MARGARET IS A GRADUATE of the SA School of Art and Adelaide University and received a Masters Degree in Fine Art at Columbia University New York. During 14 years residency in New York, Margaret worked as an instructor for Sarah Lawrence College and Parsons School of Art & Design, as well as a freelance illustrator for Macmillan Publishers. She worked for Sol Le Witt and studied with Richard Serra and Lucy Lippard.
RETURNING TO AUSTRALIA Margaret re-established her art practice and is represented in the Australian National Gallery, Art Gallery of SA, Art Gallery of NSW, Queensland Art Gallery GOMA, the Cruthers Collection WA, Artbank, Curtin, SA & Flinders Universities in Australia and Columbia University in the USA. Margaret has participated in prestigious invitational exhibitions including the Tokyo Biennale, Adelaide Biennial, The Sydney Biennale, the National Helen Lempriere Sculpture Award and the National McClelland Sculpture Survey. She won the Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2018 Award and the SA Government House Residency and sculpture commission.
IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF HER PRACTICE, Margaret established WORTH CONSULTING’, [Art, Design, Culture and Planning], reflecting her commitment to creating better public places. The focus is on making connections between people and places, heightening awareness and improving amenity. The outcomes are public spaces with greater interest, significance and social vitality.
MARGARET'S FOCUS is currently on exhibition works that connect imagination, experience and memory through physical materials, sound and movement. The achievement of making connections is central to her creative approach and output.
|1972||Master Degree in Fine Arts, Columbia University, New York NY.|
|1970||Advanced Studies Certificate, School of Visual Arts, New York NY.|
|1967||Diploma in Art Education, South Australian School of Art + Adelaide University SA.|
Australian National Gallery; National Gallery Victoria; Art Gallery of South Australia; Art Gallery NSW; Queensland Art Gallery GOMA; Artbank, Australia; Columbia University, New York, USA; Flinders University SA; University of SA South Australia; Curtin University, WA; Cruthers Collection WA; Mornington Peninsula Reg. Gallery Vic., New England Regional Art Gallery NSW, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery SA.
|2018||Government House Residency and sculpture commission, Arts SA & Country Arts SA.|
|2018||LORNE SCULPTURE BIENNALE 2018 AWARD, Victoria. www.lornesculpture.com|
|2017||ARTS SA IMPP Grant, Project Development ‘VAJRASANA meditation’ for exhibit LSB18.|
|2015||SA Digital Theatre Mentorship, Country Arts SA. http://www.countryarts.org.au/news/welcome-to-our-digital-theatre-mentee/#sthash.9KcrpcmE.dpuf|
|2014||Arts SA, impp Grants for Professional & Project Development in Digital Media.|
Centenary of Canberra Celebrations, grant for Project Development & Presentation Robyn Archer’s ‘One River’
|2012||Arts SA, grant for New Work Development and exhibition on multiple realities.|
|2012||Country Arts SA, grant for professional development in using digital media.|
|2011||Environmental Award, Sculpture by the Sea, Brighton Jetty Classic.|
|2009||Arts SA, grant for New Works Development and exhibition on Dusts.|
|2003||Encounter 2002, National Major Events Award, Victor Harbor installation and launch component: https://margaretworth.com.au/works/on-occoupied-territory----encounter-2002-encounter-bay-2003|
|2002||ARTS SA, grant for Research and Development and exhibition of environmentally interactive wind instruments.|
|1999||Civic Trust Award SA Brighton Jetty art installation ‘The Elements at Play’
|1996||National & State Awards, Healthy Heart Local Govt. Best Specialist Project Perry Barr Farm, ‘Play Way’.|
|1995||National CEAD Award Community Environment Art & Design, National Sir Zelman Cowan Award, RAIA Award South Australia, BHP Award, Civic Trust Award South Australia Swallowcliffe Schools.
MAKING TRACKS + SWINGING TALES, Causeway and Foreshore Entrances, Port Augusta SA.
COLLECTING THOUGHTS, interactive sound work, Technology Park, Mawson Lakes SA
ON OCCUPIED TERRITORY, Victor Harbor, memorial to the meeting of Matthew Flinders and Nicolas Baudin, Encounter Bay SA.
SALT WALL and solar powered ‘IRRIGATION FOUNTAIN’ art installations, Waikerie on R. Murray SA
THE ELEMENTS AT PLAY, Brighton Jetty, SA, light, wind and the waves create sound and visual art works.
TJIRBRUKI GATEWAY, Marion SA, a reconciliation project and event with on-going ceremonies.
ADELAIDE ARRIVE, art & Design Concept for air and rail entrances to Adelaide, includes bus shelters, pavement inlays, Mile End Wall.
|2020||Know My Name, a project of the National Gallery of Australia incorporating billboards, exhibition, publication and events. https://nga.gov.au/exhibitions/knowmyname/|
|2019||Government House SA Residency and commission for 'As One'. https://margaretworth.com.au/works/government-house-residency|
|2018||Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2018 Award for ‘VAJRASANA meditation’. https://margaretworth.com.au/exhibitions/--landfall---lorne-sculpture-biennale|
|2017-18||Abstraction: Celebrating Australian Women Abstract Artists National Gallery of Australia Touring Exhibition, curator Lara Nicholls. https://margaretworth.com.au/exhibitions/abstraction--celebrating-australian-women-abstract-artists|
|2017||Margaret Worth Solo exhibition, Charles Nodrum Gallery Vic. https://margaretworth.com.au/exhibitions/--margaret-worth---charles-nodrum-gallery-victoria|
|2016||Heysen Sculpture Biennial, selected entry, Hahndorf SA.|
|2015||Mining the Mind: Material Memory, Flinders Medical Centre, SA.|
|2014-15||Where are you? What Time is it? How do you know? SALA Festival, Goolwa SA, Araluen Alice Springs NT.|
|2013||One River: Alluvial Connections, Regional Creative Director for national project, Robyn Archer’s Centenary of Canberra Celebrations, presented Goolwa SA, Canberra ACT.|
|2012||Caloundra Regional Art Gallery Prize, Qu. selected entry.|
|2011||Heysen Sculpture Biennial, Hahndorf SA, selected entry.|
|2010-12||Drop the Dust, SALA Festival, Flinders University City Gallery, SA & national touring with Pam Kouwenhoven|
|2011||Fleurieu Biennale Art& Environment Project, Fox Creek Winery selected participation.|
|2011||Sculpture by the Sea, Brighton, SA selected entry.|
|2009||Arid A Sculptural Collaboration, Australian Arid Lands Botanical Gardens, Port Augusta.|
|2008-10||In the Top Paddock, SA touring exhibn. with Toyotake Yamauchi, Country Arts SA.|
|2007||National McClelland Sculpture Survey + Award, Mc Clelland Park, Victoria selected entry.|
|2006||National Helen Lempriere Sculpture Award Exhibition, Werribee Park, Victoria selected entry.|
|2006||Fleurieu Peninsular Biennale Art Prize, McClaren Vale, SA selected entry.|
|2004||Land Mark, Flinders University Art Museum City Gallery, solo exhibition.|
|Master Institute of Science and Technology (M.I.S.T.), Dubai, ceiling and screen walls.|
|2008||Guangzhou Culture Centre, China, foyer walls.|
City of Dreams, casino Macau, signage tower.
|2014||Sculpture Encounters, sculpture trail on Granite Island SA, working to promote beneficial opportunities for sculptors together with the promotion of Victor Harbor SA as a tourist destination.|
|2009||Public Image + Cultural environment, working with disparate community interest groups for full representation in the Causeway & Foreshore areas of Port Augusta SA.|
|2007||Curator, Our Changing Times Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Renmark Rose Festival, Ruston’s Roses. Working to promote local sculptors and enrich a tourist destination and event.|
|2007||Public Art Plan 10 years, Parafield Gardens Schools including spatial and cultural analyses, rationale, recommendations, artists briefs and contractual requirements. Working to enrich the education environment.|
|2006||Public Image + Cultural environment, implementation Windsor Gardens Vocational College.|
|2005||Public Image + Cultural environment concept plan Victor Harbor HS.|
|2004-06||City Image, concept, planning & design for Port Augusta, including South Entrance and Foreshore.|
|1999-02||Tjukurpa Wangkapai, Amata, SA. Visiting artist/designer collaborating with the Anangu Pitjantjatjara and Yunkunytjatjara for a safer space in the town centre for women and children to gather.|
Tarnannga The Night Landscape, Christie Creek, Morphett Vale. Principal artist/designer for CPTED [Crime Prevention through Environmental Design] and CEAD [community Environment Art Design] Project to improve safety and amenity of the environment. Infrastructure as artworks including lighting, bridges, toilet building, landscape planning and creek management.
|1996-97||Waikerie Interpretive Park, Principal Artist + Designer. Concept and design interpreting cultural issues as they relate to the River Murray, Salination, Horticulture and Dry Land Farming.|
|1996-97||Continental Park – Port Elliot, Concept Development interpreting the history of the site & including the demolished harbour-master’s cottage. A collaboration with Habitable Places.|
|1996||Multi-Function Polis Osborne Railway Station New Haven, City of Port Adelaide, Design, fabrication and installation of sculpture elements as part of a collaboration with Trans Adelaide, MFP and SA Housing Trust for the total station design. The concept addressed issues of isolation, security, comfort and imaginative stimulation.|
|1996||Mile End Wall, Design and construction of a housing development wall to mark an important historical site in SA.|
|1995-96||‘layway Perry Barr Farm, Hallett Cove. State and National Design for Health Awards. Development and implementation of an Equal Access Play Space for people with disabilities.|
|1995||Warriparinga Interpretive Centre – City of Marion SA. Development of concept and management plan for an Aboriginal and European Australian interpretive centre. Collaboration with architects Phillips & Pilkington, planners Cielens and Wark, representatives of the Kaurna people and local community.|
|1994||Renmark Avenue Plan, Development of a Concept Plan for the commercial centre of Renmark including the streetscape and development of the median as a park featuring the history of Renmark and the River Murray. Collaboration with Robert Miles, architect.|
|1994||Renmark Riverfront Development, Development of a concept for 3.5Km of the riverfront at Renmark. The concept included a pathway linking six sections along the riverfront, development of those sections, two wharves and the identification of sites for artworks interpretating the local culture, environment and history. Collaboration with Robert Miles, architect.|
|1993||Perry Barr Farm Development, Development of a concept for an historic farm in the middle of a new suburban area, to become a community centre The concept included provision for a variety of activity groups both indoors and outdoors, maintaining the rustic character, reinstating the immediate environs of the farmhouse, and residents and visitors alike. Collaboration with Habitable Places and Alan Cameron, landscape architect.|
|1993||West Torrens Civic Centre Winner of Art and Architecture Commendation, Concept Development for artworks to address the context of a civic centre, the culture and the history of the West Torrens area.
Collaboration with the architects of Walter Brooke and Associates.
|1993||Naracoorte Creek Development Project Development of a concept and plan for 5 Km of the Naracoorte Creek. Collaboration with the architect Robert Miles, and the Project Committee.|
|1988||Self-employed Artist & Designer.|
|1970s||Freelance illustrator: Encyclopœdia, Macmillan Publishers NY; Student Magazine, Scholastic Publishers NY.|
|1977-81||Teaching tertiary: Parsons School of Design NY, Sarah Lawrence College NY; Columbia-Greene Community College NY.|
|1967-69||Teaching secondary schools SA.|