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Margaret Cahill

Manchester, UK

About the Artist

Margaret is an artist living and working in Manchester. She has a BA in Fine Art (Painting) from Manchester Metropolitan University where she was selected for The New Contemporaries International, Taipei, Taiwan.

She was visiting lecturer in Fine Art at The University of Bolton for a number of years and has been a member of Rogue Artists’ Studios in Manchester since 2000.

Margaret has exhibited widely in the North West most notably at The Walker, Liverpool, The Whitworth Gallery, Manchester, Salford Museum and Art Gallery, The Storey Gallery, Lancaster and Bury Museum and Art Gallery.

Solo exhibitions include ‘ Forgotten Stories’ International Peace Conference, Liverpool Hope University, ‘Butterflies in Rain’ Artland Gallery, Manchester, ‘All the Empty Places’ Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool, ‘Cold Front’ Atkinson Gallery, Southport. In London her work has been shown at various galleries such as Art First, Cork Street, Redchurch Street Gallery and Store Street Gallery and she has been a regular exhibitor at London Art Fair, Art London, Affordable Art Fair London and New York, Manchester art Fair and Edinburgh Art Fair.

International projects include ‘ Olydo Berlin 16’, DKB-Atrium, Deutsche Kreditbank AG, Berlin and Olympic Village, Elstal: ‘Art Territories’, Capital of Culture Project, Vilnius: ‘Intalinka’, Kiltsi Airbase and Lannemaa Gallery, Estonia.

In 2019 she co-founded Rogue Women and co-curated a group show of 45 female artists from Rogue Studios alongside invited guest artists from all over the UK. The exhibition returned in 2023 with Rogue women II and a stand at The Manchester Contemporary. 


In November 2023 Margaret’s retrospective solo exhibition ‘Shifting Ground’ was shown in Manchester.  

Work is held in the collections of Salford Museum and Art Gallery and Deutsche Kreditbank AG, Berlin as well as in private collections in America, Europe and UK. 

Margaret’s work is concerned with themes around memory, history and place and reflects on our relationship with landscape in a shifting and unstable world.
The paintings are informed by a particular place yet allow for a universal resonance – they allude to the elusive nature of memory, the instability of time and place and the possibility of multi-layered narratives both known and unknown.

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