Sustainable Practice Commitment

My commitment:
To embed environmental sustainability at the heart of my practice
To set year-on-year goals and review my progress annually
To share my sustainable practice learning experiences with the local creative community

Creative Practice

Photographic Creative Practice
Marg is fascinated with tonal nuances that evolve through photographic image making using found objects. As a body of work is built, themes and narratives emerge that anchor her photographs and photograms in time and place. Current work with insect shells and flora resonates with themes of climate change. Through cataclysmic events such as bush fires, Marg’s photograms harness the regenerative power of nature to show hope and optimism for the future.

Artistic Creative Practice
A constant theme in Marg’s creative practice is the landscape. The bush environment of her childhood in the Upper Murray had a profound influence on the development of a passion for tone, colour and texture in early drawings and paintings. More recent artistic endeavours investigate the chaos of the bush environment through colour, texture, and shape. A constant theme is the climate crisis and what her artistic practice can reveal about human interaction within the landscape!

Marg has exhibited many times and pursued a full-time career in secondary and tertiary education in North East Victoria. Photography has been a constant passion. For Marg the crispness of a black and white image both simplifies and amplifies reality.

Curriculum Vitae

Education
2005 MA in Education; La Trobe University
1987 Bachelor of Letters, Anthropology & Prehistory; Australian National University
1978 Graduate Diploma Fine Art; Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
1978 Diploma Of Education; Melbourne University
1977 Bachelor of Fine Art; Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Exhibition History
2022. Fifty Squared Art Prize, Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy.                                                   2022. Man from Snowy River Festival Art & Photography Exhibition, Corryong Memorial Hall.                                                                                  2022. Tastes of Rutherglen Art Exhibition, Rutherglen Town Hall.                                        2021 Crevice Communities, Charles Sturt University online Symposium and Exhibition
2021 Isolation, GIGS Annual Members Exhibition, GIGS Gallery, Lincoln Causeway Wodonga.
2021 Man from Snowy River Festival Art & Photography Exhibition, Corryong Memorial Hall.
2021. Tastes of Rutherglen Art Exhibition, Rutherglen Town Hall.
2020 Listening in the Anthropocene, Charles Sturt University online Symposium and Exhibition.
2020 Tastes of Rutherglen Art Exhibition, Rutherglen Town Hall.
2019 Chiltern Art Prize, Chiltern Town Hall.
2019 Man from Snowy River Festival Art & Photography Exhibition, Corryong Memorial Hall.
2018 Cicada Dance Lines, Solo Exhibition. GIGS Gallery, Lincoln Causeway Wodonga.
2014 Euroa Fungi Festival Art Exhibition, Euroa Art Gallery.
2005 Hume Building Society, Acquisitive Art Award, selected exhibitor, Arts Space, Wodonga.
2004 Times Three: invited participant, Tertiary Education Art Staff Exhibition, Albury Regional Art Gallery.
2004 Those Who Can Teach, selected exhibitor, Arts Space, Wodonga.
2002 Albury Art Prize, selected exhibitor. Albury Regional Art Gallery.
2000 Albury Art Prize, selected exhibitor. Albury Regional Art Gallery.
1994 Albury Art Prize, selected exhibitor. Albury Regional Art Gallery.
1990 Albury Art Prize, selected exhibitor. Albury Regional Art Gallery.
1988 Women Photographed by Women, Munich Academy of Adult Education, Schweinfurt, Germany.
1979 Wagga Art Prize, selected exhibitor, Wagga Art Gallery.
1978 Latrobe University Sculpture Scape, Latrobe University, Bundoora. Melbourne.

Publications
1984 Air Niugini, Paradise Magazine, no 47. July. Sepik Revisited. Photo Journal.

Awards
2022 1 st Prize Photography ‘Man from Snowy River Festival Art & PhotographyExhibition’ 2021 3rd Prize Photography ‘Man from Snowy River Festival Art & Photography Exhibition’
2020 Highly Commended; Photography. Tastes of Rutherglen Art Exhibition.
2019 Artist of the Year. ‘Man from Snowy River Festival Art & Photography Exhibition’.
2019 1 st Prize Photography ‘Man from Snowy River Festival Art & Photography Exhibition’
1989 ‘Australian Photography’ Readers Award, November. Photo of a PNG Highlander.

Citations
Bremmer, Craig. “New sounds from things missing.” Fusion Journal, no. 19, 2021, pp. 178-181.
http://www.fusion-journal.com/New sounds from things missing/

Memberships
Charles Sturt University Creative Practice Circle
GIGS Gallery Albury/Wodonga





 
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