Marina Strocchi’s Paintings and Prints at the Melbourne Italian Festa

This beautiful painting from Marina Strocchi‘s current exhibition, The vineyards of Madden’s Lane was one of a selection of the artist’s paintings and prints on display this weekend at the Melbourne Italian Festa.

‘The Melbourne Italian Festa is a magical gathering where the Italian community and everyone who’s head over heels for Italian culture come together.’

The Festa was held at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton on Sunday 26 November from 11am – 9pm.

Visit the Melbourne Italian Festa website for more information.

Marina Strocchi’s solo exhibition The Yarra Valley is on view at Australian Galleries Melbourne
open 7 days 10am – 6pm until Saturday 2 December

All current exhibitions can be viewed in full via our website.


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 for Studio International magazine.

“Marina Strocchi’s art is immediately recognisable,” McKenzie writes. “The paintings sometimes appear as pictographs, apparently naive, yet confidently structured, based in an ever-inventive imagination and informed by a personal and intuitively driven intellect… Her work can be seen to capture the mysterious, complex and dichotomous nature of the world, of beauty and injustice.”

In her interview, Strocchi states that, “My first few exhibitions I paid homage to the landscape, in my own way – paying attention to details. After a while, I felt impatient to break out of that homage and I moved into a more linear way of painting and developed a sort of personal set of hieroglyphics to tell stories. The imagery and methods that I experimented with in printmaking in the 1980s sort of came back to me in the paintings. I like to work in series of works – either mini-series or ones that go on for years.”

Read the full interview here.

Visit our online Stock Rooms to view a selection of available works by Marina Strocchi here.


The transit of venus (state II)  2020  acrylic on linen  122 x 168 cm. Available for purchase here.

Still Life  2019  acrylic on paper on marine ply  60 x 80 cm. Available for purchase here.

The Escarpment KV grey  2020  acrylic on handmade Indian rag paper  60 x 80 cm. Available for purchase here.

Around the House (Red)  2018  acrylic on linen  122 x 182 cm. Available for purchase here.

Danielle Creenaune and Marina Strocchi – ‘Arts in the Valley’

Image: Danielle Creenaune A thousand echoes 2022 woodcut on Somerset Satin White paper  edition 10  101 x 80 cm


We are delighted to share that Danielle Creenaune and Marina Strocchi have had their works included in ‘Arts in the Valley’ in the Kangaroo Valley Hall over the NSW long weekend September 30 – October 3.

Our objectives are simple – to assist artists while bringing some of the best contemporary art that matters from around the nation to the Valley and surrounds that speaks about national, regional and local issues.

Our goal – to continue to grow as a national contemporary arts event while retaining local and regional flavour.

Since 2007, Arts in the Valley has brought some of the finest musicians, artists and writers in Australia to Kangaroo Valley for our concerts, exhibitions and festivals.

Part of the charm of the valley lies in its location and many of the concerts have been held in private houses offering an intimate scale for music making. Sculpture in the Valley has also been held in a variety of private houses generously loaned for the occasion, often with views across the valley. – Arts in the Valley


Image above: Marina Strocchi The Escarpment – Kangaroo Valley  acrylic on handmade recycled Indian rag paper  76 x 96 cm

For further information on Arts in the Valley, visit


To read more about and view a selection of available woks by Marina ​Strocchi, click here

To read more about and view a selection of available woks by Danielle Creenaune, click here

Marina Strocchi – Artist Profile Feature

Marina Strocchi  Manhattan sunset  2020  acrylic on linen  25.5 x 35.5 cm
We are delighted to share Artist Profile’s feature on Marina Strocchi’s current solo exhibition, New York City.
Marina Strocchi left her residency New York City, returning home to Australia, just three weeks before its first Covid case was announced. Having grown up in Melbourne and worked throughout her career in the Northern Territory and Australia’s Central Desert, Strocchi was inspired to produce new, formally innovative works while reflecting on her time spent living in NYC.
In this new body of work, Strocchi approaches the mythic city on a haptic, and lusciously affective level. As a visitor – an Australian in NYC, that perennially recurring character – her perspective is constantly on the move, soaking in as much as possible as much of the time as possible. During her time in New York, Strocchi was living in Brooklyn and had a studio in Manhattan, and would frequently traverse the city between these two neighbourhoods. In an artist’s statement, she describes taking the D over the Manhattan Bridge, between the brownstones of her home and the 1920s warehouses where her studio was set. Focussing on movement through this city which is so ready to be read as symbolic, Strocchi is able to draw down a human, embodied experience of her setting from the ideas about it which run up and away into abstraction so easily. Columbus Circle in the snow, 2021, for example, foregrounds modes of transportation against skyscrapers – their patterning dense and idiosyncratic, like blue notes – in a tender and affectionate portrait of the cityscape as the artist anecdotally encountered it. In a sense, the architectural features of the city are approached like characters. Strocchi describes an interest in “the sheer mass and density of the buildings, the repetition of shapes, the walls of windows, sometimes reflecting, sometimes receding, and always towering over the mere mortals who inhabit them.”
To read the full article, visit the Artist Profile website.
New York City
Open 7 days 10am – 6pm
28 Derby Street, Collingwood.
Exhibition current until Saturday 30 April. 
Click here to view the exhibition online.
Old Brooklyn 2022  acrylic on handmade Indian rag paper  56 x 76 cm