MVA, MA UNSW, GradDip Adult Ed. UWS, GradCert Des Sc.
|Current role/s||Lecturer, Sculpture Performance and Installation|
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.
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.
Artereal Project Space 2012
2011 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Winner
Scanners, Articulate Project Space, Sydney, 2010
Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA, 2010
David Harold Tribe Sculpture Award, Sydney College of the Arts Gallery, Sydney, 2008
Dis/appear, Banff Art Centre, Alberta, Canada, 2005
The Mirrored Room, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney, 2004
The Observation Room, Sydney College of the Arts Gallery, Sydney, 2003
32nd Alice Art Prize, Araluen Centre, Alice Springs, 2002
'I Robot: rethinking Jack Burnham’s systems aesthetic', ISEA2011 International Symposium on Electronic Art, 2011, Istanbul - forthcoming
'Reality Jam: the Uncanny Space of CCTV-based Video Art', ISEA2008 International Symposium on Electronic Art, 2008, ISBN: 9789810807689
'Dis/appear: a video installation exploring stillness and the thickness of time', CADE Conference Proceedings, 2007, ISBN: 1740675304
Jason Christopher, MFA
Victoria Hempstead, MFA
Ingrid Maganov, MFA
Eugenie Lee, Honours
Imogen Perry, Honours
Awards & Grants
2012 Australia Council for the Arts, Visual Arts Board, New Work Grant
2008 ANAT Professional Development: Travel Grant, ISEA2008, Singapore
2005 Australia Council for the Arts: International Residency, The Banff Centre, Canada
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