Image above: Martin King diary of lost souls, pages 21-22 2022 graphite and watercolour on drafting film and paper 220 x 130 cm.
Artists, printmakers and art lovers are invited to join renowned artist and master printer Martin King on a journey through Morocco with Amazigh Cultural Tours from 14 – 28 October 2023.
This 14-day holiday tour will traverse a large part of southern Morocco, from the ancient city of Marrakech over the High Atlas Mountains to the edge of the Sahara, during which participants are invited to sight-see and make art.
Martin King in the studio.
Traveling with like-minded people and an experienced team of co-hosts including Australian artist and curator Rita Lazauskas and professional Amazigh Guide Abdenabi Imelouane, the program offers an innovative and creative way to explore a new place that is stimulating, supportive and safe.
Martin King trials an ancient olive press for printing in the Skoura Oasis.
“The aim of our tour is to capture the spirit of each place visited with simple and direct means – drawing, watercolour, collage and printing by hand on to paper that we develop into a journal or artist book that will reveal your own personal experience of Morocco and the places we visit.” – Martin King
Martin King strangerlands #1 graphite on drafting film, watercolour on paper, gouache, metal foil 148 x 226 cm.
“I have been wanting to revisit Morocco ever since my last trip in 2015. It’s such a remarkable country to travel around. One day you are in the High Atlas Mountains with spectacular views of valleys remote ancient villages, the next day you find yourself walking vibrant souks or market places, and then a day later you are in the spectacular Saharan sand dunes at sunrise then lounging on exotic Berber rugs in the nearby Riad or traditional Moroccan house for breakfast.” – Martin King
Martin King lake hindmarsh project installation 2011 etching, painting and fallen branches variable dimensions.
Martin King’s wide-ranging art practice is underpinned by an abiding interest in the Australian landscape through drawing and printmaking. He has held exhibitions both nationally and internationally, with over 50 solo exhibitions in Australia. He has won several major awards, including most recently the Hazelhurst Works on Paper Award 2022, Gallipoli Art Prize 2019, Muswellbrook Art Prize, and Works on Paper 2019. He is also the senior printmaker at Australian Print Workshop, a position he has held since 1994.
Contact Rita at Amazigh Cultural Tours for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org, or learn more on the Amazigh Cultural Tours website.