Mandy Martin ‘Luminous Relic’ at Orange Regional Gallery


26 May – 17 June

Orange Regional Gallery

Luminous relic is a major collaborative painting and moving image work by Mandy Martin and Alexander Boynes, with a score by Tristen Parr. Based on fieldwork around industrial Geelong, this urgent, politically charged work examines the ongoing and cumulative effects of industrialisation and natural resources consumption on landscapes, fragile ecosystems and human conditions.

Mandy Martin has built up layers of ochres, sands, iridescent and fluorescent pigments to literally paint the body of the industrial complex into the ice shelf. This high key reflective surface allows the multichannel video work by Alexander Boynes to play with the element of time in what appears to be a static moment.




Panel Discussion

Saturday 2 June 3 – 5pm


In an informal discussion about the major collaborative artwork ‘Luminous relic’ (26 May – 17 June in Gallery 2) our chair and Gallery Director, Brad Hammond will ask the panel how artists are responding to landscapes that are being modified irrevocably by climate change and lead us in a discussion of how we communicate hope in a world of expanding deserts and collapsing ice.

Panellists include the artists, Alexander Boynes and Mandy Martin, historian Tom Griffiths, environmental historian Libby Robin and Director of the Rachel Carson Center in Munich, Christof Mauch.

This is a free event with bookings and enquiries through Orange Regional Gallery.



Image: Alexander Boynes, Mandy Martin and Tristen Parr, Luminous Relic (installation view), 2017, pigment, sand, crusher dust, acrylic and oil on linen; three–channel high–definition video with stereo sound score; 6 minutes, 10 seconds 260.0 x 1,150.0 cm. Courtesy of the artists and Australian Galleries, Melbourne and Sydney.

Text: Orange Regional Gallery