Waterways

Ian Marr

1 June - 26 June

Waterways shape the environment around them just as they are shaped by the existing landscape, and necessitate life wherever they flow. Waterways is an exhibition of paintings that capture IAN MARR’s engagement with watercourses including the Darling/Barka River, Bettowynd Creek and Manar Creek, which hold personal significance to the artist.

As MARR explains: “All my life there have been watercourses close by: creeks, rivers, streams – at home and in nearly all the places I have lived on my travels, in Ireland, Scotland, Finland and France. The original watercourse for me of all these is the Darling/Barka at Wilcannia, which has its beauty even in distressing times, but is ravishing, as it is now, with a surge of river flows from subtropical eastern Australia filling its course. This is the river that I knew as a child. On its banks are steam boilers which powered pumps, steam winches, wool presses and shearing machinery, amid the venerable corridor of ancient trees. Near our old home are broad rocky outcrops, interspersed with sandy reaches and deep cool waterholes. The two other waterways in this show are the Bettowynd Creek, which falls to the Moruya River, where we had a farm for ten years, and the Manar Creek, which falls to the Shoalhaven. Eliot Gruner was a friend of the Deuchar Gordan family, who owned Manar, and he painted assiduously there in the 1930s: the scenes in this show are from two of his favourite places, a site above the homestead and at the old family burial ground.

“This show continues my long-established fondness for oil on copper painting, based on loose and rapid plein air copper drawing with felt pens. With a degree of glowing transparency, oil on copper can partly emulate water.”

IAN MARR has worked as a full-time artist since 2000. Having shown in over eighty-five group exhibitions and countless solo exhibitions MARR is extensively represented in public collections including the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery; Bourke Shire Council; Broken Hill City Art Gallery; Curfew Tower, Cushendall, Northern Ireland; Greater Shepparton City Council; Kedumba Collection, Wentworth Falls; Mildura Arts Centre; North Sydney Council; Orange Botanical Gardens, Orange Regional Gallery; Sydney Conservatorium of Music & Wingecarribee Shire Council. MARR is also represented extensively in private collections in Australia and Ireland. An avid traveller, IAN MARR has completed eleven artist’s residences since 2003 across Australia, China, Finland and New Zealand. In 2007 MARR had a solo exhibition at Bathurst Regional Gallery, titled Beautiful Chaos, and in 2009 he was the winner of the 20th Kedumba Drawing Award.



Marr - Boiler for Steam Winch, Mount Murchison 2021
Ian Marr
Boiler for Steam Winch, Mount Murchison
oil on copper
60 x 90 cm

$2,600

SOLD
SOLD
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Marr - From the Garden, Mount Murchison 2021
Ian Marr
From the Garden, Mount Murchison
oil on copper
60 x 90 cm

$2,600
For Sale
For Sale
Marr - L’heure Entre Chien et Loup  (The Hour Between Dog and Wolf)
Ian Marr
L’heure Entre Chien et Loup (The Hour Between Dog and Wolf)
oil on copper
45 x 90.5 cm

$2,400
For Sale
For Sale
Marr - Manar Creek from Above the Homestead 2021
Ian Marr
Manar Creek from Above the Homestead
oil on copper
30 x 90 cm

$2,200

SOLD
SOLD
SOLD
Marr - Luke’s Hammock at Mount Murchison 2021
Ian Marr
Luke’s Hammock at Mount Murchison
oil on copper
30 x 90 cm

$2,200
For Sale
For Sale
Marr - The Rocky Bed at Mount Murchison 2021
Ian Marr
The Rocky Bed at Mount Murchison
oil on copper
30 x 90 cm

$2,200
For Sale
For Sale
Marr - From the Shearers Hut, Mount Murchison 2021
Ian Marr
From the Shearers Hut, Mount Murchison
oil on copper
30 x 90 cm

$2,200
For Sale
For Sale
Marr - Manar Creek to the Shoalhaven, Gruner’s View 2021
Ian Marr
Manar Creek to the Shoalhaven, Gruner’s View
oil on copper
15 x 90 cm

$1,600
For Sale
For Sale
Marr - Pond, Wood 2021
Ian Marr
Pond, Wood
oil on copper
15 x 90 cm

$1,600
For Sale
For Sale
Marr - Bettowynd Creek from Old House 2021
Ian Marr
Bettowynd Creek from Old House
oil on copper
12.5 x 90 cm

$1,600
For Sale
For Sale
Marr - Crabapple and Bettowynd Creek 2021
Ian Marr
Crabapple and Bettowynd Creek
oil on copper
12,6 x 90 cm

$1,600
For Sale
For Sale
Marr - Verandah at Bettowynd, Armchair 2021
Ian Marr
Verandah at Bettowynd, Armchair
oil on copper
10 x 90 cm

$1,600
For Sale
For Sale
Marr - Citadel: White Cliffs 2021
Ian Marr
Citadel: White Cliffs
oil on copper
10 x 90 cm

$1,600

SOLD
SOLD
SOLD
Marr - & We Shall Walk & Talk in the Gardens… 2021
Ian Marr
& We Shall Walk & Talk in the Gardens…
oil on copper
15 x 59.8 cm

$850

SOLD
SOLD
SOLD
Marr - Time is a Great Teacher… 2021
Ian Marr
Time is a Great Teacher…
oil on copper
15 x 45 cm

$850

SOLD
SOLD
SOLD
Marr - Solvitur Ambulando 2021
Ian Marr
Solvitur Ambulando
oil on copper
10 x 45 cm

$800

SOLD
SOLD
SOLD
Marr - Coffee… 2021
Ian Marr
Coffee…
oil on copper
10 x 45 cm

$800
For Sale
For Sale
Marr - Gravity Waves…2021
Ian Marr
Gravity Waves…
oil on copper
9 x 45 cm

$800
For Sale
For Sale