Margaret McGovern’s work explores the poetic nature of materiality and sculptural forms, referencing elements from both the man-made and natural environment. The recurring themes in Margaret’s practice are based around the concepts of time, place and the ephemeral. She investigates ideas through a variety of media including; drawing, sculpture, installation, photography and film. Through a process of documenting, collecting and making, she strives to bring together materials from opposite ends of the sculptural spectrum. Her intention is to combine hard and soft features in ways that simultaneously accentuate their differences yet unite them in a complex interplay of suggestions, associations and expressive qualities. She is interested in how a works interpretation can often convey unwitting narratives or journeys, navigating our human experience.
Margaret McGovern graduated in 2009 with a BA (Hon) Fine Art, Sculpture, from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. She continued her studies at Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 2011 with an M(Res) Research in Creative Practices. She has worked as Research Assistant to the Scottish artist Christine Borland in 2010 at the Glasgow Sculpture Studios. Margaret has exhibited works at: The Glasgow School of Art, the Central Station website and the Glasgow Film Theatre, The Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, Transmission Gallery Glasgow, and Project Ability Gallery, Trongate 103.