Margie Hooper

102 Wattle Drive, McCracken, SA ,5211
Phone: 08 8552 6287

Email: margiehooper@internode.on.net

© Permission from 'The Times' Victor Harbor, SA, 2009

 


Margie Hooper, PhD (Art history and theory), Master of Design, Grad Dip Visual Arts, BA (Fine art).

Margie has worked as a visual artist, graphic designer, cartographer, and teacher, specialising in life drawing and painting and continues to give guest lectures and short-term classes to students and the broader community.
As a practising artist, Margie exhibits frequently, developing themes around historical figures and her lived environment. However, her passion is drawing in all its forms and was the subject of her doctoral thesis. She is one of four artists participating in the annual Drawing Marathon, instigated and managed by the South Coast Regional Arts Centre during SALA, which encourages the Fleurieu community, and children in particular, to draw.



Academic Background
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1995
1982 - 83	
1981
1978
Awarded PhD: Art History and Theory - University of South Australia 
Thesis title: 'From Head to hand and beyond: 'thought-image' drawing in sketchbooks'
Master of Design - University of South Australia
Bachelor of Arts (incomplete) - Flinders University
Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting major, Drawing minor) - Torrens College of Advanced Education
Art and Craft Certificate - TAFE
Employment
2008 - current
2001 - 2008
1990 - 2001
2000 - 2001
1999 - 2001
1996 - 2001
1983 - 1989
Studio artist and occasional lecturer/external examiner
Adjunct Research Fellow - University of South Australia (SASA)
Full-time Lecturer (painting, drawing and theory) University of South Australia (SA School of Art)
Postgraduate Supervision
Coordinator of Honours (Visual Communication)
Coordinator of Illustration (Visual Communication)
Part-time Lecturer (painting and drawing) - University of South Australia (formerly South Australian College of Advanced 
Education); North Adelaide School of Art; Kingston TAFE; Holden Hill TAFE
Solo Exhibitions
2011
1998
1994
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1983 
1982
South Coast Regional Arts Centre SALA exhibition - Playing with Ulysses
Festival Fringe, Tin Fish Gallery - Gen(i)us Loci
Adelaide Central Gallery - Addendum and the Kitchen Sink
Artzone - Fleeting Glances
Picasso's Restaurant - Festival Exhibition
Women's Art Movement Gallery - Recent work: Paintings and Drawings
Contemporary Art Society (CAC) - Paintings and Drawings
Selected Group Exhibitions
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Hahndorf Academy SALA exhibition Artists Voice - Loose
Burra Regional Gallery - The Artists Voice
Hahndorf Academy Artists Voice - Pictures at an exhibition
New Land Gallery SALA exhibition - converse(ly) Country arts touring exhibition 
South Coast Regional Arts Centre - Hills to Sea 
South Coast Regional Arts Centre SALA event - Drawing marathon
The Cedars, Hahndorf - Heysen Sculpture Biennial B5
South Coast Regional Arts Centre - Beaches, Boats and Boards
Hahndorf Academy Artists Voice - Holiday Show
South Coast Regional Arts Centre - Presenting the Artist's Voice
South Coast Regional Arts Centre - Art of the Table (curated by Leah Grace)
Hahndorf Academy - Heysen Prize (finalist)
South Australian Museum - Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize (finalist)
South Coast Regional Arts Centre SALA exhibition - Not the Dow Jones
South Coast Regional Arts Centre SALA event - Drawing marathon
Hahndorf Academy Artists Voice - Portrait Exhibition
South Coast Regional Arts Centre - Beaches, Boats and Boards
Hahndorf Academy - Heysen Prize (finalist) 
Hahndorf Academy Artists' Voice exhibition - Salon des Refusés
South Coast Regional Arts Centre SALA event - Drawing Marathon
Hahndorf Academy SALA exhibition - Out of the studio
The Cedars Fringe Exhibition - Homage to planet Earth
Hahndorf Academy SALA exhibition - AV on A IV
Prospect Gallery/University of SA - Dialecticaline 
Bungala House Leafy Sea Dragon Festival - 21 invited artists
Hahndorf Academy Artists Voice exhibition - AV A IV 
Hahndorf Academy SALA exhibition - Ways of Seeing Metal
Hahndorf Academy Heysen Week - Artist's Voice Exhibition 
Hahndorf Academy Artists Voice - Helen Lyons Memorial Exhibition
Hahndorf Academy SALA exhibition - Ways of Seeing Fire
South Australian School of Art - HOUSE Exhibition (curated by Bruce Anderson)
Hahndorf Academy SALA exhibition - Ways of Seeing Water
University of SA Louis Laybourne Foyer - SKETCH (parameters)-an exhibition (curated by Dr Linda Marie Walker)
Prospect Gallery - Portrait Prize (curated by Gai Dudley)
Hahndorf Academy SALA exhibition - Ways of Seeing Wood
Hahndorf Academy Festival Fringe exhibition - The Open Book
Adelaide Festival Theatre Foyer - Views through Rajasthani Windows
Zone Gallery - 10th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibition
Zone Gallery - Zone (both exhibitions curated by Lucia Pichler) 
Grey St Gallery - Torso (invited collaboration)
University of SA Gallery - Staff Exhibition
University of SA Gallery - Four Days Only (Post-grad exhibition)
Melbourne Gallerie New Art - Linden Exhibition 
Artzone - Roundspace Members 10th Anniversary Exhibition
Adelaide University Union Gallery - Natural Extensions 
University of SA Gallery - Staff Exhibition
Artzone - Art for Aids
North Adelaide School of Art Gallery - Moore O'Brien Novick Hooper
Adelaide Festival Theatre Foyer - Quilted Visions
Artzone - Two Painters and One Jeweller
Sydney Kelly St Kollectiv - Sum of the Parts
University of SA Gallery - Sum of the Parts
University of SA Gallery - Staff Exhibition
Artzone - Inaugural Exhibitions (Large and Small Works) 
North Adelaide School of Art Gallery - Staff Exhibition
Melbourne Gallerie New Art - By invitation
Adelaide Festival Theatre Foyer - Recent Paintings
Adelaide CAC Gallery - Members Exhibition 
Perth Alexander Gallery - Curated CAC Exhibition
Womens Art Movement Gallery - Postcard Show
Roundspace Gallery - Four Painters
Adelaide CAC Gallery - Human Image Exhibition (curated by David Dallwitz)
Prizes and Awards
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1995
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Heysen Prize (finalist)
Waterhouse Natural History Prize (finalist)
Heysen Prize (finalist)
University of South Australia - PhD Completion Scholarship
PEP Research Grant - University of South Australia
Cathy Fund Research Grant - University of South Australia
John Christie Wright Memorial Prize for Painting: South Australian School of Art
Kym Bonython Prize for Painting: South Australian School of Art
Collections
Art Bank - Sydney
University of South Australia
Thebarton Council
Private collections in Australia, USA and UK
Commissions
2003 -09	
2003 -07
1993
1986
Private commissions
Paintings - Botanic Hotel bar and restaurant
Women's Suffrage Centenary Celebration paintings
Thebarton Corporation Centenary drawings
Publications and Reviews
2009 Heysen Prize Finalists Exhibition Catalogue, Hahndorf Academy 
2009 Waterhouse natural history Art Prize Catalogue, SA Museum
'The Courier' Mt Barker, 5 August 2009, Exhibitions SALA a sneak peak 
'alexarts' Alexandrina arts and cultural development, July 2009 Vol II Issue 2, Margie Hooper, featured artist Leah Grace
'The Times' Victor Harbor 25 June 2009, Margie Hooper - Profile Lisa Bachmayer
'The Times' Victor Harbor 18 June 2009, Local Waterhouse finalists announced Lisa Bachmayer
South Coast RegionaWArt Station Newsletter No 7 September 2008, Drawing Marathon - art, not just a spectator sport
'The Times' Victor Harbor 14 August 2008, Drawing Marathon
'The Adelaide Review' April 1998, Listen to the night breaking - Gen(i)us Loci Stephanie Radok
'Helpman Academy Update' April -May 1998 Vol 5 no 1, Brompton Park's glow and brightness revealed in Gen(i)us 
Loci exhibition Sheila Bryce
'UniNews' University of South Australia 9 March 1998, Brompton Park revealed in Gen(i)us Loci exhibition 
ABC Radio 6 March 1998, Interview with Philip Satchell
ABC TV 16 March 1998, Snapshot
'Weekly Times' Messenger Press, 25 February 1998, Artist creates from cultural mix Lucy Townsend
'The Advertiser' February 25 1998, Tales from the inner west Susan Archdall
'The Adelaide Review' May 1994, Homeowners Womanual Stephanie Radok
'The Advertiser' 23 March 1994, Addendum and the kitchen sink Tim Lloyd
'The Advertiser' 31 July 1991, Torso Noris Ioannou
'The Advertiser' 9 December 1987, Installation of Drawings at Artzone Lynn Collins 
'The Advertiser' 12 June 1987, Visual Arts Some of the parts John Neylon
'The Advertiser' 18 Feb 1987, Visual Arts John Neylon
'Artlink' December 1983 Vol 32 No 6, Marg Hooper at WAM Gail Mahon
'The Advertiser' 1 April 1981, The artistic self Neville Weston
'The Advertiser' 30 September 1981, The figure fights back Neville Weston
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