Marilyn McGrath

Born Sydney, NSW.
Attended evening classes in Sculpture and Drawing while training to be a registered nurse at Royal Newcastle Hospital, NSW.
After graduation, attended East Sydney Technical College (National Art School) for full time study in Sculpture.
My central artistic concern has been to communicate sculptural images, which evoke a sense of strength and timelessness out of volume and form.

ART TEACHER
1958-1960
1976 
1977-1979 
1989-1994
Newcastle Technical College Art School.
Visiting Lecturer, School of Architecture, University of Newcastle.
School of Art and Design, Newcastle Technical College.
School of Art and Design, Northern Beaches College of TAFE.

STUDIES
1958-1960 
1960-1962 
1981-1982 
1984-1985
Newcastle Technical College Art School.
National Art School, East Sydney Technical College.
Graduate Diploma in Art, City Art Institute.
Graduate Diploma in Education, Sydney College of Advanced Education.

OVERSEAS STUDIES
1964 
1976-1977 
1988 
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1994-1995 
1997 
2006
Japan.
Scandinavia, Europe and Asia.
Scandinavia and Europe, United States of America.
Department of Technical and Further Education.
Project Fellowship to study Sculpture Departments in New York, (USA).
Art Gallery of NSW Studio at the Cite Internationale des Artes, Paris.
Arabian Peninsula - Germany - Sri Lanka.
Cite Internationale des Artes, Paris.
Moscow and St. Petersburg.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
1973 
1975 
1979 
1980 
1982 
1991
Commercial Bank of Australia, North Sydney.
Bonython Gallery, Sydney.
Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle.
Bonython Gallery, Adelaide.
Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcasltle.
Alliance Francaise, Sydney.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1972 
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1973
1974 
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1975 
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1979 
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1981 
1983 
1987 
1988 
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1989 
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1990 
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1991 
1992 
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2007 -2015
Society of Sculptors, Selected Members, Exhibition, Sydney.
National Art School Teachers Exhibition, Newcastle.
Von Bertouch Galleries, House Show, Newcastle.
100 Artists, Bonython Art Gallery, Sydney.
Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle.
International Women's Year Exhibition, Sydney.
Society of Sculptors, Selected Members Exhibition, Sydney.
Solander Gallery, Canberra.
Maitland Art Gallery.
Newcastle TAFE Teachers Exhibition.
Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney.
Manly Art Gallery, Seaforth TAFE Teachers Exhibition.
Robin Gibson Gallery.
Robin Gibson Gallery.
Von Bertouch Galleries.
Cite Internationale des Artes, Paris.
Sculpture, Robin Gibson Gallery.
The Nude, Robin Gibson Gallery.
Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle.
Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney.
Sculpture 3, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney.
Australian Galleries, Melbourne.
Solander Gallery, Canberra.
Sculpture, Robin Gibson Gallery.
Selected Artists, Curated by Sonia Cetlan, Newcastle.
Meridian, in Association with Australian Galleries, Annual Group Sculptors Show. 
Annual Sculpture Exhibition, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney.


AWARDS
1985
Finalist in Royal Blind Society National Sculptural Award. Art Gallery of NSW.

COLLECTIONS
Art Gallery of New South Wales.
The University of Newcastle.
Queensland Art Gallery.
Wheeler Place Plaza - City of Newcastle.
(50th Anniversary Gift of Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited).
Hunter Region Botanic Gardens.
Private Collections in Australia, Europe.

COMMISSIONS
1977 Newton-John Award, University of Newcastle.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Australian Sculptors.
Ken Scarlett Nelson 1980.
Arists and Galleries of Australia and New Zealand.
Max Germanic Landowne Editions 1979.
The New McCullocks Encylopaedia of Australian Art.


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