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"Australian Artist Margaret Gurney has studied and practised her art all her life. Exhibiting nationally and internationally, her work is held in numerous collections here and overseas.
Margaret frequently works from life to inspire a sense of place and authenticity."

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    Education

     Graphic Design- Swinburne University 4 years Best Student Award in final year. Highest Student State wide. VAS Accreditation Post Graduate Diploma in Community Development/Education: Phillip Institute Art Study Tours: Europe, UK, Egypt, Israel, Italy, Greece, Spain, Morocco, North America, and Eastern Europe.  Master classes: V.C.A. , National Art School, Art Workshops.

    Exhibitions

    Solo Exhibitions:2013/14 Contemporary Watercolours- Yering Station2013 ‘One Woman’s Art’- retrospective, Kingston Gallery2011 Italian Mosaic- Without Pier, Cheltenham2010 Inland- Cambridge Studio Gallery, Collingwood2010 Inland- Scope Gallery, Warrnambool2009 Nude-, Beaumaris Members Gallery2008 Nude-, Skepsi on Swanston, Carlton2008 Ruby Gap & Beyond-, Kingston2006 Bare-, Skepsi on Swanston, Carlton2006 Fabulous Five at Fawkner-, MARS, Port Melbourne2005 Strips’ by Gurney & Gurney, Skepsi on Swanston, Carlton2004 Full of Life, Skepsi on Swanston, Carlton2004 Catching Waves,- Jeffery Malesa Gallery, Sorrento2004 Catching Waves,- Customs Wharf Gallery, Williamstown2002 Tropical Delights-, Port Douglas, Queensland 2002 Margaret Gurney Rocks Around the Kimberley’, Bayside, Sandringham 2000 Hobson’s Choice, Queenscliff 1999 Antipodean Dreaming-, Greek Festival, Melbourne1999 Without Pier, Sandringham 1999 Customs Wharf, Williamstown1998 Big Mouth, St Kilda1997 Ricketts Point, Beaumaris International Exhibitions:2010 & 11 International Contemporary Masters. Las Vegas USA2009 Florence Biennale, Italy2000 Semi finalist (x2) Yosemite Renaissance, California2000 World Festival of Art on Paper, Kranj, SloveniaSelected Group Exhibitions:2015 Highly Commended VAS Contemporary Exhibition2014 Winner and Finalist Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize Exhibition2014 Highly Commended Melbourne Women Painters and Sculptors Exhibition, Melbourne2013/14 Images of Australia- M.Gurney & J. Martin, Gippsland Art Space Lakes Entrance2013 Finalist National Outback Art Award, Broken Hill Regional Gallery2013 Picture this..Beautiful Gardens, Domain House Gallery2012 Nudes @ Without Pier Gallery2012/13 People Painting People & Portrait Exhibition VAS2010-13 Kenneth Jack Watercolour Award, Watercolour Society, Monsalvat2010 ANL Maritime Art Prize2010 Florence Biennale Australia Exhibition, Melbourne & Canberra2010 The Melbourne Watercolour Show, Without Pier Gallery2009-13 Melbourne Women Painters & Sculptors 100th Exhibition. 2009 The Watercolour Show- Without Pier Gallery2009 Mixed Palette,Glen Eira Gallery2008 CAS 70th Anniversary, 45 Downstairs, Flinders Lane2007/8 Kenneth Jack Drawing Award, AGRA2007/8 Kenneth Jack Watercolour Award, VAS2007 McGee’s Gallery, Mornington2006 NUDE at MARS, Pt Melbourne2006 Arc Yinnar Drawing Award2006 Nudes at Manyung, Mt Eliza2005 Grafton Regional Gallery2005 Melbourne Savage Club Invitation Art Prize2005 Mixed Palette, Collingwood Gallery2004-7 Castleman Gallery, Black Rock2004 Vivid, 45Downstairs Flinders Lane2004-7 Skepsi on Swanston2003/4 Affordable Art Show, Exhibition Building2003 Mixed Palette, Glen Eira City Gallery2002 Outback Art Prize, Broken Hill Regional Gallery2002 Joy Lea & Friends’- The Art Shed Gallery, Red Hill2001 Alex Gurney- Peoplescape Federation Art Installation, Canberra2001 Mixed Palette, VAS, East Melbourne2000/4 Manyung- Mt Eliza

    Press

    Awards:2015 Highly Commended- Contemporary Exhibition, VAS2014 Winner of the Constance Wu Prize , Melbourne Women Painters and Sculptors Society Artist of the Year2014 Winner Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize2014 Highly Commended Melbourne Women Painters and Sculptors Exhibition, Melbourne2013 Finalist National Outback Art Award- Broken Hill2010 Kenneth Jack Watercolour Award, Watercolour Society of Victoria2008 Isabella de Soyres Life Drawing Award2008 Isabella de Soyres General Drawing Award2007 Beaumaris Watercolour Award 2006 Beaumaris Watercolour Award2005 Best Painting & Best Environmental Message, Blue Wedges Coalition, Kingston2004 Isabella de Soyres Life Drawing Award2002 Mentone-Mordialloc Art Prize2002 Finalist in the National ‘Works on Paper’-‘Year of the Outback’, Broken Hill 2001 Watercolour Prize, Beaumaris2000 Winner of the Painting Mentone/ Mordialloc 1999 Inaugural Kay Bunnett Award Painting1996-8 Highly commended James Humphrey Award & Mentone Art Awards

    57cm (W) x 76cm (H)
    Watercolour Paint
    $2,630