Margo Gossling

Artichoke, 2023

50 × 70 cm
Artist’s Statement My drawings are an exploration of natural objects in their environment. I see nature as full of connection and disconnection; sameness and difference; in short my drawings examine nature as a site of complexity. I am particularly interested in describing objects that are past their best. The dead the decaying and the decomposed. They are at once visible and invisible as they describe time passing. My drawings are clearly representational but the realism in my work is not merely a reproduction of the visible. It is the elevation of the materials, the underpinning form and the distillation of the spatial composition that interests me. To this end I extract the natural object from its surroundings, deleting extraneous information to emphasize the simplified form. I use representation as an invitation to viewers to look beyond and value the mundane and banal, disrupting the prejudices which prevent people from seeing the underlying elegance of the simple natural objects.

Margo Gossling
Phone; 0414433322
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1981 Bachelor of Art Education, Alexander Mackie CAE
1981-1985 Manager at Geo. Styles Art Gallery, Hunter St., Sydney
1984 Exhibited Group Show Gallery 861, Paddington
1985-2021 Taught Visual Arts in a variety of Sydney High Schools
1985-2021 A variety of Visual Arts courses both as Teacher and as Student
2010 to the present Student at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery including workshops.
2013 Drawn Together, Hazelhurst Broadhurst Gallery, Group Show
2018 Friends of Hazelhurst Exhibition, Hazelhurst Broadhurst Gallery, Hazelhurst
2021 Finalist in Art Gallery Society Members Competition
2022 Making Connections, Hazelhurst Broadhurst Gallery, Group Show
2022 Finalist Hunters Hill Art Exhibition, Hunters Hill Town Hall.

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