be the last time that I was going to be able to speak to him. In this film, I posit that our last meetings with those we love aren’t really our last meetings, and that even after we’ve said goodbye to those close to us, keeping them alive in our hearts is a way that we can keep them around even after they’re gone. My hope is that this film can offer a bit of solace to those who watch it, the way that I took solace in making it.”

Meg graduated from Sheridan College with an Honours Bachelor of Arts this year. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Western University (2015). Her most recent animation projects include the short film Hello Maggie (2022). She has also worked as a storyboard artist and a freelance illustrator.


Gallery Stratford would like to honour the ancestral guardians of this land and its waterways: the Anishinaabe, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Wendat, and the Neutral people.