Margaret Cahill


Memory Still 1  Collage


Margaret Cahill’s work is concerned with memory and time and reflects on the nature of our relationship to landscape whilst acknowledging contemporary anxieties in an increasingly unstable world.

She uses her own photographs as source material as well as appropriated images from a variety of media.

These images are the principle source for series of paintings and collages that are informed by a particular place yet allow for a universal resonance. They explore the possibility of multi-layered narratives:  the sense of places known and unknown - incidents remembered and imagined - the elusive nature of memory, both collective and personal.

‘I was immediately drawn to her epic, cinematic landscapes. I kept wanting to return to their stillness and mystery.’

James Walmsley. Curator and Director Artland Gallery

Her interest in abandoned sites containing resonances of social, political and historic shifts has resulted in travel to places such as a shelled Roma village in Kosovo and an ex Soviet Military Airbase on the Baltic coast.

She was visiting lecturer in Fine Art at the University of Bolton 2003-2008 and has exhibited widely in London and the UK as well as internationally.

Work is held in the collection of Salford Museum and Art Gallery, South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust and Halliwells as well as private collections in the UK, Europe and America.




Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013   Temporary Shelter,  Lowry Hotel, Manchester

2009   Butterflies in Rain, Artland Gallery, Manchester
2006   All The Empty Places, Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool
2006   A Place Apart, Lowry Hotel, Manchester
2005   Cold Front, Atkinson Gallery, Southport
2004   Letters Never Sent, Comme Ca Art Gallery, Manchester
2001   In a Room, Chorlton Mill Gallery, Manchester
2000   Dreams and Visions, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016    Olydo Berlin 2016, Deutsche Kreditbank AG, Berlin
2015    Forgotten Stories, International Peace Conference, Liverpool Hope University
2014   Ten, Cornerstone Gallery, Liverpool
2013   Land,Sea and Sky, Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk
2012   Genius Loci : A Sense of Place, Store Street Gallery, London
2012   Nature as Mind, Redchurch St Gallery, London
2010   London Art Fair and Art London, Four Square Fine Arts
2009   Xmas Exhibition, Four Square Fine Arts, Cork St. London
2009   Art Territories, Capital of Culture Project, Vilnius, Lithuania
2008   Edgecentrics, Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre, Liverpool
2005   Mind Where You Look, Gallery Oldham and Fairfield Hospital
2004   Ritual Bodies,The Walker, Liverpool
2003   Thermo 03, The Lowry, Salford
2003   Starting a Collection, Art First, Cork St. London
2001   Paperworks, Bury Art Gallery
2001   Corpus, Storey Gallery, Lancaster
2000   Beginnings, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
1999   Networking, P-House Gallery, Tokyo and New York

1998   Past Impressions/New Perspectives, Commission for Salford Art Gallery
1998   Bible of Networking, Konstakuten Gallery, Stockholm
1997   Intalinka  Lannemaa Gallery, Estonia and Chapman Gallery,   Salford University  



Cabin  Oil and mixed media on canvas


 Contamination Blues  Oil and mixed media on canvas


Pleasure Boat  Oil and mixed media on canvas


Water Rising  Oil and mixed media on canvas