MARGARET GURNEY Dip Art, Post Grad. Com. Ed./Dev., VAS
Melbourne based artist Margaret Gurney has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally in a career spanning most of her life. She has had 21 Solo Exhibitions and hung in numerous Group Exhibitions. Margaret was invited to the Florence Biennale in 2009.
Her study has been continuous; Graphic Design at Swinburne, Post Graduate Community Education/Development, Art study tours to Europe and North America and selected master classes.
Margaret worked as a graphic designer, an art director, a lecturer and an arts manager. Currently she teaches workshops at the National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Art Societies.
Her work is represented in public and private collections in Australia and overseas. She is an exhibiting member of the Australian Watercolour Society, the Victorian Artists Society, the Melbourne Women Painters and Sculptors, and the Contemporary Art Society.
Born into an artistic family, she is the youngest daughter of Australian war artist, Alex Gurney, creator of the legendary ‘Bluey and Curley’ cartoon.
A love of drawing and painting has been a natural part of Margaret’s life from her earliest days. Her contemporary style continues to develop, emphasizing strong shapes, form and glowing colour. She paints with a deep passion and sheer love of her creative outlet.