MARGARET SLAPE-PHILLIPS

ARTIST CV 2019

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

Studied painting (oils, acrylics, pastels) and drawing with South Australian professional artists for 10 years during the 1970’s. Completed Advanced Painting and Mixed Media course, Brighton Technical and Further Education.   Commenced exhibiting at local art exhibitions from 17 years old.   Invitation to exhibit in first major solo exhibition at Barry Newton Gallery, Unley – Adelaide 1984 – followed by regular contributions to invitational exhibitions amongst some of Adelaide’s most prestigious galleries during 1980 - 2000.

Galleries - Kensington Gallery, Barry Newton Gallery (including “Five Women Artists”), Elder Fine Art, Reade Art, Festival Centre (during production of musical  “Cats”), The Barn, Tomlinson Fine Art, Frank Cardone Gallery, Studio Z, Angus Gallery, Stirling.  Also a regular exhibitor at Victor Harbor Rotary and other Rotary exhibitions and Lions Club.

PRIZES:

  • City of Elizabeth (1st Prize) – Acquisitive and Overall competition winner (acrylic)
  • Kernewek Lowender (1st Prize) – Acquisitive – Overall competition winner (acrylic)
  • Kernewek Lowender (Landscape Prize - acrylic)
  • City of Elizabeth (Portrait Prize – acrylic)
  • Barossa Vintage Festival – Acquisitive (oil)Melrose Show – 1st Prize (Animal category) Overall competition winner (oil)
  • Merit awards – Kiwanis Club of Adelaide, Brighton and Flagstaff Hill Rotary Clubs, Australian Artist Magazine, Royal S.A. Society of Arts (members’ exhibitions)

COLLECTIONS:

Elizabeth Council, Kadina Council, Commonwealth Centre, CPS Credit Union, ETSA Credit Union and many private collections in Adelaide and U.S.A. 

COMMISSIONS

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

Private commissions – domestic cat portraits/paintings.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Royal South Australian Society of Arts (Fellow) – elected 1987.
  • Society of Feline Artists (London) – Full Membership – elected 2018.
  • The Redhouse Group, Marion Cultural Centre.
  • Gallery One, Mitcham.

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Painting demonstrations at community art events.
  • Range of self-published greeting cards (feline/canines).
  • Recipient of Mitcham Council Community Grant in 2017 for “Moggies, Mongrels or Aristrocrat Portraits with Margaret Slape-Phillips” workshop.  (To engage pet owners and public). 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

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

WORKSHOPS/CLASSES currently conducted at Pepper Street Arts Centre Magill, Artland Clovelly Park and Gallery One Mitcham - ongoing.

EXHIBITIONS – SOLO AND DUO EXHIBITIONS

2015  “A Time for Paws” – Gallery M, Marion Cultural Centre - oils (duo).

2008 “Aristocats and Mogs” – Lombard Gallery, Stepney - oils (solo).

2000 “2 Artists – 2 Visions” – Hughes Gallery, Fullarton - oils (duo).

1998 “This Time it is Different” – Hughes Gallery – oils/acrylics (duo).

1986 The Barn, McLaren Vale – pastels (duo).

1984  Solo exhibition – Barry Newton Gallery, Unley (acrylics)

1981 Reinhar Gallery, North Adelaide  - acrylics (duo)

1980 “Coorong” – Maleleuca Craft Gallery, Meningie – acrylics (duo)

INVITED AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 “Rising Sun Hotel” Kensington – Royal South Australian of Arts (mixed)

          “Society of Feline Artists (London) – on-line exhibition

2018 “Catsanova” The Adelaide Fringe, Pepper Street Arts Centre (demonstration)

           “Torrens to Torrens Art and Photography Exhibition – Hindmarsh Library

           “Connections 2” – Pepper Street Arts Centre

           “Society of Feline Artists (London) – inaugural on-line exhibition

           “Mitcham Art Prize” – Gallery One

2017  “All Squared Up” – Gallery M, Marion Cultural Centre

           “At the Beach” – Adelaide Fringe – Pepper Street Arts Centre

           “St. Ignatius Art Show” – South Australian Living Artists – selected

2016  “Connections” – Pepper Street Arts Centre – (collaboration of class students)

           “Redhouse Group, Gallery M/Burra Regional Gallery.

           “Solar Art Prize – Caring for the Planet” – Royal SA Society of Arts – Finalist.

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

2014  “Wild and Wonderful” The Adelaide Fringe – Pepper Street Arts Centre.

            “Twenty” Redhouse Group, Gallery M.

            “Know How” Redhouse Group, Gallery M.

            “Mitcham Rotary” – Gallery One, Mitcham.

            “Fanfare” – SALA – Redhouse Group, Gallery M.

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

           “E=gm2) Redhouse Group, Gallery M.

           “Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia”

           “Small Works exhibition” – Westminster College

           “The Next Chapter” Adelaide Central School of Art fundraiser

           “Tete-a-tete” – SALA – Redhouse Group – Gallery M      

           “Wish you were here” ACSA postcards

           “Goodwood Arthouse Popup Arthouse Gallery” – mixed

           “Christmas Exhibition” – David Sumner Gallery

2012  “Dog and Cat” exhibition – Adelaide Central School of Art fundraiser

          “Sweet Sixteen” Adelaide Fringe – Pepper Street Arts Centre

2011  “ Flourish” – Adelaide Central School of Art fundraiser

           “Mad Hatter’s Tea Party” SALA – Pepper Street Arts Centre

           “7teen” Redhouse Group – Gallery M

           “Redhouse Group Members” – Gallery M

           “Wildlife Exhibition” Adelaide Fringe – Pepper Street Arts Centre

2010  “Little Treasures” Christmas Exhibition – Pepper Street Arts Centre

           “Easily Done” Gallery One, Mitcham

           “Ani-mania” SALA – Jackalope Gallery, Port Adelaide – fundraiser

           “Small works” Adelaide Central Galleries

           “Cats Cats Cats” Adelaide Fringe – Pepper Street Arts Centre

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

            “Colours of Concordia” – Concordia College

            “Christmas exhibition” – David Sumner Gallery

2007  “Wild Things” Pepper Street Arts Centre

2006  “Meow” Adelaide Fringe – Pepper Street Arts Centre

             The Print Bin, King William Road, Adelaide

             “Painting and Prints” – Pepper Street Arts Centre

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

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

           “Stock room exhibition” – Adelaide Central Galleries

             The Adelaide Club

             N Gallery Underdale fundraiser

           “Concert on Canvas” – Westminster Gallery

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

1994, 1996, 1998, 2000 – Adelaide Festival of Arts, Scotch College and Loreto College

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

           Christmas exhibition – Elder Fine Art

1991  Christmas exhibition – Elder Fine Art

CO-JUDGED

Gallery One – Student exhibition and Mitcham Art Prize. 

Port Adelaide Rotary exhibitions.

© Copyright Margaret Slape-Phillips 2020