Melbourne, 3 Aug 2021 — 25 Sep 2021

28 Derby Street [PO Box 1183], Collingwood 3066

Strangerlands
- Martin King

‘Extracting the essence from a wide range of imagery and combining with an underlying theme of man’s interaction with nature, Martin King performs a mysterious alchemy where disparate concepts fuse together to create a coherent statement that is both literal and visual. Exploring an aesthetic reconstruction of the natural order in the real world, King provides insight into this complex system of habitats and species that co-exist under the relentless pressure of human interaction, both as a contemporary attitude and an inherited historical perspective.

Incorporating primitive animism, living and inanimate objects present in the Australian landscape are imbued with a tangible spiritual presence describing a distilled and amalgamated comprehension of the natural order. The viewer is urged to hold a mirror to the human species as an opportunity for humanity to re-engage with his co-inhabitants and touch the real spirit of the world we inhabit. Juxtaposing discrete thoughts to create a dynamic collision of images, King creates a collage, blended to instil a lyricism that is sometimes also physically present in the form of written verse. This poetry takes the form of a sadness and indifference from both nature and humanity, along with respect and reverence, and a call for a considered and ongoing spiritual and physical rapprochement.’

– Excerpt from the essay ‘Strangerlands’ by Caroline Field, Writer and Curator, June 2021

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Danielle Creenaune, Martin King and Stephanie Monteith- Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2021

Image above: Danielle Creenaune  Epic  2021  lithography and Mokulito  107 x 177 cm Congratulations to Danielle Creenaune, Martin King and Stephanie …

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Rosalind Atkins, G.W. Bot, Dianne Fogwell, Martin King and Geoffrey Ricardo – 2021 Geelong Acquisitive Print Awards

Image above: Dianne Fogwell  Latency  2021  linocut  unique  150 x 375 cm Congratulations to Rosalind Atkins, G.W. Bot, Dianne Fogwell, …

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Martin King – Splash: McClelland Contemporary Watercolour Award

Martin King  sometimes the blind must lead the blind  2021  watercolour on drafting film and paper  119 x 178 cm Congratulations to Martin King who …

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Petrus Spronk – My Life As An Artist in 8 Short Stories & Book Launch

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Jimmy Rix – Sculpture on the Farm 2021

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Geoffrey Ricardo – Winner, 2021 Peebles Print Prize

Image above: Geoffrey Ricardo  A brief history of nonsense  aquatint, drypoint and etching  edition 10  50 x 50 cm Congratulations to …

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Camie Lyons – Residency at Umbi Gumbi 2020-21

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Winsome Jobling – Ecologies of Change

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Rosalind Atkins, Winsome Jobling and Glenda Orr – Banyule Award for Works on Paper 2021

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G.W. Bot and David Frazer – 2021 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

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Angus Fisher – Finalist in the Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize

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