About

 

MargotBorn in Christchurch, New Zealand, I have been based in  Sydney for the last 11 years.

I studied at Wellington’s Victoria University, majoring in Theater and English. I spent several years collaborating with fellow theatre students on new theatrical works, trying to push the boundaries of art and the stage. My debut as an artist was in 2009 with my first solo show Hopelessly devoted as part of the Wellington Fringe Festival. The exhibition was a study of classic fairytale heroines, and their ‘damsel in distress’ approach tarnishing the role of women in literature.

On moving to Sydney I produced The Allure of Disgrace; my first solely written and directed play, which debuted in 2010 for the Sydney Fringe Festival. Arts Hub said of the work “The Allure of Disgrace is superbly written, mixing elements of humor, sentimentality, poignancy and cynicism.”

In 2013 I made my first short animated film ‘Ink & Marrow’ as part of Tropfest Australia, the worlds Largest short film festival. From the 1,200 entries Ink and Marrow was shortlisted to the top 100. Watch Ink & Marrow here.

My latest project is a children book titled A Flamboyance of Flamingos, my biggest undertaking yet. A project spanning over 2 years, I both wrote and illustrated the book, and launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds for publishing myself. The book is available for sale through Published Art bookstore.

I am an artist of many mediums; an actor, a writer, a filmmaker, a director and an illustrator. I have never been able to limit myself to just one medium. I like to explore new materials. I want to do everything.

Professionally I work as a TV producer for Ogilvy & Mather Sydney, producing TVCs across a broad range of clients. This year I produced and launched new campaigns for U by Kotex, Powerade and Uncle Tobys.

Fingers in many pies. Always.IMG_2183

 

 

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