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I was born in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia.

I have made three good choices in my life: the first was to choose a career in art; the second was to marry the Irish artist, Micheal Farrell. The third was to choose to live in France in the village of my Huguenot ancestors.

The path I have chosen is thanks to certain people in my life. My parents encouraged me to develop my artistic talent and gave me the best education possible: the New England Girl’s School (69); a Bachelor of Arts from Sydney University (72); a diploma from Shillito Design School; a post-graduate diploma from St Martin’s School of Art in London.

I would not be doing what I am doing if I had never met Phyllis Shillito.

Thanks to Walter McVitty I have had six children’s books published.

I thank the late Paul Gottlieb, my New York publisher from Abrams, who loved and encouraged my work.

I have had one of my paintings, Paris in the Middle Ages made into a tapestry at Aubusson in France.

Margaret Early

Prizes
First Prize, Cowra Art Exhibition The Caltex Prize, Cowra Art Exhibition First Prize, Coolangatta Winter Festival : Shortlisted for Children’s Book of the Year with “Ali Baba”
Shortlisted for Children’s Book of the Year with “William Tell”
Palme d’or du Salon European, Sorgue, France Diploma of Excellence, “Art Addiction”, Venice
Collections
The University of N.S.W.
Two Paintings in the Cowra Council Numerous Private Collections in Switzerland, Ireland, France and Australia.
Solo Exhibitions
Arts Council, Sydney
Holdsworth Gallery, Sydney
Cintra House Galleries, Brisbane
1986 Holdsworth Gallery, Sydney
1988 Galerie L’Angle Aigue, Avenue Louise, Brussels, Belgium
1989 Holdsworth Gallery, Sydney
1991 The Library, Parliament House, Canberra, Australia
Holdsworth Gallery, Sydney
Cintra House Galleries, Brisbane, Australia The Lane Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
1996 Holdsworth Gallery, Sydney
1997 The Women’s Club, Glen Innes, N.S.W.
1999 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2002 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2003 The Blaxland Gallery, Sydney University 2004
Mimosa Cottage Gallery, Glen Innes, N.S.W.
Taylor Galleries, Dublin, Ireland
2007 Le Temple, Cardet Village, France
2009 Robin Gibson Gallery
2012 Robin Gibson Gallery
Group Exhibitions, from 1976 (a selection)
Royal Overseas League, London
Royal Overseas League, Edinburgh
Blaxland Gallery, Sydney
Sydney Morning Herald Heritage Exhibition
University of New South Wales Exhibition
Blake Prize Exhibition, Australia
Coolangatta Winter Festival, Queensland
Cowra Art Exhibition, N.S.W Macquarie University Exhibition
Faber-Castell Exhibition for Drawing
Les Oreades, Toulouse, France
XVIII Prix International d’Art Contemporain de Monte Carlo, Monaco
XIX Prix International d’Art Contemporain de Monte Carlo, Monaco
XX Prix International d’Art Contemporain de Monte Carlo, Monaco
XXI Prix International d’Art Contemporain de Monte Carlo, Monaco
Galway Arts Council, Ireland
XXII Prix International d’Art Contemporain de Monte Carlo, Monaco
Union Feminine Artistique et Culturelle Salons Internationaux, Brussels
Union Feminine Artistique et Culturelle Salons Internationaux, Kyoto, Japan
Union Feminine Artistique et Culturelle Salons, Istanbul and Cyprus
Latrobe Valley Arts Center, Victoria
Union Feminine Artistique et Culturelle Salons Internationaux, Nancy, France
Art Addiction, Stockholm, Sweden
Union Feminine Artistique et Culturelle Salons Internationaux, Seville, Spain
International Exhibition, Sorgue, France
Ways of Seeing Exhibition Tour: Westpac Gallery, Victoria Arts Department; Carrick Hill Adelaide; Brisbane City Hall Art Gallery,Manly Art Gallery
Art Addiction, Stockholm, Sweden
Roy Miles Gallery, London, Christmas Exhibition
Union Feminine Artistique et C. S. I. The European Parliament, Brussels
Olympia Fine Art, The Contemporary Art Group Gallery, London
Union Feminine A.C.S.I. S, L’Hotel de Ville, (The Town Hall), Lyon, France
Moving Art: The Town Hall, Glen Innes; Inverell Art Gallery; Creative Arts Center, Gunnedah; Tamworth Regional Gallery; New England Regional Art Museum
2010
Atelier Gilhodez, Cardet, France
2012
Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London