Certificate of Art, 1955, Diploma of Art, 1975, Graduate Diploma of Art, 1976, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Vic.; Diploma of Education, Melbourne State College, Melbourne, Vic., 1977.
Related professional experience
Lecturer from1979 and Head of Studio, Jewellery and Object Design from 1989–99, Sydney College of the Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
Selected solo exhibitions
The Craft Centre, Melbourne, Vic., 1978; Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, NSW, 1981, 1982; Makers Mark, Melbourne, Vic., 1982,1987; Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, touring to Crafts Council of Tasmania, Hobart and Burnie Art Gallery, Burnie, Tas., 1984; Contemporary Jewellery Gallery, Sydney, NSW, 1985; Interstices: Works by Margaret West from 1981–1992, Canberra School of Art Gallery, 1992 and Australian tour to 1994; Notes: Jewellery and other objects, Crawford Gallery, Sydney, NSW, 1997; Notes II: The sky is a garden, Gallery Funaki, Melbourne, Vic., 1998, Kotelna Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic, 1999, Fisher Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, 1999 and Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2000; Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 1999; Double Damask, Mori Gallery, Sydney, NSW, 2001.
Selected group exhibitions since 1992
National Craft Award, 1992 and VicHealth National Craft Award, 1995, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic.; Four Elements, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney, NSW, 1993; The River Styx/Sticks: Australia and New Zealand artists’ book project, National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT, 1995; Nature as Object: Craft and design from Japan, Finland and Australia: The Third Australian International Crafts Triennial, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA, 1998; Ra-expositie: New jewellery by Australian artists,
Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1998; Romanticism and Reason: Australian
jewellery 1957-1997, Art Gallery of Western Australia touring exhibition, 1998–99; Brooching it Diplomatically: A tribute to Madeleine K. Albright, Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA and European tour, 1998–2000; Imagining: Art of the twentieth century, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA, 1999; Commemorative Medals and Trophies: the politics of history, Helen Drutt Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2000; Be Jewelled, Monash Art Gallery, Melbourne, Vic., 2000; Craft from Scratch: 8. Trienniale – Form and Matters - Australia and Germany, Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany, travelling exhibition, 2000; Micromegas, Galerie für Angewande Kunst, Bayerischer Kunstgewerbe-Verein, Munich, Germany; Auriferous: The gold project,
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst, NSW, 2001.
Public collections (Australia)
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic.; Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, NSW; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Qld; Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tas.; RMIT University, Melbourne, Vic.; Victorian State Craft Collection, Melbourne, Vic.
Public collections (international)
Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York, USA.