About Margaret

Born Adelaide, South Australia 1953.   Full-time painter/tutor since 1981.

Studied painting and drawing with several well-known South Australian professional artists over a 10 year period (oils, acrylics, pastels,drawing)  including a  4 year  Advanced Painting and Mixed Media course – Brighton Technical and Further Education.  Textile design Central School of Art.   Currently mainly work in oils. 


  • General painting (oils/acrylics/pastels) – Brighton TAFE, Onkaparinga TAFE and Douglas Mawson TAFE (21 years – from 1981 – this included Brighton, Camden, Dover Gardens, Daws Road High and Panorama campuses).
  • Oil/acrylic tutor -  Artland, Clovelly Park since 1981.
  • Landscape and portrait painting tutor Glenelg Art Supplies.(oils).
  • Oil painting tutor -  Burnside Art Group and the Traditional Art Group, Kilkenny).

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES currently conducted at –

  • Artland, Clovelly Park.
  • Pepper Street Arts Centre, Magill.
  • Gallery One, Mitcham.                                                        


Solo and Duo Exhibitions:

2015    “A Time for Paws” – Gallery M, Marion Cultural Centre. 

2008     Solo exhibition – Adelaide Fringe – Lombard Gallery S.A. “Artistocats and Mogs – a reflection on the cat”. (oils)          

2000      Duo exhibition “2 Artists – 2 Visions” – Hughes Gallery, Fullarton Centre S.A. (oils).

1998      Duo exhibition “This time it’s different” – Hughes Gallery, Fullarton Centre (oils).

1984      Solo exhibition – Barry Newton Gallery, Malvern S.A. (acrylics).

             Duo exhibition – The Barn, McLaren Vale S.A. (pastel landscapes)

1981      Duo exhibition – Reinhar Gallery, Melbourne Street (acrylics).

1980      Duo exhibition – “Coorong” – Malaleuca Craft, Meningie S.A. (acrylics).

Invited and Group Exhibitions   

2015     “Keen for Cats” (Adelaide Fringe) – Pepper Street Art Centre (demonstrated at Opening event).     

2015     Mitcham Art Prize, Gallery One. (mixed exhib.)    

2015     Grand Opening – Chancery Lane Gallery, Adelaide.

2014     “Wild and Wonderful” Exhibition” (Adelaide Fringe) – Pepper

            Street Arts Centre

            “Twenty” – Redhouse Group, Gallery M

            “Know How” – Redhouse Group, Gallery M

            Gallery One-Mitcham Rotary

            “Fanfare” – SALA – Redhouse Group, Gallery M

2013     “Crazy for Cats” – Pepper Street Arts Centre (Adelaide Fringe)

             (E=gm2) – Gallery M – group members

            Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia

            Westminster College – Small Works exhibition

            “The Next Chapter” ACSA – fundraiser

            “Tete-a-tete” – SALA -  Gallery M – group members

            “Wish You Were Here!” ACSA – postcards   

            Goodwood Arthouse Popup Arthouse Gallery - mixed

                David Sumner Gallery - Christmas Exhibition

2012    “Dog and Cat” Exhibition – fundraiser – Adelaide Central School Of Art

           “Sweet Sixteen” Pepper Street Arts Centre (Adelaide Fringe).

2011    “Flourish” – fundraiser – Adelaide Central School of Art.

           “Mad Hatter’s Tea Party” (SALA mixed) Pepper Street Arts Centre

           Gallery M – “7teen” Redhouse Group (SALA mixed)

           Gallery M – Redhouse Group Members’ exhibition.

           “Wildlife” Exhibition – Pepper Street Arts Centre (Adelaide Fringe)

2010    “Little Treasures” Christmas exhibition – Pepper Street Arts Centre.

           “Easely Done” Exhibition (mixed) – Gallery One, Mitcham.

           SALA  “Ani-mania” Exhibition (mixed) – Jackalope Gallery, Pt. Adelaide – fundraiser.

           Small Works Exhibition (mixed) – ACSA.

           “Cats Cats Cats” – Pepper Street Arts Centre (Adelaide Fringe).

2008    “Raining Cats and Dogs” – Pepper Street Arts Centre (Adelaide Fringe”).

           “Colours of Concordia”.

           David Sumner Gallery – Christmas exhibition.

2007    “Wild Things” – Pepper Street Arts Centre.

2006    “Meow” – Pepper Street Arts Centre (Adelaide Fringe).

           The Print Bin, King William Road, Adelaide.

           “Concert on Canvas”  - Westminster College S.A.

2005    The Print Bin, King William Road, Adelaide.

           “Painting and Prints” exhibition – Pepper Street Arts Centre.

           “S.A. Painters exhibition” – Two Pike Gallery, Goodwood.

2004    “Cats” exhibition – Pepper Street Arts Centre (Adelaide Fringe).

           Adelaide Central Gallery (stock room exhibition).

           The Adelaide Club.

           N Gallery Underdale – fundraiser.

           “Concert on Canvas” – Westminster College.

2003    “9 x 5” Exhibition” – David Sumner Gallery, Burnside.

1994, 1996, 1998, 2000 -

          Adelaide Festival of Arts, Scotch College

          Loreto College

1992   Festival of Arts – Elder Fine Art, Melbourne Street, North Adelaide.

          Christmas exhibition – Elder Fine Art.

1991   Christmas exhibition – Elder Fine Art.

Exhibited widely in South Australian galleries including Kensington Gallery, Newton Gallery (including “Five Women Artists), Studio Z, The Barn, Angus Gallery – Stirling, Tomlinson Fine Art, Frank Cardone Gallery, Reade Art, The Festival Centre foyer (during musical production of “Cats”).  Exhibited at Victor Harbour Rotary for over 20 years;  Lions Club Glenside.

 CO-JUDGED -  Brighton (2) and Port Adelaide Rotary exhibitions (2). 


1981    City of Elizabeth Council – 1st Prize (acquisitive) – Acrylic painting

           Overall Competition Winner.

           Kernewek Lowender (Kadina Council) – 1st Prize (acquisitive) -  Acrylic painting Overall Competition Winner.

1982    Kernewek Lowender (Kadina Council) – Landscape Prize (acrylics).

           City of Elizabeth – Portrait Prize (acrylics).

           Barossa Vintage Festival (acquisitive) – (oils).

2012    Melrose Show – 1st Prize (animal category)

           Overall Competition Winner 

 Merit awards

Kiwanis Club of Adelaide, Brighton and Flagstaff Hill Rotary Clubs, Australian Artist Magazine.

Royal S.A. Society of Arts (members’ exhibitions). 


Elizabeth Council, Kadina Council, Commonwealth Centre, CPS Credit Union, ETSA Credit Union and many private collections.


 2008  Privately commissioned to execute a range of artwork for reproduction onto cards, bookmarks, jigsaw puzzles etc. under the title “Cats by Margaret”.  (Distribution throughout  Australia).

Private commissions.


Society of Feline Artists (London) SOFA (Associate)

Gallery One, Mitcham.

Pepper Street Arts Centre, Magill.

The Redhouse Group, Marion.


1987     Awarded -  Fellow of the Royal S.A. Society of Arts.

            Painting demonstrations at community art events.

2015     Self-published a new range of 8 greeting cards (cats/dog) following exhibition “A Time for Paws” at Gallery M. 


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