Marian Quigley, PhD (English); BA ( Literature & Politics); HDTS (Art & Craft) is a former art teacher; Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer at Monash University; Animation Curator for australianscreenonline and a founding member of Ibis Writers. Her publications include Women Do Animate: Interviews with 10 Australian Women Animators (Insight Publications, 2005). On her retirement, Marian returned to painting and began exhibiting her work in 2009.
Using acrylics on canvas and a hard edge technique, she employs abstraction, vibrant colour and flowing line in her interpretations of the rhythms inherent in nature, the human form and blues music.
A finalist in the 2015 Annual Maritime Award, Mission for Seafarers Victoria, Marian’s recent awards include: Silver Medal, Yakkerboo Art Show, Pakenham 2015; Figure-It-Now Visual Arts Award for Best Human Figure, Artists’ Society of Phillip Island Easter Exhibition, 2014 and Best Contemporary Award, Bass Coast Artist’s Society Easter Exhibition 2013.