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MARION MARRISON

Artist Statement

I have lived much of my life on the urban- bushland fringe, in Hobart, Sydney and currently, Wollongong.

I discovered bush is where I like to be, a place for many things.

Photography is about what is real, or may have been…

It became for me a means of exploration of these particular places, often small in area, but with contemplation, increasingly rich.

I went back to Bonnet Hill in 2007, for the first time in eight years and for the first time in twenty- five, with a camera. It was like seeing old friends.

Bush is what most of us rush through to get somewhere else. At Bonnet Hill I often set out for the somewhere else but rarely arrived, waylaid by discoveries.

These newest photographs continue a dialogue begun thirty-six years ago, different in many respects, but entirely consistent in others.

Photography continues to be about finding a sense of place, a place for connection.

Studies include

Diploma of Design (Art), Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart, 1970 - 1973

Master of Fine Arts (Research), College of Fine Arts, University of NSW, 1992 - 1995

Awards include

Australia Council Assistance Grant, 1975, Australia Council Project Grants 1982,1993 & 1995

Group Exhibitions include

2010PHOTOGRAPHY AS NARRATIVE, Albury National Photographic Prize, Albury Art Centre
2009THIRTIETH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION, Wollongong City Gallery
1999SIGNATURE WORKS, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney
WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED PHOTOGRAPHY?:Australian Photography 1975 - 1995
  Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
1995FACTS & FICTIONS: Animal Visions of the 21st Century,
  The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
WEIRD SCIENCE?, Australia Centre, Manila
TECHNOTHELYLOGIA, Monash University Gallery, Melbourne
ON THE EDGE: Australian Photographers of the Seventies, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego
1994WEIRD SCIENCE?, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide
1988THE VIEWS TRADE, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
1986THE AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHED, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney,
Albury Regional Art Centre, Albury, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
NEW LANDSCAPES: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM TWO CONTINENTS, Gallery 210, University of Missouri, St Louis
1984NEW LANDSCAPES, University of Tasmania Gallery, Hobart, Developed Image, Adelaide
Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney
FROM ANOTHER CONTINENT: AUSTRALIA THE DREAM AND THE REAL, Stucki Museum, Poland
TENTH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney
1983FROM ANOTHER CONTINENT; AUSTRALIA, Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris
DECADE OF AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHY, Australian National Gallery, Canberra
1981AUSTRALIAN PERSPECTA, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
LANDMARKS, Victorian College for the Arts, Melbourne
1975MODERN AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHY, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
TEN VIEWPOINTS, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney

Solo Exhibitions include

1997/98BIRDS BEARS BATS, Stills Gallery, Sydney
BILLBOARDS – 12 Sites, North Shore, Illawarra, Blacktown & Eastern Suburbs Lines
1995READ & WRAPPED, VIEWED & BANNED – A Survey 1974 – 1995,
  Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Adelaide
1992DUMB ANIMALS, First Draft (West), Sydney
1982PRACTICAL DREAMS – Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1981MEASUREMENTS AT BONNET HILL, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1978PHOTOGRAPHS FROM EARTH, George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne
INSTALLATION AT BONNET HILL, Bonnet Hill, Hobart
PHOTOGRAPHS FROM EARTH, Tasmanian School of Art Gallery, Hobart