Mandy Martin: Homeground
Alexander Boynes, Mandy Martin, Trisha Carroll, curated by Sarah Gurich
1st July - 14th August 2016
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW
3rd December 2016 - 27th February 2017
Penrith Regional Gallery, Sydney, NSW
16th September - 11th November 2017
Orange Regional Gallery, NSW
16th December 2017 - 4th February 2018
Cowra Regional Art Gallery, NSW
This twenty year survey exhibition concentrates on Mandy Martin’s deep unease about the landscape in which we live. Environmental issues relating to water security, the impact of the region’s coal-fired power stations and open cut mines are central concerns. Each of the twenty works in the exhibition have been carefully selected, creating a suite of works that distil the essence of Martin’s practice since she moved to Mandurama in the Central West in 1995. The survey includes examples of Martin’s collaborative practice including paintings with the indigenous artist Trisha Carroll and two recent collaborative video projects with Alexander Boynes, artist and curator, that continue these investigations and follow Russian film maker Sergei Eisenstein’s proposition that between Nature and Industry lies Art.
Martin is one of Australia’s most important artists whose career spans over 40 years. She has had numerous exhibitions in Australia, Mexico and the USA and has exhibited in France, Germany, Japan, Taiwan and Italy. Her works are in many public and private collections in Australia including the National Gallery of Australia. In the USA she is represented in the Guggenheim Museum New York; the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno and many private collections.