Inside old hard drives

Amphibian craft, 2005 During the graduating year of my BFA I started having dreams about toads. Toad communities that inhabited these compressed watery spaces, a little like aquariums, but somehow more open. So I made this work where reconfigurable clay toads, made up of smaller clay parts, sat along the window sill, or upon a […]

The Slipping Away, group show at Gus Fisher Gallery, 2019

Climate change heartbreak poems (2006-2013) Cellulose, pigment, seawater Written a decade ago, Raewyn Martyn’s poems conflate shifting consciousness of climate change with experiences of heartbreak.  For The Slipping Away, These poems are realised within the highly sensitive material of cellulose…

Greywacke love poems, Wellington City Council Public Art Panel light boxes, 2019

Courtenay Place Park Lightboxes Raewyn Martyn: Greywacke Love Poems 5 April-9 June 2019 Wellington artist Raewyn Martyn explores processes of transformation within human-made forms and geological landscapes. Greywacke Love Poems (2019), has developed through experimentation with mineral pigments, plant-based polymers, and photography—repositioning Wellington’s South Coast in the city’s urban centre. The lightboxes present a series […]

Camping paintings, Kahurangi, 2018-2019 (on-going)

During the summer of 2015 I started a series of camping paintings. At each new campsite I will adapt the tent paintings in response to the site. During the first trip, I used a Eureka kitchen tent (c1964) and attached additional pieces of custom-fitted canvas scrim. I camped at Lake Superior Forest Park and North […]