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Mandy Renard

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“I see the world, including the human being as an infinitely complex work of art constantly unfolding. I find it infinitely inspiring. It seems natural to join in. Anything that influences existence in transcendent ways influences me. I love feeling out intelligent beauty and potential and reflecting it into the world. I am a treasure hunter and I find it everywhere. Some of my favourite treasures include poets, philosophers, artists and mystics such as Hafiz, Gibran, and Rumi, the entire natural world, Irmansyah Effendi, my family, Attar, Lao Tzu, Epicurus, Frida Kahlo, Chagall, Arcimboldo, Louise Bourgeois, Caravaggio, Hieronymus Bosch and the spark in all beings. We live in worlds within worlds that feel infinite and according to physicists and mystics alike are; they intrigue me and I want to keep the dialogue alive around our ultimate nature. How we are in the world influences in rich ways, which are easily spoken about through the medium of the image.

I am a printmaker. I specialize in dry point etching: the scratching and carving out of marks into soft metals with hard objects to create images. Once the metal plate has been etched, I massage oil into the stiff syrup of the pigments with a palate knife and push it deeply into the grooves and ruts of my plate. Once the plate is concealed in ink the gentle process of wiping back with tarlatan and paper begins. Moving in circles, I wipe back the excess ink highlighting points to create, in places, a deeper glow, a shadow or a texture. The strong cotton paper is soaked and blotted, carefully laid over the plate then run through the etching press along with thick woollen blankets to protect them. Once pressed, the paper is peeled off the metal to reveal the print. The works are dried and flattened and then coloured by hand. Art and poetry and interconnectedness can be seen everywhere because they are and my minds eye is often carried away by the beauty of the world. The ways in which elements interact become overlayed and imbued with symbols and atmospheres or sheer transformations in my imagination. Experiencing the world as deeply alive creates changes in my reality from a purely physical landscape to a souls movement that we can share.”

Mandy Reynard

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Past events

Peonies
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Summer Exhibition

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2 Russell Street, Evandale

A group exhibition of new works by Handmark artists
regeneration I
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Works on Paper

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2 Russell Street, Evandale

Sloop rock and the mermaids pool
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Interlacing Island

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2 Russell Street, Evandale

New works by Mandy Renard
Forgotten Tomorrow
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Works on paper

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Salamanca Arts Centre, Salamanca Place

a group exhibition at Handmark Hobart
Interior of Handmark Gallery Evandale
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Handmark – Evandale

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2 Russell Street, Evandale

Handmark – Evandale has been a Tasmanian institution for the past 28 years.