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.
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.
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 artsinthevalley.net
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
We are delighted to share Artist Profile’s feature on Marina Strocchi’s current solo exhibition, New York City.