The many magnificent bird species that are unique to Tasmania are celebrated in this linocut, woodcut and drypoint prints by Tasmanian print artist Patricia Martin. Birds of the bush, ocean and wetlands; are presented in sensitive, loving detail, against imagery of their natural environment.
Patricia was trained in printmaking in the Art School of the University of Tasmania,
undertaking a Fine Arts degree between 2010-2013.
Her artwork is inspired by nature – especially Tasmanian native flora and fauna.
Images of these she renders in drypoint prints, woodcut and linocut, and solar plate etching. She is a keen bush-walker and likes to spend time alone with nature, quietly observing.
Her reference material is drawn from her own photographs and observations, supplemented by images from other photographers. Where possible she likes to show Tasmania’s native birds in action: building nests and raising chicks, foraging, hunting, flying.Art resume: Patricia E Martin
Academic: PhD (geology), M. Management, BSc (Hons.1., geology) Currently: BFineArts, Uni Tas.
Participation in exhibitions (recent) Solo shows
2016, April-May. Tassie Bush Critters. inka gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart 2015, April-May. Beach Memories. artjam gallery, North Hobart
2015, Feb-March. Beach. inka gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart 2014, March. Memory and Recall. Entrepot Gallery, Hunter St, Hobart
Small Group Shows (3 artists)
2015, Sept. Myths and Fantasies. Sidespace Gallery, Salamanca, Hobart 2015, Aug.-Sept. Above and Below. Derwent Sailing Squadron, Sandy Bay
1. Inka artists’ collective:
2016 Nov. Between Ship and Shore. Derwent Sailing Squadron (DSS), Sandy Bay 2016, Feb. Southern Exposure. Ferndale Gallery, Bruny
2016, Feb-March. Northern Exposure, Stillwater Gallery, Launceston 2015 Nov.-Dec. Three Sheets to the Wind. DSS, Sandy Bay
2015, Sept.-Oct. Pawenya, Tasmanian Spring. inka gallery, Hobart 2015, July. Art in the Attic. Studio Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre
2. Other exhibition spaces
2016, Sept. Moving Creatures. Rosny Schoolhouse gallery.
2016, Sept. Suitcase Sale. IXL and Orogeny Conference, IXL Atrium. 2015, October. Art on Show. Royal Hobart Show, Hobart.
2015, July-Sept. National Broach Show, Contemporary Arts Soc of Victoria
2015, July. 40 Shades of Blue. Bellerive Arts Community. Rosny Schoolhouse Gallery 2015, June-July. Embracing Diversity. Hunter Island Press, Rosny Schoolhouse Gallery 2015, April. A4 art. Contemporary Arts Society of Victoria. Herron Island Summer Festival 2015, March. MAANZ TAS15 mosaic exhibition. Kingston Beach Arts Hub
• Secretary, inka gallery artists’ collective (2014-15)
• Curatorial Committee for In Paint & In Ink, Long Gallery, Salamanca. 2013
• Entrepot Gallery Committee, (Tas. Uni) 2013-14
Membership in Art Societies, Artists’ Studios etc
Contemporary Arts Society of Victoria, and Australian Print Council; Bellerive Community Arts Centre, 2010-2016;
TUU Printmaking Society 2010-15 (President in 2013); Hunter Island Press, Bellerive (Hobart) since 2013,;
Moving Creatures Print Studio, Lindisfarne (Hobart) since 2013.