Martin King

Martin King’s wide-ranging art practice is underpinned by an abiding interest in the Australian landscape, most visibly by making connections between land, sea and air.

King’s earlier works on paper traced the movement of rain shadows and the effect of weather patterns across undulating terrain and vast tracts of desert. His more recent works express the fragility of our relationship with nature using creatures of the sky as simple motifs that convey a paradoxical vision of the Australian landscape as both tranquil and unsettling.

Martin King’s works are held in numerous corporate collections, 17 regional gallery and university collections and four state galleries in Australia plus collections in the USA, UK and India. Martin King occupies an important place in printmaking in Australia, and is acknowledged widely as one of the leading printmakers in the country. He is also the senior printmaker at Australian Print Workshop, a position he has held since 1994.

PAST EXHIBITIONS

2019

In Blog

Martin King, Dale Miles and Stephanie Monteith – Finalists in Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2019

Image: Dale Miles, Extruded Thought, 2019, paperpulp, gesso, hydrocal, timber, silverpoint, graphite, 12 x 50 x 28 cm Congratulations to …

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Martin King (Winner), Michelle Hiscock & Rodney Pople – 2019 Gallipoli Art Prize

Congratulations to Martin King (Winner) alongside Michelle Hiscock and Rodney Pople (finalists) in the 2019 Gallipoli Art Prize In its …

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Martin King (Winner) and Rodney Pople – 46th Muswellbrook Art Prize

Image: Rodney Pople, Goulburn War Memorial at 3:00am (2018), oil and tempera on linen, 140 x 180 cm. Congratulations to …

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Camie Lyons – Ralph Woodford Artist Residency, Byron Bay

Congratulations to artist Camie Lyons, who will be undertaking the Ralph Woodford Artist Residency at the Byron School of Art …

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Jennifer Keeler-Milne – Drawing Workshop on Lord Howe Island

Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne, Installation view of Feathers (2014), charcoal on paper, 13.5 x  31 cm (each) Join artist Jennifer Keeler-Milne …

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Cameron Hayes – Overland Magazine

Image: Cameron Hayes, The fight between Moomba and Lent (2019), oil on linen, 198 x 254cm ‘You can’t have Carnival …

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