As a independent performance artist/producer, writer/editor, glass studio business manager, community theatre artist/director and event facilitator, I have many hats…

In 2022, I am continuing creative development and regional touring with my audio story project, The Wilding Stories ; taking time to research and explore development on my next writing project, and manage our family arts practice/businesses.

I will also continue work on organising my archive of several stage/radio plays and tales – Deadwater Chant; Karri Tale, The Shoreline and the Story of the Sponge Dolls – previously developed and produced for stage, audio and/or storytelling; plus forty years of community theatre, youth and schools based projects; moving further into completing an anthology of spoken work audio works and developing this website Old Souls, New Visions to also include my body of plays, short stories, blogs, histories, and community content.

Alongside my creative practice, my partner Gerry Reilly and I run our hot glass studio, Melting Pot Glass Studio and Zaniplace Artist’s Retreat from our 1.5-hectare property on a hilltop overlooking the Margaret River valley. 

After many years running our demonstration studio and gallery on the Main Street of Margaret River, we are now running a more hands-on experiential model, running hot glassmaking experience workshops, alongside Gerry Reilly’s corporate and private commission work Australia wide; and new experiments and forthcoming sculptural design approach to our hot glass practice. 

We are also working directly with major venues, event companies, corporations, government agencies and galleries. 

I run numerous small scale independent events here at Zani Place including residential arts space, short writing and story workshops and micro-theatre events; plus glass studio staff parties, corporate and private bookings for individuals, partners, families, friends, and groups.

An 8 day writing and improvisation workshop with John Marsden (Tomorrow Series) and Keith Johnstone (Impro) in 2004 informs much of my approach to life and work in business, in creating, mentoring and working alongside writers, in community arts and in designing shared creative spaces.

To view my full CV, click here.

Get in touch

Email: margot@thewildingstories.com

Phone: 0420 940 123