Originally born in Queensland, Margaret now resides in suburban Melbourne, Victoria.

EDUCATION

  • Education Reform Association (ERA)
  • Box Hill TAFE
  • 1985 — Bachelor of Education / Arts & Crafts, Melbourne University
  • 1992 — Bachelor of Education Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL), La Trobe University
  • 1996 — Graduated Diploma Graphic Communication, Melbourne University

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

Margaret in her worshop working on a gate commission using a hand-held plasma cutter.

Practicing artist working from her home studio creating metal/cortensteel, sculptures 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

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

PROJECTS

  • World War 1 Centenary Anniversary Memorial Gate, Coburg Primary School
  • 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