Melbourne, 14 Nov 2023 — 2 Dec 2023

35 Derby Street [PO Box 1183], Collingwood 3066

The Yarra Valley
- Marina Strocchi

Marina Strocchi’s distinct and beautifully refined visual language is characterised by streamlined forms and a vibrant colour palette. Hovering between abstraction and landscape, her works are rich evocations of the magnificence of the natural world.‘My work is an intuitive response to nature and the built environment. I live outside the city; for twenty-nine years in the Central Desert and now, since April 2021, in the Wurundjeri/ Yarra Valley area. I attempt to activate the feeling of being in the natural world, deconstructing the landscape, challenging the human-centered viewpoint of nature.Through layering and linework, my aim is to create a form of ‘spacial’ harmony; a place of refuge, as nature does. My work responds to the brilliant glare of the Australian light. I use the irregularities and patterns of a world where nature is the major stakeholder.
This series references the vistas we drive past on the way to the shed in Healesville. We pass the many wineries and market gardens that create a raked landscape, delineated by fences and pockets of bush.’ – Marina Strocchi, 2023
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Omina Art Prize Finalists – Kate Hudson, Martin King, Robin Stewart and Marina Strocchi

Image above: Marina Strocchi The vineyards of Madden’s Lane 2023 acrylic on linen 122 x 152 cm Congratulations to Kate …

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Marina Strocchi – Featured in The Art of Healing magazine

Image above: Marina Strocchi  Dusk in the Hills  2023  acrylic on linen  60 x 93 cm Marina Strocchi’s insightful writing …

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Marina Strocchi – in Studio International Magazine

Image above: Marina Strocchi. Photographed by Viki Petherbridge. Marina Strocchi has been featured in an interview written by Janet McKenzie …

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Jenny Rodgerson & Peter Wegner – Finalists in The Lester Prize 2024

Above image details: Jenny Rodgerson Mum’s orange cardigan  2024 oil on linen 60 x 40 cm Congratulations to Jenny Rodgerson and …

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Holly Grace & Sarah Tomasetti – Finalists in the 2024 Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize

Image above: Sarah Tomasetti From Balpatta X 2024 145 x 150 cm pigment oil and marble dust on fresco Congratulations to Holly …

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2024 Salon des Refusés at S.H. Ervin Gallery

Image above (left to right): Graeme Drendel Portrait of Rick  2024 oil on canvas 41 x 31 cm | Michelle Hiscock …

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Janet Luxton – Finalist in the Artists for Conservation International Exhibition

Image above:  Janet Luxton  Giant Australian Cuttlefish  2021  oil on canvas  120x160cm Congratulations to Janet Luxton who has had two …

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Wayne Eager – Interview in Studio National

Above image: Wayne Eager, Allegory I  2023 oil on linen 95 x 133 cm Wayne Eager was interviewed by Janet …

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Jennifer Keeler-Milne – Ravenswood Art Prize Finalist

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Congratulations Martin King – Finalist in The Alice Prize

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