Originally born in Queensland, Margaret now lives in Coburg, Melbourne, Victoria.

EDUCATION

Opening night at Brunswick Street Gallery standing next to my painting ‘Reflections’
  • 1996 — Graduated Diploma Graphic Communication, Melbourne University
  • 1992 — Bachelor of Education Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL), La Trobe University
  • 1985 — Bachelor of Education / Arts & Crafts, Melbourne University
  • Box Hill TAFE
  • Education Reform Association (ERA)

ACHIEVEMENTS

Curated many children’s projects & exhibitions in her teaching career to name a few:

  • 1997 — Mural implementation& publication of Maribyrnong English Language Centre Mural Booklet
  • 1998 — Youth Calendar NGV Youth Program
  • 1998 — AEDIS Project ‘Then and Now’ Footscray Art Centre exhibition
  • 1999 — Austcare Refugee Art Exhibition ‘Home’ Melbourne Town Hall
  • 2001 — ‘Quilt of Many Colours’ The Immigration Museum of Victoria and Melbourne Museum
  • 2002 — ‘Image of Self’ Footscray Art Centre and Monash University, Frankston
  • 2003 — ‘Changing Lives’ Early Childhood at Melbourne University and Melbourne Museum
  • 2004 — ‘Sea of Hope’ – Field of Hearts Project for Refugee Action Collective

NOW

In my workshop working the handheld plasma cutter.

I am now a practicing artist working from my home studio creating metal artwork in corten steel using a ‘hand-held plasma cutter’ for the garden and interior to sell at markets, as well as making artworks to delight all and commissions.

EXHIBITIONS

  • Teapot Exhibition Stonehouse Gallery, Warrandyte 2018
  • SmallWorks Brunswick Street Gallery, Brunswick 2018
  • Christmas Exhibition Bolin Bolin Gallery, Bulleen 2017
  • TWO SPIRITS Bolin Bolin Gallery, Bulleen 2017
  • SmallWorks Brunswick Street Gallery, Brunswick 2017
  • HORIZONS Red Tree Gallery Jindivick 2017
  • The Light and The Dark Show Red Tree Gallery Jindivick 2016
  • Annual group exhibition Women’s Salon now Moreland Summer Show
  • Quandrant Summer II Quadrant Gallery Hawthorn
  • Jindivick Sculpture Show Jindivick
  • Six Secrets Fitzroy Gallery Fitzroy

COMMISSIONS

  • Artist in Residence, Carey Baptist Grammar School – Kew Campus 2018
  • Lyrebird Wall Panel, Sassafras Tavern, Sassafras 2018
  • Celtic Cross Melbourne 2018
  • Commissioned to design & install World War 1 Centenary Anniversary Memorial Gates, Coburg Primary School 2017
  • Commissioned to design & paint six mural panels for Dream Stitches children’s play area
  • Commissioned to design & paint Paschal candle for St Paul’s Anglican Church, Canterbury 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Coordinated children’s project of making a large jigsaw puzzle of The Lord’s Pray
  • Mosaic memorial commissions for people’s pets
  • Mosaic commissions for interior plagues St Faith’s Church Burwood
  • Mosaic commissions for interior surround of fireplace