"My work is full of happy predictions, vital paint coloured refreshing and vibrant moments of intense pleasures...and the uncontrollable happiness of a dance on canvas"

PROFILE for
Margaret Goldsmith
nee Burns

Born in
Glasgow, Scotland.

 

 


Media Release for Artist
MARGARET GOLDSMITH March 2003

Margaret brings the vitality and colour of the Gold coast to the tranquillity of the mountain in her expressionist, colourful figurative paintings for which she has won numerous Art Awards and is represented in important private and public art collections.

Margaret has established a fine art gallery & studio on her property at Bateke Rd @ Mt Tamborine (Golf Course end of the mountain) in the midst of beatiful gardens and orchards with ocean views of the Gold Coast.

"My love of strong colour interwoven with rhythmic design is obvious. I paint from the heart in an expressionistic style with the aim of simplification and directness. When i draw and paint it is for you, the viewer. If it pleases you, it is that your soul is running in tangent with mine".

Margaret & Neil's collaboration of Art Glass is accredited by CRAFT MARK, meaning it is works of excellence. The dynamic designs and exciting colours of Bulls Eye Glass are in the form of platters, bowls, framed pictures etc. etc.

Margaret completed her first art degree in the early 1980's and was fortunate to have great tutors like William Robinson, David Paulson, Irene Amos, Andrew Sibley and Joe Furlonger. They were great tutors as well as great artists, which is rare.

"These and many other superb artist encouraged my own handwriting to the fore which is unique in itself. Through my paintings and glass work I attempt to capture a language that does not know stillness, only motion. My work is full of happy predictions, vital paint colours, fresh and vibrant moments of intense pleasure and the uncontrollable happiness of a dance on canvas or paper". "My aim is to simplify the figure further".

 

"Local Artist
Wins Award"
Tamborine Times
18-11-1999

Local artist Margaret Goldsmith has won yet another award at the Maroochy Shire Art Festival - First - Watercolour for "Lovely Model" : The judges: Jeff Shaw and Allin Dyer.

The Judges Comments: "This section displayed a variety of watercolour techniques and abilities. The Goldsmith painting is a flamboyant example of the medium with a degree of courage in execution, lively and cheerful."

Why not call into her gallery on Bateke Rd and see a wonderful cariety of her work. Margaret & Neil also have created a beutiful display of their art glass in the form of platters and bowls, plates etc. The glass work has been accredited by "Craft Mark" whilst only 200 artists in Australia have been accredited.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Born: Scotland (lived in Australia since 1952)
Address: 83 Bateke Road, Mt. Tamborine 4272
Tel: +61 7 5545 2727, Fax: +61 7 5545 2727
Mobile 0407 145 535 email: margold@onthenet.com.au

studies

Warm Glass Workshops

2009
I completed a workshop in Laminated Glass Pannels with Lambert Blown Glas tutor Manfred Miskis in 2009

I can now accept commissions of very large windows ;Laminated in lieu of Lead Light in this beautiful German Lambert Blown Glass

2005
- Glass Art Society and Ausglass 35th Annual conference, University of South Australia, SA
- Harumi Yukatake Study Workshop, University of South Australia, SA

2003
- Glass Bead workshop, Qld Glass Guild, Brisbane Qld

2002
- Glass Mosaic workshop, Albion Glass, Brisbane Qld

2000
- Conference and study workshop (Qld Government), Urban Glass, Brooklyn, N.Y. - Glass
- Comprehensive Glass studies

1996
- Qld Glass Artist, Eumundi, Qld Uroborus (Hartley Williams)

1995
- Ultimo University, Sydney NSW

1994
- Albion Glass, Brisbane Qld Art Glass, Gold Coast Qld - Fusing Slumping

Paintings, Visual Art

2003
- Winner of Tourism Award 2003 Beaudesert Shire, Beaudesert, Qld
Tourist Attraction (Art Gallery, Art Work and Gardens of the Property.

1984-7

- 3 year Diploma in Visual Arts, Painting, Drawing & Sculpture, majoring in Painting. Kelvin Grove CAE, Qld

1975

- 3 year Diploma in Ceramic & Sculpture, Coorparoo College of TAFE, Qld
- 3 year Study Sculpture- George Verine Coorparoo, Qld.

exhibitions (selected) and prizes

2005
- Exhibition of Glass & Paintings, Nerang Library, Nerang Qld
- Ausglass Members Exhibition, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide SA
- Make-A-Wish Art Festival, Gold Coast, Qld

2004
Exhibition of Glass & Paintings, Nerang Library Qld

2003
- Exhibition of Glass Hong Kong
- Innovations Regional Art Awards,Flying Arts Inc."Fishie Story" & "Oriental Sales Man"
- Acquired Judges Chambers, Brisbane Law Courts

2002
- Brush Strokes, Art Promotions, Brisbane Qld five Glass Masks
- Purchased by Ernst & Young Accountants
- Beechmont Celebration Art Competition Beaudesert Shire, Qld- Highly Com

2001
- Gold Coast City Council for Robina Auditorium, Robina, Qld. Aquired "Swim Between The Flags" / Mainly Black&White, Hangups Gallery, Brisbane, Qld
- Flying Arts Annual QCL Art Award 2001 with DPI Logan Art Gallery, Logan Qld

2000
- Toowoomba Biennial Acquisitive Fine Art Award and Exhibition Toowoomba -Selected "My Cup Runneth Over" / Minimal Transcendence, Fusion Gallery, Brisbane Qld

1999
- Marymount Arts Festival - First - Sculpture, Gold Coast
Maroochy Shire Art Festival -First - Watercolour Winner - "Lovely Model" / Women in Glass, Celestial Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Qld

1998
- Toowoomba Biennial Acquisitive Fine Art Award and Exhibition / Qld Creative, Glass Guild

1996

- Toowoomba Biennial Acquisitive Fine Art Award and Exhibition, "Fruit Pickers I" and "Fruit pickers II" were sellected

1995
- Gold Coast Show - First - Special Award Prime Television Painting Prize- "My Colourful Figure" Traveled round Australia, for One Year To Four Major Regional Art Galleries

1994

- Gold Coast Show - First - Contemporary Warwick Art Prize
- First-Contemporary Acquired "Reclining Figure"

1993

- Gold Coast Show - First - Special Award Moreton Shire Arts Prize
- First - Contemporary Painting Acquired "Athletic Woman"

1991

- Gold Coast Show - First - Works on Paper
- Gold Coast Show - First - Ceramics Hand-Painted
- Tamborine Mountain Show - First - Watercolour

1990

- Gold Coast Show - 3 Firsts - Contemporary Sculpture, Hand Built Pot, Hand Painted Platter

bibliography

2002
- Regional Artist & Writters Diary- Painting

2000
-
International Art Exhibition Zonta Convention, Hawai

1999
- Australian Artist, March pages 91,92,93 (paintings), "Nichigo Press", July

1997
- Domestic Violence, "Seeds of Hope" (paintings), Gold Coast Magazine, March page 50 and 51 (paintings);
- Craft Arts International, #40 (paintings)
- Craft Arts International, #41 (glass) platter Arte a Pordenone (5A Monstra Mercato D'arte Contempoanea)

1997
- Arte a Pordenone (5th Mostra Mercato D'arte Contemporanea, Italy

1995
- Who's Who of Australian Visual Artist, Sept. page 28 and 29; Living in Paradise, Gold Coast Magazine; Windows to the Soul, AFA, Inc.