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Margaret Cowling
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Margaret Cowling

Margaret painting at St George's Lake, CreswickBorn in Perth W.A.

STUDIES
Diploma of Art (Illustration) at Royal Melbourne Technical College (RMIT) 1957-1960 incl. under the tutelage of Murray Griffin, William Frater & Harold Freedman.

Worked as a freelance illustrator, display, design artist and art instructor before extensive overseas travel.

Attended the University for Foreigners in Florence.

Studied oil painting with Shirley Bourne.

EXHIBITIONS
1976 Abacus Gallery, Ashburton (oils).

1983 First watercolour exhibition with fibre artist Dorothy Payne - and since exhibits annually in solo and group showings.

Watercolour portraits were hung in the 1993, 94 & 97 Portia Geach Memorial Award Exhibition, Sydney.
Annual Exhibitions with the Twenty Melbourne Painters’ Society Inc and the Melbourne Society of Women Painters and Sculptors Inc.

ACTIVITIES
1977 & 78 assistant artist to state artist Harold Freedman on the History of Transport Mural and the History of Geelong mosaic.

1992 Artist-in-Residence at Melbourne Grammar School.

Margaret has taught watercolour and life drawing and has conducted workshops throughout Australia. She is a signatory member of the Victorian Artists’ Society, a member of the Melbourne Society of Women Painters & Sculptors Inc and the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society Inc.

She conducted annual painting tours to Venice, Florence, Rome, Cinque Terre and Sicily for 17 years through Margaret Cowling Arts.

Current studio in Creswick, central Victoria.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
"Australian Artist Magazine" - June 1989 - "How to tackle figure painting in watercolour"
"Australian Watercolourist Painters: 1780 to the Present Day" - Jean Campbell
"Artists and Galleries of Australia" - Max Germaine 1990
"A Dictionary of Women Artists of Australia" - Max Germaine 1991
"More than Just Gum Trees" - Juliet Peers 1993
"The Australian Encyclopedia of Art" - Alan McCulloch 1994
"90 Years of the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society" - publ. 2008 TMPS Inc.

Margaret Cowling
20 Capel St West Melbourne 3003
(03) 9326 8743
0438 29 8743

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