Twenty years of Mandy Martin

Mandy Martin, Homeground 3, 2004, Absence and Presence Series, ochre, pigment and acrylic on Arches paper 150x300x0cm.
Mandy Martin, Homeground 3, 2004, Absence and Presence Series, ochre, pigment and acrylic on Arches paper 150x300x0cm.

The Cowra Regional Art Gallery will present a 20 year survey exhibition of Australian artist Mandy Martin’s works this Saturday.

The exhibition explores the 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 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 digital projections with the Canberra based artist and curator, Alexander Boynes.

Mandy Martin: Homeground opens at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery on Saturday, February 10 at 2pm for 2.30pm.

The exhibition will be opened by Robert Bolton - Editor of 'Review’and Education Editor at the Australian Financial Review.