Margaret  WESTCOTT

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Margaret is a versatile and experienced artist based in Sydney and works from her Pearl Beach Studio.  A sculptor, a ceramicist, and a painter, Margaret is inspired by people and the environment.

Since Margaret began her artistic career, she has proven to be a versatile artist always exploring new techniques and ways to express her artistic vision. 

Margaret’s works are a response the environment figuratively and in abstract.  Alongside this philosophy she creates functional ceramics that are imbued with the wholesome warmth and feel to be used in every day life.

In 2012 Margaret completed a Masters of Art at the College of Fine Arts, Paddington and during this time a field trip to the UNSW Fowlers Gap Research Station and meetings with Janet Lawrence, provided the inspiration and impetus to develop projects and installation works focusing on the environment.

Margaret has studied ceramics at the Workshop Arts Centre for the last 10 years.  She is drawn to the figure and form and is inspired by the variety of glazes and firing techniques.  Employing both hand building and wheel throwing skills.

Margaret has been a member of both the Sculptors Society and Ceramic Association for the past seven years.  Margaret has exhibited her sculptural works with the Sculptors Society and in national and international exhibitions.   In the last four years she has made site specific works for installation at the Incinerator Art Space in Willoughby, Sydney and the Harbour Sculpture in Dawes Point 2017.  Her works here were based on the renewal of the sites.

In October 2015 Margaret completed an artist residency program at Artes Studio Ginestrelle , Assisi, Umbria, Italy.  The overall project plan was to respond to the environment and part of that response was a land artwork, which developed over the four weeks she was in residence. Nine hundred year old terracotta roof tiles were used to construct a form reflecting the undulating hills, which surrounded the Residency.  The work was called Tegola Antiche.
Black and white images were exhibited at the Ginestrelle Art Exhibition, which was held in November 2015 in Assisi, Umbria Italy.

In 2017 Margaret was part of a joint exhibition of five ceramicists at the Incinerator  and in September  exhibited at the Ewart Gallery combining paintings and ceramics.  In both exhibitions Margaret has combined her painting and ceramic skills to make landscape forms series.

Margaret  continues to make works that respond to the environment creating an awareness that we have to make urgent and important decisions which may help  people to make informed decisions about the fragility of our environment.

Margaret WESTCOTT

Contact Details

Mobile: 0401968947
Website: http://www.margaretwestcott.net