EDGELANDS

Edgelands is an exhibition of new work by Paul Martin and Idris Murphy.

 

Murphy and Martin, who have exhibited together here for the first time, met in London at the age of 22; they met again in Perth, Western Australia at 65, a meeting which planted the seed for this show. The intervening years were spent painting and making, teaching and learning, seeking an understanding of the nature of nature and a sense of which what Martin has called “the gritty sacredness of places and things”.

 

Geographically, at least, the artists are – almost literally – poles apart: Idris Murphy is drawn back time and again to the Australian bush and desert, to a landscape drenched in colour and heat which offers, he says, “enough to last me a lifetime”. Having lived and worked in Australia for a number of years, Paul Martin has also been influenced by that colour, that heat. However his more recent works on paper, cursive, scratchy and evocative, map and mark the Scottish shoreline, the vigour of rock and cloud, of sand signs and seawrack.

 

The works on show are complemented by a soundscape, a living garden and a series of texts by leading Scottish and Australian writers reflecting on the ecological and environmental challenges we face across the world. This strand of the show is collated and introduced by the renowned novelist and short story writer Tim Winton, twice Man Booker nominee and recipient of the Australian Government Centenary Medal.

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SEDIMENTARY
SEDIMENTARY

Varnishes, Ink, Gesso, Sand and Pencil on Paper, 62 x 55cm - £1200

SEEDBED
SEEDBED

Varnishes, Collaged Paint, Gesso, Sand and Ink on Paper, 61 x 53cm - £1200

SOLARSCRIPT
SOLARSCRIPT

Varnishes, Lime, Pigments, Ink and Pencil on Paper, 62 x 52cm - SOLD

BEHIND THE VEIL
BEHIND THE VEIL

Varnishes, Industrial Paint, Sand and Pencil on Paper - £1200

SKYSEA
SKYSEA

Varnishes, Shellac, Ink and Gesso on Paper, 62 x 53cm - £1200

EDGELANDS
EDGELANDS

Varnishes, Collaged Paint, Sand and Ink on Paper, 62 x 52cm - £1200

LIMESWATHE
LIMESWATHE

Varnishes, Lime, Pigments, Ink and Pencil on Paper, 62 x 53cm - SOLD

SPERMATAKOI LOGII
SPERMATAKOI LOGII

Varnishes, Sand, Ink and Gesso on Paper, 62 x 53cm - £1200

PASSOVER
PASSOVER

Varnishes, Ink, Gesso, Sand and Pigment on Paper, 62 x 52cm - SOLD

SOURCE
SOURCE

Varnishes, Shellac, Pigments, Ink and Gesso on Paper, 63 x 53cm - £1200

DESERT
DESERT

Varnishes, Tar, Sand, Gesso, Pigments and Ink on Paper, 62 x 53cm - £1200

BLOODPLAIN
BLOODPLAIN

Gesso, Pigments, Correction Fluid and Ink on Paper, 62 x 52cm - £1200

REMAINS
REMAINS

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MARINEPOOL
MARINEPOOL

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MURMERATION
MURMERATION

Gesso, Pigment, Graphite, and Crayon on Paper, 62 x 52cm - £1200

ARIEL'S VIEW
ARIEL'S VIEW

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REMAINS ON A BEACH
REMAINS ON A BEACH

Gesso, Ink, Collaged Found Objects on Paper, 63 x 52cm - £1200

MAPPA MUNDI
MAPPA MUNDI

Varnishes, Ink, Pigments and Pencil on Paper, 62 x 52cm - £900

REMNANTS
REMNANTS

Varnishes, Pigment, Ink and Gold Leaf on Paper, 62 x 53cm - £1200