Margarita Georgiadis

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Biography


Internationally renowned Australian artist, Margarita Georgiadis studied both printmaking and paintng at the National Art School and Sydney College of the Arts. She has held many solo exhibitions, participates in regular group shows, has won and been short listed for numerous prestigious National art prizes including the Archibald, The Mosman Art Prize and the Paddington Art Prize. Margarita's work is included in private and corporate collections across the world. Margarita's career as an artist spans over twenty years. She lives and works in an old and much loved theatre in a small country town and teaches regularly at the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery.


"Margarita Georgiadis draws on the complexity and contradictions of the landscapes around her and of the people she conjures in paint. Her greatest skill is her ability to access the fragility of the human spirit. In every single work, there is a suggestion of the painful fallibility of humankind and a reminder of the cyclical quality of everlasting time". 

Prue Gibson, Australian Art Review, 2010  



MARGARITA GEORGIADIS

1968 Born Sydney, Australia, Greek-Egyptian


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

1990 Bachelor of Art, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.
1989 Commercial Screen Printing Certificate, Sydney Technical College, Higher Certificate Art, National, Art School, Sydney
1986 Certificate in art, National Art School, Sydney.


AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2012 Portia Geach Memorial Award, Finalist - S.H. Ervin Gallery Sydney.
2007 Mosman Art Prize, Finalist, Sydney.
2005 Country Energy Art Award - Finalist, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW.
2005 Salon des Refuses, SH Ervin Gallery, Finalist – Max Cullen + Self Portrait
2004 Paddington Art Prize, Finalist, Marlene Antico Fine Arts Gallery, Sydney.
2004 Country Energy Art Award, Finalist, Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, Australia. 

2004 The Mosman Art Prize, Finalist, Mosman Art Gallery.

2004 Salon des Refuses, SH Ervin Gallery, Finalist – Self Portrait
2003 Portia Geach Memorial Award – S.H. Ervin Gallery, Finalist – Self Portrait. 

2003 Metro 5 Art Prize - Finalist
2001 The Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of NSW – Finalist – Lisbeth Gorr.
2001 Salon des Refuses, SH Ervin Gallery, Finalist – Max Cullen.
2001 The Mosman Art Prize - Finalist, Mosman Art Gallery.
2001 RedlandsWestpacArtAward-InvitedArtist


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012 REVERIES, South Hill Gallery, Goulburn NSW.
2012 AVIAN, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane.
2011 The Presence of Absence, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane.
2010 WHITE NOISE, Rex-Livingston Art Dealer, Sydney.
2010 Sotto le Stelle, South Hill Gallery, Goulburn NSW.
2009 The Principle of Invisibility, Rex-Livingston Art Dealer, Sydney.
2009 The Dust Weavers - A Prelude, Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane.
2008 Baptism of the Shadows, Rex-Livingston art dealer, Sydney.
2008 ENTROPA, Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong NSW.
2007 The Game of Spheres-rex-livingston art dealer, Sydney
2006 Survey 2002 – 2006 – Jackman Gallery, St. Kilda, Melbourne.
2005 Curious Cases – Maree Mizon Gallery, Sydney.
2004 Digital Eyes – Maree Mizon Gallery, Sydney.
2004 Play Up – Digital Prints + Animation, Arthouse Hotel, Sydney.
2003 Drive, Maree Mizon Gallery, Sydney.
2003 Toy Box, Arthouse Hotel, Sydney.
2003 Portrait Collection, Arthouse Hotel, Sydney.
2002 Imposter (Belle Ame), Maree Mizon Gallery, Sydney.
2002 Witch Bitch Super Vamp, Sydney Gay + Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival Event, Global Gallery, Sydney. 

2001 Mad Dog Red, open by Max Cullen, Norton Gallery, Sydney.
2000 Raw Sex Box, open by Craig Hassall Olympic Arts Festivals, Art House Gallery, Sydney.
1999 Mad Love, Global Gallery, Paddington.
1999 Aperture Terra Firma Natura, The Photographers Gallery, open by Lex Marinos, Sydney.
1999 Customs House, Sydney.


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 Winter - Aarwun Gallery, Canberra ACT.
2013 What Lies Beneath - Goulburn Regional Gallery, NSW.
2012 Six Pack - Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW.
2010 In[two]Art The Agapitos/Wilson Annual, Maitland Regional Gallery NSW (touring exhibition).
2010 Five Views of The Landscape - Rex-Livingston Art Dealer, Sydney.
2009 Wax On - From Cronulla to Palm Beach & Beyond, curated by Nell Schofield - Hazelhurst Regional Gallery.
2008 Private Treasures Public Pleasures II - Orange Regional Gallery.
2008 Edwina Corlette Gallery Opening, Brisbane.
2008 Windows on Pain - Pain Management Research Institute Fundraising auction, Sydney.
2008 Summer Exhibition - Rex-Livingston art dealer, Sydney.
2007 Cross Sections ll – Curated Exhibition, rex-livingston art dealer, Sydney
2006 The Art of Music – Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney.
2006 Field Works – Michael Commerford Gallery, Sydney.
2005 Country Energy Art Prize – Grafton Regional Gallery, Parliament House – Sydney.
2005 The Glenti Show – Gallery Philip Neville, Darwin NT.
2005 Australian Icons Framed – National Trust Diamond Jubilee Auction, Sydney.
2005 Salon des refuses Exhibition – Spin Cycle on Max, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney.
2005 The New Establishment – Online Gallery Apartment6 Launch – Barry Stern Galleries, Sydney.
2004 Rats In The House - Artist’s In Residence – Sydney Theatre Company, The Wharf Gallery, Sydney. 

2004 Country Energy Art Award – Benalong Gallery - The Sydney Opera House.
2004 Sight Specific, curated by Linda Van Nunen – Invited Artist – Marlene Antico Fine Art Gallery, Sydney. 

2004 Double Act – DaDa – Solander Gallery, Canberra
2004 Salon des Refuses Exhibition – Self Portrait, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney.
2004 This Way Up – Global Gallery, Sydney.
2003 Spiders and Flies – Newcontemporaries Gallery, Sydney.
2003 Cross Projections – Photographic Multimedia Exhibition, Kings Cross Arts Festival
2003 Extinction Denied – The Arthouse Hotel, Humane Society exhibition.
2003 Creative Madness – Garvan Institute for Research into Manic Depression.
2003 Bloomsday Exhibition – James Joyce Foundation, Arthouse Hotel Gallery, Sydney.
2003 Under the Hammer, Arthouse Hotel Gallery, Sydney.
2002 Arthouse Hotel Gallery, “Portrait Artists Australia” Sydney.
2002 Metro 5 Gallery, “First Birthday Exhibition”, Melbourne.
2002 Maree Mizon Gallery, Sydney.
2002 Metro 5 Gallery, “Erotica Today”, Melbourne.
2001 SH Irvin Gallery, Salon des Refuses, Archibald Entry - Max Cullen.
2000 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney.
00-01 Art House Gallery, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney.
96-97 Allegri Art Associazione Culturale - Florence, Italy.
1997 Michael Nagy Fine Art Gallery Sydney.
1993 The Women’s Gallery, Melbourne.
1993 First Draft West Gallery, Sydney.
1989 The Blaxland Gallery, Sydney Printmakers.
1989 The Works Gallery (Ivan Dougherty Gallery), Sydney.
1988 Sydney Printmakers, Macquarie University, Sydney.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2012 The Courier Mail, Brisbane "The Art of Love" by Sally Bronwne
2010 Australian Art Review, "Dark Thoughts - Darker Tones" by Prue Gibson, issue 22 Feb-April 2010. 

2010 Feeling The Stoke, by Nell Schofield, catalogue essay, "Wax On - From Cronulla to Palm Beach & Beyond".

2010 In[two]Art Exhibition Catalogue, The Agapitos/Wilson Annual, Maitland Regional Gallery NSW

2008 Private Treasures Public Pleasures II, Catalogue, Orange Regional Gallery.
2007 Stage Noise, “Radical Shifts” – Arts Feature – “The Game of Spheres” by Dianna Simmonds
2005 Goodweekend, Sydney Morning Herald, Icons by Janet Hawley
2004 Sight Specific, Catalogue essay by Linda Van Nunen.
2004 State Of The Arts, Digital Eyes, by Alex McDonald
2004 The Sydney Morning Herald, Digital Eyes, by Lenny Ann Low
2004 The Canberra Times, Double Act DaDa Exhibition, by Helen Musa
2003 The Sydney Morning Herald, Portia Geach Memorial Award, by Lenny Ann Low
2003 The Sydney Morning Herald, Creative Madness, by Lenny Ann Low
2003 The Sydney Morning Herald, Bloomsday Exhibition, by Tony Stephens
2003 The Sunday Telegraph, Under The Hammer, various journalists.

2002 Metro 5 Gallery, “Erotica Today” Exhibition Catalogue, Melbourne.

2002 CREAM Fifth Anniversary Edition, October by Michelle Hespe
2002 The Sunday Telegraph, Imposter, by Diana Simmonds
2002 The Mosman Daily, Ten Unkowns, by Sue Hicks.
2002 Sunday Metro, The Sun Herald, “Down to a Fine Art”, Ten Unkowns Production, by Colin Rose 

2002 The Sunday Telegraph, “Unknown Qualities”, Ten Unknowns Production, by Dianne Simmonds. 

2002 Daily Telegraph, “Journey to Unknown”, Ten Unknowns Production, by Chelsea Clark
2002 Vogue – “Painted Ladies” feature by Margaret Merton.
2002 The Sydney Morning Herald, “Art Review”, Lenny Ann Low, Witch Bitch Super Vamp.
2002 The Sydney Morning Herald, “Critics Picks”, Witch Bitch Super Vamp.
2002 The Sunday Telegraph, Express Social, “Witch Bitch Super Vamp”.
2002 The Australian, “Witch Bitch Super Vamp” Feature by Jane Albert
2002 SX Magazine “Witch Bitch Super Vamp”, Feature by Michelle Hespe
2001 The Sydney Morning Herald, “Framed and they’ve got form too”, John McDonald + Darren Knight. 

2001 The Australian, “She Who Must Be Displayed” Review by Jennifer Sexton.
2001 The Australian, The Nation by Benjamin Genocchio.
2001 Class Act, Artist Magazine, by Terri Dodd.
2001 State Of The Arts, Raw Sex Box by Margaret Meagher
2001 City Weekly, “Let me paint you a friend”, lead story by Anna Cronin.
2001 The Sun Herald, by Tara Moss.
2001 Interval Arts and Film Guide, Melbourne, “Coppin an Eye full” by Cameron Grace.
2001 MX Pix, Melbourne.
2000 The Sun Herald - Metro, Raw Sex Box,
2000 Vogue - The Buzz, Raw Sex Box. 2000 Sydney IS, Review by Alexandra Kelly, Raw Sex Box. 

2000 Capital Q, Review by Michelle Hespe, Raw Sex Box.
2000 The Sydney Morning Herald - Metro, Courtney Kidd, Raw Sex Box.
2000 The Daily Telegraph, Chelsea Clarke - Raw Sex Box.
1994 The Sydney Weekly - by Nell Schofield.
1993 The Sydney Morning Herald - Bronwyn Watson.


CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Qantas Corporate Offices, Auckland, New Zealand.
Campbell International Real Estate Group, Los Angeles, California. Colliers Jardine (NSW) Pty Ltd.
The Greek Consul General, Australia.
Resmed Pty Ltd.
Savill Suites, Sydney.
FPD Pty Ltd - Unidata House.
Commercial Property Monitor Pty Ltd.
Kareena Hospital, Sydney.
Panalpina World Transport Pty Ltd.
Southern Cross Hotel, Canberra.
BT Property Trust Pty Ltd.
National Insurance Advisory Pty Ltd.
Grenada Productions Pty Ltd.
Graham Ormsby Architects & Associates Pty Ltd
Financial Nexus Pty Ltd
Bridget Tyer Interior Design Pty Ltd
Forte Personal & Business Communications.
North Shore Plastic Surgery.
Sheraton Hotel On The Park, Sydney.