Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present a new solo exhibition by Linda Marrinon. This exhibition coincides with Lorraine Connelly-Northey's exhibition 'Narrbong-galang'. Both exhibitions continue until 16th March 2019.
‘With materials and handling, Marrinon’s choices are as discriminating as her decisions about scale. The delicate, friable character of chalky plaster and dry terracotta immediately suggest great fragility, and reinforces the sense of protectiveness established through scale. One walks around her figures on their small plinths, sees each fold in the drapery, each mark made by the artist’s hand, every rough edge in the plaster and the various combinations and permutations of these.’
- Julie Ewington ‘Intimacy and Distance’, Linda Marrinon Figure Sculpture 2005-2015, Monash University Museum of Art, 2015.
Linda Marrinon has been exhibiting since the early 1980s and has been the subject of major survey shows at The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne and The Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane. Marrinon has been included in numerous group exhibitions including, 'Australian Perspecta' (1983 and 1999), 'Word' (1999) at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 'Lost and Found': the TarraWarra Biennale of Art (2009), 'Figurative Sculpture' at Monash University of Art (2016) and 'Today Tomorrow Yesterday,' Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia (2016). A large group of Marrinon’s sculptures were included in the exhibition 'Making it New: Focus on Contemporary Australian Art' at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney in 2009.
Linda Marrinon was recently awarded the Macfarlane Prize in 2018.
Marrinon’s paintings and sculptures are held by most of the major Australian state galleries and numerous private and corporate collections. In 2001, Marrinon was a recipient of the prestigious Samstag Fellowship which permitted her to study at the New York Academy of Art. In 2008 Chris McAuliffe authored a monograph on Marrinon’s work, 'Let Her Try,' published by Craftsman House.
Linda Marrinon has been exhibiting with Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery since 1983.
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