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About the Artist
A.S.T.C. N.A.S. Dip. Painting, (Highest Hons) Grad Dip.ED. Sydney Teachers College
Margaret is a painter, draughtsman and lecturer. Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She won a special Government Scholarship to the National Art School, 1956. Studied at the National Art School, from 1956 to 1960. She has participated in many group shows in New South Wales and Victoria 1961 – 1967, including "Young Sydney Artists", Clune Galleries Sydney, "Young Contemporaries", Blaxland Galleries, Sydney and "Young Artists" exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne. She has been a frequent exhibitor during this time in the Archibald and Wynne Competitions, with works included in the selections for exhibition in Melbourne and Adelaide State Galleries.
Margaret travelled overseas in 1967, and based herself in London. From there she travelled to Holland, Switzerland and France in 1972, and Paris again in 1995. She has taught part-time in schools and various technical colleges, (NSW and Western Australia) 1961 – 1972, then as a full-time lecturer at the Western Australian Institute of Technology (Curtin University) 1972 – 1978. Margaret returned to Sydney to continue her education. (Graduate Diploma in Education, Sydney Teachers' College, 1981. Taught, 1979 – 1985 Hornsby TAFE.
During the 1970s, she travelled to Java and Hong Kong, and also participated in an expedition along the Canning Stock route to Lake Disappointment, Durbar Springs and Warburton, and since has travelled extensively throughout remote regions of Australia; in Kenya, overland to Koobi Fora (eastern edge, Lake Turkana) and to the Ethiopian border.
to read a review of Margaret's March 2003 exhibition at Gomboc Gallery.