Margaret was awarded a PhD (Design) from Curtin University of Technology in 2009, investigating the field of interpretation design and the role of design in communicating and framing ideas about Australia's natural and cultural heritage. Margaret graduated from Curtin University of Technology (PhD Design), the University of Tasmania (Bachelor of Arts - Geography and Sociology; Bachelor of Fine Arts - Graphic Design; and a Diploma of Education). Margaret has previously held positions lecturing in Visual Communication, Communication Design and Graphic Design at the Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania; the National Institute of Design, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne and managed partner programs in Sydney and Hong Kong. Margaret was also a founding member of the Workhorse Design group in Hobart and has received a number of industry awards for her design work. Margaret is a member of the Institute for Land, Water and Society (ILWS) research centre at CSU and is co-founder of the Creative Regions Lab.
Margaret Woodward is Associate Professor of Design in the Faculty of Arts and Education at Charles Sturt University. She is co-founder of the Creative Regions Lab at Charles Sturt University and a researcher in regional creative industries. In 2012, Margaret was a Research fellow in Creative Industries at Charles Sturt University and her ongoing research in Agritivity, interpretation design and Living Labs is redefining creative industries in regional Australia. A national leader in these emerging fields, her interdisciplinary research connects researchers in key fields of design, heritage interpretation, geography, tourism and agriculture. Through her creative practice, Margaret explores publishing as art practice, and cultural iconography through designed artefacts such as tourist ephemera, souvenirs and heritage interpretation centres.
The Creative Regions Lab is a teaching and research hub that will drive the development of creative enterprises and activities in regional Australia. The Lab's core function is to conduct research, identify themes, invent industries, direct, coordinate, respond, and promote all projects nationally and internationally.
The Lab will redefine creative industries in regional Australia to include the creative interface between agriculture and national and international markets (agri-tivity) and the integration of technologically advanced agriculture and manufacturing with high value services (agri-services).
This is an initiative of the Faculty of Arts and Education at Charles Sturt University.
|2016||Fall of the Derwent, GASP-Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park, Tasmania|
|2015||The Sea is All Around Us, Dome Gallery, Mission to Seafarers, Melbourne, Victoria|
|2012-2013||Tourism Telemetry project www.sensingtheremote.net|
|2012||Floe, Group exhibition, SIM:The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists, residency in Reykjavik, Iceland.|
|2012||Tabletop Cairns, 'popup' exhibition in Reykjavik, Iceland, during an international artist's residency at SIM: The Icelandic Association of Visual Artists.|
|2011||Greetings from Aggaw Aggaw, Wagga Wagga City Art Gallery, NSW|