Email: mdsculpt@bigpond.net.au
Web site: www.margueritederricourt.com



Training

Rhodes University Art School 1962-66
B.A. in Fine Arts 1966; University Art Teachers' Diploma 1966
Founder Member, Grahamstown Group        
               
               

Further Studies

City of London Polytechnic (etching) 1978
Willoughby Workshop Arts Centre (sculpture) 1989-91

 

Exhibitions (sculptures, paintings and drawings)

Solo Shows

1974 Exhibition, British Council, Lusaka
1999 "Ark", Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2002 "The Bag Lady Show", Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2005 "The Horse Show", Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2013 "Travelling Light", Benda May Gallery, Sydney

 

Selected Awards and Award Exhibitions

1996 Wynne prize exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales
1998 Salon de Refusés, SH Ervin Gallery, National Trust, Sydney
2001 Roche Contemporary Art Prize exhibition
2003 Willoughby Art Prize, received People’s Choice Award
2006 Montalto Sculpture Award finalist, Victoria
2008 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, awarded Sydney Water Environmental Prize
2009 Waterhouse Natural History Prize, Adelaide, Highly Commended 
2009 Salon de Refusés, S H Erwin Gallery, Sydney
2011 Waterhouse Natural History Prize, Adelaide
2015 Art on Paper Award exhibition, Hazelhurst Art Gallery
2016 Waterhouse Natural History prize, Adelaide

 

Selected Group and shared shows

Grahamstown Group
1964 Cape Town, 1965 Johannesburg Gallery 101, 1966 Port Elizabeth Art Gallery

Cambridge Gallery on the Cam UK, 1980

Robin Gibson Gallery Sydney,
1992 Sculpture 4, 1993 Sculpture 5, 1994 Sculpture 6, 1995 Sculpture 7, 1996 Sculpture 8, 1997 Sculpture 9, 1998 Sculpture 10, 1999 Sculpture 11, 2000 Sculpture 12,
2001 Sculpture 13, 2002 Sculpture 14, 2003 Sculpture 15, 2004 Sculpture 16,
2005 Sculpture 17, 2006 Sculpture 18, 2007 Sculpture 19, 2008 Sculpture 20
1992 Christmas Show
1993 Dogs, cats and other critters
2006 Year of the Dog
2007 Year of the Pig

Sculpture by the Sea
1997 Bondi, 1998 Bondi, 1999 Bondi, 2000 Bondi, 2004 Bondi, 2007 Bondi,
2008 Bondi, 2009, Bondi
2001 Sculpture in the City

Campbelltown and Haselhurst Regional Galleries, 2002 Sculpture from the Sea

Defiance Gallery Newtown
1998 The Defiant 6", 2000 The Defiant 6", 2001 The Defiant 6", 2002 The Defiant 6", 2003 The Defiant 6", 2004 The Defiant 6", 2005 The Defiant 6", 2006 The Defiant 6", 2007 The Defiant 6", 2008 The Defiant 6", 2009 The Defiant 6", 2010 The Defiant 6", 2011 The Defiant 6", 2012 The Defiant 6", 2013 The Defiant 6", 2014 The Defiant 6", 2015 The Defiant 6"

Willoughby Workshop Arts Centre
1995 Ten Dimensions, 2002 Birds of a Feather
2006 Arts Centre Members, awarded Sculpture Prize

ARDT Gallery Leichhardt, 1996 The Real Salon de Refusés

Regional Galleries Association of New South Wales, 1996 Touring exhibition

Humane Society exhibitions, 2001 Volvo Gallery Sydney, 2002 Art House Gallery Sydney,
2002 Art House Gallery Sydney, 2003 Art House Gallery Sydney, 2004 Art House Gallery Sydney, 2005 Art House Gallery Sydney

Campbelltown Regional Gallery, Sydney Sculpture 2003

Sculpture for the Garden, Wombarra NSW, 2001, 2002

PCL Exhibitionists, Sydney Sculpture 2003

Seymour Centre Sydney, 2004 Sculpture exhibition

Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery Sydney, 2004 Sculptors who Draw

Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
2007 Art and Humour too, 2007 Mad as Hell, 2008 Sculpture Outside, 2009
Sculpture 2009: Animal Farm, 2011 Sculpture 2011, 2012 Sculpture 2012, 2013 Sculpture 2013, 2016 Sculpture 2016: Bronze

Willoughby Incinerator Art Space, 2011 Willoughby Sculpture Prize, 2012 Paper Now, 2013 Willoughby Sculpture Prize

Sculpture at Sawmillers, Sawmillers Reserve, McMahons Point 2014.

NG Art Gallery Sydney, 2012 Here Today, Gone Tomorrow.


Commissions and collections

1994 Commission for The Australian Opera, Sydney: sculptures for set of Handel, Julius Caesar

1997 "A Day Out", Commission for City of Adelaide, Rundle Mall, awarded from Rundle Mall National Sculpture Competition (installed 1999)

2004 "Big Boy", Seymour Centre, Sydney

2005 "Big Boy Blue", Allen & Unwin roof terrace, Crows Nest

2006 "Swallow Rising" Macquarie University Sculpture Park

2008 "The Flight of the Bogong" BHP Billiton, Port Hedland

2010 Commission Qualia Resort Hamilton Island Queensland

2015 "Paper Birds" Commission Hornsby Hospital NSW

2016 "The Gathering" Commission Fitzgibbon Chase Brisbane

Commissions for private clients in Australia, UK and Singapore and Zambia (including Mural for Barclays Bank)

Paintings and drawings in private collections in Australia, United Kingdom, continental Europe, USA, Canada, South Africa, Zambia

 

Reviews include:

Elwyn Lynn, The Australian, 12 December 1992
Elwyn Lynn, The Australian, 30 July 1994
Giles Auty, The Weekend Australian, 16 March 1996
John McDonald, Sydney Morning Herald, 20 July 1996
Giles Auty, The Weekend Australian, 20 July 1996
Bruce James, Sydney Morning Herald, June 1998
Giles Auty, The Weekend Australian, 28 August 1999
Peter Ward, The Weekend Australian, 2 October 1999
Dinah Dysart, Art and Australia, 38 (1), 2000
Gallery, Art and Australia, 39 (1), 2001
Spotlight, Sydney Morning Herald, August 2002
Spotlight, Sydney Morning Herald, August 2003

 

Teaching & Experience

Judge, TAFE NSW Arts and Design Prize, 2004

Painting Teacher, Disabled Artists, Hornsby Rehabilitation Centre 2000-2003

Sculpture teacher, Workshop Art Centre, Willoughby 1992-97
(teaching day and evening classes to adults, including drawing for sculpture, the making of metal armatures, clay modelling from life, plaster waste mould technique and casting into various media including ciment fondue. This position was a partially independent one, involving organising student numbers, purchase of relevant materials and planning class structures and budgets.)

Ravenswood School for Girls, Gordon, NSW
Casual Art Teacher - years 4 - 12.  1992-2003

Lindfield Primary School After School Art Class
1991 - 1992

Illustrator, York Archaeological Trust, York, UK 1976-1977

Illustrator for book and periodical publications

Museum display artist. Grahamstown, South Africa 1971 - 1973.

English Language Teacher, Lausanne, Switzerland 1970.

Art teacher in secondary and primary schools, including
Marsh Court Preparatory School for Boys, Stockbridge, Hampshire. UK 1969
Art and other subjects throughout the school.

Grosvenor Girls' High School, Durban, South Africa 1968
Art Teacher: all levels.

Short courses, Australian primary and secondary schools

 

Travel

Travelled extensively in Africa and Europe before moving to Sydney in 1986, including periods living and working in Berlin, Livingstone, London, Cambridge