This survey focuses on work created since Mandy Martin came to live in Mandurama in Central Western NSW. The 20 works chosen for this exhibition reflect 20 years in the region, and address 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. The exhibition includes 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.
A Bathurst Regional Art Gallery touring exhibition
Mandy Martin: Homeground is curated by Sarah Gurich, Curator, BRAG. This exhibition will be exhibited at BRAG and then tour to four venues.
Tour Venues & Dates:
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Bathurst NSW 1 July – 14 August 2016
Penrith Regional Gallery & Lewers Bequest, Penrtih NSW 3 December 2016 – 26 February 2017
Orange Regional Gallery 17 September - 12 November 2017
Cowra Regional Gallery 10 February – 18 March 2018
IMAGE: Mandy Martin and Alexander Boynes Blast 2015, 180cm x 320cm, pigment and oil on linen, digital projection 16:9, 2’20” duration, silent. MENU IMAGE: Mandy Martin and Alexander Boynes Blast (detail) 2015, 180cm x 320cm, pigment and oil on linen, digital projection 16:9, 2’20” duration, silent.