Margaret Munro was a great supporter of the ANU School of Art and held an abiding fondness for our school. A staunch feminist, Margaret worked for the Women's Electoral Lobby, the National Council of Women and for Senator Susan Ryan, in her successful bid to win one of the first ACT senate seats for the ACT. Margaret was a member of the School of Art board in the 1990s under the then director Ross Cornwall. Margaret was in her 60s when she enrolled in an undergraduate degree at the ANU; she went on to complete postgraduate studies in Art History. She had an enduring passion for art and attended painting classes at TAFE. In her later years she travelled to Europe to follow the Piero Della Francesca trail. Most recently Margaret and her daughter Dr Al Munro worked to establish the Margaret Munro Prize, a $2000 prize awarded to a graduating student to develop their practice after art school. The inaugural recipients of the prize in 2015 were Mahala Hill, Cat Mueller and Sian Watson.
School: School Of Art