Margie is a curator and artists in the field of dance and Media Arts. For 25 years she has lit and designed new dance performances, produced film, video and new media art works. As a freelance designer Margie works collaboratively, lighting and designing new dance performances, she has collaborated with many choreographers and directors including Ros Warby, Sandra Parker, Rebecca Hilton, Lucy Guerin, Russell Dumas, Russell Maliphant, John Jaspers, Ong Keng Sen, Gideon Obarzanek and Carol Brown. Margie produces and directs cinema and experimental new media art. Her installations Miss World, Quartet Project and Mobility in an Artificial City, have been exhibited extensively internationally. She is often invited to teach and facilitate workshops and has mentored many young artists in Australia and internationally.

Margie was the Director of Critical Path, Choreographic Research Centre, Sydney, Australia between 2007 and 2015. Critical Path was established in 2005 to fill a gap in the independent dance sector – providing a ‘critical’ pathway between initial training and ongoing professional output. Margie’s program was dedicated to instigation of innovative platforms for choreographers and interdisciplinary artists. Ten years later, under Medlin’s direction Critical Path stands proud as Australia’s leading centre for choreographic research and development. www.criticalpath.org.au

In 2013 Medlin was nominated for an Arts Asia Award for her work with Attakkalari Center for Movement Arts, Bangalore and in 2014 she received an artistic leadership award from the Australia Council of the Arts to research Asian arts networks and the incubation of media arts practices.

She has a BACHELOR OF ARTS in Film-making and New Art Studies, Australia (1988), was a SPECIAL RESEARCH FELLOW lighting design at Yale School of Drama, U.S.A. (1989), she studied Scenography at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London. (1991), ADVANCED COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR THEATRE DESIGN at Central School of Speech and Drama, London (1992) and has a MASTER OF ARTS Interior Design, Australia (1999). Margie was an artist in residence at the ZKM, Centre for Art and Visual Media, in Karlsruhe, Germany between 1999 and 2001. She received a Science and Art production award from the Wellcome Trust in London in 2005. Her media art work has been exhibited extensively including Germany, Japan, Finland, India, the USA, Cuba and Australia.


2013 Project Title: Score for collaborative production process Revolve, 2011
Author: Carol Brown, Anne Niemetz, Margie Medlin and Russell Scoones, 2013
Book/Source: Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices, volume 5, number 1
Intellect Journals. ISBN-1757-1871.

2013 Project Title: Score for collaborative production process Revolve, 2011
Author: Carol Brown, Anne Niemetz, Margie Medlin and Russell Scoones, 2013
Book/Source: Digital International Journal of Performance Arts & Digital Media. Intellect Journals. ISBN-1479-4713.

2007 Project Title: Quartet Project, 2007
Author: Steve Dixon, 2007
Book/Source: Digital Performance A History of New Media in Theater, Dance, Performance Art, and Installation. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA. ISBN-10: 0-262-04235-5.

2002 Project Title: Miss World, 2002
Author: Jeffery Shaw & Peter Weibel Writer/s: Margie Medlin [Statement] Book/Source: Future Cinema: The Cinematic Imaginary after Film Decker Library Call Number: TR860 .F88 2003 Quarto.

Writer/s: John Conomos writes on Margie Medlin’s installation
Book/Source: CANTRILLS FILMNOTES ISSUE #87/88. Australia, December 1997.