Margaret McIntosh is a predominately oil and coloured pencil artist whose work explores the narrative of the everyday. Throughout her work, Margaret has investigated the spaces we occupy and symbolism in domesticity along with the fragility of the human condition.
Margaret McIntosh likes being inside other people’s houses and having a look at their things. The allure of being privy to displays of prized belongings and initiate glimpses into the settings of their daily lives.
As visitors we are invited to move through hallways, living rooms and kitchen spaces. Moving through these spaces, we fabricate our own understanding of what we see, how rooms and objects are used when we’re not there, why particular objects are given special place on a mantelpiece. What we don’t see has its own intrigue; what lies behind closed doors, what’s stocked in the refrigerator or crammed into the third drawer down?
Margaret McIntosh holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts, where she was the recipient of the Maude Gover Fleay Award. In 2016 she completed a Master of Art Therapy from Latrobe University. Her work has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally.