Ms Margaret Seymour

BVA (SCA) MVA (Sydney) MA (UNSW) GradDip AdultEd (UWS) GradCert Des Sc. (Sydney)
Lecturer, Sculpture Performance and Installation

N01P - Sydney College Of The Arts - Rozelle - (Kirkbride)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 1081
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Biographical details

Margaret Seymour began her professional career in theatre and film production, where she worked with highly acclaimed local and international directors and theatre companies. Since returning to art practice, Seymour has increasingly explored ideas of vision and spectatorship within her sculptural objects and installations. Her work has been shortlisted for national art prizes and presented in exhibitions in Australia and in Canada.

Research interests

Margaret Seymour is interested in the impact that lens-based and digital technologies have on visual culture and on contemporary society. Her work however is generally not screen-based. Instead she explores a range of approaches to art making including sculpture, video, interactivity and 2D and 3D computer imaging. While her choice of media depends on the particular idea she is exploring, she often combines new and "obsolete" technologies. In doing so she aims to create a bridge between the two. While it is often argued that electronic space is replacing or annihilating real space, Seymour is interested in making objects and installations where the two modes overlap and where the viewer is an integral part of the work.

Teaching and supervision

Imogen Perry, MFA

Awards and honours

2012 Australia Council Visual Arts Board New Work Grant
2011 Winner of the 2011 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize – Woollahra Municipal Council, Sydney
2010 Shortlisted for Fremantle Art Centre Print Award – Fremantle Art Centre, WA
2008 ANAT Professional Development Travel Fund – ISEA2008 Singapore
2005 Australia Council New Media Arts Board International Residency – The Banff Centre
2002 Shortlisted for 32nd Alice Art Prize – Araluen Centre, Alice Springs

Selected grants

2008

  • Professional Development Travel Grant; Seymour M; Australian Network for Art and Technology/Professional Development Travel Grants.
  • Research Support Grant (Sydney College of the Arts); Seymour M; University of Sydney/University Research Grant.

2007

  • Research Support Grant (Sydney College of the Arts); Seymour M; University of Sydney/University Research Grant.

2005

  • Australia Council New Media Arts Board International Residency Grant; Seymour M; Australia Council New Media Arts Board/International Residency Grant.

Selected publications & creative works

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Conferences

  • Seymour, M. (2013). Eye Spy: art, visibility and global war. 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA 2013), Sydney: ISEA International, the Australian Network for Art & Technology, and the University of Sydney.
  • Seymour, M. (2011). I, Robot: Rethinking Jack Burnham's Systems Esthetics. 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA 2011, Istanbul: ISEA International.
  • Seymour, M. (2008). Reality Jam: the Uncanny Space of CCTV-based Video Art. ISEA2008 - 14th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Singapore: ISEA2008 Pte Ltd.
  • Seymour, M. (2007). Dis/appear: a video installation exploring stillness and the thickness of time. Stillness CADE - Computers in Art and Design Education Conference 2007, Perth, Australia: Curtin University of Technology.

Visual Art

  • Seymour, M. (2014). Electroscape: The Here and Now of Digital Art. In: Electroscape: The Here and Now of Digital Art. 107 Projects, Redfern, Sydney, Australia.
  • Seymour, M. (2013). Tracker. In: Tracker. Articulate Project Space, Sydney, Australia.
  • Seymour, M. (2012). 1. Disappear 2. Shiver. In: Margaret Seymour. Artereal Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Seymour, M. (2011). 1. Cradle Mountain: studies in red and blue. In: The 2011 Manning Art Prize. Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree, Australia.
  • Seymour, M. (2011). 1. Pas de deux. In: Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize. Redleaf Council Chambers, Double Bay, Australia.
  • Seymour, M. (2010). Overland: Volume 1. In: Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award 2010. Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award 2010. Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, Australia.
  • Seymour, M. (2010). Scanners I and II. In: Articulate. Articulate, 497 Parramatta Road Leichhardt NSW Sydney, Australia.
  • Seymour, M. (2008). Angelica. In: David Harold Tribe Sculpture Award. Sydney College of the Arts. Sydney College of the Arts Galleries, Sydney, Australia.
  • Seymour, M. (2006). title?. In: Post - It. Peloton, Sydney, Australia.
  • Seymour, M. (2005). Dis/appear. In: Open Studio. Banff Art Centre, Banff, Canada.
  • Seymour, M. (2004). Dynamo! Dynamo!. In: Dynamo! Dynamo!. Firstdraft. Firstdraft Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia.
  • Seymour, M. (2004). The Mirrored Room. In: The Corridor Project. Tin Sheds Gallery. Tin Sheds Gallery , Faculty of Architecture, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
  • Seymour, M. (2003). The Observation Room. In: Intersections. Sydney College of the Arts. SCA Galleries, Sydney, Australia.

Textual Creative Works

  • Seymour, M. (2012). Julia Davis: Mukinbudin. spaced: art out of place, a recurring event of socially engaged art / presented by IASKA, (pp. 90 - 94). Perth, Australia: IASKA.

2014

  • Seymour, M. (2014). Electroscape: The Here and Now of Digital Art. In: Electroscape: The Here and Now of Digital Art. 107 Projects, Redfern, Sydney, Australia.

2013

  • Seymour, M. (2013). Eye Spy: art, visibility and global war. 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA 2013), Sydney: ISEA International, the Australian Network for Art & Technology, and the University of Sydney.
  • Seymour, M. (2013). Tracker. In: Tracker. Articulate Project Space, Sydney, Australia.

2012

  • Seymour, M. (2012). 1. Disappear 2. Shiver. In: Margaret Seymour. Artereal Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Seymour, M. (2012). Julia Davis: Mukinbudin. spaced: art out of place, a recurring event of socially engaged art / presented by IASKA, (pp. 90 - 94). Perth, Australia: IASKA.

2011

  • Seymour, M. (2011). 1. Cradle Mountain: studies in red and blue. In: The 2011 Manning Art Prize. Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree, Australia.
  • Seymour, M. (2011). 1. Pas de deux. In: Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize. Redleaf Council Chambers, Double Bay, Australia.
  • Seymour, M. (2011). I, Robot: Rethinking Jack Burnham's Systems Esthetics. 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA 2011, Istanbul: ISEA International.

2010

  • Seymour, M. (2010). Overland: Volume 1. In: Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award 2010. Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award 2010. Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, Australia.
  • Seymour, M. (2010). Scanners I and II. In: Articulate. Articulate, 497 Parramatta Road Leichhardt NSW Sydney, Australia.

2008

  • Seymour, M. (2008). Angelica. In: David Harold Tribe Sculpture Award. Sydney College of the Arts. Sydney College of the Arts Galleries, Sydney, Australia.
  • Seymour, M. (2008). Reality Jam: the Uncanny Space of CCTV-based Video Art. ISEA2008 - 14th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Singapore: ISEA2008 Pte Ltd.

2007

  • Seymour, M. (2007). Dis/appear: a video installation exploring stillness and the thickness of time. Stillness CADE - Computers in Art and Design Education Conference 2007, Perth, Australia: Curtin University of Technology.

2006

  • Seymour, M. (2006). title?. In: Post - It. Peloton, Sydney, Australia.

2005

  • Seymour, M. (2005). Dis/appear. In: Open Studio. Banff Art Centre, Banff, Canada.

2004

  • Seymour, M. (2004). Dynamo! Dynamo!. In: Dynamo! Dynamo!. Firstdraft. Firstdraft Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia.
  • Seymour, M. (2004). The Mirrored Room. In: The Corridor Project. Tin Sheds Gallery. Tin Sheds Gallery , Faculty of Architecture, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

2003

  • Seymour, M. (2003). The Observation Room. In: Intersections. Sydney College of the Arts. SCA Galleries, Sydney, Australia.

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