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Calendar - Ian Marr

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Letter-cut work at
Eclectica, Mittagong:
November, 2011



[S] solo exhibition

[G] group exhibition

August 2011
Taste Orange @ Bondi, Bondi Pavillion
The country comes to the coast bringing art, food and wine [G]
April 2011
'Two Fires' Festival, Braidwood [G]
Patina, for Orange FOOD Week [S]
February 2011
'One for the cook', with Luke Sciberras, Borrodell Winery, Orange [G]
November 2010
'Two plus one', Cudgegong Gallery, Gulgong [G]
October 2010
Hill End 3D, Jean Bellette Gallery, Hill End [G]
August 2010
The King's School Art Prize, The King's School, Sydney [G]
'Art a l'Orange', Taste Orange @ Bondi, Bondi Pavillion, Bondi [G]
April 2010
Kunsthaus, Harris-Hobbs house, Deakin, ACT [G]
November 2009
'Wayfarer', Stella Downer Fine Art, Waterloo [S]
'Drawn from Hill End', Jean Bellette Gallery, Hill End [G]
October 2009
Kedumba Collection, 20th Annual Kedumba Drawing Award, Wentworth Falls
'Outside the Met', charcoal on canvas, acquired for collection by judge Euan Macleod [G}
'Northern Winter', Cloudehill Gardens & Nursery, Olinda
paintings & drawings from Finland & south-west France [S]
September 2009
Orange Blossoms – a cultural history of gardens in the region, Orange Regional Gallery and Orange City Council
lettercut table [G]
Six by Six, Gula Gama-Li, Beyond Empathy, Moree Plains Gallery, Moree [G]
April 2009
Patina, for Orange FOOD Week [S]
‘Art Alfresco’, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange [G]
‘Art in a suitcase’, travelling education exhibition, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery [G]
‘Fire and Ice’, No. 47, Rylstone [G]
‘Paint’, Stella Downer Fine Art, Waterloo [G]
‘Fire and Ice’, KulttuuriKauppila, Kauppilantie, Ii, Finland [S]
September 2008
'Out of the Blue', Taste Orange @ Bondi, Bondi Pavilion, NSW [G]
Fleurieu Peninsula Vistas Prize finalist, Fleurieu Biennale [G]
August 2008
'From Mao to Now', Sydney Olympic Part, Homebush [G]
Ethical Art Prize, TAP Gallery, Darlinghurst [S]
June 2008

The Holy Island and the Barbary Coast at Lolli Redini, Orange [S]

54th Annual Art and Craft Exhibition (commended), Hunters Hill, NSW [G]
April 2008
Stella Downer Fine Art @ Melbourne Art Fair [G]
March 2008
Stella Downer Fine Art, Waterloo, Sydney
Oil paintings on canvas and slate with 2 slate works showing circular lettercut Italian poems [S]
October 2007
Pohheikko: kivikaiverruksia ja maalauksia
KulttuuriKauppila, Kauppilantie, Ii, Finland
Exhibition of works created during Ian's September-October residency at Ii [S]
Out of the blue
Orange Regional Gallery
An exhibition to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the declaration of the 'Blue Era' by French artist Yves Klein in 1957 [G]
September 2007
Beautiful chaos Hill End, Jean Bellette Gallery
Works from the residency specifically about the Hill End landscape [S]
August 2007
Land, Bourke and Rylstone
a collective exhibition exploring connection to land, curated by Number Forty Seven, Rylstone [G]
July 2007
Kinross Wolaroi School Art Fair
friends of the School and local artists [G]
June - September 2007
'Kanguroots', International Garden Festival, Emo Court, Co. Laois, Ireland
Lettering as part of a work celebrating the Irish-Australian connection, designed by Harris Hobbs Landscapes [G]
May - June 2007
The nature of things: Blackwell, Dawson, Dominello, Holdaway, Marr, Miles
Stella Downer Fine Art

Slate works and paintings: oil on canvas and oil on slate, landscapes and interiors from China and Ireland [G]

April 2007
Art Alfresco
Orange Regional Gallery outdoor mural for FOOD Week [G]
February 2007
Beautiful chaos: Hill End drawings and inscriptions
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Beautiful chaos looks at Hill End through two lenses. Firstly, in drawings and paintings, it examines the physical structures in the landscape, which in all weathers and seasons change the expression of place, and change over time as the village is valued and used in different ways.
The second lens is that of language, language used about Hill End and about the traditions and lineages of artists who found the village and its people, drew close, looked and looked, and adapted what they found for their work.
The words are carved in slate and sandstone. The diaries of Donald Friend, his jaunty Hillendiana, and the learned, grave and amusing conversation of contemporaries are sources for inscriptions.
The work began with my residency at Murray's Cottage in February 2004. The time elapsed, and many return visits have deepened my affection for Hill End, and allowed what I think is a more measured and analytical survey in this exhibition than would have been possible on first acquaintance. [S]
January 2007
The Dendrogenous Zone
Cloudehill Nursery and Gardens
Paintings of notable trees [S]
Sculpture 2006, Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Galleries, Glenmore Road, Paddington, NSW
annual survey of small sculpture [G]
2006, selected exhibitions
Orange Regional Gallery
Interview with Ian Marr about the work he exhibited in 'Watermarks'