Vale Mandy Martin 1952-2021

In News July 13, 2021

Vale Mandy Martin

18th November 1952 – 10th July 2021

Today we farewell artist and friend Mandy Martin. Mandy was a highly influential artist, educator and a passionate environmentalist. Her painting practice emphatically explored the often fraught relationship between humans and the natural world.

All of us at Australian Galleries were privileged to have a close relationship with this remarkable artist. Her intelligence, passion for art and the environment, accompanied with her kind heart will be remembered always. Her contribution to the arts and her advocacy for protecting the natural world in this country are unquestionably significant.

Mandy departed peacefully, surrounded by her family. Our love and thoughts are with them at this time.

The well-being of Australia’s culture is so much richer for her and she will be sadly missed by those that did and did not know her. Mandy’s legacy will live on through her powerful artwork, and her love for people and the environment.

In the final weeks of Mandy’s life, she requested that donations could be made to assist an annual artist grant, which her family would like to name in her honour. The details of this artist grant which will support creative responses to the climate crisis are currently being finalised.

Mandy had a long relationship with Climarte, who will auspice the donations. If you would like to support this initiative, please click here, and when prompted tick the checkbox leave a message for the organisation, and write Mandy Martin Donation. All donations are tax deductible. 

Image above: Anne Zahalka  Mandy Martin  1990  Type C Duraflex print on paper  70 x 70.2 cm, image courtesy of Anne Zahalka