Cry of the Land: Mandy Martin

In News March 20, 2021

Image above: Mandy Martin  Falling star 5  2012  pigment and oil on linen  76 x 280 cm

Mandy Martin’s work Falling star 5 will be featured in the group exhibition, ‘Cry of the Land’, at the Heide Museum of Modern Art.

Inspired by Albert Tucker’s active support of environmental conservation, ‘Cry of the Land’ charts diverse and often moving interpretations of the Australian landscape, compelling us to confront the devastating long-term effects of drought, fire, flood and human destruction. The exhibition includes works by Australian modernists such as Tucker, Sidney Nolan and Fred Williams, and by a range of contemporary practitioners including First Nations artists Julie Gough, Dale Harding, Karla Dickens and Katie West. Utilising differing media and means, these artists explore our instinctive connection to place and call for meaningful action to address the climate crisis.

Mandy Martin is a practising artist with a national and international reputation for conservation and landscape. She was born in 1952 in Adelaide and studied at the South Australian School of Art from 1972-75. Martin has held numerous exhibitions in Australia, Mexico and the USA. She has also been exhibited in, France, Germany, Japan, Taiwan and Italy. Her works are in many public and private collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the National Gallery of Victoria, The Art Gallery of South Australia and other state collections and regional galleries.

The exhibition opens at the Heide Museum of Modern Art on Saturday 20 March and is current until Sunday 15 August 2021. For more information, click here.