Margarette Looney

Margarette Looney, a non Aboriginal Artist whom we represent, from Sydney Australia has gained recognition as an artist, exhibiting extensively in New South Wales, Victoria and the Northern Territory.

Painting and drawing since childhood, Margarette began to study art seriously in 1978.

Completing her Fine Arts Diploma in 1982, at the Gymea College of TAFE, majoring in painting, she went on to begin teaching and exhibiting in New South Wales, Victoria and the Northern Territory, winning many awards. Since graduating Margarette has had several exhibitions of her work, throughout Australia.

In 1988 Margarette became interested in artistically portraying historical buildings. She has put together an impressive portfolio depicting both private homes and commercial buildings including several listed by the National Trust, in metropolitan and rural New South Wales.

Margarette also has a great interest in photography and has spent time photographing areas such as Kakadu in the Northern Territory, the rainforests of far North Queensland and the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales.

Venturing further afield, Margarette has photographed Taos in New Mexico, the high country of Colorado, ancient architecture and ceramics of Southern Italy, Sicily and its islands, and the gardens of Surrey in the U.K.

Many of these photographs have been very popular as part of her recent exhibitions.

In 1991 the Sutherland Shire Council of New South Wales in their Australia Day Awards, honored Margarette for her artistic achievements .

Margarette has been teaching a wide variety of drawing and painting techniques for the last 15 years.

This includes 8 years at the Sylvania Heights Community and Youth Club, and 5 years at Margarettes’ own Como Art Studio and Gallery where she and 6 other experienced teachers held classes each week for 150 adults and children ranging from beginners to experienced artists.

These classes covered a wide range of techniques in all mediums, including life drawing, colour and design, landscape, and cartooning.

Margarette Looney sold the Studio in 1999 and is now currently painting and conducting demonstrations and workshops and has now returned to teaching at Sylvania Heights Community and Youth Club.

Max Gcrmthie represents Margarette in the 3rd Edition of “Artists and Galleries of Australia”, Vol 1,1990.