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.

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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Dark Horse: Wild Beasts and Curious Creatures

Jazmina Cininas and Rona Green will be featured in the Art Gallery of Ballarat’s upcoming exhibition, Dark Horse: Wild Beasts …

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Belynda Henry and Graeme Drendel at Clayton Utz, Melbourne

Congratulations to Belynda Henry and Graeme Drendel who have been invited to exhibit with Clayton Utz in Melbourne   Conceived …

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2019 Northern Territory Arts Fellowship

Congratulations to Marina Strocchi who has been awarded the 2019 Northern Territory Arts Fellowship Marina is one of four artists …

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