Historical information

A property illustration by Margret Picken Commissioned by the real estate agency Woodards Malvan for the purpose of advertising 16 Kalista., Burwood in 1991
Made by using Rotring ‘Rapidigraph’ drafting pens with Rotring ink on Rapidigraph polyester drafting film, double matte.
This property is listed as having had unit 10 sell for $145,500 in 1991

Trained as a cartographic draftsman within the mining industry, Margaret Picken is an artist who worked producing property illustrations for real estate agencies in eastern suburbs of Victoria from 1983-2005. Retiring from the industry as technological changes favored coloured photography over illustrations, and commissioning companies over sole contractors.


This artwork is of Historical Significance as a record of local domestic architecture.

Physical description

A black ink line drawing on drafters film by Margaret Picken, of 16 Kalista Court., Burwood East. A driveway run right to left in the foreground, with a single story L shaped brick house in the background. On the right is a front yard with a gumtree, enclosed by low timber fence.
There are two hole punch holes along the top edge.

Inscriptions & markings

16 Kalista Court., Burwood E.
Margaret Picken
Woodards - Malvan